What is a 55+ Community?
The concept of these adult communities is very simple, people 55 years or older live in a specific community with specific amenities that cater to those senior residents. 55+ communities are for active adults desiring to live with their peers and the amenities are geared to meet These residents lifestyle. The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the Housing for Older Persons Act, which says that housing must include at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units, regulates these communities.
Adult community 55+, usually 80% is the legal minimum a 55 + community must adhere to in order to enforce the age restriction and qualify as an adult community. The 20% is to allow some flexibility should an issue arise that violates the age-restriction.and it is basically and legally up to the board to do whatever they want with the 20% some boards and covenants have strict regulations regarding adult children living with their parents in a 55+ community, some have relaxed their requirements to allow some flexibility.
Why people choose to live in a 55+ Communities,
People choose a 55+ community because they are well-designed to have all of the residents’ needs in mind. These 55 plus communities are usually close to hospitals, dining, shopping and major attractions.
Here are some of the 55+ communities in Boca Raton.