We all know someone who is getting to that wonderful age of retirement, whether it is a parent, a best friend, a spouse or even ourselves. The Bay Area has some amazing options for senior living or as those of us who are nearing that time in our lives, we can call it retirement living. Have you considered downsizing to a retirement community?
One amazing community that comes to mind is The Villages in San Jose. The former winery is a 55+ country club and golf course community nestled in an up and coming part of Silicon Valley. Although it is close to many trails, shopping, movies, and restaurants, once you enter through the guarded gates, you are introduced to all that the community has to offer. The clubhouse provides delicious meals, a relaxing bar and outdoor patio. Golf could be a step outside your back door. The grounds are beautifully maintained and a wildlife sighting is not out of the ordinary. They have 2 bocce ball courts, 550 acres of hiking trails, four swimming pools and spas, six tennis courts, a woodshop and equestrian center too!
There are more than 60 clubs and organizations, a full calendar of activities, fine arts as well as personal gardening plots. Safety of their residents is a high priority. There is controlled gate access and 24/7 public safety. The fire department is mere minutes away. The Villages has been rated among the top 20 senior communities in the United States by New Choices for Retirement Living Magazine. The homes consist of townhomes, as well as single family homes. Remember, at least one member of the home must be 55+. The HOA fees may seem high for individual homes, but when you consider what is offered, it is well worth it. Prices for homes range between $375k for condos and in the $900’s for single family homes.
If you would like to find out more about this ideal community or have questions, please contact us and we can help set up a tour.
The Bay Area has other options for senior living. Independent living apartment communities provide a carefree lifestyle where residents are free of everyday living responsibilities. Many provide meal preparation, dining halls, housekeeping services, and maintenance. Residents are able to relax and enjoy without having to worry about the little things in life. The Terraces of Los Gatos is a very popular destination for senior living. It is located in Los Gatos, a few miles from downtown. Their slogan is “A Human Good Community” which is a perfect way to describe the community. They provide daily menus that are healthy and delicious. The health of the residents are always top of mind. They have a pool and spa, fitness center, and beauty shop providing manicures and pedicures. There is even a convenience store! You may never want to leave!
The community provides so much more to mention, but the possibilities are endless. The Terraces provide several living options including residential with hospitality services, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care for those facing Alzheimer’s and dementia. The homes consist of studios, one bedroom, Patio Homes, and two bedrooms. Here is the floor plan for each style and a 3D room planner.