The Art of Downsizing: Home or Lifestyle, You Decide
Last updated on January 31st, 2023
So, you have raised the kids, and everyone is off to college or getting married. Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about downsizing and taking your turn to live the good life. For many individuals, downsizing has become the norm to prepare for retirement. More and more people are starting to take the downsizing leap before they retire to formulate a new active lifestyle. However, don’t get confused. Downsizing doesn’t have to mean a smaller home, either. Instead, you choose a more relaxed lifestyle, easy, low-maintenance living, and a new efficient luxury home without sacrifice.
Get more time to do the things you want. Large executive estates are great as you raise the family, but you may want to simplify as you get older. As you move forward, downsizing lets you achieve your current needs, like volunteering, taking up a new hobby, or playing with grandchildren.
Location, Location, Location
In a well-planned community by Toll Brothers Active Adult, you’ll find everything you need within walking distance. Everything from spas, dining options, and even yoga classes are offered within some communities. Just make sure that you look for a resort-style community. Some neighborhoods even offer age restrictions (55+) or lifestyle directors to maintain the type of lifestyle you want as you age. In the right community, a smaller cottage, a luxury villa, a townhouse, or even a condominium may be precisely what you need.
Many active adults seek homes in communities offering great activities and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Whether looking for a great golf community, wanting to take up tennis, or trying to find a neighborhood built for meeting new friends, many seek that perfect community to truly live out their retirement and keep active. While someone else takes care of the lawn and snow removal, less upkeep on your home means you will have time for more hobbies, sports, spending time with family and friends, and a relaxed lifestyle if you choose.
Downsizing to a luxury home with a first-floor primary suite may help you stay in your home longer. Even if you want plenty of space for visitors, ensure that all the main living can be done on the first floor. Finding an excellent floor plan without sacrificing living space is vital.
If you have been considering downsizing, visit our Toll Brothers Active Adult website for great communities that suit your new active lifestyle.