Anyone nearing retirement has likely been envisioning this part of their life for many years and one of the most important decisions you get to make is where you’ll create your forever home. For many, this exciting time calls for a change of scenery, to be closer to beloved family or to retreat to a quiet lifestyle. But when is it the right time to make that change? We say now.
Read on for four compelling reasons that we believe makes now the time to make the retirement of your dreams, a reality.
1. Don’t Wait to Create New Memories.
A home is so much more than the sum of its practical parts. It isn’t just a place to sleep and eat, it’s an essential feature in the backdrop of the story of your life. So many memories are made within our homes - memories of telling stories and laughing with friends over a glass of wine on the patio, of playing hide and seek with grandchildren, of watching a breathtaking sunrise while sipping a cup of coffee.
And it's not just for you, it’s for your loved ones too. Your children, grandchildren, and friends will treasure these memories of you that will always be evoked by spending time in your home. These are the memories that form the chapters of our lives. And we think that post-retirement, you’ll want as many of these chapters as possible to be written in your dream home. So don’t wait.
2. Don’t Wait to Love Your Neighbors!
While many people come into a 55+ community at the recommendation of a friend who already lives there, for many people retirement means relocating to a new area, an idea that can be overwhelming if you knew few individuals outside of your own family. But moving into a 55+ community offers residents the unique opportunity to be exclusively among their peers, making it a great place to make fast friends.
Social butterflies should look for a community with established community amenities that align with the lifestyle they wish to lead. Outdoor amenities like open parks and trail spaces are a great feature for taking mid-day walks with friends. A community clubhouse offers an ideal place for neighbors new and old to come together to form relationships and share stories. A 55+ community means being welcomed into an existing network of friends who share similar life experiences and interests, a truly unique feature from other new home communities.
At The Ponds, a vibrant community social scene like this has been established on a solid foundation, the heart being the age-restricted community clubhouse. Where weekly yoga classes are followed by a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. Where a Wednesday afternoon means playing a pickle ball match with friends on the private courts. Where you can join the canasta club, the photography club, the sunshine committee or be a part of regular vintage car cruise-in nights. The right 55+ community means you won’t have to wait for extravagantly fun themed parties in the clubhouse ballroom, day-trips with neighbors to nearby cities, or the opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships.
3. Don’t Wait to Build New Habits.
We all have favorite streets to drive and favorite grocery stores to shop at. As you’re preparing for retirement, being conveniently close to all of the things that make your daily, weekly and monthly routines easier is likely at the top of your retirement wish list, and for good reason. You will never be in a better place to evaluate your daily habits, choose the new habits you may want to form, and select a forever home - and a forever community - that suits your needs. Moving forward to building the new home of your dreams means getting into your new routine sooner.
Our premier 55+ community, The Ponds at Bayberry, is conveniently located a short drive from an abundance of restaurants, shops, marinas, and golf courses to make fit your lifestyle in retirement. On-lot maintenance frees your time and energy, allowing you the freedom to enjoy all of the activities you have spent your life working toward so whether you picture yourself strolling tree-lined trails, enriching your fitness routine with an on-site morning yoga class, or playing pickle ball with friends, you’ll have both the facilities and the community right outside your door to inspire you to be your best.
4. Don’t Wait to Live in the Home You Really Want.
Most of us have thought about slight changes alterations we’d like to make in our current homes to make them more reflective of our lifestyle and habits. Maybe it’s a space for separate space for guests or a loft for the grand-kids to enjoy when they visit; maybe it’s a designated room to pursue a favorite hobby; or maybe it’s simply a fireplace, bay window, or sunroom to relax.
Whatever your particular needs, you’ll find options in our 11 floor plans at The Ponds . Our award-winning homes combine stunning architecture, energy-efficient construction practices, and personalized floor plans and finishes. Over 35 years in new construction means out team as perfected the process to be both thorough and efficient, so that we make the home buying process easy and the result beautiful. Don’t wait to enjoy the home you dream of retiring in.
Don’t Wait to Take the First Step
Ready to take your first step? Explore all that The Ponds at Bayberry has to offer by visiting online. There, take a tour of the 10,000 sq. ft. community clubhouse, browse the social events calendar, virtually tour our floorplans, and learn more about how the buying process works.
The retirement you've always dreamed of is just a few clicks away. Don't wait to explore today. When you're ready, we'll be here.