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Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community
While many retirees welcome the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, others may be reluctant to take this big step. Moving to a retirement community entails a change of lifestyle. Hence, here are some important questions and inquiries you may be interested in checking out before embarking on this new way of living. Let’s check them out, shall we?
How much does it cost?
Active adult communities go from small apartment-type complexes to luxury areas, some with immense golf courses. It goes without saying that you should narrow down your search depending on your budget.
In order to establish the general cost of the community, you should check out which are the costs of the rent/mortgage, the Home Owners Association fees, and/or general community fees. This last point is particularly important if the community you’re interested in has common areas such as a gym or a golf course. When doing the budgetary analysis, you should also bear in mind the general maintenance costs, both of the community as well as your house and garden. Is that included in the price or not?
Affordable housing is possible to get, you just need to know where to find it.
How active is the community? What are the benefits and/or activities provided? Are there any restrictions?
Because many communities are just tall buildings with a few amenities, inquiring about the available facilities is a must especially if you want to have an active and healthy lifestyle. Is there a common area? Is there a pool or a golf course or gym? Another benefit that many of these communities provide is health care centers or medical facilities. Be aware that these types of communities tend to have restrictions in regards to visitors and pets and are usually imposed for safety reasons. Be sure to ask and know which of those are and if you are willing to comply with them or not.
Where is the community located? What’s the weather and surroundings like? Is transportation available?
Nature and proximity to urban areas are both key elements when moving into an active 55+ community. Although it really depends on your preferences, you may want to travel, go for a hike, or visit your grandchildren, or maybe just enjoy a night in the movies with your spouse. Either way, you deserve the best of both worlds, so you can live your life to the fullest.
That’s why you should check out the community locations we offer:
Places like Lake Wylie provides ample contact with nature, is close to Charlotte, one of North Carolina’s upcoming urban centers, which also has an international airport. Cary, on the other hand, happens to be in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, a renowned area that houses three large universities: North Carolina State University, Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Continuing Education courses these universities offer, this may be the place for you.
Another place our team offers is Cary, Raleigh. Cary’s winters are mild and you can still enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons, and be close to the mountains and the beach to plan the best family vacation. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is right around the corner to receive your family members from all over the country. In Cary, residents are able to enjoy great entertainment as well as wife restaurant options due to its rich culture and lively atmosphere.
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