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Active adult communities and 55+ trends are always evolving. Builders and developers are constantly pushing the envelope to offer retirees and active adults new and exciting amenities. You’ll find the latest trends and news surrounding both here so you’ll know everything you need to in order to make an informed decision.

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Can I Rent a Home in a 55+ Community?

Renting is a big part of our culture now. For some people, it’s a preference. Others rent their own home as a way to make extra income. So, can you actually rent a home in a 55+ community? Read on to find out.

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What Are the Real Costs of Purchasing a Manufactured Home?

Manufactured homes, once known as mobile homes, can offer homeowners flexibility and a lower price than traditional houses or condos. Here are the ins and outs of choosing a manufactured home and the associated costs. What Is a Manufactured Home? A manufactured home rests on a steel chassis. Manufactured homes are sometimes confused with modular homes. Both types of homes are manufactured off-site and transported to the

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The Best Places to Retire With Arthritis

Those with arthritis know the pain and discomfort can be difficult to manage day-to-day. While there are many remedies to manage the pain, one you may not consider is climate. 55Places has taken a look at the best regions to live if you have arthritis, and many of them are home to 55+ communities!

Is Right Now Still the Best Time to Buy a Home?

So, is it a good time to buy? Some people may need more time to plan. For others, right now is actually a good time to buy. Consider the following reasons and, if you’re ready to take the plunge, contact 55places today.

Adult Children’s Guide to Helping Parents Find the Right 55+ Community

Many adult children are recruited to help their parents find proper housing when the family reaches the decision that it’s time for them to move out of their rented apartment or owned house. The good news is that 55+ communities are a popular, practical, and widely available option.

Adult Communities With Privacy: 5 Benefits of a Detached Condo

There’s a lot to be said about the benefits of detached condos outweighing single-family homes. With the space and privacy of a house, but the manicured benefit of a luxury apartment, detached condos are a welcoming environment for adult communities.

55+ Communities vs. Retirement Homes: Pros and Cons of Each

Before you make a decision about where to go next, it’s important to know what the difference is between a 55+ community and a retirement home. They may sound the same. But there are a few key differences that have a huge impact on your day-to-day life.

Mover’s Guide to Narrowing Down Your Out-of-State 55+ Community Options

Ideally, a 55+ community should offer comfort, privacy, independence, and access to a community of your peers. Are you (or a loved one) planning on moving to an out-of-state 55+ community? Here is an overview of some essential factors to consider when choosing the right community for you.

8 Home Features That Can Increase Longevity

Safety features and other home components, in particular, will improve your quality of life by making your housework for you longer. To get you started with practical aspects of your next home as you begin your search, here are eight home features that can increase longevity.

Standard Apartment Communities vs. 55+ Communities: Key Differences

55+ communities are quite different than assisted living units and standard apartment communities. 55+ facilities allow individuals and families with people over the age of 55 to live independently, and they provide numerous amenities that keep them active and engaged without having to worry about homeownership or maintenance.

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