Questions 55+ Roseville Seniors Are Asking
Time for Retirement? Age In Place? Stay Put? Move closer to kids and/or grandkids? Move to a golf or other senior retirement community? Buy? Rent? What Roseville senior living options are available? Roseville seniors are asking “what to do?”
These are just some of the many questions boomers and seniors start wrestling with between the ages of 55 and 75 +/-, including those looking into Roseville senior living options!
Obviously, no one can tell you what you should do. But I can offer some questions for you to ponder and research to help you with some of the many decisions coming our way at this season of life.
Baby Boomer & Senior Questions
- Is the home free of stairs?
- If it does have stairs, is there a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs so you can just live in the downstairs area?
- Does the home have doorways wide enough to accommodate a walker, rollator, or wheelchair if that is ever needed?
- Does the bathroom have a sit-down shower or can it be easily remodeled to have a sit-down shower?
- For that matter, a roll-in shower can be a huge plus for those who may be in wheelchairs.
- Is there parking close to the entrance of the home?
- Are you staying active where you are living? Does your home and area offer enough options to help you stay active?
- Is the home close to all the activities you enjoy including bike trails, golf, walking trails, shopping, restaurants, gas stations, etc.
- If you were to have health problems down the road and need live-in care temporarily – would that be a practical option in the home?
Is the home close enough to medical help / respite care workers
- Are there transportation options available if that were to become necessary (happily in Roseville, we can say a resounding YES, thanks to SeniorsFirst!
If you were to have health problems down the road and need live-in care temporarily – would that be a practical option in the home?
- If you desire to leave a home to your child(ren), would they want the one you have and/or buy including the area? Or could they easily rent it/sell it?
More 55+ Food for Thought:
This article by AARP had an encouraging comment:
“One surprising finding — to me, at least — is that moving tends to improve your psychological well-being. That seems right for people who planned a move to new housing or a new part of the country. But even those who are shocked into moving — say, by widowhood or divorce — do better than people in similar situations who stay put, the study found. There's something about a change of scene that helps pick up your spirits.”
Hmmm! I have to admit, as hard as moving is, it can help you declutter, reorganize, and jumpstart you into new pursuits that are often quite interesting.
I discovered several interesting comments and suggestions helpful for all of us Roseville boomers and seniors in this useful article from Kiplinger:
“Another common mistake is to plan for retirement as one life stage, rather than as several, with each stage requiring adjustments.”
“Keep your options open by renting out your current house and renting in the prospective retirement locale for a year.”
“Once they choose a spot, they will buy a condo and rent it out until they move.”
General Retirement Choices
- Age in Place or Relocate During Retirement? The decision isn’t just financial; family situation, geography, and health considerations also play big roles.
When to Relocate in Retirement – 4 Things You Need to Know About Moving After You Retire
National Survey reveals baby boomer's housing preferences – yup, this meshes well with my real estate clients desires. How about yours?
Wondering what other Baby Boomers are thinking of for retirement homes? According to this 2017 Pulte survey, “Garages and Grandkids: What Baby Boomers Want in their Next Home” And while many boomers do enjoy single story homes in traditional neighborhoods, plenty of others just want to be near their grandkids, but have a home in a master planned retirement community like Sun City with plenty of fun activities when the grandkids are busy at school.
Here are some Sun City-specific articles that might interest you. These are about Sun City in general and/or in other areas. These are NOT specific to Sun City Roseville although Sun City Roseville may have some of the items mentioned.
USAToday wrote a very encouraging article in 2013 on the topic of how well the Del Webb Sun City and other active senior retirement complexes are evolving to keep pace with today's boomers and seniors. “Boomers reinvent Sun City retirement community”
Enjoy an article from CityLab from 2015 on the topic of how Del Webb, the country’s biggest builder of “active adult” housing, is changing its formula to appeal to Baby Boomers.
And YES! There are, indeed, family members living in our great Roseville senior living community of Sun City. I know of kids who have inherited from their parents as well as sons who have moved here and then encouraged their moms to move here. 🙂
Roseville Seniors Have Great Senior Living Options
For those who agree with this headline, “Aging Boomers: No Golf Please, Feed My Mind,” no worries! Here in Roseville CA, we have plenty of those options as well as the very lovely Sun City Roseville. From Del Webb's The Club at Westpark to the new 55+ retirement homes by Lennar to Silverado Homes at Eskaton and more! And even in Sun City Roseville, there are plenty of residents who don't care about golf at all. But they LOVE the beautiful options for walking and biking, the good company, and the many great activities.
In fact, here's a list of all the official clubs currently available at Sun City Roseville. Plus there are plenty more private happenings going on in Roseville as well as different options at various other senior retirement communities:
- Boomer Generation
- Creative Arts
- Croquet Dance
- Fine Arts
- Golden Niners
- He & She Golf
- Needle Arts
- SP Ladies Golf
- Singles Club
- Softball Tennis
- TC Men's Golf
- TC Women's Golf
- Water Fitness
Resident and Other Groups and Clubs:
- All Tuned Up
- Asian American
- Cycling Harmonicoots
- Int'l Social Group
- Jewish Fellowship Circle
- Ladies Poker
- Mah Jongg Masonic Breakfast
- Men's Poker
- Music & Laughter
- Neighborhood Watch
- Pegs and Jokers
- Postage Stamp
- Rod and Reel
- SCR Birders
- SCR Democrats
- SCR Republicans
- Socrates Cafe
- Table Tennis
- Sun City Foundation Volunteers
Thinking Outside the Box
If you aren't sure if an active Roseville senior living retirement home community if right for you but you kind of want to “put a finger on it” – one option is to buy a retirement place and rent it out. That can give you a positive investment for now and a retirement option for later.
Single Story Real Estate Market Trends in West Roseville
Wondering what prices average in West Roseville for single story homes that make good aging in place options? That's a bit challenging since, for this article, it's probably only single story homes we are interested in. There are some lovely condos in our area, that include first floor units. Those can be a great option as well. But for this, I searched for all the homes sold in the past 6 months, 1 house on lot, single story, max of 3 bedrooms, max of 3 bedrooms, max of .19 acres, 900-2600 square feet (I have worked with boomers and seniors who prefer even larger, but most were looking for smaller so I settled on 2600 😉 ). With that search, I found (numbers approximate):
196 homes sold in the past 6 months:
3 were under $299,999
- 1 was a fixer – $205,000
The majority ranged from $300,000-499,999:
- 72 sold in the $300,000-399,999 range
- 96 sold in the $400,000-499,999 range
- 22 sold in the $500,000-599,999 range
- 1 was over $600,000 – at $649,500
During that same period – approximately 115 active senior retirement homes were sold in West Roseville senior living communities (the numbers don't complete match as some were the 2 story options at Silverado Homes at Eskaton Village that are set up for caregivers to live in) and those ranged in price from $314,000 to $699,000.
Roseville Senior Living Questions
Now it's your turn. What questions do YOU have about Roseville senior living options? We'd love to hear. Feel free to leave them in the comments below or at my Facebook Real Estate Page. If I don't know the answers, I'll do my best to dig them up. And if you're ready now to look into positive real estate options for this fun season of life, whether in Sun City or in another active senior retirement community or in a traditional neighborhood but with a focus on aging in place options, give me a call. I'd love to help you with your real estate needs! 🙂
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Single Story Homes for Sale in West Roseville – In AND out of 55+ Roseville Senior Living communities
Curious what is currently available for Roseville seniors and baby boomers looking for positive aging in place options in West Roseville – in AND out of Sun City Roseville? Here are some interesting ones:
Contents of this article...
- Questions 55+ Roseville Seniors Are Asking
- Baby Boomer & Senior Questions
- More 55+ Food for Thought:
- General Retirement Choices
- Sun City-Specific Info For Roseville Senior Living Questions
- Roseville Seniors Have Great Senior Living Options
- Thinking Outside the Box
- Single Story Real Estate Market Trends in West Roseville
- Roseville Senior Living Questions