The Art of Downsizing: Home or Lifestyle, You Decide

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on August 13th, 2020

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 in order to prepare for retirement. More and more people are even starting to take the downsizing leap before they retire in order to formulate a new active lifestyle. Downsizing doesn’t have to mean a smaller home, either. You decide by choosing a more relaxed lifestyle, easy low-maintenance living and a new efficient luxury home without sacrifice. 

More Freedom

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

In a well-planned community by Toll Brothers Active Adult, you’ll find everything that you need within walking distance. Everything from spas, dining options, and even yoga classes are offered within some communities. Just make certain that you look for a resort-style community. Some neighborhoods even offer age-restrictions (55+) or lifestyle directors in order to maintain the type of lifestyle that you want as you get older. A smaller cottage, luxury villa, townhouse, or even a condominium may be exactly what you need—in the right community.

Active Lifestyle

Many active adults are opting to find homes in communities that offer great activities and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Whether you’re 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 being active. While someone else takes care of the lawn and snow removal, less upkeep on your home means that you will have time for more hobbies, sports, spending time with family and friends, and a relaxed lifestyle if you so choose.

Easy Living

Downsizing to a luxury home with a first-floor primary suite may help you stay in your home longer. Even if you do want plenty of space for visitors, make certain that all of the main living can be done on the first floor. Finding a great floor plan without sacrificing living space is key.

If you have been thinking about downsizing, visit our Toll Brothers’ Active Adult website for great communities that will suit your new Active Adult lifestyle.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.

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