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Old 10-30-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: equator
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Leisure World, Seal Beach Ca. My Dad loved it! They have vans on a regular schedule to go to stores etc. There is a terrific hospital and drs 5 min away. Sign up for health care through LW for added benefits and ease of care. There are activities and vans that circulate through about every 20 min to take you to the pool or wherever you need to go in LW.
Oh the original Leisure World! I think it was the very first senior development. Along with its sister complex in the Mission Viejo area. I would imagine these are astronomical in cost though, being in SoCal.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Why wouldn't they? Lots of dogs of all types here plus a really nice dog park.
https://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-stat...ite-statistics
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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With on line shopping you can get more items delivered to your home.
Grocery shopping can also be done on line with you driving to the store for pickup and deliver is also starting to develop.
Dr's and hospitals are going to be a problem. You will probably have to rely on taxies or your neighbor.
A golf cart community may help you cut down on driving.
Another consideration is can you take public transportation to where you have to go as you age. This assumes the public transportation is around.
A larger over 55 community may have residences that use driving your to where you have to go as a way to supplement your income but again this may not be completely reliable.

We use Uber since a resident here drives for them. Very reasonable and he'll get you to the airport at 5:00am! He takes residents wherever they need. Grocery store, casino, restaurant, doctor. And he's a nice guy that will keep you occupied with interesting stories.

YMMV.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Oh the original Leisure World! I think it was the very first senior development. Along with its sister complex in the Mission Viejo area. I would imagine these are astronomical in cost though, being in SoCal.

Actually there are quite a few 1 bedroom going for 170 - 200 K. They look pretty nice, too.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:35 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Interesting...every single house that flashed up (at least half a dozen) was between $340k and $360k!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had no way to show it with the least expensive to the priciest, that is why I said to start at the bottom and scroll up. This community has many "named" areas, and the brand new builds are huge and pricey, makes me SMH for folks supposedly wanting to "downsize". I live in a garden home in a section built in 2009. The resales are plentiful and much more affordable than the new builds, and there are always resales available as people "age out" and move to assisted living. For affordability do not go through the builder, look at the resales.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:42 AM
 
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Happy to report that my parents found an affordable home during their visit to The Villages this past week. I believe it was just under $290K, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, enclosed lanai, poured concrete build (versus frame), and is about 3 years old, hardly lived in. It will tough having them so far away from me but they need to enjoy life and there's tons of social opportunities for them there.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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Happy to report that my parents found an affordable home during their visit to The Villages this past week. I believe it was just under $290K, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, enclosed lanai, poured concrete build (versus frame), and is about 3 years old, hardly lived in. It will tough having them so far away from me but they need to enjoy life and there's tons of social opportunities for them there.
Congratulations to your parents, ChristineVA. I hope they will have many happy and healthy years in their new home.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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What does that have to do with anything? Name any 55+ Active Adult community that bans dogs. Some condos may but the entire community?
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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Grocery shopping can also be done online with you driving to the store for pickup and delivery is also starting to develop.
Grocery delivery from large local grocery stores has existed in many areas for 14 years.....

with ordering online from local grocery websites and the groceries coming from the local large grocery stores.

For example, peapod.com, safeway.com, Byerlys.com, CobornsDelivers.com.....and now instacart.com and shipt.com and Amazonfresh.com

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Old 10-31-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My parents have been looking for the same thing. They want an over-55 community but, around where we live, in order to keep the price of the houses down, you're virtually in the sticks with one of these communities and they don't want that.

Currently, they are down in Florida looking at The Villages (after touring about 15 different communities prior) and this seems to be hitting all the marks for them. They want a "social" community and they want to be close to things without feeling like they are stuck out in no-man's land. I know The Villages has its pitfalls and critics but they've really done a lot of looking around and they are impressed. Might be too big for some but I think when you have lived your life in a high-density city type area it doesn't seem that way.
The problem with the Villages is access to quality health care. There are not really any good medical facilities nearby. I have family that have lived in that area for decades and the quality of health they have had is horrible. You would have to travel far good medical care. Being close to good health care is so important as we age. Too often people forget or ignore that when looking for places to retire. I would caution your parents about this before they commit to living there. Jay
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