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Am I Ready to Live in a 55+ Community?

There are several questions that you need to ask yourself before taking that step towards independent senior living. Senior living communities are for adults who are 55 and over; however, there can be a few exceptions to this age restriction. Below are a few questions you should ask prior to determining if you’re ready for a 55+ community:

Can someone under 55 live in a 55 and over community?

This varies from community to community. As the name suggests residents ideally should be 55 or older; however, some communities apply an 80/20 rule, where 80% of residents must be in the stipulated age group. Others with more strict guidelines will require that at least one occupant of each home must satisfy the age criteria. Some communities are flexible to an extent and will accept residents who are slightly under 55 at their discretion.

Contact us to see you’re eligible to be a resident at Creekside at Bethpage.

What lifestyle should I expect from a 55+ community?

Senior living is sometimes more than you imagined it to be. Senior living communities like Creekside at Bethpage in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina offer resort like living, a number of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, beautiful landscapes, social opportunities and more. You also can plan your personal day trips, events and more. Read more about the 55+ community lifestyle here.

Can I afford to live in a senior living community?

Like buying any home, it’s all about location, location, location. Your location will play a role in the price you pay for a home.
With homes starting just under $249K, Creekside at Bethpage luxury senior living at an great price. Our 55+ community resides in a prime location in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina and is within close proximity to East coast coastlines, medical centers and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The mountains also provide an exceptional backdrop for the picturesque landscape that surrounds the community. You can use our handy mortgage calculator to see what suits your budget.

What are the rules for 55 communities?

Age restriction is the main, and in most cases, only rule for a 55+ community. The owner in most cases will need to be 55 years or above, and there are restrictions on the age of spouses and children who will be residing in these communities as well.

Have more questions? Contact us to see if our 55+ community, Creekside at Bethpage is right for you.