A resort lifestyle community like Colony Cove and Bay Indies in Florida provides residents with a wide range of social events and activities all at retirement type budgets. Patrick Waite, Executive Vice President of Property Operations, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., serves as our guide through these two retirement communities, showing how these communities from Equity Lifestyle Properties are not cookie cutter; each providing its own vibe.

A tour of both communities reveals a multitude of different activities, including gardening, shuffleboard, bike trails, tennis and club houses. Dennis Wasson, a Community Manager for ELS, gives us a tour of one of the manufactured homes, revealing it is a comfortable yet affordable home. Baby boomers want to stay busy, active and social in their retirement years, and live in a home they can customize to their desires.

Active Lifestyle Retirement Communities

A sense of community, attractive settings, lots of activities….

If you or someone in your family is a Baby Boomer or active retiree and searching for a community to live, the search may be over!  New communities are springing up around the country providing active retires and baby boomers ideal settings and living spaces that offer resort style living at an attainable price.

Equity Lifestyle Properties, the largest owner of manufactured housing communities and TV resorts in the U.S., owns and manages more than 370 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia.

  • Homes range in size from 700-2500 sq. ft.
  • Properties feature high end amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, fishing lakes, walking paths
  • 120 of the FL properties have lake, river or ocean frontage
  • A typical ELS community in Florida offers more than 75 preplanned activities in a given month including card games, craft clubs, water aerobics, wood carving and jewelry making

If you have a preconceived notion of what a manufactured home looks like, think again!

The model homes in an Equity Lifestyle Property boast three bedrooms, two well appointed bathrooms, appliances such as dishwashers and washers and dryers, walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings, bay windows, screened in porches, attached garages and more.

As the baby boomer generation retires and life expectancy continues to increase, the demand for active, age-qualified communities will continue to rise.

“We are excited to partner with Designing Spaces to share with viewers the amazing advances in the design of manufactured homes and showcase the desirable resort lifestyle that is attainable for so many through this type of housing,” said Patrick Waite, Executive Vice President of Property Operations.

For more information, please go to: http://www.equitylifestyle.com

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