Long Island NY:What Makes A 55 And Over Community More Desirable?

What makes one 55 and over community more desirable than another?  As top Long Island 55 and over specialists, LARRY AND SHEILA Realtors, do not have an average customer who is looking to purchase in a 55 and over active adult community.  While we can’t speak for the rest of the country, the criteria in Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island is not specific as to what makes one 55 and over community more desirable than the next or what all our customers are looking for.

While many buyers interested in a 55 and over community on Long Island express a desire for activities, others only interest is to downsize.  Some communities are guard gated, have a clubhouse, resort style pools,  gyms, clubs, card games, billiards, library, arts and crafts, woodworking shops, bocci, tennis, shuffleboard, walking paths, and more.  Others may not be gated, they may only have a few activities, and some don’t have any amenities at all.   While some active adults may value a larger community, others may want a smaller one.  If you ask a potential buyer, who is looking at a large community, why the community is more desirable, they may discuss how a larger number of residents increases the participation in activities, clubs, shows, and social gatherings.  On the other hand, a purchaser in a smaller community might conclude the benefits of knowing all their neighbors and a greater sense of community is more important to them.

However, there are those buyers looking at  55+ communities who are looking first for a lifestyle and second for the perfect residence.  And, then there are those where the price and the taxes are their biggest concern.   Also, some looking to purchase in a 55 and over community may only consider a fairly new place.  The reason for this is that they want to be with younger 55+ active adults rather than older ones.  On occasion, we have taken customers and clients to communities that fit their criteria only to drive around the community or enter the clubhouse and hear “we are too young to be here.”   At this point a potential buyer may increase their price range so they can be in a newer, “younger” community.

Here on Long Island there are modest condos for 55 and over active adults, to luxurious golf course settings.  Within these communities you can find a variety of housing choices where you can enjoy a busy active lifestyle, a quiet and independent retirement, or remain working while the lawns are maintained and the snow is removed for you.  Life begins at 55!

So,  what makes a 55 and over active community more desirable?  It depends on each situation, each buyer, each set of needs and desires.  LARRY & SHEILA are familiar with all the 55 and over active adult communities on the North Shore and South Shore of Long Island.  Call us at 631-805-4400 so we can sell you or a family member the leisure lifestyle they are looking for and now deserve. 

Please call LARRY AND SHEILA to schedule an appointment to purchase a residence in an Active 55 And Over Community, or any other residence, at any community, when available on Long Island.  And, if you are looking to sell your present residence, when you list with LARRY & SHEILA your home can be featured on our popular websites. Please call us at 631-805-4400, and ask your friends and neighbors about us. If you’re relocating to Long Island, we are Certified Relocation Specialists!  A leisure lifestyle awaits you.

  • Call LARRY & SHEILA To  Buy a 55 And Over Active Adult Community on Long Island
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