Perks of 55+ Community Living

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November 1, 2021

Wilkinson Homes has been building in the area for decades, creating the highest quality homes with the features and finishes buyers are looking for. By venturing into the 55+ market, we’re able to offer low-maintenance versions of our stunning homes, with layouts designed around the needs of active adults. Just miles from downtown Newark lies the future community of Briarcreek North, which will be completed with 37 new-construction homes. Wilkinson Homes designed four new floorplans specifically for Briarcreek North, ensuring residents won’t sacrifice space or quality when moving in. 

As a large portion of the population reaches retirement age, 55+ communities are becoming more and more popular across the country. There’s lots of misconceptions about living in an age-restricted community, but these neighborhoods are perfect for active adults looking for a new place to call home during this stage of their life. Read on to learn about the benefits of living in a 55+ community.  

Same Stage of Life 

Living in an age-restricted community has plenty of perks, but one of the biggest is having neighbors in the same stage of life as you. Whether you’re moving to a new city or just across town, making new friends can be difficult—but not in a 55+ community. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people with similar interests, passions and lifestyles. 

Aside from friendly neighbors, active adult communities also provide more peace and quiet. While children and teenagers may be visiting family members every once in a while, residents won’t have their time at home disrupted by rowdy teens or noisy children.  

Low-Maintenance Living 

55+ communities are designed with their target buyers in mind, so the floor plans and features are made to accommodate residents through this stage of life. There are various single-story homes to choose from, and communities like Briarcreek North go for a townhome-style community to contribute to a low-maintenance lifestyle. Moving to a 55+ community doesn’t mean you’re losing your independence—but gaining more time to spend doing the things you love with the people you want to be around. 

Strong Sense of Community 

When living in a 55+ community, your neighbors will quickly turn into acquaintances and then lasting friends. Having a strong sense of community greatly impacts health and wellness as you age, so making friends and having a level of companionship within your neighborhood is one of the best parts of living in an active adult community. 

Additionally, the amenities in a 55+ community offer opportunities to get together and socialize with other residents. 

Right-sizing doesn’t mean losing out on the sought-after features and spacious floor plans you might have had in a larger home. When you move into a 55+ community developed and designed by a trusted local builder, you know that they have your best interest at heart and have gone above and beyond to create homes you’ll love spending time in. 

Stay tuned as Wilkinson Homes will release more information about Briarcreek North in the coming months, including news about breaking ground, floor plan details and more. In the meantime, browse our photo and video galleries to get an idea of the type of quality and commitment we put into each and every one of our projects.

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