In the past, we’ve explored why master-planned communities are safe for children. From community schools to friendly neighborhoods, you can always have peace of mind that your children are safe in a master-planned community like Harmony! Our community isn’t just safe for children, though. We’re exploring how our active adult community is a safe place to spend your retired years!
Topics: Active Adult Community
The Lakes at Harmony, our active adult community, is full of homes and amenities that everyone can enjoy. From the pristine and protected lakes, to hiking over 12 miles of maintained trails through Harmony, to meeting friends for a round of golf at the Harmony Golf Preserve, and so much more, Harmony’s amenities and homes are second to none. All of the homes in Harmony, FL – including The Lakes – are built with eco-friendly construction standards and offer floor plans that keep your needs in mind during the best years of your life.
The Lakes, a 55+ active adult community, is Harmony’s newest addition. This community is home to a slew of amenities that can help keep you active and healthy at a crucial time in your life. Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression, and anger. A recent study showed that adults who watch more than four hours of television per day have an 80% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Replace those four hours with a low impact and fun activity like tennis or pickleball, and you can greatly improve your overall health and longevity. Let’s look at a few reasons why these sports are beneficial to those 55+.
If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, an active adult community could be exactly what you’re looking for in this stage of your life. So what exactly is an active adult community, and why should you want to live in one? An active adult community is a development that offers relatively maintenance-free living for people 55 and older.
However, an active adult community isn’t just a run-of-the-mill development; it’s a lifestyle, with “active” being the key word. These are not assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. Now that we’re clear on exactly what an active adult community is, here are a few reasons why an active adult community might be the right choice for you!
Topics: Active Adult Community
Are you retired? Close to retirement? Have you worked hard all your life, raised a family, ready to finally relax? Or, perhaps you’re at the apex of your career.
Either way, if you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, an active adult community could be for you.
So what’s an active adult community anyway? It’s a development that offers relatively maintenance-free living for people 55 and older. “Age-restricted” communities typically require that 80 percent of homeowners be at least 55. “Age-targeted” communities, on the other hand, simply market to the 55+ crowd.
However, an active adult community isn’t just a run-of-the-mill development; it’s a lifestyle, with “active” being the key word.
These are not assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. And by no means are children (especially grandchildren!) barred from these developments. Rather, they simply are communities of people in the same stage of life who enjoy the ease and leisure of resort-style living.
Here are 6 things to consider when checking out an active adult community.
1. What are the amenities? (And who can use them?)
An average 55+ community has a pool, gym, golf course, and an activities center (more on that next). Some have libraries, tennis courts, and even spas. Again, your grandkids (and friends) are probably welcome to enjoy the amenities with you when they’re visiting. But make sure to inquire about the hours of operations and guest policies. Many communities are gated and require access cards or keys to enter these pseudo-public places.
The Lakes Recreation Center rendering . This 6,200 square foot facility includes multipurpose rooms, a fitness center, and a pool will be exclusive to the 55+ residents only.