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January 8, 2020

Article Published in All About Seniors- Charlotte Winter/Spring 2021 Edition

By Susan S. Longshore
Purchasing a new home today provides every home buyer with a list of dreams, desires and
must haves. Homes are being designed with every generation in mind. From first time buyers to
millennials to active adults, the choices are plentiful and diverse. The fastest growing segment
of buyers today is the active adult buyer. Not only are there choices in homes, but there are
actually choices in neighborhoods! Active adult neighborhoods have been on the rise and the
guidelines vary based upon the market demand.
Active adult neighborhoods provide an easy living atmosphere where lawn care is minimal,
stair climbing is optional and activities are included! Heritage in Indian Trail is one of several
fantastic 55 and over communities in the bustling Charlotte area. With all the advantages and
amenities of a major urban area, Charlotte manages to maintain a gracious sense of tradition and a southern small-town feel. It’s easy to see why the “Queen City” consistently ranks as one of the best places to live by multiple publications. Charlotte offers residents the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and balanced life, all while providing a below-average cost of living. These
neighborhoods offer not only beautifully designed versatile floor plans, but also a lifestyle for
those who want to stay fit and busy.  If you prefer a slower approach to life, how about a game
night with friends or hobbies you never have time for?  That is all available to you now and you
never have to spend your weekend working in the yard again, unless you just want to!
Making life simple and making time for all the things you want to do is what the Lock and
Go lifestyle is all about. What exactly is “Lock and Go?” It means you can lock the door, go on
an extended trip and return home with no lawn maintenance to catch up on!  Instead, you might
want to catch up with neighbors and enjoy the free time!
Amenity centers are in demand more than ever to accommodate this active new lifestyle.
Clubhouses to meet with friends, socialize and enjoy special events make a great place for game
nights, tea socials and retirement parties! Swimming pools are being utilized for group exercise
like water aerobics, personal lap swimming and entertaining the grandkids. Outdoor activities
such as tennis, pickle ball and shuffle board are becoming increasingly popular and amenity
centers are including various courts to accommodate. Places to walk and exercise those four-
legged loved ones are also on the rise and doggy parks and walking trails are being incorporated into the lifestyle plans to meet this growing demand.
Location is still the number factor for home buying practices. Active adult communities are
being planned in areas where homeowners have easy access to retail, dining, grocers, and other

Active adult communities offer easy living where enjoying life is priority and quality is not
compromised. Visit Heritage today – online or onsite!

Heritage is a 55+ Active Lifestyle Community, 3221 Wesley Chapel Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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