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What is an active adult or active lifestyle community?

An active adult community is not different than any other planned or gated community except there is an age requirements to live there.
Most community requirements:

  • Residents to be over 55, though some set the bar at age 62 and up.
  • 80 percent of the residences must be occupied by those in the specified age bracket, as regulated by the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Housing for Older Persons Act.

Most of active adult housing - 85 to 90 percent - is single-family homes with 15 percent condominiums or rental apartments.

Typically, Adult Communities in New Jersey attract people aged 60 to 65, some retired and some still working but thinking about retirement. Ninety-five percent purchase their homes or condominiums, cook their own meals and have the option to participate in group activities at a clubhouse or community center.

What is an active adult or active lifestyle community?

An active adult community is not different than any other planned or gated community except there is an age requirement to live there.
Most community requirements:

  • Residents to be over 55, though some set the bar at age 62 and up.

  • 80 percent of the residences must be occupied by those in the specified age bracket, as regulated by the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Housing for Older Persons Act.

Most of active adult housing – 85 to 90 percent – is single-family homes with 15 percent condominiums or rental apartments.

Typically, Adult Communities in New Jersey attract people aged 60 to 65, some retired and some still working but thinking about retirement. Ninety-five percent purchase their homes or condominiums, cook their own meals and have the option to participate in group activities at a clubhouse or community center.

What Active Adult Living Is Not

The active adult community living is often confused with a continuing care retirement community (CR),

"A continuing care retirement community (CR),[1][2] sometimes known as a life-care community, is a type of retirement community in the US. where a continuum of aging care needs from independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care can all be met within the community.[3] These various levels of shelter and care may be housed on different floors or wings of a single high-rise building or in physically adjacent buildings, such as garden apartments, cottages, duplexes, mid- and low-rise buildings, or spread out in a campus setting. The emphasis of the CR model is to enable residents to avoid having to move, except to another level of care within the community, if their needs change.[4] "

Quoted from: Continuing care retirement communities in the United States (wikipedia.org)

but adult community living and Continuing care retirement community have significant differences.

  • Continuing care retirement community Accrues offers independent living, assisted living, often some type of nursing care and, sometimes separate specialized wings for the elderly with Alzheimer's or other aging-associated diseases. The average age of entering independent living is 82.

  • Active adult communities are real estate developments that offer independent, relatively maintenance-free living to residents aged 55 and over. In "age restricted" active adult. The average age of entering adult community living 60 to 65 for an active adult or active lifestyle

Are you the kind of person who is looking to be in a community with peers? Look at the culture of the place;

The key difference between an active adult community and independent living in a continuing care retirement community is active adult communities typically do not offer any centralized dining options or healthcare options.

Why Choose an Adult community?

Often, people who choose an active adult community are downsizing and want a place where they will have amenities and limited work, such as lawn care and snow shoveling.


 

Find The Right Place

How do you know if an active adult community is right for you? Each community differs in what it offers and each has its overall feel, so you have to check for exactly which amenities, services, and activities are available free or included in a monthly homeowner ' association fee. Are clubhouse, pool, fitness center and art classes included free or are there any add-on fees?

Also know what you prefer. Are you the kind of person who is looking to be in a community with peers? Look at the culture of the place. Look at the culture of the organization, the demographic. Is it vibrant and active?


 

It Is A Good Practice To Know What You Can Afford?

Analyze your financial resources and expected future cash flow to determine which communities you are able to effortlessly afford. Selling prices fluctuate by location and the size of the home or property. For, example, at Four Seasons at Mirage, an active adult community in Barnett, NJ., homes prices ranged from the $179,900 to upper $300,000 in the past year.

As it is often a major decision and financial commitment, Take the time to visit the communities several times.

Every age-restricted communities have its own rules and regulations as well as federal & state regulations that determine the structure of the residents. Usually, the by-laws for the community are given to new owners. As a prospective owner inquire about any rules that may affect your life in the community.

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