For retired Baby Boomers, moving somewhere new is an integral part of our retirement plans. Some may move to be closer to their children or grandchildren, while others may elect to trade fast-paced suburban life for small towns. Of course, many are moving to 55+ active adult communities! Here are 5 reasons why you should consider that latter option.
1. The location is great for retirees.
Guess what? When you move to an active adult community, developers have already scouted out the location and made sure it’s desirable to retirees before building the community. For example, most active adult communities are close to hospitals, beauty salons, restaurants, and shops. Of course, you may still want to research the area to make sure it offers everything you’re looking for, but there’s a pretty good chance it will!
2. There’s plenty to do in the community.
Active adult communities will grant you access to countless amenities and activities, right within your own backyard. From shuffleboard to horseshoes to book clubs, you’ll always have your fill of entertainment. Plus, being active is healthy!
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3. You’ll have an built-in sense of community and support.
Many fellow residents will be in the same boat as you: newly retired and new to the area. In my experience with active adult communities, almost every resident had relocated from somewhere else. As such, that fosters a feeling of togetherness that’s the backbone of any tightknit community.
4. You’ll make new friends.
And speaking of a feeling of togetherness, you’ll have your pick of friends! It’s easy to meet people who share your interests, especially when they join the same clubs or do the same activities. In no time at all, you’ll have a whole new social circle, made up of your neighbors and club friends.
5. You can discover new hobbies.
Have you ever wanted to take up creative writing? Or maybe learn how to paint? At an active adult community, you can do just that! They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but as a retiree with a new lease on life, I say that’s patently false. In fact, retirement is the perfect time to try out new hobbies. You have all the free time in the world. The only limit to your creativity is you. So, get out there, step outside your comfort zone, and embrace new experiences! There’s no better time than now.
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Robert FowlerContributing Writer
Robert Fowler is a retired blogger who lives with his wife, Mary Ann at Village at Deaton Creek, a Del Webb Community in North Georgia. Robert was previously the President of Retirement Media Inc. He has visited numerous 55+ Active Adult Communities over the years, sharing his experiences along the way with readers. View more posts