Top reasons for moving into an active adult lifestyle community

As you transition into an active retirement life, you may find that your family home is just too big for you and your spouse or significant other. You are using fewer rooms since the kids moved out and you might be thinking this is the time to make a fresh start. A start with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What defines an active adult lifestyle community?

Adult lifestyle communities aren’t so different from other residential communities. Aside from their age requirements, most are designed with a retirement-friendly lifestyle in mind.
These communities can be comprised of single-family houses, condominiums, or townhomes, with units that are owned by the resident. Often, this type of community will be built near shopping, restaurants, parks, and other attractions, since residents are still eager to live an active lifestyle into their retirement years.
Also, unlike some other senior living options, active adult communities do not have on-site dining facilities for residents, nor do they provide any type of healthcare services. However, these communities are conveniently located close to hospitals and other medical facilities.
In a nutshell, these communities exist for people who not only share your interests and passions, and who will also expose you to new and exciting opportunities and become great friends along your journey.

Benefits these communities have to offer with you in mind:

Active living at its best:
An active adult community will provide you with many opportunities to get exercise, socialize, and stay sharp into your retirement years. In addition to the many amenities like pools and fitness centers, these communities’ residents will often organize social events, clubs, volunteer groups, and other ways to stay active and involved. Residents can also enjoy keeping an active lifestyle, travelling or volunteering.

A sense of community:
Opportunities to make friends with other like-minded people: When you move someplace new, there’s something to be said for having a conveniently located group of potential friends. In active adult communities, residents are all pretty much in the same place in life, having worked hard for many years, raised a family, and now looking to enjoy a relaxed retirement, so it is easy to find people with whom you have much in common and wonderful friendships can result.

No need to be retired:
Although Adult Lifestyle communities are commonly referred to as “retirement communities,” there’s no need to leave your present job to live here. That’s what makes living in one of these communities so unique.

Location, Location, Location:
These communities are built with you in mind and a great location is key.
Many are conveniently located close to recreation centres, golf courses, and all the amenities to make the most of your experience. Shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, museums, libraries, medical offices, hospitals, parks, walking trails, and entertainment, are all part of the careful thought and planning that goes into building an Adult Lifestyle Community.

Living in the Villages of Sally Creek Adult Lifestyle community in Woodstock.

The city of Woodstock has a historic downtown centre with boutiques, a farmer’s market and restaurants. Shopping malls, big-box stores and supermarkets are also nearby. Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock Library, Woodstock Art Gallery, and highways 401 and 403 are easily accessible.

The Villages of Sally Creek is a master planned community located on 230 acres of rolling hills, nestled in the northwest corner of Woodstock, Ontario. Located with 30 minutes of London, Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. Residents can remain in the same community as their lifestyles evolve.

Exclusive Amenities

Sunlight Heritage Homes -The Villages of Sally Creek provides something for everyone, including a fully-equipped community center with an indoor pool, sauna, exercise facilities, and greenhouse solarium. The games room, library and computer lab, crafts room and workshops are available on site and exclusive to the residents here within the adult lifestyle neighbourhood of the Villages. There is also the conjoining Sally Creek Golf Course, which opened in the fall of 2008 and provides an enjoyable and challenging golf opportunity for all golfers. Check out sallycreekgolf.com

Something for everyone

Walking trails throughout the Villages and nearby parks make a perfect playground for all families. Taking scenic strolls, jaunting out on a bike tour or engaging in an easy-going ski venture, these well-maintained nature paths are part of the beauty evident at The Villages of Sally Creek and the surrounding area.

Quality & Luxury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two distinct options are available at The Villages of Sally Creek. Sunlight Heritage Homes offers Bungalow/townhomes with a walk-out basement and detached bungalow designs on 50-foot lots.

For more information, contact our onsite Sales Agent: 226-289-1943
Or visit: The Villages of Sally Creek

The Basics to Landscaping Your Yard

Landscaping plays quite an important role in the physical appearance of your home. It is the first thing people see when they see your property, and some good or bad landscaping can make or break a home’s whole look, as well as increase or decrease its overall value.

Here is an example of how landscaping can make a big difference.

As you can see, the homes look way different when they are nicely landscaped. But then you may be thinking, “I want to landscape my home but I don’t want to hire a designer”, well there are some easy ways to make your home look nice, without the help of anyone. These are some ways to landscape your home depending on your lot and other contributing factors.

The first thing to remember is, do not ever neglect your front yard. As stated by HGTV, many people often mainly focus on the backyard, forgetting the front yard, however that is where everyone’s first impression of your house develops.

  • If you are looking for something simple, the best thing to start with is just keeping your grass clean and cut. Make sure you keep your grass short, but not too long. It is suggested that you cut down to 1/3 of its original length to ensure healthy grass. Too long means too much moisture, and too short attracts too much sunlight. Also don’t forget to weed your yard because they can spread fairly fast, which does not look very nice. As a result this can drastically change the appearance of your lawn, from messy to well kept.

  • Landscape with the shape of your home. Take into consideration the size of your home, since the main goal of landscaping is to effectively display your house. If you use small flowers on a large house, they will not be noticed as much, so consider shapes and masses when developing a plan. Use large items that can be seen from the distance, but do not cover windows and doors. Group plants together and use some variation and repetition, while going along a color scheme as well, otherwise too many colors can overpower the yard.

  • Consider maintenance. If you are landscaping your yard to appeal to potential buyers, try to make it look both nice, and low maintenance, because an extravagant garden may have strong curb appeal however many people would not like to think of themselves spending hours taking care of it. Some low maintenance items to consider include:

  • Next, a helpful tip is: do not plant hedges, trees, and plants too close to walkways. It is recommended that you plant them so that you have approximately 2 feet of free space around the walkway. This ensures that the plants won’t grow onto the pathway, thus restricting the pathway.

  • This is an important one, and it is, make the entrance obvious. Don’t tell me you’ve never came across a house where you had absolutely no clue which door was the front door. Trust me, you do not want to be the owner of one of those. It just makes everything confusing because your guests do not know where to go. As a result, make the main entrance the focal point and have your landscaping focused on highlighting it.

To conclude, those are just some of basics to landscaping your yard, every lot has potential, and with some time and hard work, yours can look incredible as well.

Let us know what you think of this post in the comments below, and tell us if you have tried any of these, or if you have any additional tips that we may have missed.