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Old 05-31-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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Where's "here"?
Probably too far south for you to consider.
North Myrtle Beach, SC and I bought a condo in Barefoot Resorts..a community made up of 26 sub communities all built around 4 golf courses of which membership is optional.

Rather then a specific 55 plus community I looked for a town where the demographics were older.

Your list is very specific though and the more that you have on that list the narrower your list of places available will be.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not in a 55 community but the median age around here is about 60 so it just seems like a 55 with all the retired folks owning condos and homes.
I'm pretty happy with it.
We had a townhouse condo walking distance from the beach that was all age, but they were all 2 bedroom, so they did not appeal to folks with kids.

The joy of a condo is that somebody else cuts the grass, trims the bushes, cleans the pool and does the painting and roofing. You have equity instead of rent receipts.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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Probably too far south for you to consider.
North Myrtle Beach, SC and I bought a condo in Barefoot Resorts..a community made up of 26 sub communities all built around 4 golf courses of which membership is optional.

Rather then a specific 55 plus community I looked for a town where the demographics were older.

Your list is very specific though and the more that you have on that list the narrower your list of places available will be.

Are a lot of the condos there rented out? I know MB is a large vacation spot and wonder about the amount of FT residents vs renters and/or weekly vacationers.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:54 PM
 
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We had a townhouse condo walking distance from the beach that was all age, but they were all 2 bedroom, so they did not appeal to folks with kids.

The joy of a condo is that somebody else cuts the grass, trims the bushes, cleans the pool and does the painting and roofing. You have equity instead of rent receipts.
I've been here for 3.5 weeks now and that realization is finally sinking in. Aside from the above there's all that equipment that I don't have to take care of any more. My list of "have to do" has considerably shrunk since going from home owner to condo owner.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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Are a lot of the condos there rented out? I know MB is a large vacation spot and wonder about the amount of FT residents vs renters and/or weekly vacationers.
From what I've been told the majority are full time residents.
From what I've seen so far (only here 3.5 weeks) I bump into the same people when I go out for a walk and most cars have owner stickers. I've met one couple who own and just come in the summer for 2 months with their kids but intend to make it their permanent residence in 2 years when the kids are off to college.

No, it doesn't seem like a weekly tourist hotel type place. Those are down along the ocean and yes, you see empty parking lots by Monday morning and full by Friday. I stayed at a monthly rental place across the street from the beach when I first got here for 2 months. I would never buy into one of those buildings. Those ones are called condo hotels.

Barefoot is on the other side of the intracoastal. Only owners can use the Barefoot parking lots at the beach. So location and some restrictions don't make it the "go to" place for beach vacationers.

FWIW that was also my concern when looking and so I asked around a lot.
But I feel I made the right choice and am pretty happy with it. Shopping is but 5 minutes away, beach is 10 minutes and it feels very much residential vs tourist on the other side of the intracoastal.

I did find some statistics..renter occupied units is 13%

https://www.point2homes.com/US/Neigh...ographics.html
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