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Old 04-23-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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I moved into a 55+ community when I was 37. Our community allows a percentage of the owners to be under 55. I still live there 15 years later and have enjoyed it but am going to move to another state.

I think most if not all of the 55+ communities in my area allow 10 - 20% of the owners to be under 55.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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My husband recently retired due to his health, but neither of us has reached the required age of 55 to live in a retirement community. I know there are a few retirement communities where the minimum age is 45 - does anyone have any info about these? Not especially interested in Florida or Arizona, and we are thinking maybe a Park Model home in a RV community.
Hello,

I'm 46 and will be moving into a retirement (over 55) community. Florida has laws which permit (require?) communities to accept under 55 (called the 80/20 rule - where 20% of the residents can be below 55 yrs old). My community (called Valencia Lakes, south Tampa/Riverview - google Valencia Lakes and you'll find it), have home prices from $140's to 500's.

I think all you have to do is investigate whether an over 55 yr community allows it.

Good luck.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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p.s. - they do have a rule against having children under 18 in the residence for more than 30 days annually.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm 46 and will be moving into a retirement (over 55) community. Florida has laws which permit (require?) communities to accept under 55 (called the 80/20 rule - where 20% of the residents can be below 55 yrs old). My community (called Valencia Lakes, south Tampa/Riverview - google Valencia Lakes and you'll find it), have home prices from $140's to 500's.

I think all you have to do is investigate whether an over 55 yr community allows it.

Good luck.
You may not have noticed, but you responded to a question that was posted in October 2007. Be that as it may, I will clear up a couple of misconceptions in this old thread. There can be no such thing as a 45+ housing community. That would violate federal law.

Another poster in this thread stated that his retirement community allowed 30% of the residents to be under 55. That couldn't possibly be true. If 30% of the residents were under 55, then there could not be any restriction whatsoever.

Finally, the 80/20 "rule" is a federal law, not state.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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thanks for the clarification-reps to you
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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A stricly 45+ planned community would be a prime example of building something w/o enough demand for it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Not really. Witht eh boomers reaching retirement age communties just for older people are gaining in popualrity. many do npot aloow young people exceptt o visit like so mnay days.they have planned trips and events just ofr retired people.Its trend that is growing even with condos and townhomes to keep the living quite and easy which is what many want.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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A stricly 45+ planned community would be a prime example of building something w/o enough demand for it.
I can see that.

Among my fellows who all got our pensions in our late 30's - early 40's very few are ready to retire.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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A lot of 55+ communities have a mandate to make a certain number of their units available to people under 55. I'm not sure how the mandate works, or if it's a state thing, or what, but I bet they'd be thrilled to get 45-year-old people, and not people with small kids.
My brother and his wife and then 9 yr old son bought a house in a 55 plus community in McDonough, Ga 5 yrs ago. He was 36 and raised He!! when community complained and he moved in.

Don't know why he did cause there were no neighbors that had anything in common with them and a common site were the ambulances going in and out.

Since then he moved to Eagle Landing gated community and once again is out of his element with nothing in common since he does not have the millions of bucks and everything else that goes with gated living but must be trying to prove something to himself.

He can afford it but seems bored with living there.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:02 PM
 
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Coming into this thread six years later, glad it's still here. I'm 44 and found this link helpful for California where I live. It might be helpful for the next nomad who makes it to this page.

http://www.kts-law.com/documents/Art...ingRev.09.html
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