About Active Adult Lifestyle Communities

Active adult communities or adult lifestyle communities are a growing trend. They are ideal for so-called “empty nesters” who are looking to downsize or perhaps reinvest the equity in their family home. Rather than purchasing a freehold dwelling, options usually consist of either a life lease or land lease arrangement.  

Active adult communities are not the same as traditional “retirement communities” as there may be a larger variance in the ages of residents, starting as young as age 50 or 55.  They may also be referred to as “55 plus” or  “bungalow retirement communities”.  Some residents may still be working, others may be semi-retired and still others might be retired from “work” but not from “life”!

The communities allow occupants to live independently with the option of enjoying features and activities with their active neighbours.   Communal game rooms and other spaces make it easier to meet friends for a pick-up card game, ping-pong or just another quiet place to dive into a book that’s been on the shelf for years.  These spaces are a great place to relax and interact with like-minded people who enjoy similar activities. 

The convenience of an active adult community often means lawn care, snow removal and external home maintenance are taken care of by someone else.  So residents can tend to their own gardens and enjoy the outdoors or go on social outings with their new found free time!




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