News & Trends

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.

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.

Make Your “Need, Want, and Don’t Want” List of 55+ Community Features

Finding a home or apartment in a 55+ community is a major undertaking. Checking off this wish list in the three major categories of “needs”, “wants,” and “don’t wants” allows you to find the home best suited for your future. This guide can help you get started on that list.

The Top 9 Questions to Ask About 55+ Communities

Active adult communities offer more freedom and lifestyle options than the typical retirement home. However, there are still some factors you may need to consider. By asking these questions, you can narrow available options and choose a 55+ community that suits your unique preferences.

8 Retirement Hobbies for Animal Lovers

If you own a pet, you can incorporate them into fun activities that you can share together to make new memories. Animals, whether you own one or you’re considering adoption, can be fun companions for retirees. Some studies have also shown that active adult community residents who own pets are more social, active, and happy.

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