Monday, December 23, 2013

What Does "Retirement" Mean to You: 8 Unique Retirement Communities

"Aspiring Hemingways, die-hard recreational-vehicle fans, Harley-obsessed boomers: If you’re feeling a little uninspired about your retirement options (another community based around a golf course? Really?), you’re in luck. A new breed of retirement community is catering to those whose interests lie a little outside the mainstream.

The number of retirement communities that serve a specific niche, a group of people that share a common background or interest, is on the rise." - Catey Hill of The Wall Street Journal 

That's right! The Wall Street Journal officially announced an increase popularity of niche communities. Neil Schuster, founder of niche community Lake Weir Living commented, “The typical cookie-cutter gated community is over-saturated…a lot of people just don’t want that.”

Whether you are a theatre buff, crazy for cats, a technology buff, or a retired postal worker. There is now a perfect place just for you. Here are links to a few of these oases: 
  • Lassell Village: Requires residents to attend 450 hours of class a year. Setup is similar to college.
  • Lake Weir Living: For retirees who enjoy their big toys. Homes and surroundings are accommodating of RVs, motorcycles, boat, multiple cars, etc. 
  • Aegis Gardens: With a design focused on Feng Shui, residents may participate in activities including tai-chi, calligraphy, and mahjong.  
  • NoHo Senior Arts Colony: Exclusive to artists, actors/actresses, or those of the creative arts, residents have full access to numerous art rooms and theaters.   
I want to hear from you! 
What would your ideal retirement community have? 

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