Active Living

“Means giving your mind, body and soul the respect and care it deserves.” ~Unknown

Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities are designed specifically for individuals age 55 and over. But unlike other communities, this type of independent living community is for those looking to stay active and engaged in retirement.

Whether it’s continuing to find satisfaction in working or diving into new pursuits, for retirees ready for their next adventure, active adult communities provide the environment to do that.

So, if your goal is to downsize to find a rightsized living space with convenient amenities or being surrounded by your peers, the key to happiness is choosing the right community. With this in mind, we offer some insight on how to do that.

Choose a Retirement Location

Most communities are conveniently located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and churches. Many are also close to golf courses, walking trails and beaches. Equally important are everyday conveniences like fitness centers, swimming pools and transportation. Although active adult communities are designed to provide their residents with the best place to retire, the level of activity and what they offer will vary greatly from one place to another. For this reason, start by choosing the location you want to retire in and then narrow it down from there. Use the criteria below to help you choose your retirement location.

How to Choose a Location:

  • First, make a list of places you loved to visit and narrow it down:
    • Consider family and healthcare:
      • The climate
      • Quality of life
      • Cost of living
      • Taxes
    • Factor in your travel plans.
    • Start with a trial run (visit communities that offer overnight stays).

Visit Each Community

After years of home maintenance and yard work, being surrounded by like-minded people in a similar age group who share interests, experiences and excitement about the next chapter in life sounds inviting. But, deciding where to retire is not an easy process. For this reason, visit each community first and explore the surrounding area.

Aspects to Consider When Visiting a Community:

  • What activities and amenities do they provide?
  • Who are the residents?
  • Are there transportation options?
  • If you need help (more care), what are the options (Age In Place)?
  • Is there an buy in fee (entrance fees)?
  • What is the size of the community?
  • Where is the community located?
  • Is the community walkable?
  • How active is the community?

55+ Active Coastal Living Community 

For today’s independent seniors, 55 years of age or better, looking for an exceptional living environment, we offer overnight and extended stays during which time you can better acquaint yourself with our retirement community.

Take advantage of La Jolla’s Cultural abundance. The wonderful restaurants, the diversity of people. The beautiful parks and beaches. The perfect year-round weather, at Chateau La Jolla. No costly entrance fees, just affordable coastal living.

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