If you’re a “splitter,” you’re going to love Florida retirement communities. If you’re a part-time resident of the Sunshine State – someone we Floridians endearingly call snowbirds – the rest of America calls “splitters” – people who split their time between two homes. (If you own three or more homes, you’re a “super splitter.”)
Although the splitting phenomenon is not new, it’s growing. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors projects a twofold increase in second homes by 2009, which would account for nearly 12 million homes by the end of the decade.
While previous generations were born and lived their entire life in the same town – sometimes in the same house – Baby Boomers are more adventurous and expect greater variety in their lives offered at Florida retirement communities.
Splitters who follow this second-home-ownership trend to a Florida active adult community view their sunny second home as a getaway, a vacation, or a place for their favorite recreation.
Splitters want the same amenities as anyone else: golf; nearby lake, Gulf or ocean; fitness/wellness center; and a social calendar in a gated community.
Florida retirement communities fit the bill on all counts.
If you’re seeking a second home and are 55 or over, don’t pass up the opportunity to consider a Florida retirement community – an all-encompassing chance to expand your lifestyle and your “fun-style.” You’ll revel in the scenic walks in a preserve or a meltingly delicious massage or the total relaxation of every muscle in a spa – just a few of the many awesome amenities at a Florida active adult community like Lake Ashton in affordable Lake Wales, developed by CRF Communities, an award-winning developer of Florida retirement communities.
Lake Ashton appeals to splitters – and residents – who want a super-charged vacation. The fun lasts all day, whether it’s a day of golfing on the two 18-hole private golf courses, an early evening of fishing or boating on Lake Ashton, and a night of dancing in the grand ballroom. The next day awaits in the 26,000-square-foot clubhouse, the 30,000- square-foot health and fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor pool, lighted tennis courts, boat ramp/dock, movie theater, bowling alley and much, much more!
If you’re in a getaway frame of mind, Lake Ashton is in the center of Florida, so vacation destinations like Disney World, Busch Gardens, Kennedy Space Center, or Miami are all a convenient drive away.
Follow the sun, follow the fun to Florida retirement communities for a mind-expanding new lifestyle.