The 55 plus active adult communities have become popular to many older adults who want to downsize after retirement and those wanting to have a new chapter in life. 

Many people would ask, “What’s so special about active adult communities?” and the answer is simple. These age-restricted communities offer a unique lifestyle. They are designed for people who need serene environments full of physical and social activities to make their lives better and healthier in their retirement age. 

So, what are the advantages of living in 55 plus adult communities?

Age-restricted active adult communities are virtually maintenance-free. In other words, you will not be tasked with maintaining the home. Whether it is basic lawn care, leaf removal, driveway maintenance, or interior repairs and roof repairs, they are taken care of by the staff. You will not have to worry over gardens, lawns, appliances, roofs, and driveways as they are maintained in proper shape by staff designated to do just these types of jobs. 

Residents in these active adult communities enjoy an active lifestyle at its best. The homes are constructed to meet the needs of 55 plus adults who want to keep active for improved health. Active adults can immerse themselves in fitness activities to ensure they enjoy healthy, fun living. There are fitness centers, golf courses, gym facilities, swimming pools, recreation rooms, and exercises to make the experience a wonderful one.

Residents will also keep social even if they don’t indulge in physical activities. The goal is to make the residents physically and mentally active.  

There is a sense of community in these active adult communities. When people live like a community, it enhances the quality of life and well-being. You will know your neighbors because you will meet often in the recreation centers, shopping centers, and in sports activities such as golf. This way, the residents can connect to each other and have a sense of engagement.

In 55 plus communities, residents have support services when they need them. It may be that you have become ill or you are involved in an accident, this means you need additional assistance. While early on when moving to an active adult community you may not need such support services. However, at some point in life, you may need them. Examples of support services might include housekeeping, running errands, meal preparation, pet care and community management. Residents may also get assistance with daily activities, physical rehab services, and life coaching during these transitional times. 

Being age-restricted homes, it means that you have peace of mind – no rowdy teens to disturb your sleep or splashing children in the pool that interrupt your leisure activities. The people living in these communities are like-minded, share similar interests and have common goals. 

Now that you know why 55 plus age-restricted communities are so unique to the residents, why not consider making your move. You can buy yourself a home in these neighborhoods and start living a new, fulfilling, healthy, active lifestyle. 

Get yourself a retirement home in Charleston, SC and begin to explore the benefits of living in a 55 plus community.

For more information regarding active adult communities in the Charleston, SC area, visit Or, call Debra Whitfield, a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), at (843) 367-4845.

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