Buying a Home to Age-In-Place: A Guide
Reviewed by: Molli Grossman, PhD
When you or a loved one is nearing retirement, you may be eager to do things you haven’t had time to do, such as traveling or taking up a new hobby. You may also be trying to decide where you want to spend your golden years. If you’re like 77% of adults aged 50 or older, you’d prefer to remain in your home and age in place for the long term.
Staying in a familiar setting is crucial to many seniors, but aging in place isn’t always easy when a home isn’t designed for senior living. However, this doesn’t mean you have to go the institutional route. You can still retain your independence while aging in place in a safe environment equipped for your changing needs. While you could adapt your current home to make it more aging-friendly, remodeling can be difficult and expensive. Instead, consider buying a home already adapted for safety and comfort as you grow older in a senior-friendly neighborhood.
By 2030, all baby boomers will be aged 65 or older, affectionately dubbed the “Silver Tsunami.” Per the U.S. Census Bureau, a projected one in every five Americans will be of retirement age and potentially seeking their Sunset Homes.
If you’re looking for the ideal residence to age in place, this guide covers what you can look for in a home you plan to spend the rest of your life in and the different types of homes that might be available. This guide also covers tips on hiring experts to help with the buying and moving process and options for paying for a retirement home.
Where Should You Age in Place?
When contemplating aging in place, you must also consider the ideal location. Do you prefer a rural or urban environment? Do you want an apartment, condo, or house? They all have pros and cons to think about.
Rural areas have become increasingly popular for the quieter, slower pace of life they offer. However, aging in place in rural communities often brings unique challenges, with the most significant drawback being the lack of vital services. Conversely, urban areas provide numerous amenities that help seniors retain their independence. However, those who grew up in rural communities may not enjoy the pace of big-city life.
Another consideration is your preferred type of residence. Apartments tend to have less maintenance than a house, but you may prefer the privacy you get living in your own home.
Environmental Considerations for Aging in Place
While the home you choose for aging in place is essential, you must also consider the area and what it offers older adults. A few crucial things to consider about the environment include:
- Walkable, well-lit neighborhoods are essential for exercise or visiting nearby amenities.
- Readily available, safe public transportation is critical if driving becomes more difficult.
- Safe neighborhoods with low crime rates encourage physical activity and socializing with neighbors.
- Accessible amenities such as restaurants, stores, banks and other essential services within easy walking distance help support continued independence.
- Social opportunities are crucial for cognitive, mental and physical health, so cultural, religious or entertainment venues should be nearby.
- Accessible health care with adequate hospitals, primary care doctors and specialists ensures seniors get the care they need to remain healthy.
- Plentiful support services such as meals on wheels, home health care, adult day care and other caregiving support can become important.
Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Where to Age in Place
The best environment for aging in place depends on your personal situation. Everyone has unique needs to ensure their ongoing comfort, safety and happiness. Ask yourself what you need in a community or neighborhood to make aging in place easier. To get started, consider the following questions:
- Are the sidewalks wide, level and uncracked with an easy grade throughout the neighborhood to encourage walking?
- Can you visit a neighbor without driving your car?
- Does the area offer easy access to public transportation?
- How close is the nearest grocery store, pharmacy and other business that sells everyday items?
- What are the nearby hospitals like and how close are they?
- Will you have reasonable access to senior organizations, volunteer opportunities and various social activities?
- Is the neighborhood close to family and friends?
- Is the home near an airport that makes it easy for you to visit family and friends who are not local?
- Is the neighborhood safe, meaning would you feel comfortable being out at night in the area?
- Does the area offer weather services such as debris removal and snow plowing?
- Does the home require you to climb exterior stairs or have a long walk to your car?
Senior Apartments Versus Retirement Communities for Aging in Place
Senior apartments and retirement communities are popular options for aging in place. While senior apartments may also include condos and townhouses, retirement communities often include single-family homes, condos and townhouses. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) may consist of a combination of the three plus apartments or suites. Most of these senior living options are age-restricted, with 55 and older common, but 62 and over the norm for some communities.
Senior apartments traditionally don’t include any services, so no level of care is provided. These communities typically house healthy, older adults living independently. Senior apartments often offer age-friendly accommodations with an elevator, various safety features and handicap-accessible units. Resort-style luxury apartments for seniors are often larger, higher priced and provide upscale amenities.
The level of care offered in retirement communities can vary from none in independent living environments to a full continuum of care in CCRCs.
|Housing||Costs||Level of Care||Common Amenities||Common Lifestyle Services|
|Senior Apartments||Multi-unit apartments usually only for rent||Varies, may be based on income, and government assistance may be available||Usually none, must be arranged separately||Clubhouses, fitness centers, social activities, senior-friendly features and design||Lawn care and landscaping, interior and exterior home maintenance, housekeeping (may require an additional fee)|
|Retirement Community / Senior Lifestyle Community||Single-family homes, townhomes and/or condos usually for sale, but some may be rentable||Varies, may include an upfront buy-in and monthly HOA fees||None or limited unless it’s a continuing care retirement community, then the level of care changes based on health care needs||Swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, clubhouses, organized activities, gym and exercise programs, senior-friendly features and design||Lawn care and landscaping, exterior home maintenance, transportation, security gate and/or guards, social clubs, may include dining and other amenities based on the community|
What to Look For in a Home for Aging in Place: A Checklist
When looking for a suitable home for aging in place, consider first-floor bedrooms, wide hallways and doorways, threshold-free showers, nonslip flooring, adequate lighting and level sidewalks throughout the community. If safety features such as grab bars in the shower aren’t included, ensure these can be added later. The following checklist provides a complete rundown of what you should keep in mind before buying a home for aging in place.
Working With Professionals to Help You Buy a Home
Buying a home when you’re a senior differs from buying your first home as a young adult. You must ensure the home addresses your unique needs so you can age in place safely. Working with professionals experienced in the senior housing market can help you stay on track and find your forever home.
Senior Home Safety Inspectors
It’s essential to have your new home inspected by someone who knows what to look for when it comes to common safety issues that impact seniors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that Americans aged 65 or older comprise 71% of consumer product-related deaths each year. Even in nonfatal accidents, millions of older adults seek emergency room care for injuries caused by hidden hazards in the home, more than any other age group. Many injuries due to falls, fires and other hazards could be avoided.
Senior home safety inspectors help seniors safely age in place by pointing out hazards that should be corrected. They look for issues such as:
- Trip and fall hazards
- Defective stairs and railings
- Plumbing leaks
- Inadequate ventilation
- Electrical issues
- Furnace and chimney dangers
- Broken smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors
Senior Real Estate Specialists
To buy the right home that will allow you to age in place safely, consider working with a real estate professional qualified to work with seniors. Look for a REALTOR® with the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) designation. These real estate agents understand current market trends and other factors that impact homebuyers aged 50 and older. An SRES also knows all about aging-in-place home modifications and the vast array of senior housing options. Search for an SRES in your area.
Senior Move Managers
The National Association of Senior and Specialty Move Managers® can help you find a Senior Move Manager to make the transition smoother. NASMM Senior Move Managers® specialize in assisting older adults and their families with the physical and emotional aspects of moving and aging in place. Although services may vary, most Senior Move Managers® assist you with some or all of the following:
- Developing an overall moving and/or aging-in-place plan
- Organizing, sorting and downsizing belongings
- Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted belongings
- Creating customized floor plans
- Interviewing, scheduling and overseeing movers
- Professional packing to ensure belongings arrive safely
- Arranging shipments and storage of belongings
- Unpacking belongings and disposing of packing materials
- Setting up the new home
- Assisting with the selection of a realtor
- Helping prepare the former home to be sold
- Completing related services, such as cleaning, waste removal and senior escorting
These services can help you achieve your goal of remaining in your home while improving your quality of life.
How To Pay for Aging in Place
When buying a home in an age-restricted community, housing costs aren’t covered by Medicare, Medicaid or long-term care insurance. You must pay for the home out-of-pocket. Many seniors use the money from selling their former house to pay for a home in a retirement community or as a down payment. If you need financing, you may qualify for traditional home mortgages based on your income, assets, debt-to-income ratio, credit history and credit score.
Mortgage lenders look at many numbers to decide whether a borrower is qualified, but age isn’t one of them. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a credit applicant because of age. Some home financing options that might be available to you include the following:
- Conventional Loans: Issued by private lenders, not backed by government entities and require 20% down to avoid paying private mortgage insurance
- Home Equity Loans: Lump-sum loan based on having at least 20% equity in your current home, usually with fixed rates and fixed monthly payments for terms of 5 to 30 years
- Home Equity Line of Credit: A variable-rate loan that works like a credit card to draw on funds as needed, with a set number of years to draw on the funds, then a set time to repay the loan
- Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Senior Home Buying Programs: Takes advantage of IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement income to help secure the loan when borrowers no longer have a regular income, if they have sufficient income for the next 3 years
- Home Equity Conversion Mortgage: Provide a lump sum based on the equity in your home, but someone on the loan must continue living in the house
According to the National Council on Aging, over 15 million Americans aged 65 and older live at or below the federal poverty level. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that adults age 55 or older use 33% of their annual budget on housing-related expenses. For seniors with limited incomes, HUD created several programs to help, including public housing, multifamily subsidized housing and housing vouchers. Some senior apartment complexes allow residents to utilize these programs to help cover their rent.
Options for Buying a Home to Age in Place
Retirement home costs vary based on size, location, amenities and numerous other factors. However, living in a 55-plus planned community should cost about the same as purchasing a house or apartment in any other planned community. Many retirement communities have buy-in fees. Retirement communities may also have monthly fees similar to an HOA to cover certain services and amenities, such as senior-specific amenities, lawn care and/or snow removal.
The notable difference between continuing care retirement communities and traditional retirement communities is that CCRCs offer health care services, a potentially critical aspect as seniors age in place. CCRCs include a broad range of services and continuum of care, which come at a price.
The average entry fee for CCRCs is around $402,000, but entry fees range from $40,000 to over $2 million, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), which tracks costs at around 1,100 CCRCs in 99 major U.S. markets. Upon move-in, you pay monthly maintenance or service fees. However, some CCRCs operate on a rental model without any upfront fees. According to NIC, the average monthly charge for either CCRC model was $3,555 during the third quarter of 2021. Rates typically increase by about 2% annually.
According to the Orange County, NC Senior Housing Guide 2021, adults aged 55 or older could rent senior apartments without services for $986 for a one-bedroom or $1,181 for a two-bedroom based on income at one complex. Another complex charged $400 to $685 for a one-bedroom and $460 to $800 for a two-bedroom based on eligibility for a housing voucher. Older adults in Orange County also had access to senior apartments with services and all-inclusive rental fees of $2,595 for a studio apartment, $3,095 for a one-bedroom and $4,495 for a two-bedroom.
Find a Retirement Community In Your State
The following list of retirement communities lets you compare your options and determine which provides the best options for buying a home for aging in place. While this list isn’t exhaustive, it gives you an excellent starting place. Each community’s offerings can change over time, so always contact a local real estate agent to discuss current options available in your area and how to proceed in the buying process.
|Abingdon by the River||8212 Annika Drive, Hoover, AL 35244||(888) 252-1654||Abingdon by the River offers upscale living for active adults who love nature. The community's large, wooded property along the Cahaba River is perfect for canoeing, hiking, biking, and fishing. Residents can choose from 20 contemporary floor plans for three- and four-bedroom homes. Enjoy the indoor fitness center, social events, and activities at Club 55, the community clubhouse.|
|Sun City West||13815 Camino del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375||(623) 584-4288||Discover Sun City West, an active retirement community located 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix. This premier, self-governed neighborhood offers resort-style golfing, nationally ranked medical care, and plenty of shopping and recreation opportunities. Residents can play on world-class golf courses, tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor pools, enjoying fun and fitness year-round.|
|Sun City Shadow Hills||80-814 Sun City Boulevard, Indio, CA 92203||(760) 345-4349||Sun City Shadow Hills is an active adult community in Coachella Valley that offers standalone homes for sale on private and golf course lots within a gated community. Enjoy two golf courses, two clubhouses, and fitness options including pools, tracks, tennis courts, and a gym with fitness studios. Chartered groups, clubs, and resident groups offer social connections with others who share your interests.|
|Boulder Creek Neighborhoods - Lanterns at Rock Creek||1270 Lanterns Lane, Superior, CO 80516||(720) 636-7088||Enjoy lower-maintenance, ranch-style patio homes at Boulder Creek Neighborhoods – Lanterns at Rock Creek in Superior, CO, conveniently located near Boulder and Denver. This community offers complimentary maintenance and landscaping service, along with customizable homes that fit your lifestyle needs and preferences. Green building practices ensure energy efficiency, and vibrant shopping centers, trendy eateries, and high-quality breweries are just a short drive away.|
|The Village at Hunt Glen||39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT||(860) 430-6640||Experience convenient, maintenance-free living at The Village at Hunt Glen, a private enclave with duplex townhouses and freestanding ranch homes. Enjoy one-floor condominium living with open floor plans and two-car garages. The community clubhouse is a gathering spot for community-sponsored events, and private walking trails make it easy to get exercise in this walkable community close to shopping. Residents can rent the facility for private events.|
|Heritage Shores||One Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, DE 19933||(302) 337-9926||Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, DE, is an active lifestyle community for adults 55 and older offering maintenance-free living. Lease or buy a single-family home for flexible options. The clubhouse offers dining and drink options, and residents can use the wood shop, creative space, or library. Enjoy active options including a pool, tennis courts, and a wellness center. Golfers can take advantage of the community's golf course with a practice facility and golf lessons available.|
|The Villages||1000 Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, FL 32162||(352) 753-6655||The Villages in central Florida is an expansive senior community offering a wide variety of home styles and social outlets for adults 55 and up. Choose from 1,225-square foot, one-bedroom cottages to 4,865-square foot, four-bedroom residences. With over 230 pickleball courts and 50 golf courses, staying active is easy. The community even has its own dedicated 307-bed hospital, operated by University of Florida Health.|
|Longleaf Battle Park||2952 Ernest West Barrett Parkway NW, Marietta, GA 30064||(678) 825-5280||Longleaf Battle Park in Marietta, GA, offers luxury 55+ living in a gated enclave. Enjoy open-concept, standalone homes inspired by English cottages with personalization available in the finishes. Stay active and cool in the community pool, and meet neighbors through the clubhouse and regular social activities. Residents can also use the community gardens and walking trails to stay busy.|
|Trilogy Valor||11770 West Kind Lane, Kuna, ID 83634||(208) 537-2636||Trilogy Valor is a 55+ gated community located 20 minutes away from Boise, Idaho's capital city. Choose from single-family home options ranging in size from 1,342 to 2,367 square feet with two to four bedrooms. Enjoy 36 holes to master at the on-site Falcon Crest Golf Club, or get to know your neighbors in a friendly game of pickleball. The community's River Six cafe and bar offers a great place to dine and socialize.|
|Trillium Farm by Pulte Homes||Purnell Road, South, Garys Mill Road of, Winfield, IL 60190||(630) 381-5692||Trillium Farm in DuPage County, IL, is a 55+ senior community offering homes ranging from two to four bedrooms and 1,693 to 1,963 square feet. Various customizable layouts are available and can include a chef's kitchen, a second floor, a gathering room, and an open layout. Just two miles away is Cantigny Park, a 500-acre park featuring hiking, biking, and an award-winning 27-hole golf course.|
|Vandalia by Del Webb- 55+ Retirement Community||5249 John Quincy Adams Court, Plainfield, IN 46168||(317) 563-0787||Vandalia by Del Webb is a 55-and-up community located roughly 30 minutes southwest of Indianapolis in Plainfield, IN. Enjoy 18 holes of championship golf at Oak Tree Golf Course, pickleball, tennis or bocce ball at the community's clubhouse. Homes range from 1,504 to 2,026 square feet in size with open layouts, walk-in closets, and private decks.|
|The Vineyard||2401 SW Vineyard Lane Ankeny, IA 50023||(515) 201-3481||The Vineyard is a 55-and-up community in Ankeny's Prairie Trail neighborhood, keeping residents close to dining and entertainment. Various lot sizes and custom home options let residents choose the floor plan and finishes that match their lifestyles. The community clubhouse amenities include a kitchen, workout space, locker rooms, and outdoor pickleball courts for various recreational opportunities. Rent the clubhouse to host private events.|
|Willow Lake Active Adult Community||103 Willow Lake Boulevard #6720, Bossier City, LA 71111||(318) 747-3212||Willow Lake Active Adult Community in Bossier City, LA, offers culture of carefree retirement living on 40 beautiful acres. Choose from 13 spacious open floorplans with abundant storage that can be customized to fit your needs. Enjoy picturesque views of a tranquil brook, walking trails, a lake, and decorative waterfalls. Seniors can also enjoy entertainment, golfing, outlet shopping, and fine dining nearby.|
|Apple Valley Estates||2 Macintosh Lane, Lewiston, ME 04240||(207) 783-9900||Apple Valley Estates in Lewiston, ME, offers a country setting for an intimate 55+ active adult community. Single-family detached ranch homes offer open-concept, one-floor living, making them convenient and accessible for independent living. The community center offers opportunities to socialize and exercise at the fitness center. Tennis courts, walking trails, and a golf course across the street offer additional recreation options. The community's professional relocation team assists with movers and storage.|
|Two Rivers||1425 Two Rivers Boulevard, Odenton, MD 21113||(410) 267-3405||Two Rivers is a retirement community in Odenton, MD, that's less than 30 minutes from Baltimore and Annapolis. Standalone Riverview homes range from roughly 1,800 to 2,000 square feet, with two-car garages, up to five bathrooms and up to four full bathrooms. Residents can use the athletic facilities at one of the community's two clubs, including tennis courts and an indoor heated pool.|
|Enclave at Hudson||2 Barnes Boulevard, Hudson, MA 01749||(774) 374-8884||The Enclave at Hudson is a resort-style 55+ community in Hudson, MA. The single-family, low-maintenance homes offer open floor plans, first-floor suites, and two bedrooms and baths. Enjoy a clubhouse, outdoor pool, and complete fitness center in this community. Also, there are several public and private golf clubs and other recreational and entertainment options nearby.|
|Meadowlake Hills||Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301||(248) 702-0040||Meadowlake Hills is a private signature enclave with new construction and maintenance-free houses in Bloomfield Township, MI. Enjoy single-family ranch-style homes with open floor plans for active adults. The 2,500-square-foot homes have options for fireplaces, master baths, and a second level for games, social gatherings or storage. The enclave is close to several world-class golf courses and other activities.|
|Bellwether by Del Webb||9065 101 Place, Corcoran, MN 55374||(952) 260-1953||Bellwether by Del Webb is an age-restricted adult community in Corcoran, MN, 20 miles outside the Twin Cities. The resort-style gated neighborhood offers indoor and outdoor pools, pickleball courts and a 12,000-square-foot lifestyle and recreational center with a full-time activity director. Choose from several new-home construction styles with features such as single-level open floor plans, guestrooms and finished basements.|
|Pickwick Pines Resort||11 Ashley Avenue, Iuka, MS 38852||(662) 454-4911||Pickwick Pines Resort is a spacious retirement community located in Luka, MS, just five miles from the idyllic Pickwick Lake. This low-maintenance residential neighborhood near the Tennessee border is the ideal relaxation destination for full-time residents and an enticing weekend getaway for retirees. The grounds feature three swimming pools, a full-size fitness center and a clubhouse for gatherings to encourage residents to stay social and active.|
|Linkside at Old Hawthorne||1730 Linkside Drive, Columbia, MO 65201||(573) 554-2299||Linkside at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, MO, is a low-maintenance, gated 55+ community with close access to shopping, dining, and recreational activities in the downtown area. Residents can choose from a wide range of homes, including attached villas and unattached verandas with luxurious amenities and plenty of space for an active lifestyle. Seniors are welcome to enjoy various activities in the resort-style community, with concierge services available and social activities regularly hosted.|
|The Woodlands||100 Woodlands Way, Kalispell, MT 59901||(406) 407-9523||The Woodlands is a 55+ condominium community on 11 acres of wooded land Near Spring Creek in Kalispell, MT. Two- and three-bedroom condo floor plans include elevator access, individual climate control and lots of natural light. In The Commons, residents can access the full-time concierge, socialize in the lounge or read in the library. Walking paths let residents explore nearby natural areas.|
|Trilogy in Summerlin||4189 Solace Street, Las Vegas, NV 89135||(702) 827-0942||Trilogy in Summerlin sits on the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley and offers an active adult community for 55+. A range of two- and three-bedroom homes with smart home features offers maintenance-free living. The Outlook Club features a concierge service and social spaces for residents to gather. The master-planned community features resort-style amenities, including a fitness center, outdoor pool and outdoor sports areas.|
|Canterbury Commons||49 Fogg Road, Epping, NH 03042||(603) 781-1420||Canterbury Commons is a 55+ retirement community in northeast New Hampshire, offering inviting nature experiences and an upscale home life. One- and two-story homes feature hardwood floors and attached decks. The 4,150-square-foot clubhouse includes a yoga studio, a pickleball court and an outdoor heated pool for residents to enjoy. Pawtuckaway State Park and Hampton Beach are within a 30-minute drive.|
|Sterling Mist||18 Schindler Court, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054||(908) 516-4790||Sterling Mist is a 28-home suburban senior community in northern New Jersey. Two- and three-bedroom homes feature basements, two-car garages and decks or patios. The community clubhouse includes a well-appointed fitness center, and the surrounding area is lush with historical and cultural landmarks, gardens and recreational activities. Community staff handles exterior maintenance, including snow removal and lawn care. Shopping centers are close by.|
|Jubilee Los Lunas||500 Jubilee Boulevard, Los Lunas, NM 87031||(506) 866-1777||Jubilee Los Lunas offers a social lifestyle in a gated community for active adults. Two- and three-bedroom detached-home floor plans are available for new home builds in the retirement community. An 11,000-square-foot clubhouse includes community rooms, a fitness center, a library and a billiards room. Residents can enjoy a junior Olympic-size outdoor pool and assorted outdoor recreation areas, such as pickleball courts and horseshoe pits.|
|Harvest Pointe Condominum||75 Schoolhouse Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935||(631) 735-9300||Harvest Pointe is a luxury 55+ community for active adults in Cutchogue, NY, with two and three-bedroom condominiums available. Amenities include fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, first-floor master suites and high-end appliances. The 6,200-foot country club and a large heated pool are among the community features. A full-time concierge manager is also available.|
|Camden Villas||114 East Chelsea Court, Southern Pines, NC 28387||(910) 783-7002||Camden Villas offers relaxing retirement living in Southern Pines, NC, built inside Mid South Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer. Residents have access to a well-appointed fitness center, tennis courts and outdoor pool. Homes are available with two or three bedrooms, ranging from 1,700 to 2,600 sq ft.|
|Whispering Creek at Prairie Grove||2651 Whispering Creek Circle South, Fargo, ND 58104||(701) 356-6688||Whispering Creek at Prairie Grove offers one, two and three-bedroom layouts for seniors aged 55+ in Fargo, ND. Residents can stay active with the fitness room and swimming pool. The community also has a community room for socializing with neighbors.|
|Greenbriar at River Valley||17675 River Valley Boulevard, North Royalton, OH 44133||(440) 582-6800||Greenbriar at River Valley is a beautiful gated community in North Royalton, OH, featuring single-family homes designed for active adults aged 55+. The neighborhood is near a nature preserve, which offers beautiful views and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The 6,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a library, ballroom, fitness center and game room. Residents can also take advantage of the outdoor pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts and nature trails.|
|Hyde Park at Tulsa Hills||8450 South Phoenix Place West, Tulsa, OK 74132||(918) 899-6512||Hyde Park at Tulsa Hills is a gated community for adults aged 55 and over, conveniently located off Highway 75 in Tulsa, OK. The custom-built homes are designed for energy efficiency and low maintenance. The central clubhouse area features an outdoor pool, two indoor pickleball courts and a well-equipped exercise room with low-impact fitness machines.|
|Summerplace||2020 NE 150th Avenue, Portland, OR 97230||(503) 257-0733||Summerplace offers resort-style living for active adults aged 55 and over in Portland, OR. The 135-acre community features over 585 single-family homes and two condo complexes, with a nearby assisted living community. The clubhouse includes workout facilities and gathering spaces. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, tennis and pickleball courts.|
|Legacy Oaks at Warrington||200 North Founders Court, Warrington, PA, 18976||(267) 361-1717||Legacy Oaks at Warrington offers a friendly 55+ community for homeowners in Warrington, PA. The shared clubhouse has gathering spaces, a gym and an outdoor pool. Residents can participate in pickleball, bocce and shuffleboard or join clubs for socializing and hobbies.|
|South Shore Village RI||30 Chickadee Ln, South Kingstown, RI 02879||(401) 601-0074||South Shore Village in South Kingston, RI offers customizable new builds in a 55+ active adult community. Residents can socialize in LeBlanc Place's climate-controlled atrium with a heated pool and spa, or keep fit in the health and fitness center. The community's outdoor patio has a pool and fire pits.|
|K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay||109 Magnolia House Drive, Summerville, SC 29486||(888) 575-0476||Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay provides resort-style living for seniors in South Carolina. The community's waterfront location allows for fishing and boating, with stunning views throughout the gated community. Homes range from two-bedroom residences of 1,320 square feet to three-bedroom options up to 3,347 square feet. Pickleball and bocce clubs offer athletic residents fun physical outlets.|
|Courtyards at Golden Gateway, an Epcon Community||5801 East Rush Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57110||(605) 653-6860||Courtyards at Golden Gateway is a Sioux Falls, SD community catering to those 55 and older. The freestanding homes come with 2-4 bedrooms and multiple floor plan options for custom builds. Active amenities include a fitness facility, golf simulator, and pool, while the clubhouse's large kitchen is perfect for gatherings. Choose an existing home for quick move-in or design a custom home to your liking.|
|Del Webb at Lake Providence||1100, Del Webb Boulevard, Mount Juliet, TN 37122||(615) 758-4614||Del Webb at Lake Providence is a gated senior community in central Tennessee with one-story and two-story homes. The one-story homes have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, while the two-story homes can have as many as 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a maximum size of 2,957 square feet. Landscaping and lawn care services are included. Residents can enjoy the community's indoor heated pool and attached spa in the clubhouse.|
|Kissing Tree | Brookfield Residential||201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666||(512) 982-6467||Kissing Hill in Texas Hill Country is a luxury 55+ community that offers resort-style living with single-family homes, cottage condos and villa townhouses. Choose from pre-built inventory or have your dream home built. Stay active with the golf complex, resort-style pool and fitness center, or socialize at Independence Hall, complete with lounges, bars, and cafes, indoor and outdoor gathering areas.|
|SpringHouse Village||11614 South Holly Springs Drive, South Jordan, UT 84009||(833) 572-1858||SpringHouse Village is a master-planned 55+ community that spans 1,000 acres of lakes, fields and trails. Enjoy a resort-style living experience with access to a clubhouse, pool, spa, pickleball courts, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Personalized activities are available every day, giving residents the chance to relax and connect with their neighbors.|
|Four Seasons at Historic Virginia||16400 Four Seasons Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025||(703) 878-2061||Four Seasons at Historic Virginia is a top 55+ active adult neighborhood on 465 acres. Single-family homes come in one-, two-, and three-level options, with the owner's suite on the main floor. Residents enjoy a 21,000 sq ft clubhouse with lounge areas, fitness center, ballroom and indoor pool. Outdoors, residents stay busy with a swimming pool, driving range, putting green and sports areas. Interest groups, classes and lectures offer entertainment.|
|Trilogy at Tehaleh||14218 Knoll Park Drive East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391||(360) 762-3352||Trilogy at Tehaleh in Bonney Lake, WA, offers resort-style living for ages 55 and up. Single-family detached and duplex homes have one to three bedrooms. The Seven Summits Lodge features indoor and outdoor social and activity spaces, including a restaurant, bar, and culinary studio. The fitness center and indoor pool support an active lifestyle, and nearly 25 miles of trails let residents explore nature.|