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Non-Traditional Retirement Options

Christina Swain

Christina was born into real estate. She grew up watching her mother run a successful real estate business and she wanted to follow in her footsteps...

Christina was born into real estate. She grew up watching her mother run a successful real estate business and she wanted to follow in her footsteps...

Dec 4 4 minutes read

Non Traditional Retirement Options

Your house is quiet again, but you’re not ready for a quiet retirement? Consider these possibilities for the next stage of life:

Move to a 55+ Community

There are many 55+ communities in our area known for their comradery and activities.  In 55+ communities known for their activities the clubhouse is the center of the action.  For example, is The Villas at Chancellors Glen known for their wine and cheese parties.  The Villages at Flowers Mill has many different amenities – tennis, a heated pool, fitness center, yet they also take bus trips and have a social calendar.  There is always something happening!  If your looking for new construction with amenities – The Regency at Yardley is the place to be with a grand clubhouse with state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, club rooms for billiards and cards, library, tennis and bocce courts, Whirlpool spa, and more.

Then there are other 55+ communities without a clubhouse which can also be very active.  In these communities people can choose to keep to themselves or join in.  The Villas at Riverview has different groups that meet including a woman’s group.

If you have 55+ community questions, Schedule a Call with us or simply reach.  I am happy to help you and answers even if you are in the beginning stages.  This is what I specialize in and am happy to help.

Cruising Lifestyle

Some retirees opt for luxury cruise ship living on a semi full-time basis, with unlimited food prepared for them, maid service, entertainment venues, exercise options, access to health care, and the ability to see the world. Between sailing stints, they often stay with family or friends, rent a short-term apartment or a long-term hotel room.

RV Living

Many empty-nesters hit the road in their own little home on wheels. Some sell the “family home” and invest in adventure, spending their golden years exploring and discovering new places one road at a time.

Working Retirement

Some people decide to continue working to supplement their retirement income, make up for a lack of retirement funds, or to keep themselves mentally challenged and physically active. When deciding to engage in a “working” retirement, whether part-time, seasonal, or full-time, evaluate your location for friendliness to older workers and retirees.

Going Global

Many retirees decide to settle down in a foreign land, an especially attractive option if a lower cost of living and medical care is desired. Mexico is quite popular among these less-expensive locations, but other Central American countries like Panama and Costa Rica are also attracting interest.

Co-Habitats and Multi-Generational Living

Tiny houses perched in backyards and apartments crafted out of easy-access walk-out basements afford retirees privacy, with the comfort of having family nearby when needed.

It’s also increasingly common for co-habitation to happen in groups of older adults who share common areas and enjoy their own private spaces with food preparation, maid service, and healthcare all onsite.

College Towns

Some mature adults prefer to return to their alma mater or another institution of higher learning. In addition to a college town environment, these areas often offer access to great libraries, the arts, swimming, and athletic facilities, and sporting events. As an added benefit, many offer free college classes to seniors. 

 

Thinking about selling?  We are happy to give you advice on what to do to get your home ready for the market.  Contact us for a free 30 min no obligation home evaluation.

Christina Swain with The Swain Team of Keller Williams
215.757.7257 | [email protected]

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