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Seniors Looking For An Active Lifestyle Pick Active Adult Communities

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By : Hubert Miles    99 or more times read
Active adult communities have become very popular over the past decade but many still struggle with what they are and how they would be beneficial to them. We will try to determine what makes them so beneficial.

Active adult communities are, for the most part, designed for seniors aged 55 or older who are looking to purchase a home inside a private community that promotes living an active lifestyle.

Related: How to Choose an Active Adult Community

But seniors are not the only segment clamoring to be heard. Couples aged 40 or older with no kids, often referred to as "Dink", have also began to seek out these communities. Until recently their choices were limited. Today developers have started to build active adult communities with these folks in mind. Some existing communities are altering community by-laws to allow dinks to purchase in their communities.

Many of these active adult communities have state-of-the-art fitness centers that feature a wide array of cardio and strength training machines. Staff trainers conduct classes on yoga and other aerobic activity in a safe and monitored environment.

Swimming pools and tennis courts are available to residents year round in many cases. Some communities even have golf courses for avid golfers. Those that do not have golf courses generally have arrangements with local public and semi-private courses.

Another feature of these communities is the low maintenance homes. Many are what is referred to as patio homes where the home sits on a concrete slab foundation that rests level with the ground. Low maintenance features like brick veneer and vinyl siding, aluminum and vinyl eaves and soffits, vinyl windows, and asphalt shingles allow for easier cleaning and protection from the exterior elements.

Related: Why Choose to Live in an Active-Adult Community?

Many developers use either manufactured or modular homes in their active adult communities due to the fast construction times, reduced construction delays due to weather, and multiple options available.

Final Thoughts On Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities have become popular choices for both seniors and dinks alike as people look for ways to simplify their lives, reduce stress, and remain active well into there golden years.

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