Boomer Housing Trends

Boomer Housing Trends

Posted 05/06/2015


Everyone has their own idea about how they want to spend retirement, whether that means traveling the world, staying active on the golf course or just relaxing under the sun. But when it comes to choosing a home, the majority of retirees want much of the same thing.

According to a recent US News article, most baby boomers see themselves moving into a new home post retirement, either to save money or live more comfortably. In addition to staying close to family and friends, boomers want their new home to fit their newfound lifestyle, which includes being active, social and independent. The neighborhoods of choice are walkable and in close proximity to city amenities like grocery stores and coffee shops. Boomers also want a home that offers conveniences such as modern appliances, energy-efficient features, spacious kitchens and flexible one-story floor plans that can be tailored to fit their needs.

While these trends are still emerging, Maracay Homes has already begun delivering homes that match baby boomers’ needs. In fact, we recently entered into the active-adult arena with the opening of our first ever 55+ adult community, Victory at Verrado, and made quite a splash. Located in Phoenix’s West Valley, inside the award-winning master-planned Verrado community, Victory at Verrado boasts an all-new collection of homes designed with the modern active adult in mind. What does that mean? We’ve teamed with renowned architects KTGY to design and build four brand new, single-level FlexDesign® floor plans that showcase universal design elements, which offer a comfortable living experience for people with diverse abilities. And, as with all Maracay homes, each is Energy Star® certified and built with our LivingSmart® program for high performance and cost effectiveness, saving residents thousands in energy costs annually.

As for the neighborhood, boomers will find its walkability to be quite pleasing. With a host of amenities coming in 2015 and 2016, residents will have access to the country’s first Avid Trail System with multipurpose paths and trails guaranteed to satisfy everyone from casual walkers to hardcore mountain-bike enthusiasts. Other amenities include a Tom Lehman-designed golf course, The Victory Club with terraced resort pools and a new dining concept called The Vic.

To learn more about this groundbreaking community, contact a Maracay Homes neighborhood representative today.