Need help finding the best 55+ retirement communities? Topretirements is a new website that delivers objective profiles of the best active adult communities around the world. You will find interesting, fact-filled reviews of almost 4000 cities and 55+ developments. They will help narrow your selection process and focus you on the right 55+ community for your needs.
Developers of real estate communities have come up with a number of different terms for their developments. The term "55+" specifies an age restricted community - typically at least one of the residents must be at least 55 years old. Some other communities have a minimum age of 50 (fifty), while a few others specify that residents be 60 and over.
Generally speaking one of the spouses can be under those ages, but if that situation applies to you, you should check the restrictions before you get too interested. Children and grandchildren are generally not welcome as long-term residents.
The legal basis of age restricted communties for 55+ developments is frequently asked about. The Housing for Older Persons Act(HOPA), signed into law by President Clinton on December 28, 1995, amended the housing for older persons exemption against familial status discrimination. There are several requirements that must be met - the main one being that 80% of residents must be occupied by at least one person who is 55+.
At Topretirements you will find profiles of all types of cities and towns where there are likely to be nearby 55+ communities. These include gated communities in Asheville, North Carolina; golf communities in Fort Myers Florida; active adult developments in Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, Kentucky, Georgia, and California. Along with those there are 55+ communities in college towns, co-housing developments, and even special communities oriented around aviation, boating, tennis, or the arts. You can register and add a review of your own community, as well as participate in the lively Discussion Forums.
For each fifty five plus community you will find an objective profile, photo, Google Map, along with detailed facts to help you learn more about that 55+ community. A helpful database includes all the facts you need to make a smart 55+ retirement community choice.
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