Is an Active Adult Community Right for You? – Active Adult Communities are age-restricted or age-targeted housing developments typically built for those aged 55 and over. Most active adult communities allow a spouse or partner under age 55 to live in the community as long as one resident is at least 55 years old. Most Active Adult Communities have homes that are for sale, including single-family detached homes, single-family attached homes, townhomes, patio homes, condominiums, or a combination of types within a community.
There are many reasons why a person over 55 should consider the Active Adult category:
- Low or maintenance-free homeownership, including ground maintenance and most exterior home maintenance, is included in the monthly dues.
- Most of the home designs or floorplans are single level or a majority of the living space on the main level and include an attached garage, and often include age in place features such as wider doorways,
- The communities often have many amenities such as a clubhouse, walking trails, swimming pools, tennis and/or pickleball courts, etc. geared specifically to residents,
- Most importantly, a vibrant social lifestyle with group activities from classes to clubs and social gatherings and group day trips.
Communities for older adults are not new; they have been around since Del Webb opened the first Sun City in Arizona in 1960. What today’s active adult communities have evolved into is not just a place to live with people of similar ages but to live actively with those people. These communities will not appeal to everyone, but many find the ease of living and the variety of activities with peers to be how they wish to spend their golden years.
Active Adult Communities in the Triangle Area
We have many options for active adult communities in the Greater NC (North Carolina) Triangle area. You can see a list of them on my website at www.amyshair.com/real-estate-buyers/active-adult-communities
If you are looking for the right fit for you or your loved ones in an active adult community, give me a call or text at 919-818-5001!
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