5 Benefits of Aging in Place
September 2, 2023
For nearly 20 years, we’ve specialized in age restricted communities. When you choose one of our homes, you can be sure that your community will be full of wonderful people who are at or near your same stage of life.
Unlike other adult communities that simply market their homes to seniors, we build communities that legally maintain a certain age range. All of our senior communities require that at least 80% of homeowners be over 55 years of age. This does mean that up to 20% can be younger than 55, but in our experience, we only have about 1% of our homeowners that are that young.
When people hear “Senior Community,” they often think of assisted living centers. This is a very limited view. There are also active adult communities, and senior apartments.
We almost exclusively build active adult communities. In these age restricted communities, you own your home. There are no special care facilities or cafeterias. It’s like living in any other house, except you get to be around people that you have more in common with, and you get to enjoy a more carefree lifestyle with plenty of amenities.
Occasionally, we’ll also build senior apartments, but these are separate from our normal retirement communities.
Many people ask us, how old are our residents? Some of our older clients are afraid that the community will be too young, while our younger buyers are afraid that everyone else will be too old.
Most everyone in our communities are over 55 years old. Some are right at 55, while others may be in their 80’s.
Many of our homeowners are retired, many are still working. Almost all of them have no more children living at home.
Since we do not offer assisted living care, our homeowners are all independent. They live here, not because they can’t take care of their big yards, but because they choose to spend their time doing other things, fun things.
Even though our homeowners are considered active adults, they sometimes have or may develop special needs. Wheelchairs for spouses, or even themselves, might eventually become an issue. Often these could be short term needs related to surgeries, other times they might be more permanent. Whatever the case, we have designed everything to accommodate such needs as they may arise down the road.
All of our doorways are extra wide to fit a wheelchair and we have built in the appropriate wheelchair turning radiuses. There are no stairs, inside or out, unless you specifically buy a home with a bonus room above the garage.
Even if you don’t have a wheelchair, your knees will thank you for finding a home without stairs. In short, these homes are easily converted into fully wheelchair accessible homes if that ever becomes necessary.
Our different communities vary from one neighborhood to another, depending on the size, but whether they have walking trails, extra garden plots, or even pickleball courts, almost all of them have a full-sized clubhouse.
The clubhouse is a great place for neighbors to meet and have fun. You can have parties, hit the cue ball with a game of billiards, watch the big ball game, get a workout, or even relax to a newspaper or book from our library.
If you have grandchildren, they’ll love to visit and take advantage of the swimming pool or theater. Whatever your tastes, there’s usually something fun for everyone in our communities.
Chores are only fun for a while. You’ve got better things to do than mow your lawn or shovel your snow. In our communities, all of the exterior maintenance is taken care of for you. You’re still welcome to plant a few things in your planter strips if you want, but if not, the grass will still get clipped and fertilized, the shrubs will be maintained, the snow will be removed, and street or home repairs will happen without you needing to lift a hammer.
There are only two things to worry about: First is the inside of your own home; Second is, what fun can you have, now that your chores are all taken care of?
Amenities are fun, but they only go so far. There is more to do in a 55+ community than first meets the eye. Many of our homeowners highly value their friendships with their neighbors. Part of getting to know your neighbors and strengthening friendships with them, is having several activities to involve and engage everyone.
Whether it be pot-luck dinners, service projects, book clubs, game nights, luncheons, aerobics, performances, or any number of things, you’re sure to find a fun activity that is suited to you and several others like you in these communities.
Whatever your reason for moving, you’ll love the friendships you foster in one of our communities.
Just because you want to live in a 55+ community, it doesn’t mean that you hate younger people. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Especially here in Utah, family comes first.
We may build age restricted communities, and while most of our amenities are planned around you, your families are still welcomed and encouraged to visit. After all, what good is having a pool if you can’t share it with your grandkids? Everything for that matter is open you and your guests except for the exercise room in the clubhouse. That is reserved for residents only.
So go ahead, be that cool grandparent!
All of our homes are attached, meaning that you will share at least one, usually two walls with your neighbor. These however are not condos, nor are they apartments. In a condo, you only own the air inside your home. In our communities, you actually own your whole home. It’s just like owning any other home, except the exteriors are maintained by an HOA. This means that if you want to modify the inside of your home, you can, as long as you don’t compromise the integrity of your home. A lot of people ask us if we can rent to them. In our standard communities, the answer is no, all of the homes we build, we sell.
For those of you who want an apartment instead of owning your own home in one of our awesome 55+ communities, we do have an option for you. Right now, we only have one senior apartment complex called Grovecrest Villas, located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Here, you can have all the advantages of an active senior community, from awesome amenities and activities, to a great network of friends, but without actually owning your own home. This is a great option for many people and we do plan on building more of these in the coming years along the Wasatch front. To learn more about Grovecrest Villas, click here.
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Leisure Villas is recognized as the leading developer for senior living communities of folks 55 and better along Utah’s Wasatch Front. These unique and beautiful communities are all designed to offer you quality, single-story living, with real amenities. If you think it’s about time you started living the carefree lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for, then we invite you to check out one of our conveniently located communities.
Over the last 20 years, we have developed several private senior communities totaling over 2,000 homes. And if you are anything like most seniors living in Utah, you are looking for a nice, convenient location close to your family and friends. Well luckily for you, our communities stretch from as far north as Logan, to as far south as Springville, giving you plenty of different location options to choose from along the Wasatch Front.
The benefits of our home designs and amenities have been refined through the construction of numerous other different projects across the United States that are similar to ours. There is a reason why we are the largest builder of carefree senior communities across Northern Utah. Give us a call today to find out more information, and start living the carefree lifestyle you’ve been waiting for!Find the perfect location near you.
Eventually, all the kids will move out, or at least, we hope they do. It’s a bittersweet time, but we’ve labored hard to raise them right, and now it’s time for them to fly from the nest. Only, now that they’re gone, that large family home that we’ve called home for so long is a bit bigger than we need.
We’re active and healthy now, and while we remain optimistic about life, we’d be fooling ourselves if we didn’t acknowledge that the next couple of decades are going to be hard on our bodies. The stairs in those happy homes we’ve cherished for so long might already be causing our joints to complain.
Plus, with the kids on their own and with our retirement freeing up some spare time, this is the best time to get out and enjoy life. At Leisure Villas, we’ve put a lot of time and thought into designing a place that is perfectly suited for you, your needs now, and your possible needs in the future.
With like-minded neighbors, amenities that encourage developing those meaningful friendships, finishing touches that match your expectations, and home designs that are more accommodating to your needs, it’s not hard to see why living here is so much more than an empty nest.Discover the Leisure Villas difference.
One of the first concerns new visitors have is, am I too young for this place. Many people think that because we are a “Senior Community”, that we’re full of old people. While it’s true that legally we restrict the age of homeowners to 55 years or older, we also call these luxurious neighborhoods “Active Adult Communities.”
The design of our communities and amenities promote an active and fun lifestyle. Whether you take advantage of the exercise facilities, the swimming pool, or just feel like taking your dog for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, you can see that Leisure Villas reflects the adage that aging is a matter perspective.
As you gracefully age, you’ll come to appreciate the intelligent design of your home and amenities even more. You may not always be up for a swim or an intense work out, but a game of billiards, cards, or getting together for a nice meal with friends and neighbors is always fun.
And while many other homes and neighborhoods fare poorly with age, even our oldest communities seem to look more beautiful and healthy than the day you moved in.Check out our amenities.
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