Like I said in my last blog, Senior Living is all about people 55 or better who are like-minded with interests and lifestyles like their own.  That's why they are sometimes referred to as affinity communities; having someone in common.

The benefits of these communities are designed for the person 55 or better.  They are designed to offer a piece if mind to you the buyer and your family (one less worry going both ways).  They are the stepping stones to the next stage of your life; retirement and pursuing the dreams you've had for decades.  Most of these communities are close to where you live now.  It's an an advantage still keeping close to family, friends and work.

Typically, the house, townhouse or condominium you purchase is smaller, with a smaller yard and generally a single-level home.  These homes are built and designed to be trouble free and easy to manage.  Most of these communities have a home owners association that manages common areas, among other things.  In some cases they may provide service for the maintenance of the front yard and parking strip.

There are usually a number of amenities associated with a senior community.  Clubhouses or meeting halls, common grounds for walking, swimming pools and spa/fitness centers are very common.  Some are associated with golf courses or have their own.

Active lifestyles and social activities are the norm.  Most communities have clubs you can belong to that fit your interests and hobbies, from book clubs, billiards and cards to gardening, golf, swimming, woodworking and wellness.  They can even off you the chance to be active in your community by sitting on various committees in the community.

Some communities even have added safety and security measures by having security patrols and gated areas. 

Of course, there is more and I will bring these to you in upcoming blogs.



Tom Townsend, Broker, SRES

Denise Townsend Group

Keller Williams Sunset Corridor

1915 NW Amberglen Pkwy #250

Beaverton OR 97006