55+ Active Adult Communities Snowbird Trend

Snowbird Season gets Longer and LongerGL Homes is very active in South Florida.  They are building their 8th Valencia community, all of which are 55+ communities.  I live in Villaggio, a 55+ Active Adult Community in Lake Worth, Florida.  Villaggio is one of more than seventy 55+ communities in Palm Beach County. 

Something that I’ve noticed over the past 9 years is that generally speaking, approximately 40% of most 55+ communities are snowbirds.  With the type of winter weather that has plagued the northeast plus the year round lifestyle that 55+ communities offer, more and more northerners are making their snowbird home a permanent home.

What I find predictable is that new snowbirds who purchase a 55+ community home stays from anywhere 3 to 6 months in the winter.  Each time they return they seem to stay longer and longer.  Eventually, many snowbirds take the plunge and sell their place up north and make a permanent move to their Florida home.  They realize that their children and grand children are only a plane ride away.

Full time residents experience a big difference between summer and winter.  In the winter when snowbirds arrive, drive time doubles and restaurants are packed, packed packed.  


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