Your life is an evolution of new ambitions, priorities, and interests. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, and now you find yourself with a future full of possibilities — and perhaps an empty nest. So, does your next chapter involve a smaller home? Then NewStyle Communities is your builder! We specialize in building maintenance-free homes designed for active adults – like those at our 55+ community, Blaize Ridge at Greer.
Check Out Our Brand New Floor Plans for Maintenance-Free Homes!
Our all-brick homes at Blaize Ridge have maintenance-free features and modern systems. You’ll enjoy peace of mind in a safe, single-level home that’s built to the highest standards of efficiency, flexibility, and comfort. Our best floor plans have everything you want, from private owner suites to state-of-the-art kitchens, spacious quarters for guests to plentiful storage.
Sleek and stylish, the Windsor is a treasure. With 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this smart plan has up to 2,319 square feet of living space. It has an open layout that includes a spacious living room, a dining room with a vaulted ceiling, and a kitchen with an island and a pantry. The first-floor owner’s suite features an optional tray ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and a spa-like bath with a walk-in shower and dual vanities. Upstairs are one or two additional bedrooms, a full bath, an open loft space, and an optional game room. (Just the spot for the grandkids to hang when they sleep over!) There’s also a covered porch and a patio just off the living room. The Windsor has a variety of other options including a screened porch, a fireplace, and different bathroom configurations.
The Cambridge, at 1,785-2,368 square feet with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, is charming and timeless. Comfort and convenience permeate the first floor, from the wide-open living spaces to the covered porch and spacious patio. The kitchen joins seamlessly to the spacious living room with a fireplace, creating a place where your family and friends will love to gather. The first-floor owner’s suite is so relaxing, featuring an optional tray ceiling, a huge walk-in shower, and a large walk-in closet. Upstairs, one or two additional bedrooms, a full bath, an open loft space, and an optional game room ensure that everyone is comfortable. There’s also a covered porch and a patio just off the dining room. The Cambridge has a variety of options including a screened porch, and different bathroom configurations.
The Oxford is so perfect, it might just be love at first sight. This 2 or 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is filled with light, and features up to 2,410 square feet of living space. You’ll find the open layout, including a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, and a beautiful kitchen with a walk-in pantry, perfect for entertaining as well as everyday living. The luxurious first-floor owner’s suite has an optional tray ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, and a walk-in shower. The second floor includes one or two additional bedrooms, a full bath, an open loft space, and an optional game room. (Just the spot for a man cave!) There’s also a covered porch and a patio just off the living room. The Oxford has a variety of options including a screened porch, and different bathroom configurations.
The thoughtfully designed Kingston, at up to 2,085 square feet, is ideal for gatherings of all sizes. The open first floor includes both a dining room and a living room, as well as a spacious kitchen with a large walk-in pantry and a large covered porch, so there is plenty of space for entertaining and get-togethers. The peaceful owner’s suite features an optional tray ceiling, a walk-in shower, and a roomy walk-in closet. Upstairs, one or two additional bedrooms, a full bath, an open loft space, and an optional game room ensure that visitors feel welcome. There’s also a patio just beyond the covered porch. The Kingston has a variety of options including a screened porch, and different bathroom configurations.
What To Look For In An Active Adult Community
Buying a home in a 55-plus community can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Active adult communities are designed specifically for those 55 years old or older and usually offer amenities tailored to their needs and preferences.
Here are some of the benefits of buying a home in an active adult community:
- Maintenance-free living: Many of these communities offer maintenance services, including landscaping and exterior home maintenance. This allows you to focus on enjoying your home and the activities you love, rather than spending time and energy on tedious chores.
- Sense of community: One of the significant benefits of living in an active adult community is the sense of community and camaraderie among residents. These communities often provide opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and form new friendships.
- Amenities and conveniences: Active adult communities often have an array of amenities, such as swimming pools, fitness centers, walking trails, and clubhouses. These amenities are located within the community, allowing you to enjoy a range of recreational activities.
- Active lifestyle: Active adult communities provide fitness classes, hobby groups, game nights, and organized trips. These communities foster a vibrant lifestyle, encouraging residents to stay active and connected.
If you’re considering purchasing a home in an active adult community, here are some tips to help you make an informed decision and reap the benefits:
Consider your long-term needs: Think about your current and future needs when choosing a home in an active adult community. Are you looking for a single-family home, townhouse, or condominium? Consider factors like the size of the property, accessibility features, and the availability of healthcare services nearby. It’s essential to choose a home that accommodates your lifestyle both now and in the years to come.
Research and visit multiple communities: Start by researching different active adult communities in your desired location. Look for communities that align with your lifestyle and offer amenities that are important to you, such as fitness centers, swimming pools, golf courses, social clubs, and organized activities. Visit the communities in person to get a sense of the atmosphere, meet residents, and see if it feels like a good fit for you.
Evaluate the location: Consider the location of the active adult community in relation to essential amenities like grocery stores, medical facilities, and recreational areas. Assess the proximity to family and friends, as well as the availability of public transportation if needed. The location should align with your preferences and facilitate easy access to the services and activities that are important to you.
Have a financial plan: If you’ve recently retired, or are planning to do so soon, sit down with a financial planner to run the numbers to make sure the ongoing costs of a new home won’t impact your long-term financial security. While some buyers can finance their new home in a 55+ community with the proceeds from selling their current home or other assets, others may require financing assistance.
Understand the community rules: 55+ communities often have specific rules and fees. The rules can cover various aspects, such as pet ownership, noise restrictions, and exterior home modifications. Ask about community fees, which may include maintenance, security, and access to amenities. Understand the financial obligations and ensure they fit within your budget.
Contact NewStyle Communities Today!
If you are considering a smaller home, consider our homes in North Carolina and South Carolina. Beautiful designs! Great locations! We’re confident Blaize Ridge at Greer checks all the boxes on your future home list. NewStyle Communities invites you to explore our community and our floor plans. Reach out to us and we’ll get you the information you need about our active adult communities in SC.