Southwest Florida attracts all walks of life from all across the globe--for good reason. The perpetual summer weathers and endless However, you may not have thought that one of those reasons is taking advantage of the breathtaking 55+ communities that outline much of Southwest Florida.

The Sarasota area is the idyllic if you're retired, the kids are all grown up, or you just want a change of scenery. The 55+ communities bring a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of your up and coming neighborhood. Maybe you just want to be around like-minded folks. These communities are popping up every day in Southwest Florida catering to those looking for the sunny Florida lifestyle.

The move into such a community is definitely a change of pace. Who will you be living next to? What amenities will it have? What exactly can you expect from an active 55+ community in Southwest Florida? Let's break it down. So, what exactly is an “active adult community”? For starters, there is always something to do. Many communities have outdoor activities such as shuffle board, tennis courts, fitness centers, swimming pools, etc. Some communities will have healthy lifestyle classes such as yoga instructors, fitness trainers and others that visit the community frequently. “Mobile (or traveling) personal trainers/physical therapists” are becoming very popular in 55+ and senior communities in Southwest Florida.

What will your neighbors be like? Well, many people of the same age, demographic, or lifestyle often are of a like-mind. Many Floridians find it beneficial to be inter-woven with like-minded people within their communities. The great thing is that you'll be very social with be sharing amenities, surroundings and all that the communities have the offer.

These aforementioned amenities don't even seem to scratch the surface. Many have nightly events such as game nights, dinners, movie nights, and much more. There is often a common area or recreation center within the community that can harbor many events such as these. There is so much more to offer within these communities. For more information on communities in the Sarasota area, contact us today!

Posted by Andree Huffine, Sarasota Realtor on
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