Retirement Communities of the Future

May 23, 2019
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Housing solutions for U.S. seniors have largely consisted of cookie-cutter developments demanding big upfront deposits from residents who might eventually face a new round of stress should their health require that they seek expensive nursing home care elsewhere.

However Baby Boomers have long been an influential group of consumers and as they live longer than their Depression-era parent generation did—households with people age 80 and over will more than double by 2037 from 7.5 million in 2016—they’ll have an impact on rethinking elder care. Some of today’s best available housing options are in higher-density locales, are homes suited for multiple generations, and offer community support and stimulation that keeps retirees active and healthy.

Realtor.com profiles several such housing options that are meeting the needs of seniors where they live with design, community, and technology offerings.

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