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Should you retire near family?
As people approach their retirement years, they often begin to ask themselves if they want to stay in their existing community or move to live near family.
As an active adult, choosing where to retire is a crucial decision. How can you travel and spend time with the people you love while still maintaining your healthy and active lifestyle? Below, we’ll discuss the factors you might consider before you decide on where you want to call home.
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Think About the Settings That Make You Happiest
Active adults often find they’re ready for a radical change in retirement, while others like being closer to the community they have lived in and know. Easy access to their doctors, church, and favorite restaurants provides a level of comfort that moving to a new area might not.
If you already know you’re happier in the country vs. the city, you might be trying to decide how to choose the right one for retirement. In Ladera communities, you get the best of both worlds. Ladera focuses on creating attractive walking trails and landscapes that allow you to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature. Likewise, when you live in a Ladera community, you’re never far from the amenities of the city and your established community.
You’ll also have the opportunity to make friends within the community. Ladera offers opportunities for people with all different types of interests to bond over activities they like. Whether you’ve always wanted to join a walking group, try pickleball or have someone to see the latest movies with, it’s active people with common interests living an active lifestyle!
Look for Activities to Do
Ladera is so committed to fostering a setting you’ll love that each community comes with a center, known as The Hub. Equipped with a pool and other common areas, The Hub allows residents to enjoy each other’s company as well as planned social events. Your family can even join in if they want something fun to do while they’re visiting!
When you choose your active adult community, you’ll want a place that offers plenty to do. Each community comes with many activities for active adults who love to get out and about. These activities include social groups, putting greens, pools, and fitness centers! You won’t feel alone in your Ladera neighborhood.
Some people prefer to move near family so they can have “their people” around them. Consider what types of activities you want to devote your time to once you’re retired. Then, see if the areas family members live in have opportunities to pursue your hobbies. If not, the Ladera community can provide just that. All of Ladera’s locations are filled with active adults ages 55 and older in the same stage of life.
This makes Ladera communities the perfect places to live even if you’re already going to be near family.
Think About Family Dynamics
Before you move near family members, you should consider how your move might impact your family’s dynamics.
Some families already live near each other, making it easier for active adults to decide where to live. Yet, many families also have people scattered around the country.
As such, if you can’t be close by, you might choose a location that draws members of your family. Ladera’s communities are in areas that serve as attractive places to visit, such as the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our retirees often find that family from near and far enjoy spending time with them here in the metroplex with so many fun activities to see and do.
Think About Your Financial Needs
Before you answer the question “Should you retire near family?” it’s important to think about your financial needs.
Moving might seem like a large expense for many active adults, but it doesn’t have to break your budget. In fact, Ladera communities offer affordable, custom homes ready to buy or lots to build on for people in retirement. Even the tedious tasks of mowing, watering, weeding, cleaning the pool, and other landscape maintenance are included. It’s all taken care of so you can focus on your next adventure.
Ladera active adult communities are located in central areas, so you won’t have to give up your lifestyle. You can travel, and enjoy nature, your family can easily come to visit you, and you’re close enough to all of the amenities to be able to keep the same doctors and even social engagements.
Figure Out What You’ll Do If Someone Moves
While family members may plan on staying somewhere for a long period of time, sometimes plans change and they have to relocate.
From job changes to lifestyle changes to new opportunities, Ladera makes it easy for families to see each other regardless of how far apart they live from one another. In fact, each home comes with a lock and leave feature so you can keep your property safe and maintained while you travel to see friends and family.
So, Should You Retire Near Family?
The answer to that question will depend on your personal situation and the dynamics of your family. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll need a home that will serve you well throughout this exciting season.
That’s where we come in. At Ladera, we build houses for active adults 55 and older. When you build with us, you can choose between different communities throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, allowing you to pick areas that are nearest to your existing community and or family members.
Want to learn more about the home we can build for you? Take a look at our different floor plans to see which one best suits your needs or contact us today!