Why People Love To Turn To Retirement Villages

Retirement village, a place where, seniors can find peace, have fun, stay independent, and can fulfill their ‘to-do list’. Seniors have complete right to live their lives according to their tastes, and retirement villages or 55 Plus Active Communities in Florida are masters in providing such facilities. So, in this blog, we will know why senior loves to turn to retirement villages after retirement or after 50.

Have a deep dive in the below points…

  • Location, location, location

Location is incredibly significant when looking at a new property and among the biggest determining factors is the proximity of family and friends. Many of our residents have chosen certain villages because the families were nearby. Being able to live near children and grandchildren is extremely compelling. The challenge in the early days of retirement villages and finding any retirement property for sale for that matter was finding the right location – the numbers were relatively low, which meant less choice.

However, this has changed dramatically with new developments appearing across the country, meaning it is possible to have the retirement village lifestyle and be in the area of the country you desire whether that is close to friends and family, near to the sea or both. Well, 55 and Over Communities in Central Florida, is placed at the nearest location of Cape Canaveral, Sea World, Ocala, Daytona Beach, and Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Independence And Support In Equal Measure

This is perhaps the biggest driver of them all. We, understandably, want to remain independent for as long as possible. It is human nature, most of us enjoy doing things for ourselves and it helps keep us active and healthier for longer. But most of us are pragmatic and understand we will need additional support as we grow older. Traditionally, this was provided by family members, but retirement villages offer a more viable alternative. The choice of how independent a resident is sitting with the resident.

In 55 Gated Communities, the support in the form of trained, friendly staff, and on-site facilities means the option for assistance is always there. This ranges from laundry and cleaning through to more thorough care options in some villages and only if the need arises.  Many of our residents speak of the “reassurance” this provides. This reassurance is two-fold – it is for the residents but also their families who can be safe in the knowledge their parents are in a safe, secure and fun community.

  • Fun

It might not seem like a very serious reason to choose your retirement option, but enjoyment and happiness are what we all strive for. So this can be easily missed as a key factor behind the rise of retirement villages but it is one of the biggest reasons our residents choose us. People are also moving to the villages while they are relatively young because they want to enjoy retirement now.

The fact is fewer people in retirement are choosing to stay in the family home, while also eschewing ‘traditional’ retirement options, such as simply downsizing in the same location or moving in with their children.  While the ‘traditional’ routes are perfectly admirable and understandable options, many people find they end up moving again anyway to either be closer to family, so they can offer support, or to be somewhere with better facilities.

Moving into a Retirement Communities in Central Florida effectively skips the in-between step. So, why move twice for independence, freedom, fun, and support, when you can do it in one go?


Increasingly, people want to move somewhere that ticks all the boxes and do it once. Everyone wants to enjoy retirement from the start, with no compromises, but rest in the knowledge that our changing circumstances will be taken care of, such as if we require care or other forms of support. An Active Adult Communities in Central Florida does that.

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