Four signs it's time to consider living in a 55+ community

Posted on November 7, 2022 by Brooke Jones

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Putting the brakes on a full-time career when you retire doesn’t mean you have to slow down. You can move full speed ahead into a new chapter of your life at an active retirement community in Florida.

Retirement is the perfect time for a fresh start, and if you’re ready for a change, it’s time to make the move to one of the great 55+ communities in Florida. Age-restricted communities offer amenities and services to help meet your needs as you start settling into retirement living. If you’re questioning if you’re ready for retirement in Florida, here are four signs it's time to consider living in 55+ community.

Sign #1: You’re ready to downsize

Being an empty nester is hard and keeping up with a big, family home can be even harder. If you find yourself growing tired of the cleaning and maintenance that comes with owning a large house, affordable manufactured homes in senior living communities can cut down on the amount of time and energy you spend on general upkeep. You’ll also save money on insurance and utilities, which leaves you with more money to put towards traveling or spoiling your grandkids.

Downsizing to a smaller home doesn’t mean you have to live in a cramped space. Orchid Lake in New Port Richey, Florida has one-bedroom, one-bathroom homes available with an open living space, large windows and plenty of storage to help you make the most of your new, downsized home.

Sign #2: You need new ways to stay active

Staying active in your golden years is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Regular activity and exercise can enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing. It can also boost mobility and help improve or prevent certain health conditions. As we get older, exercise can start to look different and

Garber’s 55+ communities in Florida make staying active easy and fun with the Park’s resort-style amenities!

Paradise Village offers kayaking and canoeing in your own backyard on scenic Lake Clay and swimming in Fisherman’s Cove heated pool gets your heart rate up while being easy on your joints. Hiking the nature trails at Holiday Springs is a fun way to stay active and get some fresh air.

Sign #3: You want to live around like-minded people

If the kids have moved out and you’re not going into the office anymore, it can be difficult to make connections and form friendships. Retirement communities make it easy to connect with people your age who share similar life experiences. Garber Communities can help you meet new people at our potlucks, BBQs, bingo games, arts and crafts events and more. After attending a few events, you’ll have friends in the neighborhood to enjoy the resort-style amenities in the community with whenever you want.

Sign #4: You’re ready for a change of scenery

Now that you’re retired, it’s time to explore new places! Without having to worry about staying in one place for work, you’re free to live anywhere you want and it’s no secret that the Sunshine State is one of the best places for retirement living.

Garber Communities has seven of best retirement communities in Florida in amazing cities. SugarMill Mobile Home Park in New Smyrna Beach is less than five miles away from the sparkling waters of the Atlantic and Paradise Village in Lake Placid is old Florida living at its best with freshwater lakes, rolling hills and fragrant orange groves.

Retirement living is calling your name!

At Garber Communities, you can have the active, independent retirement you’ve always dreamed of. Our communities are built to meet your needs in amazing locations at a great price. If you’re interested in finding affordable manufactured housing at a 55+ community in Florida, give us a call at 407-949-8629, email or click here to learn more.