The 5 Best Experiences You’ll Have While Living in an Adult Villa

The 5 Best Experiences You’ll Have While Living in an Adult Villa

Posted on September 25, 2017

It makes sense when people say life begins again in your 50’s. After all, with your kids grown up and moved out, you’re now able to start living the way you want. One of the first things people do once they hit this milestone is downsize their home. Extra bedrooms and a big rec room were great when the house was full but now it’s a hassle to clean and maintain.

If you’ve been looking at houses for sale in Okotoks to enjoy your retirement, consider The Parkhouses by Lifestyle Homes. Developed as a pocket neighbourhood, The Parkhouses puts the focus on shared green spaces and community building. With just 31 units in total, you’ll quickly get to know your neighbours and experience adult, active living at its finest.

Here are a few other highlights of life in a 50+ villa at The Parkhouses.

Everything is Brand New

You know how satisfying a new car is to drive? Stepping foot into your new home is even better!  As soon as you get into your new villa, you’ll notice the modern layout. Bright, airy, and open— each unit features vaulted ceilings and upscale finishing’s throughout. New appliances, new flooring, new paint…. new everything means there’s nothing that’ll have to be replaced or repaired. You get the satisfaction of moving into a home that’s exactly how you want it.

Making Friends

One of the best aspects of living in a 50+ community is being surrounded by people who are in the same stage of life as you are. It’s easy to make friends when you’re in a community that shares similar experiences and interests as you. With our pocket neighbourhood design, many of the homes open up into a gorgeous central courtyard that everyone shares, meaning you’ll have plenty of chances to meet up with your neighbours and get to know each other. There’s also a small, free library, walking paths, a barbeque gazebo and a communal fire pit for everyone to enjoy.

Entertaining Guests

Once you get to know people, the next step is to invite them over! Lifestyle has made that easy too, giving each villa an intimate front veranda that’s ideal for tea, drinks, or even alfresco dining. The homes are spacious so you can entertain guests without feeling crowded. For a more intimate setting, you can always retreat to your private interior courtyard to enjoy a quiet evening together. Lifestyle Homes also offers a basement addition that features extra bedrooms and a rec room should you need more space for the option of family and friends who are visiting.

A Lock & Leave Lifestyle

A big motivation for downsizing your home is to cut back on the amount of maintenance required. Well, when you live at The Parkhouses, that’s taken care of for you. By not having to worry about landscaping, snow and garbage removal, and exterior home maintenance, you get to live a true “lock and leave” lifestyle. If you’re a snowbird or frequent traveller, this a huge benefit as you can take off for long periods of time without worrying about having things looked after while you’re gone. Once you’ve experienced maintenance-free home ownership, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Peace of Mind

Everything outside the home will be looked after for you… but what about the inside? Even though that’s your responsibility, you can rest easy knowing you’re in a Lifestyle Home. The Parkhouses meets BuiltGreen Platinum level construction standards. Each villa features our renowned attention to detail and master craftsmanship and has been constructed with durable, low-maintenance materials like James Hardie siding. Lifestyle Homes are built to last a long time so, with no repairs or renos on your to-do list, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy life at The Parkhouses.

Garden settings and front porches; time spent with neighbours and friends; freedom to travel and a stunning home to come back to… it’s no wonder every day feels like a vacation at The Parkhouses. To learn more about what life would be like in this exclusive 50+ community, contact Lifestyle Homes today.

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