Top Things to Look for When You’re Considering Active Adult Communities in Florida

Many retiree housing developments bill themselves as active adult communities, but they’re still catering to the retirees of yesteryear. To meet the needs of today’s baby boomers, you need more than abundant Florida sunshine and a shuffleboard court. Today’s adults 55 and older are seeking comfortable, low-maintenance housing and plenty of exciting ways to spend their free time as they retire or scale back on their work hours. They’re also more conscious than their predecessors of the need to stay physically fit and mentally engaged in the world around them in order to fully enjoy their golden years. And, in the wake of the Great Recession, many are more mindful than previous generations of the need to stretch their retirement savings as much as possible.

These are all good reasons to develop a list of criteria by which to evaluate the active adult communities that Florida has to offer. Here are some things to look for:

  • Abundant activities in and around the community – Access to resort-style amenities such as swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness and aerobics facilities, game rooms, and clubhouse gathering spaces is important to maintaining the well-being of active adults. You’ll also want to look for things to do that are conveniently located outside the community, such as golfing, boating, fishing, sightseeing, and shopping.
  • Security and professional management – Active adult communities that are gated and staffed by a professional management team provide peace of mind. You’ll also want to consider whether the community you have your eye on keeps the landscaping and common areas attractive and inviting.
  • Affordability – Choosing safe, comfortable housing that requires little maintenance and doesn’t take a big chunk out of your nest egg is a smart decision, so that you won’t face undue stress over finances.

Bear Creek in Ormond Beach, FL, exceeds most active adult communities on all of those counts. Our gated community of attractive manufactured homes – many with luxury features like walk-in closets and garden tubs – is located only a few miles from one of the world’s most famous beaches and other sightseeing attractions. Inside our gates, you will find three spacious clubhouses and swimming pools, as well as lighted tennis and pickleball courts and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. There’s also a golf course right next door.

Come see why our community for residents 55 and older is one of the top active adult communities in Florida. Contact us today to arrange a tour of beautiful Bear Creek.