Retirement Homes

Today's active adult communities aren't what many people would consider retirement homes. A 55 or better community takes senior living to the next level. Retirees and mature empty nesters can live in these sprawling developments filled with world-class amenities right here in Hampton Roads. Homeowners are surrounded by residents with similar interests and lifestyles, making these places conducive for building lasting friendships. Leisure and fun becomes a full-time pursuit in these communities catering to the needs of the modern active adult.

Living in a 55 or better community in Hampton Roads is full of perks. Although amenities vary widely among each senior living development, homeowners may be able to access pools, golf courses, bocce ball courts, country clubs, hobby clubs, fitness facilities, saunas, spas, gazebos, walking paths, grills, picnic tables, community vegetable gardens, fishing spots, lakes, tennis courts, adult learning classes and neighborhood events. Retirees can enjoy this exciting lifestyle if they are not ready for typical retirement homes. Many of these properties offer options of one-story living for buyers who may have challenges with mobility. Another advantage of living in active adult communities is the maintenance-free lifestyle. No more housework or yard cleanup on the weekends means more time for traveling, visiting with friends and family, pursuing interests and relaxing.

Where can a homebuyer who meets the age restrictions begin searching for the best 55 or better community? In Hampton Roads, the options are plentiful. The Villas at Yorktown in Yorktown, Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg, the Villas at Gloucester in Gloucester, the Villas at Smithfield in Smithfield, the Villages at West Neck, Atlantic Shores and Chelsea Place in Virginia Beach, Bay Village Condominiums in Norfolk, Sommerton and Eagle Pointe at Cahoon Plantation in Chesapeake and Waterside Villages in Currituck County are a sampling of the region's active adult communities. Whatever your geographic preference is, you can find it in Hampton Roads. Bays, marshlands, rivers, lakes, rolling hills, wooded preserves or the Atlantic Ocean- they're all right here. In addition, the area's recreational facilities are unparalleled so residents can enjoy libraries, museums, city parks and public conveniences near their retirement homes.