to have loved ones leave the area to maintain their career. Wise retirees now
choose a place they like that also has “hooks” like a beach, theme park or
Disney to draw family and friends to visit more often. Theater, stimulating lectures, volunteer options, continuing education, live music and dance
performances are often rich enhancements that a community college or
Leisure Activities are most certainly on the retirees must do list. It
is no surprise that the most mentioned recreational preference is walking,
84%. No more mall walking due to inclement weather! You can do it alone,
with your spouse or friends. It does not require any special equipment, just
a good pair of shoes. You can go as fast or slow as your physical condition
allows. More sunshine and no harsh winters allow more outside activities
year round. Only one car plus a golf cart is a popular trend. Eliminating
a car saves money, and driving a golf cart is lots of fun. It’s a great way to
get around especially since amenity communities provide much of what is
needed inside their gates. Golf, boating and beaches are also popular. |
What size home?
47% 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft.
26% less than 2000 sq. ft.
17% 2500-3000 sq. ft.
Boomers desire smaller,
more luxurious homes.