What to Look for in Communities for Ages 55 & Up, Besides a Prime Florida Location

55 Communities FloridaThere’s little wonder that communities for people 55 and older abound in Florida, a state that’s long been high on the list of America’s retirement destinations. With so many to choose from, how do you whittle away at the possibilities and zero in on the community that’s best for you?

A great way to start is to ask yourself some key questions about what you want out of your golden years, what you can afford, and what you absolutely can’t do without. For example:

  • What is it about Florida that led you to consider the age 55 communities here? Are you interested in the abundance of boating and fishing opportunities? Are you planning to enjoy an active lifestyle in a subtropical paradise where weather rarely keeps you indoors?
  • Are you concerned about stretching your savings to cover your housing costs as well as your recreational activities?
  • Are you evaluating whether the communities for people 55 and older on your list truly offer the opportunities for daily exercise and social interaction that they’re supposed to, and are they located near first-rate medical facilities that you may need now, or later in life?

As you contemplate the answers to those questions, consider putting Lake Griffin Harbor in Leesburg on your list of communities for age 55 and up to visit in person. We’re a gated community situated on the southern shore of Lake Griffin, a natural feature that alone offers almost 10,000 acres of water to explore, plus a connection to additional waterways as part of the beautiful Harris Chain of Lakes. We make waterfront living affordable by offering high-quality manufactured homes that typically cost less than housing in age 55 communities with site-built homes. And we top all of that off by offering resort-style amenities such as a clubhouse and a heated pool.

Beyond that, you’ll find that internationally recognized medical facilities and some of the top tourist destinations in the world are a short drive away from our beautiful Central Florida location. To learn more about why Lake Griffin Harbor should be on your list of age 55 communities to explore, contact one of our Lifestyle Consultants today.