What is "Active Adult?"
For those who are generally over 55 years of age or, if moving into a community with someone who is, there are generally two housing styles.
Apartment style, one level condominium type units in low or high rise buildings, or
Patio home style homes attached on at least one side to another home. You may have a driveway and garage but most rooms on the ground level. Typically they do not have basements, have one or two bedrooms upstairs, while the master suite is on the ground level.
In all cases the exterior maintenance of buildings and grounds are taken care of by the association. Some cover snow shoveling. Many have community centers and activities, some have fitness centers and swimming pools, and generally builders benefit from not having to pay expenses for building schools which helps keep unit sales prices a little lower.
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