When my wife informed (told) me that we were moving to a 55+ community I wasn’t sure if I was going there to live or to die. I knew nothing about 55+ communities.
I’ve now lived in the 55+ community of Villaggio for the past 12 years. Villaggio is an Active Adult Community in Palm Beach County Florida. Many of us refer to it as Camp Villaggio. As it turns out, I absolutely love it. I’ve developed a passion for sharing about the lifestyle of living in a 55+ community. Almost all of my blogs are about this subject. These communities are also known as Active Adult Communities or 55 plus communities.
There is no other lifestyle like there is in a 55+ community. It’s an exciting lifestyle for those in their 50’s and well into their 80’s or more. Living in an Active Adult Community is like going back to camp again. You can think of 55+ living as resort style living which makes you feel like you are on vacation all the time.
For those who have come of age and are ready for a lifestyle change, Active Adult Communities allow you to enjoy new experiences, new scenery, new activities where most of your neighbors are probably at the same stage of life as you.
They’re called “Active” Adult Communities for a reason. The club house is generally the hub of organized social activities. Everything is right there. Most (not all) Active Adult Community amenities include:
Computer Lab / Library
Arts & Crafts
Social Hall – Grand Ballroom with Stage
Dance and/or Aerobics Studio
Indoor and/or Outdoor Pools
You can also join any of the many clubs and special interest groups. And if there’s not one to suit your fancy, you can start one of your own.
Many Social Activities will give you the opportunity to meet new friends of similar ages and interests and offer an immediate sense of belonging. Most communities are gated and most have security patrols, which offers protection and a feeling of security.
Palm Beach County has more than seventy Active Adult Communities that offer Active Adult Lifestyles. The following link provides Delray Beach Homes for Sale, Boynton Beach Homes for Sale, Boca Raton Homes for Sale, and Lake Worth. Here is a link to more than 40 Different Active Adult Communities including ALL of the 9 Valencia Series by GL Homes.