Active Adult Living is a housing concept that allows those that are 55+ to live in community with each other and share in similar life-cycles. It is typically an apartment or cottage community filled with laughs and opportunities to engage in daily activities and fellowship.
Active adult communities aren’t much different than any other residential community, aside from their age requirements, but most are designed with a retirement-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle in mind. Often 55+ communities are built near shopping, restaurants, parks, and other attractions, since residents are still eager to live an active lifestyle into their retirement years.
Typically included are recreational facilities and activity programming by professional staff, social activities, grounds maintenance, and home maintenance (but not housekeeping). These are rental properties, and are usually the most affordable senior living option.