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Pros and Cons of 55+ Communities
For some people, deciding to finally make the move to an adult community is difficult. If you’re having a hard time to decide how you want to spend your golden years, this list will help you make up your mind.
Learn the Pros and Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities
Living in a low-maintenance community saves you time
Not having to worry about heavy-duty maintenance such as mowing the lawn is a relief for people that wish to spend more time traveling and engaging in more enjoyable activities. It is also especially helpful for older adults with mobility challenges.
However, you should read the terms of maintenance of the adult community of your choice, since you probably would have to deal with some kind of home repairs.
55+ communities come with special advantages
Special services and amenities are often offered at this type of community in the hope of promoting an active, healthy lifestyle with plenty of social interaction. A clubhouse is usually placed in the middle of the complex, with kitchens, pools and patios that rival those of a resort. Sometimes, even golf courses and gardens are part of the deal.
However, take into consideration your healthcare needs. Adult communities do not necessarily offer healthcare services or have health centers nearby. Corbinton Living does have health centers nearby in North Carolina!
You get to live around people with the same interests as you
Getting the chance to live near people the same age is a good way to get to know neighbors with similar interests and form meaningful relationships. Most communities have centralized clubhouses where you can chat and make new friends.
On the other hand, some 55+ communities are very large, which can make visiting friends, especially during winter months, a little bit difficult.
A peaceful neighborhood
Age restrictions are usually the game changers for these communities. With no children living in the area, these complexes are free from noisy neighbors and their taxes are usually lower because of the lack of schools and government services that need support. Of course, visitors are always allowed, because who wouldn’t want their grandchildren to visit?
On the other hand, some people will refrain from living far from their younger relatives. Check your selected community’s policies regarding visitors.
Still not sure about if a 55+ community is the best for you? Ask for a consultation to see our communities and get to know everything about their benefits.