View of the palm trees, water, and buildings in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Retirees looking to downsize in an urban area will enjoy the condos at Teramachi Homes.

Active adults who are looking to enjoy an exciting, urban area with everyday conveniences and opportunities for entertainment right outside their door will want to take a close look at Teramachi Homes, located in the thriving “Little Tokyo” community of Los Angeles.

This energetic 55+ condominium community boasts an entirely walkable location with dozens of markets, eateries, and shops within a short distance. There are also parks, health care providers, and entertainment venues nearby as well as the beach, which is a quick half-hour drive or bus ride away.

With an enviable and urban location, resort-style amenities, and low-maintenance homes, it’s no wonder Teramachi Homes is such a popular choice among active adults in the Los Angeles area.

Teramachi Home Models

Teramachi Homes, built in 2006, features 127 one- or two-bedroom condos in a mid-rise building. These condo homes offer 970 to 2,050 square feet with screened-in balconies or patios and space for a washer and dryer. Other features include gas kitchen appliances, living room fireplaces, and central air and heating. Many of these condos boast updated and modern finishes such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Parking is never an issue at Teramachi Homes, which offers plenty of assigned underground parking spaces as well as ample guest parking. Prices for resale condo homes range from the high $200s to the mid $500s.

Teramachi Amenities

Residents at Teramachi Homes enjoy a variety of resort-style amenities, including a luxurious outdoor pool. The spa and barbecue areas are also popular spots where residents gather and enjoy the many sunny days of Southern California. Courtyards, walking paths, and koi ponds are all maintained by the homeowners' association (HOA), for which residents pay a reasonable fee.

Indoors, community members enjoy hanging out at the multipurpose rooms. There, residents play games, socialize, hold meetings, and participate in community events. The community also features a catering kitchen and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Living in Los Angeles, California

Besides the stunning amenities, a big highlight of Teramachi Homes is its urban location, making a walkable lifestyle a reality for active adults. Some of the nearby shops within walking distance include organic eateries such as Urban Radish and Asian markets like Nijiya and Marukai. Target and Ralph’s are also nearby, as are dozens of delicious restaurants and cafes.

Other nearby attractions include the Los Feliz Golf Course, Los Angeles Country Club, Kyoto Garden, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and the City Market Social House. For health care, residents have their choice of providers and hospitals, including the Los Angeles VA Clinic, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the St. Thomas Hospital Group