How to Choose a 55+ Community in Florida When You Live in Texas

If you’re a Texas resident who’s decided to retire to the sun-‘n-fun state of Florida, you may feel overwhelmed when you start searching for a 55+ community to call home. After all, there are so many to choose from! Even if you’re planning to relocate to be closer to family members or you have other reasons for zeroing in on a particular region of the state, chances are you’ll still need to whittle down a large list of prospective 55+ communities before you start scheduling site visits.

At Blair Group, we’ve been professionally managing active lifestyle communities for adults 55 and older throughout Central Florida since 1986.  During that time, our Lifestyle Consultants have helped countless people from Texas and other states make the best decisions about where to live in retirement. We’re especially proud to offer our residents an affordable active lifestyle because we know that many older adults these days are worried about living on a retirement budget. In fact, our 55+ communities are located near some of the Sunshine State’s top cities for job opportunities, and many of our residents are able to keep working full or part time after moving to one of our communities if they wish.

All of our communities are gated and offer beautifully maintained manufactured homes in attractive neighborhood settings with an abundance of resort-style amenities to keep our residents physically and socially active. Our Lifestyle Team will be happy to tell you about them and help you decide which ones you’d like to visit in person. In the meantime, here are some things to consider as you go about choosing a place to call home in your next chapter:

Activities

Does the 55+ community you’re considering offer a wide variety of clubs and activities beyond the standard BINGO tournaments and day trips? Our communities offer clubs for everything from the art of quilting and scrapbooking to travel clubs where members can embark on Transatlantic cruises to Ireland, France, Belgium, and beyond. We also offer on-site classes covering seasonal gardening tips for the green thumb and wine tasting courses for the wine aficionados. With themed neighborhood get-togethers, live musicals like Guys & Dolls and Menopause the Musical, and cooking classes where you can learn the art of the perfect bolognese, there are plenty of opportunities nearby where you can pursue your favorite pastimes.

Location

Is the community you’re interested in near first-rate health care clinics and hospitals? What about highways and airports that will facilitate your travel plans and make it easier for friends and family to visit you?

‘Expats’

If it’s important to you to live in a 55+ community where there are other residents who hail from Texas, make sure you ask about this when you contact the community managers. At Blair Group, we keep track of where our residents relocate from, and we’ll be happy to let you know which of our communities have residents from your home state.

Contact Blair Group today to learn more about the 55+ communities we operate in Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Leesburg. To read about them and start thinking about which one might be right for you, click here.