With the first day of spring just around the corner, we are seeing more people out and about at Soleil Laurel Canyon. And it’s not just residents. We’re experiencing a significant volume of people who are both visiting and getting a “sneak peek” at what life is like at our award-winning 55+ community. They are doing their due diligence for making a smart real estate investment — one that will allow them to enhance and better enjoy their golden years. What’s causing all the sudden interest? It boils down to the law of supply and demand. Baby boomers are a massive generation, spanning two decades, from 1946 to 1964. As they age, the demand increases for high-quality homes in fun-loving, genuinely 55+ communities. Here’s why:
Boomers are retiring earlier
About half of Americans are now retiring between ages 61 and 65 and 18% of them are retiring at an even earlier age. Not only are they retiring earlier, but they are also retiring to the tune of whopping 10,000 a day. That’s A LOT of people flooding the retirement community market which results in unusually high demand.
Boomers have a strong desire to upgrade both home and lifestyle
A Forbes article states it perfectly: “70% of baby boomers think their current home is not the best they can get. They want to be out on their own, in a more luxurious place. Instead of retiring to rocking chairs on the front porch, they are actively looking for newly constructed homes where they can continue to pursue an active lifestyle surrounded by the latest amenities.” Soleil Laurel Canyon is doing an excellent job of satisfying those needs with well-built, well-designed homes that are perfectly suited for aging in place. Add in the plethora of state-of-the-art amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools and fitness facilities, as well as tons of fun-filled activities — it all makes for a fantastic life, retired or not.
Boomers crave smart yet sunny locations
As they say in real estate, “location, location, location.” Those that are age 55+ often wish to live in warm, sunny places. Georgia, of course, has fantastic weather year-round …but the great weather isn’t the only factor. People also want to stretch their retirement dollars as far as possible. Georgia is perfect because it offers a low-cost of living and several tax advantages for those who choose to retire here. For us, the icing on the cake is having lots of nearby shopping, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities plus everything that the big city of Atlanta has to offer. We like to say that living in beautiful Canton, Georgia is “country quiet, city close.”
Soleil Laurel Canyon currently has 20 homes in various stages of construction, as well as a few pre-sales opportunities still available. If your springtime plans include the finding the best 55+ community for you, we encourage you to visit us. Whether you take a simple tour of our community or if you’d like to “Sneak-a-peek” for a few days, you’ll learn a lot about the wonderful lifestyle here. We’ve got just a few more 50-foot lots left as well as several unpublished incentives to share with you, so contact us today.