As our population continues to age there have been an increased number of options for those following a 55+ community. In the past many called the 55+ community of their choosing the last place in which they would reside. Well, times have changed and now many are living well into their 70s, 80s, 90s and even approaching triple digits. The need grew larger and larger as more individuals were living longer, yet didn’t necessarily need the square footage or the maintenance a house or condo offers. Thus independent living was born.
Independent living in southwest Florida are often mid- to high-rise buildings with apartments ranging from 700 to 1400 square feet. The best part about these communities are the amenities on site, as well as the active social calendar. Research is showing that social interaction becomes even more important in later years. Independent living offers endless amounts of opportunity to interact within a structured event or simply create new friendships with your close quarters neighbor.
Southwest Florida remains atop the list of the greatest places to retire and for good reason. Sure we have our pristine beaches, countless golf courses, and weather that can’t be beat, but we also have award winning communities. Understanding these communities may not be top of might upon an initial move to the southwest Florida area, but it’s great to know there are options as later years approach. Our area is flooded with over 100 various living options for those who are ready to downsize. For your convenience we have put together a curated list of the independent living facilities in southwest Florida.
Keystone Place at Naples Preserve
Bradford Square Retirement Community
Discovery Village at the Forum
Merrill Gardens at Barkley Place
Shell Point Retirement Community
Many are often overwhelmed when trying to make a final decision. Just know, the right community is about you and your preferences, not necessarily what others may have said or even the look of the community. At the end of it all, you’re calling it home, it should feel like home.