Karen Callan
Exp Realty

Active Adult Communities

Welcome to my Active Adult Community page.  This page is specifically desgined for those who are looking for the communites that most fit their needs whether you are a golfer, looking for waterfront, new construction and more. Here you will have access to a comprehensive list of 55+ communities for sale in MA as well as valuable resources to assist you in navigating the home buying process. I specialize in Active Adult communities and would love the opportunity to earn your business in the homebuying/selling process. Whether you're a retiree looking for a peaceful, low-maintenance lifestyle or an active adult seeking an energetic, social community that offers a clubhouse, we've got you covered. Our team of experts is dedicated to help you find the perfect community to suit your needs preferences and budget. We encourage you to ask questions, share insights and connect. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business. #Over55 #activelifestyle #retirementcommunity #agerestrictred #independentlifestyle #Communityamenities #fitness #clubhouse #socialactivities #golfcourse #Senior #activeadultliving



Active Adult Communities for sale in Middlesex County

Active Adult Communities for sale in Essex County

Active Adult Communities for Sale in Worcester County

Active Adult Communities for Sale in Norfolk County

Active Adult Communities for Sale in Dukes County

Active Adult Communities for sale in Barnstable County

Active Adult Communities for sale in Berkshire County





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While active adult communities are all designed to provide their residents with the best place to retire, there are a multitude of variations from one community to the next. Some communities are sprawling, resort-style locations while others provide more intimate neighborhoods. Each community has its own draw, whether it’s a championship golf course, an active tennis facility, or a cozy clubhouse with a variety of social clubs, others provide more intimate neighborhoods. 
And while a search for the best place to retire is, of course, a personal experience, there are some common, practical steps that can help potential buyers along the way.

1. Choose a retirement location. The first step is to decide where to live, and there are many considerations when choosing a retirement location. Climate is often a major factor, as well as proximity to family and friends. Though active adult communities have many on-site amenities, the area surrounding the community is equally important. There are communities that are set in small towns, suburbs, or close to urban centers. There are communities located near beaches, mountains, deserts, or even in northern towns.
2. Consider age-restricted versus age-targeted communities. Though active adult communities are generally geared toward residents over the age of 55, not all of these communities are age-restricted. Age-targeted communities, though designed with amenities that appeal to active adults, are open to residents of all ages. Age-restricted communities are often quieter, while age-targeted communities may have a more diverse environment. Children and teenagers may be sharing the amenities and playing within the community’s open areas.
3. Plan your budget. The wide range of active adult communities offer homes that meet many budgets. When planning to relocate, consider not only the cost of the home but any community fees as well. While many amenities are usually included in the basic homeowner’s fees, some communities may require additional memberships or fees for golf, tennis, classes or other activities. Be sure to consider the area’s cost of living as well, particularly in how it compares to your current location.
4. Prioritize your needs and wants. How do you picture your lifestyle? Do you want to live in a golf community or play tennis everyday?  Look over several active adult communities to see the kinds of amenities they offer and make our own list in order of importance. Think about desired features in both the home and community amenities. Consider features in the surrounding area as well, such as proximity to medical facilities or airports.
5. List your favorite communities. When browsing communities online, it is easy to lose track of your favorites. Make a list of appealing communities with a few notes on what you like about each. Revise the list as you research, adding or removing communities until you have a few contenders. Using a spreadsheet or note cards may help track your reactions while visiting each of these communities.
6. Visit each community.  Make appointments to visit your favorite communities. If you are traveling, be sure to allow plenty of time at each community and, if possible, leave time to go back to your favorites more than once. The community may have a different feel on a Saturday afternoon than it does on a Wednesday morning. Be sure to ask questions while you are visiting, particularly about the community rules.

7. Explore the surrounding area.  Visit more than the tourist stops when researching a retirement location. While you do want to take note of dining, shopping, and recreational attractions, you should also remember your daily needs. Check out the nearest grocery store, banks, and pharmacies. Find the closest medical facilities and hospital. Driving through the neighborhoods just outside the active adult community may also give you an idea about the general area.
There are many impressive active adult communities around the country, and that can make it difficult to choose among them. Remember, it isn’t necessarily a matter of finding the community with the most amenities, but rather finding the best place to retire for you.
Do you have pets?  You need to find out what the pet restrictions are in each community.  Do you have adult children you would like to have living with you.  There are restrictions on this in many places.

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Karen Callan

In today's competitive market, you need a passionate, local advisor that can help you navigate the home buying and selling process. As a valued client, you'll receive:

• Local market knowledge
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• A proven negotiator who will be with you every step of the way
• A trusted and knowledgeable partner through closing and beyond