As you get older, your housing needs become more specific. This becomes especially true once you enter retirement.
All of the sudden, your days are freer and you have the freedom to choose exactly what you want to do every day. Whether that’s golfing, fishing, spending time with your grandchildren, or something else entirely, that’s completely up to you.
Now that you have extra time on your hands, you’ll want to plan out your days to maximize your fun, relaxation, and adventure. That’s one reason to buy a home in an active adult community—often, they come with more amenities … and a low-maintenance lifestyle.
If you’ve been considering buying a home in an active-adult community, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Check Out The Location
Is it close to your family and friends or your favorite activities? A home is only as good as its location, which is why it’s important to do a “test drive” of how far your favorite attractions are from your potential home.
For example, The Walk at East Village is less than five minutes from a charming downtown scene, around six minutes from the Neuse Golf Club, and less than ten minutes in almost any direction from great shopping, tasty restaurants, and fun entertainment options.
Research The Amenities
Wouldn’t it be nice to live somewhere that offers lots of fun activities and relaxing amenities? Many active-adult communities boast a wide variety of different onsite amenities, but do some research to make sure they align with your lifestyle.
Here at The Walk at East Village, our amenities are too numerous to list. Resident favorites include a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, a community garden, and a sports lounge.
Look Into the HOA
Active adult communities often involve an HOA. This makes sense, as 55-and-over neighborhoods usually offer a lot of amenities, community spaces, and low-maintenance features. The HOA is responsible for funding and maintaining those spaces, which is where your monthly or annual HOA payments come in.
If you’d like to learn more about the HOA details of The Walk at East Village, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’d love to walk you through it.
Talk to The Neighbors
If you can, go for a stroll through the neighborhood and try to start a conversation with the people you see. Ask them what they think of the neighborhood and what they like best about it.
In a community like The Walk at East Village, the residents are beyond friendly. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to walk up to each other on the street and begin in-depth conversations. We like to think that’s part southern hospitality, and part something that’s unique to our active adult community.
Get to Know Management
One of the most important parts of buying a home in an active-adult community is sitting down with management to get an unfiltered idea of what life is like there.
Here at the Walk at East Village, we love visitors! Please feel free to give us a call any time so we can schedule a visit and show you why this is a wonderful place to call home. In the meantime, feel free to check out our available floor plans, community clubhouses, and stellar location.
Talk to you soon!