The Pros and Cons of living in an Adult Community…It is important to weigh the pros and cons of your various choices. Here are a few key points you may want to consider…
- Low- or no-maintenance exteriors: This is possibly the top selling point for people who choose an active adult community. After years of mowing, snow-blowing, raking, and painting, ditching exterior maintenance is very appealing! So many residents are downsizing to the smaller interior square-footage, so keeping it clean is very attractive as well.
- Opportunities to make great new friends with other retirees: Moving someplace new makes it conveniently and therefore, located near potential new friends. Residents worked hard for many years, raised a family, and above all now looking to enjoy a relaxed retirement.
- A quiet, mostly kid-free environment: Adult children and grandchildren are always welcomed to visit. The 55+ age requirement usually means a nice quiet place to live.
- Amenities: Noteworthy, an active adult commmnity will provide you with many opportunities to get exercise, socialize, and stay spry. Residents will often organize social events, affinity clubs, volunteer groups, and other ways to stay active and involved.
- Lack of age diversity: Adult communities require one person to be at least 55 years old. There is a lack of age diversity within these community, and not everyone perceives it to be appealing.
- Younger family members can’t take advantage: Some people are part-time residents known as “snowbirds” who relocated to warmer climates just for the winter months.