Roseville CA is a terrific place to live. That’s true for all, including those dealing with disabilities. Some of the areas I deal with the most are aging in place options like easily accessible homes with zero step entry, wider doors and entry ways for wheelchairs and walkers, grab bars in showers as well as easy entry baths, etc.
I especially appreciate single stories as it’s easier for my senior mom and other elderly seniors to deal with. Though I must admit, I do miss the calorie-fighting attributes that come from running up and down the stairs so I do it as often as possible when visiting my kids along with my daily 2 mile + walks. 🙂 And if you do have to go with a two story home due to neighborhood requirements or family needs, many more builders are ensuring there is a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower or tub downstairs! Very cool!
Accessible Homes Trend is Growing
I really appreciate that Roseville has many neighborhoods and homes that are easily accessible for all ages. Of course, our great 55+ retirement home communities are terrific. Thought not perfect. It’s a trend that is still “growing up.” Thus you will find light bulbs in ceilings and porches that are higher than they should be to be easily accessible for aging seniors at Sun City. Fortunately, there is also a great group of volunteers there just waiting to help you change those tricky light bulbs. And I’ve noticed over the years that kind of oversight is definitely improving.
Even in non-age restricted neighborhoods, you can often find great homes with accessible features that work well for those dealing with disabilities. That includes my neck of the woods here in West Roseville. You’ll find options in existing homes, and even more great options in some of the brand new construction homes. Again, it’s a great trend that is still growing! And one I’m really happy to see for myself and my senior mom AND for my real estate clients.
Ensuring Accessible Info Goes in MLS
One thing that isn’t changing fast enough, in my humble opinion, is making it easier to find these types of homes. Too often when we search the MLS, items like grab bars, wider doors, accessible entries, etc., aren’t noted. So searching for something that specific will usually turn up little or no results. I’ve learned to start with single story homes, then check each one specifically. And when helping real estate clients who are selling their home, I make sure we go through all the great items about their home, including any special accessible options such as grab bars, zero step entry, etc. I make sure I put all of that and more into the MLS to make it easy for other agents to find my clients’ home. That gets more eyes on your home for sale AND helps the buyer get what they need. A win-win for sure!
Single Story Homes Often Include Accessible Options
Here are a few of the lovely examples of single story homes in West Roseville, including some in one of our delightful 55+ retirement home communities (if there are any for sale – which there usually are). This list may also occasionally show off some of the brand new construction homes. Those, however, usually are NOT listed in the MLS. And as always, I would highly recommend ALWAYS going to a new construction home with your Roseville real estate agent (yes, I’d love to help you! 🙂 ), who will be looking out for YOUR interests, while the home builder’s agent is, quite properly, overseeing the builder’s interests. Always a wise thing to do:
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