There will be a lot of talk lately about the new breed of senior retirement communities. This might be because there are a lot of people either retiring or getting ready to retire or retired already. We live in a world with plenty of baby boomers in it, in fact it is that time of these lives when there are an incredible number of them right around retirement.
It’s hard to watch TV for any length of time at all without seeing a commercial for a senior dating service or a new retirement community that just opened its doors. These are the people who made the media into the gigantic commercial organization that it is and it is no small wonder that as an organization, seniors are increasingly being targeted by more and more ads every day.
There is nothing wrong with this way of thinking; it’s just that if you are a child boomer right now, you have a virtually unlimited set of choices about how you are likely to spend your retirement years.
There are a large number of senior communities being built-in many locations across the country and they are all looking for residents simultaneously. And while there are a great number of baby boomers, there is not an inexhaustible supply of people and there should come a time when there will be too many choices and not enough people to choose them
But, happily, that is not the way it is at this time, and it is till a buyer’s market so far as retirement choices.
Used to be in recent years past, that there were just a few places people considered moving to if they retired. Arizona and Florida and that was about it. But now, if you want to, you can proceed to retirement communities in Oregon, Kansas or even Montreal. There are so many baby boomers that are at the retirement that new communities for the seniors are being developed in places where nobody thought anybody would want to live.
The fact is, that this Baby Boomer generation is that group that are used to getting their own way. And now they will have the money to back it up and they want to reside in retirement communities in places besides the south or the southwest and the smart property developers are listening to the amount of money talking.
Senior retirement communities are the main culture now. People desire to spend their retirement years with others of exactly the same age who think like they do. Nothing wrong with that idea and in line with the way things are going, it’ll be that way for some time to come.