How to Find Your Dream Home Post-Retirementby Emily on December 17th, 2015
Getting older brings with it new chances for fun and adventure. For many, this includes finding the perfect, new home, one that checks all the boxes for style, comfort and design. And if that new home is in a community that’s about friendship and fun, all the better!
How do you find the community that’s right for you?
Checking into the unique lifestyle offered at 55-plus communities is a great first step. Many of these communities, like Bonterra in Montgomery, Texas, are created as resort-style retreats with private clubhouses, fitness centers, pools and activities that cater to the lifestyle and interests of their residents.
Which 55-plus community is right for you? Determining the answers to these questions will help you get started.
What fits financially?
Determining what is right for you financially is an important first step. Armed with a general idea of your monthly budget and how much you can afford to spend on your new home, you’ll be ahead of the game as you tour available options.
Seeking out communities that offer a large selection of homes and price points is also a great way to get started. With beautiful, entry-level homes from the low $200,000s and luxurious options in the high $300,000s, Bonterra offers plenty of options for homebuyers, making it a good place to start shopping for your new home.
What amenities and activities are important to you?
When sorting through communities, begin by forming a list of your priorities. Consider climate, location, available activities and cost.
If having resort-style amenities with options like a pool and fitness center are most important to you, put them at the top of your list. If a neighborhood community center where you can gather with friends makes a different, include it as well.
Do walking and biking trails matter? Add those, too.
Do you want to be invited to community events, trips and outings? Look for a community that offers the services of a lifestyle director.
Finding a great 55-plus community can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity write your own future, to meet new people who share your interests, and to experience new things you would have missed in another community.