Questions to Ask When Searching for 55+ Communities

Be sure you find the right property for your next chapter.

When searching for 55+ communities, ask about the pet policy if you have a furry friend.When you’re searching for 55+ communities, you want to find somewhere you feel comfortable calling home. You deserve a place that is secure and affordable, and has plenty of amenities. These questions will help you narrow your choices as you explore your options.

1. How is the community managed? 

If you have easy access to the community manager, quick response time to questions or concerns you may have, and an overall sense that others in the community are happy living there, chances are good that the community is well managed – a very good sign. 

2. Are pets allowed? 

Will Fido and Kitty join you in your new 55+ community? Of course they will – they’re family! Not all properties allow pets, so be sure to ask about the pet policy for each property you’re considering. Find out whether there will be an extra deposit or rent required for your furry friend, and locate the nearest pet supply stores, veterinarians, and pet-friendly outdoor areas.

3. How senior-friendly are the buildings? 

Talk to the property management office about the features of the building that make it easy for seniors to manage and move about. Amenities like elevators, underground parking, and other accommodations that make for easy mobility indicate that you’ve found a place that’s especially built for you.

4. How quickly are maintenance calls handled? 

If you have a plumbing, electrical, or other urgent problem, you want to be sure that help will arrive quickly. As an added layer of protection, look for properties with a 24-hour emergency maintenance team on-call in case something goes awry after regular business hours. 

5. What amenities are available on the property? 

To get the most out of your experience in your new home, look for 55+ communities that offer amenities like libraries, hair salons, and community patios or other meeting spaces. These will help you easily connect with friends as you continue to enjoy your favorite hobbies – or start a new one.

If you’re on the hunt for 55+ communities, contact us online today  to see if we have just what you may be looking for in a new home. We’d love to meet you and show you around!