I was just talking with a colleague the other day, and he mentioned a conversation he had with a homeowner in one of our 55 and older communities. This homeowner apparently commented on how nice it was, living in a community where nobody was competing with each other for social status.
I’m sure we’ve all been there, seen the neighborhoods where everyone seems to be buying the latest and greatest toys. It’s hard not to notice and compare their situation with yours.
But the interesting part about living in a senior community, is that everyone has already been there, done that. Whether they cared about such things before or not, most of them have lived long enough to know that happiness doesn’t come from all the stuff you can buy, it comes from all the people you can share your time with.
No More Keeping Up With The Jones
No more driveways full of toys
Our homes are full of active adults, who like to get out and play as much as the next person. Partially due to the nature of our homeowners, and partially due to the fact that there isn’t any room for toys, you’ll rarely see the common toys littering your neighbors yards here.
While its true, you or your neighbor might bring over their RV for a day to load or clean it, there’s really no great place to park it long term in one of our communities. The same goes with boats and 4-wheelers. If you can’t fit it in your garage, then it really has no place here.
Now these things aren’t bad to own. Far from it. But there are other ways of storing them if you own them. Many people who do have them can even find places in their garages for some of them. The nice thing is, that your neighbors and you aren’t seeing these toys every day.
It has a way of leveling the field and beautifying the neighborhood. Everyone’s homes look nice, and everyone’s homes, at least on the outside, remain free of clutter.
Emphasis on the people
People are often judging each other. And I’m sure that still happens to an extend in a 55+ community, however, most people who live there, enjoy their neighbors because they’ve learned the value of making friends with people in their same situations.
If you’re retired, or nearing so, and your children and grandchildren don’t visit all that often, who can you spend time with?
Many folks move into our communities for many reasons. Some like the safety it affords. Some like the fact that the yards are maintained for them. Many of them like the lifestyle that comes from having so many friends close at hand. With a community clubhouse to meet and make more, there is no reason why you wouldn’t be able to find someone or many someones who have similar interests as you.
At Leisure Villas, we pride ourselves on providing neighborhoods where people can come together like they never could in a standard subdivision. And hey, with the amenities that we have, maybe your grandkids will even come visit more often.