Us Baby Boomers in retirement are finding moving to a new location is in our retirement plans. We entertain moving for different reasons. A main reason is to get closer our children and especially the grandchild. Another is we prefer to live in an area with less traffic and more natural amenities.
Many are moving to 55+ Active Adult Communities and find them the perfect way to relocate. Moving to a large 55+ Active Adult Community, like offered by Del Webb, Cresswind or several others, has immediate benefits, several of which I will outline here.
Why Relocate to a 55+ Active Adult Community
A ready group of new friends awaits you. Everyone is very friendly at 55+ Active Adult Communities and by sharing some activities and social events, you will find new friends very easily.
The location is great for retirees. The developers have already scouted out the location to be desirable to retirees before building the community. There are community supports already in place, like a hospital, medical specialist, natural beauty.
Many fellow residents will be in the same boat as you, having relocated to the area. I shouldn’t say many, almost all have relocated there. There is a feeling of we are all in this together and that encourages supporting each other.
There is plenty to do right in the community. You will not miss a beat finding something interesting to do. There will be quite a selection of activities and clubhouse events to get you out of the house and doing something fun with people you will like. Plus being active is healthy.
Your new community will provide you with a base camp from which to explore the area. Moving to a new area can be fun and interesting. The Residents community web site will list suggestions for things to do outside the community and there are organized day trips from the clubhouse as well.
In no time, you will have new friends that enjoy the activities you do. This will turn into social friendships as well. This may be the biggest benefit of all.