Orlando, FL is one of the
biggest tourist destinations on the planet. Home to
Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World,
there is a never-ending option of activities to do.
Orlando, which recently opened a new
arena for the NBA's Orlando Magic, is full of cultural
attractions beyond the standard touristy things. Winter
Park, a nearby community, is home to Rollins College
and has kept its small town charm with walkable streets
and a farmer's market every weekend.
Orlando also has cheap real estate due
to the recent real estate crisis. There are condos available
in the Kissimmee area for under $100,000. This area
is minutes away from Disney World so it's a great location
to be for family members to visit.
Many consider Orlando Florida
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Orlando.
Social Opportunities: studies have shown
that a good group of friends is more important to a
happy retirement than money or health. Orlando offers
many opportunities with civic groups and hobby clubs
to generate a solid core group of friends. These friends
can help ward off the problems of aging like dementia
and health issues.
Public Transportation: rural living
isn't good for seniors who can't drive since they require
someone's help to get around. The expenses of transportation
add up quickly for fixed-income seniors so the public
transportation of Orlando is quite beneficial. Even
better is that most public transit systems have senior
rates that are much cheaper than normal.
Access to Medical Services: it's pretty
obvious that if you live near a hospital, you're more
likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite how your
mind feels, the body starts to break down and there's
a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during your
retirement years. Living in Orlando is great since there
are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses: city living
offers walking distance to most businesses that you'll
ever use in your retirement years. Even if you need
to travel, there are a lot more shopping centers and
discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is critical to keeping
healthy during your retirement years. Cities have every
type of fitness facility from standard fitness centers
to niche fitness places like indoor rock climbing walls
so there's something for everyone. Even if you want
to exercise on your own, there's tons of parks or indoor
malls to enjoy walking in.
Continuing Education: today’s
seniors know the importance of exercising their brains,
as well as their bodies. Urban living provides access
to a wide range of classes, through local universities,
museums, city recreation departments, etc. Enrolling
in these types of courses can help stave off the depression
that some people feel once they stop working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Orlando
has tons of entertainment venues because it's the vacation
destination of the world and there's always something
Orlando Retirement Housing Options:
In Orlando there are unique housing options which include
condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises, retirement communities,
lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums, top end townhouses
and other housing for over 55 boomers and seniors. Also
when needed, there are nureous fine assisted living
facilities with skilled nursing facility.
Florida Senior Retirement Communities
Gardens is an active adult golf retirement
community located in DeLand northeast of Orlando offering
new homes with fabulous in-home and on-site amenities.
by Shea Homes - Central Florida
Groveland, FL 34736
Trilogy in Central Florida is an active adult retirement
community found in the gently rolling hills in south
Lake County in Central Florida just a 30-minute drive
to Disneyworld® and the renowned attractions of
the greater Orlando area.
Towers Orlando - Ideally situated on the
south side of downtown Orlando adjacent to quaint, historic
neighborhoods, Westminster Towers Orlando is a 19-story
high-rise with over 200 residential and 50 residential
assisted living apartment homes, and a 120-bed health
center. Residential homes range from studios to spacious
two-bedroom apartments. All models feature spectacular
views, whether you choose lower-level vistas of native
flora and fauna or upper-floor panoramas of Orlando
– "The City Beautiful." Westminster
Towers Orlando also provides Residential Assisted Living
and Skilled Nursing services.
Apartments and the Kinneret Council on
Aging are committed to providing a quality, life-enhancing
residential experience for the residents of Kinneret
Apartments, located in downtown Orlando, Florida. Kinneret
is a model of unique, affordable housing. No other federally
and community funded facility in the Greater Orlando
area can boast of the array of services and life-enhancing
programs that are currently available at Kinneret. Kinneret
Apartments, through a professional management company,
operates two 15-story apartment towers. The Kinneret
Council on Aging was the first Jewish non-profit agency
in the Central Florida area and provides a subsidized
dining program and numerous other programs that address
the social, educational, spiritual and wellness needs
of our diverse population.
Assisted Living supports an independent
lifestyle for seniors who need personal attention and
assistance. At Spring
Hills senior communities, our assisted
living communities ensure peace of mind for total well-being.
Our holistic care approach exemplifies our commitment
to making healthy and active living the foundation of
every aspect of life at Spring Hills.