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The Perks of Living in a 55 and Older Community

June 29, 2022

 

Over 55 communities in Colorado today are enjoying huge popularity due to the great benefits people who decide to move in them enjoy. Here are some of the perks you can count on if you move to a 55 plus community:

Less work around the home. The 55 and older communities in Colorado include many options for low-maintenance landscaping and offer lots of outdoor maintenance tasks, so you save time. This leaves you free to engage in activities you really enjoy, such planting pots of flowers or taking a leisurely walk on the miles of community trails.

Lower utility bills. Downsizing to a home in a 55 plus community means lower utility bills, not just because there’s “less house” to heat and cool, but also because these homes are typically built with energy efficiency in mind. From thicker walls, to added insulation, to tankless hot water heaters, to energy-efficient windows, you will find energy savings throughout the home.

Opportunities to socialize. Unfortunately, isolation can be common among people over the age of 55. But life in a 55+ community means you have plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people, to make new friends, and to enjoy social activities together. This contributes to emotional as well as to the physical health of community members.

A cohesive look to the neighborhood. 55 plus communities help make sure the entire residential area is neat and attractive, with a consistent landscaping and home styles featured throughout. The gated streets ensure traffic is low, and the community parks and trails are professionally landscaped.