Are you ready to move to a 55+ / active adult community? If so, Bucks County is the perfect place to begin your search. With a wide selection of 55+ / active adult developments in a plethora of Bucks County towns, you will certainly be able to find the perfect home.
Isn’t it time you started leading an active and healthy lifestyle without the worry of shoveling snow, maintaining your home, or taking care of your yard? Regardless of your price range or preference, you will find an abundance of 55+, active adult and retirement communities in Bucks County. After years of hard work, allow yourself to enjoy the maintenance-free, care-free fulfilling lifestyle that you deserve.
The Village of Southampton is an Active Adult (55 plus) apartment-style, condominium development built beginning ca. 2013. 49 units in 3-story, elevator buildings.
Typical units are approximately 1,000 to 1,300 sq. ft of living space with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Units have 1-car, indoor parking.
The development is located on Street Road westbound just west of Route 232 (Second Street Pike).
A recent study by the National Association of Home Builder’s Paul Emrath finds that 55+ households now account for 20.9 percent of the new homes purchased in the United States.
As the Baby Boomer population ages, the topic of active adult communities has become a major topic among builders.
While still leading active lives, homeowners in active communities are incorporating ease of use features. For instance, walk-in showers and enlarged hallways are common building requests. Handrails in the shower or tub are useful for climbing in and out of low areas. Soaker tubs are also popular, along with hand held showerheads. Some are designing counter tops to the height of a chair so that food preparation can be completed sitting down. The same is seen in the bathroom, where a bathroom for each bedroom is now the norm, with a specific bath designated for guests. Doorways are larger and many homes offer an open floor plan. Vanities are raised so that no bending is required.
In the kitchen, multi-function appliances are being installed, such as convection microwaves. Another trend is to add a fireplace or seating to the kitchen, recreating the Great Rooms of the past where the whole family gathered, not just for meals. Zones in the kitchen provide nooks for cooking or entertaining or baking. Other amenities that are becoming popular include anti-microbial countertops and second sinks installed near the stove.
These varied housing options provide amenities specific to the needs of the active adult. Long known as innovators, this population continues to encourage builders and developers to keep up with their vital retirement needs.
Ideas shared with the builders include the importance of building within an hour’s drive of major urban areas so buyers do not feel too disconnected from their friends and family. Proximity to restaurants, retail areas, golf courses and medical facilities is also of major importance. The more an active adult community can tap into the already existing facilities provided by the community at large, the less expensive it is to create a development that appeals to buyers.