So, you have raised the kids and everyone is off to college or getting married. Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about downsizing and taking your turn to live the good life. For many individuals, downsizing has become the norm in order to prepare for retirement. More and more people are even starting to take the downsizing leap before they retire in order to formulate a new active lifestyle. Downsizing doesn’t have to mean a smaller home, either. You decide by choosing a more relaxed lifestyle, easy low-maintenance living and a new efficient luxury home without sacrifice.
Get more time to do the things you want. Large executive estates are great as you raise the family, but you may want to simplify as you get older. As you move forward, downsizing lets you achieve your current needs like volunteering, taking up a new hobby, or playing with grandchildren.
In a well-planned community by Toll Brothers Active Living, you’ll find everything that you need within walking distance. Everything from spas, dinning options, and even yoga classes are offered within some communities. Just make certain that you look for a resort-style community. Some neighborhoods even offer age-restrictions (55+) or lifestyle directors in order to maintain the type of lifestyle that you want as you get older. A smaller cottage, luxury villa, townhouse, or even a condominium may be exactly what you need—in the right community.
Many active adults are opting to find homes in communities that offer great activities and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a great golf community, wanting to take up tennis, or trying to find a neighborhood built for meeting new friends, many seek that perfect community to truly live out their retirement and keep being active. While someone else takes care of the lawn and snow removal, less upkeep on your home means that you will have time for more hobbies, sports, spending time with family and friends, and a relaxed lifestyle if you so choose.
Downsizing to a luxury home with a first-floor master suite may help you stay in your home longer. Even if you do want plenty of space for visitors, make certain that all of the main living can be done on the first floor. Finding a great floor plan without sacrificing living space is key.
If you have been thinking about downsizing, visit our Toll Brothers’ Active Living website for great communities that will suit your new Active Living lifestyle.