What are the perks and benefits of living in a 55+ Active Adult Living Community as opposed to a regular suburban community?
Having lived in my suburban community for 21 years and then moving to a Del Webb Community about a year ago, gives me a perspective on that question. So here are my thoughts.
In my 55+ community, the people are friendlier. People wave and smile at you. They spend some time talking with you. Neighbors invite you over for dinner more often. Maybe we have more time for those things. Maybe there is an undeniable bond among us that we are in the same boat sailing the same seas.
In a 55+ community, there is definitely more things to do, opportunities to play games and enjoy activities. Thus the name active adult community!
In a 55+ community, there are more facilities and amenities, right here on site. We have bocce, pickleball and tennis courts. A lake to fish in. A wonderful clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, ballroom, demonstration kitchen, craft rooms, card rooms, library, exercise room, dog park, grand kids playground, walking trails, and wide sidewalks.
We have medical services nearby: a 100 bed hospital right next to our community and many medical buildings close by. I think most larger 55+ communities have the same.
So many interesting people live here! One of the unforeseen benefits is to meet so many talented and interesting people.
Living in a 55+ active adult community is fun! We have so many events every single month. All kinds of shows like the ventriloquist we saw this weekend, or the many bands who perform here. There are resident shows as well. Day trippers visit some interesting places. The travel club just got back from Ireland. All of the team sports are fun. Some people just love the card and table games. My wife and I just were saying that even though we have been here almost a year, it feels like we are on vacation and the place is new to us. No boring routines here!
Other benefits of 55+ Active Adult Living Communities:
Landscaping is included. No mowing!
Manned security gate.
Many restaurants give us a discount.
You can walk anywhere in the community or drive a golf cart.
Neighbors you can count on when you need them.
A safe community.
Energy efficient homes with great layouts and senior friendly.
A resort living feeling.
We feel very fortunate to live at an Active Adult Community. We moved here when I turned 67, why did I wait so long to do that?
Robert and Mary Ann live at Village at Deaton Creek, north of Atlanta Georgia.