Why Do New Yorkers Retire in Florida? For Many at Bear Creek, It’s Because They’ve Found Paradise

If you ask the experts, they’ll rattle off a list of good reasons why people who spend their working years in New York often choose to retire in the Sunshine State. These reasons typically include the nonexistence of snow and state income taxes, relatively low-cost housing, and the abundance of golfing, fishing, boating, sightseeing, and other activities that older adults often want to enjoy in retirement.

All of those assets apply to the 55+ community of Bear Creek, located near beautiful and world-renowned Daytona Beach, FL. We have many residents from New York who have moved to our gated community of top-caliber manufactured homes to be near the beach – and, indeed, they can drive there in five minutes whenever they wish.

However, our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the Daytona International Speedway, and other popular attractions isn’t the only thing we have going for us at Bear Creek.

Lots to Do Inside Our Gates

With three beautiful clubhouse complexes, each with its own swimming pool and amenities, Bear Creek makes it easy for our residents to get together and plan a never-ending array of fun activities that build camaraderie. Here are some examples:

  • Bear Creek Night at Daytona Tortugas, where residents meet at the bullpen for a picnic before the ballgame
  • Bear Creek Tappers, an on-site dance class where novices and virtuosos alike laugh and have fun while getting valuable exercise
  • Bear Creek Little Theater’s “Talent/No Talent Show,” where residents can cheer on their neighbors who take the stage for a night of entertainment

To learn more about the many activities you can enjoy when you choose to call Bear Creek home, take a look at our newsletter. We also invite you to schedule a community tour the next time you’re visiting this area from New York. Contact us today, and we’ll gladly set it up for you.