What Type of Retirement Home Best Suits your Lifestyle?

florida-retirement-planning-floridaAs your retirement age draws closer, consider the type of retirement home that will suit the lifestyle you want. For some people, retiring means downsizing and purchasing a smaller home or condo. Others see a retirement home as the dream of a lifetime with large living spaces and every convenience imaginable. People looking forward to retirement often consider areas like the Greater Daytona Beach, Florida area where they can enjoy the beach along the Atlantic Ocean, recreation, world-class restaurants, shopping and entertainment with all year around pleasant weather.

  • Carefree Condo Living

Empty nesters of retirement age have the option of cleaning house, getting rid of excess furniture and downsizing for a maintenance-free condo lifestyle. Condo living can be more affordable than a single-family home, a definite plus for many retirees. Onsite amenities can give you that pool you always wanted, access to a fitness center and the opportunity to socialize in a clubroom and make new friends. Condo living can also offer the security that retirees are looking for. Many condos are ideally situated for a casual, coastal lifestyle with close proximity to the attractions of larger cities.

  • Country Club Lifestyle

Retirement can mean realizing the dream of a lifetime with a home in a private country club community. Many gated country clubs offer a variety of housing styles, from townhomes and condos to single-family homes and larger luxury homes. Country clubs generally offer spectacular amenities like multiple resort-style swimming pools, Jacuzzi whirlpools, health and beauty spas, fully equipped fitness centers with classes and personal trainers, and restaurants. Country clubs are known for a full roster of planned social events and activities that are held in elaborate clubhouses.

  • Golf Communities

Golfers may imagine retiring to a private golf community with championship golf right onsite. At gated golf communities, golf becomes a way of life with scheduled regular golf games, club storage, practice areas and on staff golf professionals available for lessons and handling equipment at the pro shop. Some golf communities have multiple championship courses onsite designed by legendary golf pros. Expect similar amenities to other country club communities along with planned golf tournaments throughout the year. Some communities also have a full tennis program. A variety of housing types are often available in golf communities.

If you decide that the desirable Greater Daytona Beach area which includes Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, and Ormond Beach areas in sunny Florida is for you, ask the caring real estate professionals at Beach Bum Realty to show you the best retirement options to suit your lifestyle. We can show you existing homes and recommend custom builders to design the home of your dreams. Please contact us at 386.931.4683 and let us help you with all your real estate needs.