Downsize to the Right Active Adult Community

When you're ready to downsize, finding the right active adult community can be an important step in making a smooth transition. Luckily, there are many options in the greater Hampton Roads area for buyers ages 55 and better.

When seeking somewhere to plant roots again, it's important to look out for certain features such as:

  • Location. Just because buyers are getting a change of scenery doesn't mean they won't want to be in the thick of things. Be sure to gauge a community's distance to friends, family members, houses of worship, recreational facilities, physicians and grocers.
  • Maintenance. One of the best things about this stage of life is being able to take the time to travel and spend time doing the things you love. Make sure house upkeep doesn't interfere with living life to the fullest. New construction homes come with brand new everything, and even include builder warranties, so owners can concentrate on what's important to them.
  • Amenities. Each active adult community has its own unique perks. Determine what your deal breakers are, or simply be open to what neighborhoods may offer to learn what amenities are available in developments catering to those 55 or better. Swimming pools, shared gardens, fishing piers, shuffleboard courts, golf courses, organized activities and more can all be found in local communities.
  • Homes. Have you found the right types of housing? If mobility is, or could be an issue in the future, single-level homes may be the way to go. Are the homes well designed, offering enough space, but not too much? During a downsize, comfort is especially important when choosing your next home.

Release the old, and embrace the new! The right active adult community is waiting for anyone wanting to downsize.

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