Senior Moments February 18, 2015

The Appeal of Active Communities…

Taken from the weekly newsletter at Realtor®.org


For seniors seeking such amenities as planned events and maintenance-free living, active adult communities, and other alternatives to the typical retirement community, are great options to consider. Some may resist the notion of senior living, though these active adult communities strive to make boomers feel young and at home. found that Boomer women really want the same things that younger adults seek: parks and green space (24 percent), onsite parking and pet-friendliness (19 percent) and walking distance to shopping and cultural activities (18 percent). 

“I think many would be surprised at the way of life in the 55 and over community.” says Phil Hartz, president of Hartz Homes. Hartz says the clubhouse at Lago Vista in Lockport , which features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a ballroom, fitness room, plenty of recreation space and more, is a major draw for potential residents.