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Looking To Retire In Style? Why Golf Cart Retirement Communities Can Be The Right Choice

by Carla Griffin on February 1, 2012

Whether you’re facing an imminent retirement or you’re just dreaming of it, deciding where you’re going to retire is a big decision. While some people choose to stay in the same home they’ve lived in for years, others like the freedom that comes with moving to golf cart retirement communities. If you’re thinking of making one of these golf cart communities your home, you might be happy to learn just what they have to offer.
Golf Cart Communities Provide Residents With Easy Access To Their Favorite Sport

First and foremost, these neighborhoods offer their residents with, well, golf! This pastime is a favorite of many retirees and the opportunity to live right on a course and be able to play nearly every day is a big draw. Courses can offer a number of different amenities, but the best courses can have features like professional designs from well-known course designers, a pro shop that’s well stocked with some of the best known brands, a driving range, putting greens and even a restaurant where golfers can whet their appetites after 9 or 18 holes on the course.

Find Neighborhoods That Promote Active Living

Just because golf cart retirement communities are for people in their later years, that doesn’t mean that golf is the only thing to do. If your hobbies include fitness, look for a community with an indoor fitness center, including exercise equipment, a track and even a heated pool. While the homes in these neighborhoods have gourmet kitchens for cooking enthusiasts, it’s not uncommon for a community to have cafes and other restaurants for those nights residents just don’t feel like cooking.

Living in a community that’s designed for seniors also means that you can finally pick up that hobby you always meant to start. It’s not uncommon for a community to offer classes in photography, pottery, jewelry making, ceramics, line dancing, wine tasting, billiards, cooking, horseshoes and more. Also consider if a community is open to feedback if there’s a particular hobby or class you’re interested in.

Retirement years should be some of the best of your life and golf cart communities can help ensure that you’re retiring in style. Whether you’re looking to enjoy your favorite hobby or pick up a new one, consider looking for a retirement community where you can have it all.


By: Chris Harmen
Post Date: 2012-01-26

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