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5 Retirement Home Community Features You Won’t Believe Exist

 
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For many seniors, the decision to sell their home and move into a retirement home community isn’t an easy one. It means adjusting to a whole new way of life late in the game, giving up the comforts of their own home, and dealing with the fear, anxiety and perception that they can no longer take care of themselves independently. However, that’s not quite the case, with some retirement home communities going far past the extra mile in providing an excellent standard of living. And while most of us are familiar with the standard features like housekeeping and daily prepared meals, there are some features you just won’t believe can be found in retirement home communities.

19 Pro Surfaced Tennis Courts

Why settle for just one or two tennis courts when you can have so many, residents can just about have their own personal tennis court? At Hot Springs Village in Arkansas, this retirement home community has done just that, installing a whopping 19 tennis courts on their property. Presumably, this is so if residents are tired of swimming in one of the 11 lakes or explored every inch of the nearby Hot Springs National Park with their lifetime Senior Pass, they can relax by picking up a racquet.

9- and 18-Hole Championship Golf Courses

It’s not very unusual for a retirement home community to be near a golf course, but it is for one to have one right on the property. But having tens of thousands of square feet of recreation space and two championship-quality golf courses? For the staff and residents at ViewPoint Golf Course, it’s just another regular day at home.

Fishing Pond

It’s one thing to be close to a lake or pond where seniors can take day trips to go fishing, and quite another to have one right on the premises. Residents at Barclay Farms in Delaware fall into that lucky group, getting their own fishing pond in addition to more fishing just five minutes away at Silver Lake. But if it’s not fishing they’re interested in, there’s always an indoor whirlpool, waterfront gazebo, swimming pool, clubhouse, badminton courts and a bocce ball court.

Private Lake with Game Fish

Public lakes are so yesterday, according to Willow Lake Estates in Illinois. At this retirement home community, residents have private access to their own spring-fed lake that’s been filled with game fish, complete with a gorgeous arced bridge spanning the width of it. But for residents who prefer their water fish-free and at a higher temperature, the indoor heated pool is just for them.

165-Acre Private Lake and Resort-Style Amenities

Imagining retiring to your own private Disney Land specially designed just for seniors, with no lines to any of the “attractions” and an emphasis placed on beauty rather than gimmicky. This is exactly what you’ll find at Hampton Lake in South Carolina, a huge property where just about every house has a lakefront view. And when your grandchildren come to visit, you can take them to the Adventure Lagoon, out for a boating adventure, or even get the dogs involved at Dogpaddle Park.

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