Just last month, I discussed how San Antonio made the top three of US News & World Report's "Best Places to Retire in the USA" list. When looking at national retirement trends, it's easy to see how Stone Oak living fits in. After all, today's retirement looks nothing like it did when your parents or grandparents retired. Rocking chairs on the front porch work for some. Others desire a more active lifestyle. So, what are the retirement trends we're seeing nowadays? Read on to find out.
How Stone Oak Living in San Antonio Fits in with National Retirement Trends
Today's retirees want to enjoy their later years. More and more of them seek an active lifestyle with tons of amenities nearby. Stone Oak living provides wonderful boutique shopping and fine dining for all. San Antonio itself offers over a dozen championship golf courses to choose from. Canyon Springs, Silverhorn, and TPC San Antonio are the closest. The San Antonio Library serves up endless hours of free entertainment. No matter what your religious beliefs may be, you'll find a church nearby to feed your soul on Sundays. And medical services are just a stone's throw away, making regular doctor visits convenient.
A large portion of today's retirees (74% nationwide) report that they plan on working past the age of 65. Some wish to work part-time while the majority expect to continue working full-time. This may be due to a desire to stave off boredom while others may need to supplement their social security income. At just 3.6% unemployment, Stone Oak living offers lots of opportunities for older members of the community to work.
We've begun to see a returning trend of multi-generational living in San Antonio real estate. As healthcare costs continue to go up, older children bring their elderly relatives to live with them. This made care-giving a bit more cost-effective than expensive nursing homes. Stone Oak living allows multiple generations to reside under one roof. Many homes include a ground floor master and/or in-law quarters, making it easier for physically-challenged individuals to perform their day-to-day activities.
Living Closer to Family
Finally, many retirees simply want to be closer to family. If not by actually living with them, then they want to live nearby. San Antonio prides itself on its family-oriented communities. I can't think of a better place than Stone Oak living to bring several generations together for years to come. When you're ready to look for a San Antonio home, contact me.
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