Friday, May 22, 2009

More older Americans choose age-based communities

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A couple of exceprts from a Marketwatch article on the benefits of 55-plus communities:

Moving doesn't mean moving far

By and large, 55-plus Americans move into age-based communities to live closer to another family member. Increasingly, older Americans are moving into age-qualified or age-restricted communities not far from where they presently live.

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Downsizing doesn't really mean downsizing

Another reason Americans 55-and-older gave for moving was to upgrade their home's quality and in some cases -- though not always - to buy a smaller home. Many older Americans are moving into homes with less than 2,000 square feet.

Aging boomers also moved to 55-plus homes that had plenty of community amenities, in particular open space and recreational facilities, such as a community center or club house, a golf course, walking/jogging trails, a beach, park or shoreline. For some, the desire to be closer
to work was a big reason to move.

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