How to choose the right 55 plus community for you

Posted on July 17, 2023 by Brooke Jones

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Choosing the right 55+ community to call home involves careful consideration of several factors like location, lifestyle, budget and more. Whether you’re downsizing, looking for a change in scenery or simply ready for something new, it’s important to find a place that aligns with your needs.

It can be difficult to choose where your forever home will be. Luckily, Garber Communities is a premier provider of manufactured homes and RV resorts with seven of the best retirement communities in Florida to meet all of your needs. Here are the top things to consider when looking at retirement communities.

Prioritize your needs

When looking for your perfect retirement living space, search for the community that best suits your interests and desires. Researching activities, restaurants and shopping nearby is the best way to determine the right 55+ community for you. Garber Communities' website is a great place to start exploring – it highlights all the amazing features each of our communities has to offer.

Lifestyle preferences

It’s essential to think about the type of lifestyle you want when looking for the right community for you. If you’re an active senior who enjoys being in nature, you may look for a place that offers plenty of outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking and boating. While others may prefer a more relaxed lifestyle spending their days out on the town shopping, dining or visiting museums.

Pick a location

Another important factor to consider is the location of the 55+ community. Think about what’s important to you, like proximity to family and friends, local activities and even attractions. Are you wanting to escape the city and embrace life just five miles from the beach at SugarMill in New Smyrna? Or do you desire to live in a quaint town with locally-owned shops at Fisherman’s Cove in Dade City?

Community amenities

Consider the amenities that are essential for your lifestyle. Garber Communities prides itself on offering a wide variety of resort-style amenities to keep its residents happy. Fitness rooms or pickleball courts, like the ones in Orchid Lake RV Resort, are great for seniors looking to stay fit. While community-building clubhouses with billiards rooms, like at Hickory Hollow, provide fun ways to spend time with neighbors.

At Garber Communities, we’re proud to offer seniors modern homes at a great price. If you’re interested in learning more about our senior living communities in Florida, click here or call 407-949-8629 for more information.