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Reasons To Buy A Home In A 55+ Community 

Despite what you’ve heard, you don’t have to be retired to move to a 55+ community. Yes, many people have already made that big step, but there are so many ways that right-sizing your life before you retire can significantly improve your health, happiness, and well-being. 

At DeLuca Homes, we believe in the magic of simplifying your life. In our maintenance-free 55 plus communities in Bucks County, you wake up every morning knowing that new experiences are waiting for you wherever you go. With the world at your feet, there’s truly nothing you can’t do here.

Benefits & Advantages

First off, let’s define what constitutes a 55+ community. A 55+ or active adult community is a residential neighborhood in which the vast majority of residents are 55 years or older with no children. They are communities that are built specifically with mature residents in mind. There are many different types of active adult communities in PA, available at various price points. Some are designed for active lifestyles and others are created for those who prefer a more relaxing way of life. 

Whether you’re currently retired or will be in the future, take a look at our top reasons that moving to a 55+ community really does change your life. 

Moving to a 55+ community without retiring first…

  • No Maintenance

Have you ever had to drop out of something or miss an obligation because of an unexpected problem outside your home? At DeLuca Homes, we believe that life is best lived when you can dedicate your time to yourself — that’s why we take care of yard work for you. This fall, you’ll never waste a moment raking leaves, so you can focus your energy on your family, your job, and what you want. 

  • New Adventure

When you move to one of our 55+ communities, our amenities (like a clubhouse, bocce ball courts, walking trails, and a beautiful green setting) are designed for you to relax or stay active whenever you want. While a part of your life stays the same, the other part is an entirely new adventure. Here, you’ll indulge in new experiences, explore new passions, and meet new people who will become lifelong friends.

  • Sense of Community

One of the many things that sets DeLuca Homes apart is the sense of community among neighbors. When you move here, you automatically feel a camaraderie with people who love to live the way that you do — and are so happy to be on this journey with you. This might be something you’ve never experienced before, but we think  it makes every day brighter than the last. 

Retiring early and moving to a 55+ community…

  • Get Up and Go

In a DeLuca 55+ community, you can travel to the ends of the earth (or even just into town) without having to worry about the upkeep of your home — we’ll take care of your exterior maintenance for you. No matter if you’re gone for three months or three days, you’ll never sacrifice a single moment of joy on your trip. Now’s your chance to check off that vacation on your bucket list… Go get out there, we have your back! 

  • Mini Career

Now that work-related stress is a thing of the past and your days are open-ended, you have all the time in the world to hone the skills you’ve always wanted to use outside of your former career. If you enjoy staying busy and earning an income, you can create a “mini career” for yourself by doing exactly what you love, whether it’s writing, crafting, freelancing, or anything related. The best part? This time, you’re the boss.

  • Meet New People 

Finally, it’s your time to choose exactly what you do and have fun doing it. Think of this adventure as a new way of living — one that’s focused on you. From social events, clubs, and classes to private courtyard get-togethers, there are so many ways to interact and become close with your like-minded neighbors. At DeLuca Homes, there’s always a friendly face around the corner.

Are 55+ Communities the Same as Retirement Homes?

Although people may use “55+ community” and “retirement community” interchangeably, there are nuanced differences, with each having a specific set of services and amenities. One common theme, though, is that these communities offer the opportunity for fun, carefree living, and independence. 

55+ or Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities are designed for those seeking a low-maintenance, independent lifestyle. In 55+ communities, an HOA usually maintains the exterior of the property and common areas. There may be a central gathering location such as a clubhouse, along with amenities such as pools, tennis courts, or other recreation similar to what you’ll find at a country club. While some residents may still be working, others are free to join clubs and organize excursions with their new neighbors, pursuing hobbies, remaining active, and socializing. Housekeeping and medical services are not offered. 55+ communities may feature single-family homes, townhouses, villas or condominiums, usually owned as opposed to rented. The cost of living in a 55+ community may include the mortgage, taxes, utilities, transportation, daily living expenses, as well as HOA fees. 

Retirement or Independent Living Communities

Retirement communities are designed to provide a supportive environment, offering a range of living options, services, and care levels. Residents enjoy landscaping and exterior home maintenance, and perhaps housekeeping or medical services. Amenities vary by community but may include a fitness center, pool, dining hall, and gathering spaces for programming, performances, and events. Retirement communities employ activity staff who create engaging activities and excursions for residents. This fosters a sense of community, encouraging residents to socialize and connect. Retirement communities may offer on-site healthcare services or local healthcare partnerships. Services may include assistance with daily activities, medication management, and wellness programs. In addition, retirement communities may also provide services such as dining halls, housekeeping, and transportation. Independent living communities may feature villas, cottages, or apartments. Residents generally rent, but monthly fees include the rent and all other services. 

Connect with DeLuca Homes in Bucks County Today!

No matter where you are in your retirement plans, moving to our 55+ communities in PA is one of the best decisions you’ll make. From new experiences to new freedom, living in a maintenance-free home (in a community that loves you back!) makes all the difference for the present and your future. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect 55 plus homes for sale, so connect with us today!