Are you approaching retirement? If your wish is not to deal with the hassle of snow and heating bills during your senior years, then Florida is ideal for you. The Sunshine State is home to a number of 55+ retirement communities in different cities and in varying price points. Here are two things to keep in mind when choosing a new place to call home.
- Think about how you want to spend most of your days.
You will probably want to travel outside the country at least once yearly during retirement, but how about the rest of the time? Do you want access to golf, fishing, or tennis perhaps? Envision how you want to spend an ideal day. List all the amenities you think will increase your enjoyment of your retirement years, and look for a 55+ retirement community that offers those.
- Buy a home in a quieter area.
If putting all your retirement money in an expensive waterfront condo in the middle of a bustling city doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry—there are plenty of affordable options for active adults who are looking for some peace and quiet in Florida. Consider looking for a 55+retirement community in areas like Sebastian, a town on the eastern side of the Atlantic coast, north of the famed Vero Beach. Retirees are flocking to Sebastian for a good reason—it’s a beautiful and peaceful area where homes are still reasonably priced. You don’t have to spend millions to own a beautiful house here. There is a championship 18-hole golf course in the area adjacent to the city airport, and the fees are low. You will also have quick access to the stunning Indian River Drive waterfront where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. A hospital is close by and offers world-class medical care. Sebastian is excellent for people who want to retire in a coastal town where costs of living (and crime rates) are low.