Your third stage of life is the perfect time to fill your days with things that give you joy. For some of us, this is the time to travel and check items off our bucket lists. If you’re a recent empty nester, newly retired, or have cut down your hours at work, you may find that you have more time to take a road trip, fly to Cancun in the winter, or finally experience the Eiffel Tower in person.
Owning a home, however, can seriously hinder our travel aspirations. Homes need to be maintained, even when we aren’t there. Fortunately, there is a way to fully enjoy this time of life without being tied down by many of the typical homeowner responsibilities.
Active Adult Communities
Active adult communities provide a wealth of advantages for mature adults who value their freedom to roam. Contrary to popular belief, active adult communities are not the same as retirement communities. While some residents are retired, others simply have downsized their homes or sought a community that better serves their current needs.
One of the best things about active adult communities is the low-maintenance lifestyle. The homeowners association typically takes care of outdoor maintenance, leaving residents more freedom to travel. There is no need to get someone to shovel snow, maintain your landscaping, or mow your lawn while you’re away.
The Advantages of Epcon Communities
Epcon has developed several active adult communities in the Des Moines area. These low-maintenance homes are available with personalized, zero-entry, single-level floor plans, allowing homeowners to get the features they most desire in a home that’s easily accessible for people at all levels of mobility.
Epcon communities are also pet friendly! When your travels take you places your furry friend can’t join you, the Des Moines area has several fantastic boarding facilities for your dog.
Epcon communities can open up new social opportunities with activities and events for residents. Just steps from your front door, you can meet up with friends at the clubhouse or relax by the pool in summer. It’s easy to stay healthy and happy while learning new things in an Epcon community. The 24/7 fitness center offers classes including yoga, water aerobics, and more. What’s more, surrounding yourself with neighbors who are in similar stages of life can be uplifting and benefit your mental health.
Not only is an Epcon community a social and fun place to live, but so is the Des Moines area at large. Whether you want to take a stroll through the local botanical garden, visit the Blank Park Zoo, or get a bite to eat downtown, Des Moines has plenty of fun activities for you and your whole family.
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