Confused about all the different types of retirement and active adult communities?
If you are planning to retire into retirement communities in Texas, you have several options to
choose from. Today, real estate builders are developing several types of retirement
communities. Before you zero in on one you need to know which type of community will suit
you the most. Investing only after knowing what type of community would bring you peace of
mind can help you make a choice that can be worthy and rewarding. You can choose to live in
mixed generation retirement communities or communities with independent living facilities in
Mixed generation retirement communities (or mixed age communities)
In this type of retirement community people of all ages live together. Such communities have no
or less restrictions when compared to an actual retirement community. If you love being in the
midst of young energetic people and don’t find them a bother you can always opt for these
communities. The only disadvantage that this community has is lack of privacy and solitude.
Most retired couple would prefer both of these, and so would love to be in a community meant
for the retired. Compared to exclusive retirement communities mixed generation communities
come at a lesser cost.
Independent living facilities
These communities are open to people who are above 50. This does not mean that both
husband and wife need to be over 50 years. If the man is 50 years of age, the spouse can live
with him or her regardless of her age. There are communities that require residents to be above
55 or 60 years of age. Properties in these communities are often, but not always multi-family.
Children are allowed to live in these communities, but only for stipulated time. So, if children
plan to visit their grandparents they are welcome, provided they do not overstay. An advantage
with independent living facilities is that you can build units according to your liking. However,
these units are expensive.
Getting into retirement communities can be the best way to spend your retired life. However to
get into the best of retirement communities in Texas you need to plan early.