We ran across some interesting survey results recently. 3200 baby boomers recently responded to the “2018 Survey of Homebuyers Researching Lifestyle Communities.” The survey, which was conducted by PCR (Private Communities Registry,) focused on lifestyle and financial aspects baby boomers consider when purchasing a retirement or second home. The results found that the vast majority of 55+ homebuyers are most attracted to a “healthy, active lifestyle.” What’s more, the top three most sought-after amenities were:
A swimming pool
The survey results showed that a pool was the most desired amenity of them all, at 77%. How does Soleil at Laurel Canyon compare? We’ve got our residents covered with not only one, but two crystal clear pools. One is a heated, indoor, saline lap pool and the other is an outdoor zero-entry lagoon-style pool. No matter the season, you can always go for a refreshing dip at Soleil.
Bonus: Our residents can take advantage of our jacuzzi spa and saunas too.
A fitness center
The next most desired amenity was a fitness center, at 76%. Soleil compares well to this too. We have both a fitness center and an aerobics room. Our well-equipped fitness center is perfect for strength-training and cardio workouts. It has state-of-the-art machines, easy-to-use treadmills, stationary bikes, strength-training equipment, and more. Our aerobics room includes everything you’d want for a heart-pumping routine. It has a cushioned wood floor, a mirror wall, and technical equipment such as TV and surround-sound speakers. Ceiling fans overhead help to circulate air flow efficiently to keep you cool and rejuvenated during your routines.
Bonus: We have a fantastic, fun, and knowledgeable fitness instructor who is happy to help you reach your health goals.
Walking and biking trails
The next most sought-after amenity, at 71%, was a safe place to ride bikes and go for a walk. Soleil residents are fortunate to have access to several pleasant walking paths throughout our community. We also offer miles of well-maintained sidewalks and roads that are perfect for a stroll or a bike ride.
Bonus: The survey also showed that 57% of respondents wanted a gated community. Since Soleil is both gated and secure 24/7, our roads are even safer for biking and walking endeavors.
Two more points of note are that 88% of baby boomers were planning to buy within a planned active adult community, and 77% were planning to buy within the next two years. With that many people looking for the best 55+ active adult communities so soon, the time is now to discover Soleil. Don’t wait! Start planning your visit today.