Senior Group Friends Exercise Relax Concept - 5 Benefits of Living in a 55+ Community

When you’re ready to adopt a relaxing pace while remaining vital, active, and engaged, you may want to consider relocating to an active adult community. Many of these planned neighborhoods offer resort amenities, group trips and activities, and impressive facilities for parties and events. While making a choice about your next phase of life, consider these five distinctive benefits offered by 55+ communities.

Social Opportunities

Modern, active adult communities offer so much more than card games and sewing circles. You’ll be able to find like-minded individuals to join you in everything from triathlons to international travel. Most 55+ neighborhoods encourage residents to mix and mingle with others, creating a local support circle for your retirement years. Choosing a home with neighbors in a similar life stage increases the chances that you’ll share interests and become friends. 

Maintenance and Lawn Care Services

You don’t have to move to a condo complex or apartment to eliminate the burden of yard work and landscaping. Enjoy the privacy and beauty of your own yard by choosing a single-family home community that offers services such as winterization, irrigation, leaf management, flower bed care, weed control, shrub pruning, aerating, overseeding, fertilizing, and cutting and edging the grass. In this type of community, you can enjoy plenty of space to spread out on your 1 acre lot, pursue your hobbies, and entertain without worrying about who will care for that attractive expanse of green space. 

Resort-Style Living

Residents who opt for a 55+ development with resort-inspired amenities feel like they’re on vacation all year long. Many upscale, active adult communities offer features such as golf courses, clubhouses with full dining menus, Olympic-sized swimming pools, walking and biking paths, fishing, kayak rentals, and much more. Take the time to browse for a neighborhood with the amenities that dovetail with your interests. You’ll stay entertained just by stepping outside your front door. Beautifully landscaped grounds, waterfront properties, and shaded pathways add to the vacation vibes. 

Quiet, Peaceful Atmosphere

In an age-restricted neighborhood, you can free yourself from the noise and traffic that often come with teen and young adult residents. You can look for an active adult community that offers private, generously-sized lots, so you can enjoy the serene feeling of seclusion without truly being away from it all. Mature trees offer a forested feel that makes you want to take a deep breath and take in the natural beauty around you.

Convenient Location

Many retirement communities are situated near larger cities such as Richmond, so you’ll have easy access to activities, health care, and shopping. For this reason, some 55+ homes are ideal for older individuals who plan to keep working and desire an easy commute. Look for land near high-quality hospitals, high-end retail, impressive dining, and outdoor attractions such as Pocahontas State Park. Living near an airport provides convenient national and international flights, whether you typically travel for business or pleasure. 

At Chesdin Landing in Virginia, our exclusive 55+ community offers spacious one acre homesites where you can have a custom builder create the retirement retreat you’ve always imagined. We also have a selection of resale homes for your perusal, as well as picturesque waterfront and golf course lots. Get in touch today to schedule your personal tour of our properties and facilities on the shores of beautiful Lake Chesdin, where you can picture yourself fishing, boating, swimming, and simply relaxing on the shore.

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