The most popular 55+ community amenities and features are designed to promote an active adult lifestyle. With over 56 million adults ages 65 and older in the US, communities that are designed with homes for aging in place and include active adult amenities are in big demand.
If you are considering buying or building a new home in a 55+ community, what neighborhood amenities and features matter most to you?
A Variety of Available Floor Plans
Communities with a variety of available floor plans will have a more aesthetic appeal as the home exteriors won’t all look the same. A variety of home sizes, features and options make it easy for home buyers to find a home that fits their lifestyle needs.
Homes designed for aging in place with wide hallways and doorways and zero-entry access options make it easier for seniors to stay in their homes through retirement. Doors with lever handles, cabinet pulls that are easy to grip and rocker panel light switches simplify adapting the home for someone with impaired mobility.
Opportunities to Socialize and Meet New Friends
Most 55+ communities offer the convenience of making new friends with similar interests without traveling outside the community. There are often organized events as well as groups and clubs you can join within the community for those who enjoy an active social life. The community clubhouse is often the center of activity but a casual stroll through the neighborhood can often lead to new friendships and interesting conversations.
Popular 55+ Community Amenities and Features
- Landscaping and snow removal included
- Sidewalks throughout the community
- Walking trails and natural outdoor areas
- Clubhouse with meeting room and kitchen
- Well-equipped fitness center
- Luxurious swimming pool
- Tennis, pickleball or bocce ball courts
- Social events and gatherings
If you think about all the time and money you’ve spent maintaining your home and yard over the years, you’ll be glad to know that most 55+ communities include lawn maintenance, snow removal and sometimes exterior home maintenance as part of the HOA fees. Imagine how you could spend that free time, especially in an amenity-rich community with so many friends your own age.
Location is one of the most important aspects of choosing a place to live, especially in retirement. Most 55+ communities are located in areas with easy access to transportation, shopping, restaurants, medical facilities, churches, theaters and other community facilities.
It’s also important to consider proximity to friends and family as well as having access to outdoor activities you enjoy such as parks, beaches, sporting events, golfing or whatever your main interests are when choosing a 55+ community. However, with so many popular amenities inside the community, you may not need to travel to enjoy outdoor activities and social gatherings.
Epcon Communities invites you to see what your life could be like in a 55+ community that is designed to promote a relaxed and enjoyable active adult lifestyle. Residents of our luxury single-family homes enjoy the amenities and activities that cultivate friendships and enhance their sense of community.
Contact us to learn more and explore all the benefits we offer in communities located around the country. Make an appointment to tour our homes and take advantage of the most popular 55+ community amenities and features that matter most to you.