Age-Targeted Community Living Works for the Active Adult Lifestyle

Age-targeted community living appeals to those wanting an active adult lifestyle without the restrictions of an age-restricted community.

Active Adult Communities are developed for a diverse range of ages, amenities, and lifestyles. These communities may be distinguished as:

Age-Targeted Communities defined as open to those of any age with amenities appealing to an active lifestyle. Popular amenities may include indoor or outdoor pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a community center, walking trails, or even a golf course.

Age-Restricted Communities defined as a community geared towards those aged 55+ and catering to active adult living. Popular amenities may be very similar to those mentioned above in the age-targeted communities but is restricted to residents 55+.

Both Age-Restricted and Age-Targeted Communities may also include some or all of services such as lawn mowing services, landscaping, snow removal, common area maintenance, and a central area for socialization such as a clubhouse or community center.

Both types of communities cater to active adults and Baby Boomers who are looking for a vacation home or a retirement home. The neighborhoods center around what’s important to each group of residents.

See our recent Ask The Broker video: What Is An Age-Targeted Community

Identifying Age-Targeted and Age-Restricted Communities on our Website

Choose your Lifestyle - Find the right age-targeted communityBefore buying a home it’s a good idea to meet with your Active Adults Realty agent and visit the different areas and neighborhoods together. Inquire about your options, the community rules, the Home Owner’s Association, and compare the various environments residents enjoy.

You can easily identify whether a neighborhood or particular home for sale is Age-Restricted or for All Ages on our website. You can locate this information on our website using any one of these options:

  1. The easiest way is to scroll down on the homepage where you can Choose your lifestyle by selecting the image for 55+ Communities or All-Age Communities.
  2. When viewing one of the Delaware Communities or Neighborhoods pages, look towards the top of the page. From here you’ll see where it tells you if the community is a 55+ community or not.
  3. If you’re doing a Property Search, click on More Filters. Under the Senior Communities field select Yes.
  4. An alternate way to search for this information is under the Search in the top navigation. From the drop-down menu select Search by Lifestyle which takes you to a page leading to specific pages and searches for the Active Adult Communities, waterfront, etc.

These are just some of the ways you can find the right community on Look around and find others by clicking on The Area or Communities in the top navigation throughout our website.

We’re happy to answer your questions and help you find the communities which suit your lifestyle. Contact us today and we’ll make some plans.

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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