Master-Planned Communities For Active Adults-Not Your Typical Subdivision Anymore

4 Aug

Master-Planned Communities For Active Adults-Not Your Typical Subdivision Anymore

Retirement living is changing drastically – these days you’re more likely to see residents zooming by on motorized golf carts and jogging that 3rd mile, than chugging along in a push wheelchair. This is not your grandmother’s retirement community.

Many of these master planned retirement communities are age-restricted and often located near metropolitan areas or nearby suburbs. The minimum age is typically 55, with one member of the household qualifying. Some communities restrict ownership to those who are age 62 and older, and all occupants must be at least 62.  Many are gated and private.

Living in Style – Amenities

How do you know if you’re in a Master-Planned Community or simply a typical subdivision? Generally, they are distinguished by the tremendous number of amenities and conveniences;

Club House
Golf Courses
Fitness Centers
Swimming Pools and Spas
Arts & Crafts Centers
Billiards and Card Rooms
Tennis Courts
• Basketball Courts
Continuing Education Classrooms
• Hiking & Biking Trails
High-Tech Media Centers
Banquet and Ballrooms

The list is endless; it’s like an on-going vacation that never ends.

So why would you move out of a perfectly comfortable home that has served you well and into a retirement community filled with strangers? Just think of all the benefits waiting for you.

• Single-story living.
One level means those facing troubled knees or aching bones aren’t forced to climb stairs.

• Birds of a feather.
Your neighbors are unlikely to be screaming teenagers on skateboards; they are people just like you.

• Little or no yard maintenance.
The homeowner association mows lawns, waters gardens, trims trees, sweeps walks and, in areas where it’s needed, provides snow and ice removal.

• Resort living.
Fun-filled activities are located within walking distance or an easy commute. All fees are included.

• Mix work with play.
Many of today’s seniors are not ready to live a life of 100% leisure and want to continue working or perhaps start a new career. Homes in retirement communities generally include an office, den or separate workspace.

It’s also all the intangibles like human services, religious diversity, community spirit, healthcare and lifelong learning that are the cornerstones of these master planned retirement communities.

When choosing where you will retire, ask yourself, what type of life do I envision?




About the Author:   Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to

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