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How to Make the Most of Your Retirement

After decades of working hard, most Americans dream of retiring and living their best life. If you’ve recently made it to this exciting milestone, you may be feeling a lot of different emotions—relief, excitement, confusion, or even a mix of all three. If you’re not sure how to make the most of your retirement, we have a few recommendations you should know about!

Here’s How Active Adult Communities Can Enhance Your Retirement

Believe it or not, it’s totally normal to feel a bit lost for the first few months of retirement. If you’re not sure how you want to spend your golden years, it may be worth looking into an active adult neighborhood. These niche communities allow you to live with like-minded neighbors, enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle, and take advantage of some amazing amenities.

Here are a few ways that 55+ communities can enhance your retirement lifestyle in the Triangle. And if you have any questions about The Walk at East Village, you can always reach out to us for more information!

Stay active

Exercise equipment

Staying healthy becomes more and more important as you get older. When you live in an active adult community like The Walk, you’ll gain access to premier fitness facilities that make it easy to get fit!

The Walk at East Village showcases miles of trails, sports courts, pools, and a dedicated workout space tailored to active adults. You can also adventure into Clayton to hike the Neuse River Trail or hit the links at the Triangle’s top golf courses.

Explore the area

Retirement on a bench

Now that you’re retired, the world is your oyster…and it’s time to start exploring! When you live in Clayton, you’ll have access to all of the Triangle’s top cities, so you can experience the best of the Raleigh area without driving far.

Looking for recommendations? Broaden your cultural horizons at the North Carolina Museum of Art, support local businesses in Downtown Clayton, or catch a show at the PNC Arena—it’s all up to you.

Pick up a new hobby

Painting during retirement

Whether you’re looking to take an art class or contribute to the community garden, 55+ neighborhoods like The Walk provide plenty of opportunities to pick up that hobby you always wanted to learn. Our clubhouse has some top-notch facilities—including craft spaces, billiards rooms, a putting green, and a demonstration kitchen—so you can always have some fun!

Adopt a pet

Dog playing fetch

Did you know that owning a pet can lower your blood pressure and risk for a heart attack? Many retirees adopt a furry friend for the endless physical and emotional benefits, and our community caters to their needs, too.

Take your dog to our Bark Park or the dedicated washing station for some much-needed pampering. All of our trails are also pet-friendly!

Meet your neighbors

Couple outside

It’s easy to feel lonely after retirement, which is a major reason why many older adults settle down in a 55+ community. If you want to get to know your neighbors, consider joining a club or attending one of our year-round events. You’ll also find plenty of residents hanging out at the clubhouse—don’t be afraid to stop by and say hello!

Ready to Make a Move?

Thinking about retiring to an active adult neighborhood in the Triangle? Look no further than The Walk at East Village! Our new construction homes are designed with seniors in mind, and we’d be happy to give you a tour of the community. Give us a call today for more information!

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