The kids have moved out. The nest is empty. Your retirement is impending.
As an active adult who has plenty of free time and living the best time of your life, what’s your plan? Are you ready to move on to the next phase of your life?
Will you be staying in your house, downsizing to a smaller home in the same neighborhood, or moving to a retirement community?
If you choose to move to a retirement community, you have plenty of options. There’s the active adult communities, leisure communities, independent living communities, and continuous care communities.
Among the different kinds of retirement communities, the community that caters to active adults is popular among empty nesters, baby boomers, and retirees.
After years of tending the garden, mowing the lawn, shoveling the snow, and maintaining a 5 bedroom home, you don’t have to worry about it anymore! What a relief that is. Imagine being able to leave and travel without worrying about mowing your front lawn.
This leaves you with more leisure time to enjoy yourself, maybe learn something new, or spend as much time as you want with your friends. These are things that you truly deserve to enjoy.
And that’s just a couple of examples of what it’s like to live the low maintenance lifestyle.
These communities and homes are customized to cater to your present and future needs.
Lifestyle communities are planned and built to offer communities and homes that are appealing to you. All the amenities you’d want to have are found here.
Homes are designed to provide ultimate comfort and convenience. For example, most homes have the master bedroom on the main floor so that you don’t have to go up and down the stairs.
The homes also have wide hallways, large gathering places, and private patios where you can relax and enjoy the serene environment.
Age qualified communities offer plenty of activities to keep the body and mind involved. Residents in these communities enjoy yoga, swimming, aerobics, biking, running and so much more without leaving the community.
Different communities offer various amenities and facilities. Residents enjoy the clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts, private beaches, full-service spas, and many more.
Are you liking what you are learning so far?
If you are leaning towards the same kind of lifestyle, the over 55 plus adult living just might be perfect for you.
Now all you need is to choose – which community location is right for you?
To help you make an excellent choice, I have put together this step-by-step guide in choosing the active adult community that will suit your needs and lifestyle.
When you are just beginning your search, the communities may seem all the same.
Though it may all initially appear to offer the same home styles and amenities, each development provides various services and programs, giving a different feel to each community.
You have to know the features and services you want so you can find the best fit for you.
Here’s your guide to choosing an active adult community.
Consider the lifestyle you envision to have. Does it include warm and sunny days, long walks on the beach, swimming, fishing, or golfing? If you prefer any of these activities, consider choosing a community in one of the sunny states, like Florida.
Florida is the ideal haven for retirees for its climate and amenities. It is also home to the best active adult communities in the US. Who doesn’t love its gorgeous beaches and incredible weather?
It’s no wonder many of our older Americans retire to Florida. In the Sunshine State, you say “Adios!” to being bundled in five layers of clothing during the winter months, and “Hola!” to non-achy joints when the weather turns colder.
Florida has many beautiful neighborhoods to offer, especially the 55+ communities in Vero Beach FL.
Here’s a top tip: Once you’ve decided on a particular community, visit it at different times of the year. Renting a place and staying there for some time can help you test the waters and see what the area is like, both in-season and off-season.
Price and cost of living. Over 55+ communities are available at every price point, from affordable communities which allow you comfort and convenience, to luxury communities which are master planned and designed to cater to your every whim and want. All these come with a cost.
When you choose an over 55+community, it is because you know you can afford it. As you are preparing your list, don’t just include the home price. Taxes, homeowners association fees, and a few other costs should also be factored. You want to make sure you are living practically and within your means, while still achieving the level of comfort you desire.
Vero Beach FL 55+ communities provide a wide option of activities you can enjoy. Some communities have swimming, yoga, Zumba and tennis groups. There are also groups for those who prefer reading, knitting, painting, and even theater groups.
Feeling a sense of belonging and community happens when you find friends who share the same hobbies and passion with you.
Do you prefer a single-family house? How about a condo or townhouse? Maybe you want a home with the master’s bedroom on the lower level so, you don’t have to deal with the stairs so often.
Consider your health, your preferences, and what you are looking for when you check the community amenities.
Top 5 Tips for choosing the best over 55+ community
Selecting the community to settle in takes a little bit of time and research, but when you do it, you’ll find the best location where you can live happily and contentedly for the rest of your life. There are many variables to consider when it comes to choosing the right community. Picking one is difficult, so choose at least three to four communities which impress you.
Compare them. Weigh their pros and cons. To make the decision process easier, I’ve listed five top tips to help you choose “the one”.
Cost. Your financial ability should be your first consideration in selecting a retirement community. There will be costs for housing, property upkeep, community management, etc. Know all the costs before making a final decision. Base your decision on what’s going to fit your budget.
Proximity to loved ones. Would you like a development close to your family so you can visit them on the weekend? Or do you prefer a community somewhere a little farther away so you have more time to yourself? If proximity to your family and friends are important to you, choose a location that’s within driving distance so you can easily visit them or vice versa.
Climate and location. Consider your health and your preferences. Would you like to live in a beachfront development or a lakefront community? Perhaps you prefer a community closer to the city, where you have easy access to healthcare facilities and cultural experiences?
Lifestyle and amenities. In considering which among the three or four communities to choose, make a list of things you enjoy doing, as well as those you’d like to do but can’t because of your present location, lifestyle,or work. Then see which community will help you live and enjoy your hobbies. Each community offers different programs and amenities, so choose wisely.
Real Estate Value. Though the home you’ll be choosing will be likely your last home and you won’t be selling anytime soon, it is always good to know the resale value of the home and have a backup plan. Talk to your Realtor®, or to me Karen Mathers, about the projected resale value.
Have you chosen your top 4 picks?
I hope you include Vero Beach FL active adult communities among your choices. They offer more than just the best retirement locations, these neighborhoods merge the lifestyle you want with the comfort and convenience of being near shopping and dining amenities.
Check out this article by Xaque Gruber on why living in Vero Beach is an excellent choice. (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/xaque-gruber/five-reasons-vero-beach-i_b_10709570.html)
If you are looking for a place where you can relax and live comfortably in the next 20-30 years, the over 55+communities of Vero Beach FL is what you are looking for.
Vero Beach is part of “Treasure Coast”, located between Jacksonville and Miami. This beach community is the county seat of Indian River County, and offers a truly exceptional way of life.
Coastalliving.com included it in its list of the Top 10 Florida little beach towns. (https://www.coastalliving.com/travel/top-10/best-small-florida-beach-towns#vero-beach)
Take a look at this long list of benefits in living in this amazing location.
This beautiful location has many retirement communities with a host of amenities to choose from. It checks off all the boxes of your must-haves for active adult living.
There are many adult developments and planned communities in Vero Beach. The best community for you is the one that caters to most of your financial and social needs, and your preferred lifestyle.
If your priorities are peace and security, you may want to look at the adult gated developments in Vero Beach. These communities offer exceptional amenities, stunning spacious homes, and a high-end lifestyle!
Check out this list of age-restricted gated neighborhoods.
Gated communities offer the ultimate privacy, luxury and resort-style living.
If your priorities are to enjoy an active lifestyle, meet new friends and develop new skills, here are the adult developments you can choose from:
Now that you’ve found an adult development you like, you are probably already planning how to secure a property in it.
Before you sign anything, here are a few mistakes other buyers have made. I’m sharing them in the hopes that you’ll learn from them and do things right.
1. Insufficient research. Like with all your real estate transactions before, you need to invest time in learning and researching about the community you’ll be joining. You’re likely going to spend a lot of time there, so make sure you do your research, ask the right questions and clarify any concerns you may have.
2. Overestimating home expenses. Looking for a new home is exciting, and it can be tempting to choose a community and home with a higher price point than what you originally intended just because you are captivated by the home’s amenities and features. In the end, it may be too much for you because, because it will affect your monthly payments.
3. Buying too far from loved ones and friends. You will most likely want to be with family during the holidays and for special occasions. This would be a lot easier if you lived within driving distance of them. If you choose a location that is too far, travel and frequency of visits may become more challenging.
This is going to be your last home purchase, so you’ll want to make sure you are making the right investment.
Finding the best over 55+ development in Vero Beach FL takes legwork, time and patience, but it’s all worth it when you find the community where you can enjoy that active, healthy and resort-like lifestyle you want in your mature years.
Call me, Karen Mathers at 772-532-3221. Let my expertise and skill work for you in finding the best active adult community in Vero Beach to suit your needs and lifestyle.
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Vero Beach and Hibiscus City are two of the rare places in the Sunshine State that exert great effort in preserving their natural surroundings and cozy, small-town feel. No building here is more than four levels high because the city enforces a strict policy about the maximum of stories a building can have. Because of this, the natural wonders in Vero Beach continue to take centerstage over these fancy edifices.
Vero Beach offers many charming communities you can choose from. With that are the prominent people who fell in love with Vero Beach and chose to settle down in this quiet and beautiful getaway.
Fred Barnes is one of those who continues to enjoy the exclusivity of Hibiscus City. He is a respected journalist, the executive editor of The Weekly Standard, and a contributor at Fox News. The inventor of the electric football Norman Sas is also from Vero Beach. Gloria Estefan, a renowned singer, was swept off her feet by the beauty of Vero Beach. She and her husband bought a home and established a resort and hotel business called Costa d’Este Beach.
Vero Beach is a great escape from the city’s busy and fast lifestyle. It lets you enjoy the wonders of nature from the comfort of your home. Recreational places where you can do engaging activities are also nearby.
Experience paradise as you explore the Treasure Coast beaches. Walkways with beach access are available to the public so you can spend a relaxing day at the beach.
Aside from swimming, there are other water activities you can do like kayaking, boating, fishing, and diving. Watch in awe as sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach, unafraid of your company. Blow your mind away, as you discover the beauty of the waterworld in this untapped territory.
If you are a fan of nature, take a stroll around McKee Botanical Garden. Are you an arts fanatic? Drop by at the Vero Beach Museum for some inspiring art pieces. Take a glimpse of the area’s history at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Check out upcoming events, lectures, and performances at the Riverside Theatre. Or simply walk around and shop at the nearby Indian River Mall area.
If you are a fan of nature, take a stroll around McKee Botanical Garden. Are you an arts fanatic? Drop by at the Vero Beach Museum for some inspiring art pieces. Take a glimpse of the area’s history at the McLarty Treasure Museum.
It would be a blast to have all these amenities within your reach. You can be a part of the wonders happening in this amazing city. There are many charming and gated communities you can choose from. One of these is the Lakes at Water Village.
This gated community offers many resort-like amenities. Expect to see lake and preserve views from the villa and single-family homes. Waterway Village by Divosta Vero Beach FL offers six different house designs to suit your needs. Each home has its highlights that makes picking out the right one simple and easy.
Choose from the 2 to 5 bedroom Water Village Vero Beach Florida homes for sale. They offer living spaces that range from 1,500 to more than 2,500 square feet. Depending on your preference, you can pick out the home design with 2, 3 or 4 bathrooms.
Are you nearing your retirement? Or are you looking for a great place with breathtaking beaches?
With my knowledge of the area, I can help you find the right home that suits your needs. Call me, Karen Mathers, at (772) 532-3221 today to discover the beauty that awaits you at Waterway Village by Divosta Vero Beach FL.
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Living up to its nickname as Hibiscus City, this place is sure to complement your vision to live in a colorful, comfortable and stylish city. Perfect for diverse personalities, from adventurous to those who want privacy, I assure you there’s a place for you here.
I love saying that because I believe in this city. And why not? The Vero Beach, in the seat of Indian River County Florida, promises generous growth when it comes to their industry, tourism and their infrastructure.
You have an assurance that the neighborhood in Vero Beach understands and respects the needs of its residents. You will notice the clean, well-kept surroundings when I tour you around.
I have personally witnessed how this city has grown. They have large shopping malls just west of I-95 on State Road 60, the Fashion Outlet Mall and the Indian River Mall.
If you want it to be more personal, you can walk along the Ocean Drive and visit specialty shops of your choice. That’s what I do on my everyday morning run.
This place is a pure combination of rich historical heritage and revived modern day destination. And guess what, you can call this your home!
This city will let you do what you have always loved doing. Name it: kayaking, diving, fishing, boating, waterborne activities and my favorite, water skiing! The Indian River Lagoon offers these activities that you can do with your family and friends.
And if you have your grandchildren or relatives visiting you, there’s always Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. They have wide variety of dining and antique stores, plus art galleries for you patron of the arts out there.
And just when you think you have seen everything, wait until you see their beaches!
You see, it’s an active place to live in, yet it also considers the need of each individual or family for solace now and then. Whether you enjoy walking along the shore of South Beach, Humiston Park in their Central Beach Business District, Jaycee Park or merely staying at home, this is the place to be.
I would like you to envision owning one of the homes for sale in Vero Beach and enjoying your view of the house. You may have a single family home attached villa where you can lounge in your manicured garden or enjoy your neighborhood from your porch.
You are free to relax and enjoy an outdoor activity anytime, right from the comfort of your fenced yard.
Delight in main-level living with a low maintenance exterior. You have the freedom to choose whether a 2 or 3 bedroom house is right for you in Vero Beach.
Security is well considered all over the community. Through this, you and your family can enjoy a peaceful home, day in and out. The Vero beach homes can be adjusted to meet your needs and expectations.
This can be an extraordinary experience for all retirees and families who would like to create a haven in this city.
Let me help you purchase the home that will make a positive difference in your life.
My name is Karen Mathers. Allow me to help you by providing the best assistance as a professional REALTORⓇ.
This is a great opportunity so don’t miss it! Call me, Karen Mathers at 772-532-3221 today!
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If you ever missed the chance to buy that home by the beach you’ve wanted for so long, then this is your chance to own a house here in one of our sought after 55+ communities in Vero Beach FL!
Too many of the waterfront cities in Florida have succumbed to tourist traps, and high rises. But Vero Beach has always remained as that breath of fresh air from all the overdevelopment in the surrounding areas.
With its strict policy that no building can exceed four stories, Vero Beach feels more like a seaside village and has always been a great option for anyone looking for a retirement or vacation home.
There’s a lot going on here in Vero Beach FL and it’s a guarantee that buying one of the homes for sale here is a decision that you won’t ever regret. If you want to know more about what’s in store for you once you decide to move here, the best person to ask is me, Karen Mathers!
I am not only a long-time resident of Vero Beach. I’m also an expert of real estate in this beach spot of Florida. You can find out more about me at my website www.VeroBeach55PlusHomesForSale.com/about
With the addition of newly constructed homes, more and more people are able to move into and enjoy the wonderful beach community and I’m just so excited to help everyone, including you, find the right home!
One of the sought-after 55+ communities in Vero Beach FL is the Woodfield Subdivision. It is a gated community known for its resort-style living and convenience to shopping and dining. And it is only eight miles to the beach!
Here you’ll find homes with bedrooms ranging from 3-4 and living spaces from 1,260 sq.ft to 3,421 sq. ft. Prices are looking great with values from $200,000 to $500,000.
These new construction homes for sale in Vero Beach FL are designed to give you that sense of luxury at a nice price. The best part though is their convenient location to amenities like the beach, hospital and doctors office, and upscale dining and shopping.
And if you’re lucky, you can also get one of the new construction homes for sale near the Indian River where you can enjoy kayaking, fishing and boating.
This is just the beginning. There’s a lot more in store for Vero Beach FL. That’s why I want to tell you that you should not miss this chance to own one of the homes for sale right now!
I am Karen Mathers, a licensed full time REALTOR® in Vero Beach in the state of Florida. When you feel that you would also like to have your dream retirement home here in our community, then do not hesitate to call me at (772) 532-3221.
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Do you remember those retirement goals and plans you made when you were younger?
I am not sure you do, but in my case, I don’t remember all the plans I have made for retirement.
However, there are two things I was sure about. One, I wanted to live in a neighborhood close to the ocean where I can have peace and tranquility, and two, I wanted to do things I have not been able to do because of time and budget restrictions.
If your wishes were like mine, you would enjoy living here in th 55 and over active adult gated community of Woodfield in Vero Beach for here; you can achieve your retirement goals.
Woodfield Subdivision is a much sought after over 55+ community here in Vero Beach. It is a gated and exclusive community known for its resort-style living and convenience to shopping and dining. And it is only eight miles to the beach!
Vero Beach is a popular retirement community due to its location, climate and beautiful coastlines. Sitted right in the middle of Atlantic Coastline, it offers warm winters, spectacular beaches and a growing economy. It is no wonder there is an increasing number of Vero Beach 55+ communities.
Do you know that Vero Beach boasts of more than 200 clear sunny days?
It’s true! We love the weather here, especially the ocean breeze on warm days. I have been living here for a long time, having fallen in love with these pristine beaches.
Living here in Woodfield is like a never-ending fun vacation. This community offers so many features and amenities catered to all kinds of hobbies and interests.
If you love exercise, there is a fully-equipped fitness center where you can workout and stay fit. There are also aerobic classes and other fitness programs like Pilates, yoga, tai chi and even water exercises.
You can find new friends and bond with them over a game of billiards, or any arts and crafts project.
Do you enjoy acting? There are also theater and musical groups you can join. There is even an on-site theater where events and ballrooms are held all year round.
To sustain your quest for lifelong learning, Woodfield has a library. Here you can relax while reading your favorite book. There are also several computers that you can use should you wish to look up something, or get connected with a friend or loved on.
And if you love outdoor fun, the clubhouse offers heated pool and spa, tennis courts and patio.
Of course, part of the resort-like lifestyle offered by the Woodfield community is the day trips to various areas interesting places in South Florida.
You deserve to enjoy your retirement years after all the hard work you did. Now you can live in the home of your dreams.
You will find villas here that are spacious with elegantly designed living rooms, stylish kitchens with premium finishes and cozy bedrooms.
It also offers many special amenities like a pantry, a breakfast bar, over-sized laundry rooms, walk-in closet and spa-like bath.
The homes in the Woodfield Subdivision in Vero Beach usually have one-car garages, two baths and two or three bedrooms, so in case you have guests sleeping over, you have a space to offer them.
It is truly a haven for active adults like us.
Would you like to know more about this home or other similar homes in any Vero Beach 55+ communities? Check out my website at www.VeroBeach55PlusHomesForSale.com.
Call me, Karen Mathers, at 772-532-3221 today! Allow me to help you start the next chapter of your active life here in Vero Beach.
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