New Breed of Retirement Communities
MarkeWatch article titled “8 quirky retirement communities” Profiles a new breed of retirement communities for RV nuts, theater buffs, and even postal workers!
- NoHo Senior Artists Colony The brand-new NoHo Senior Artists Colony is a community for those 62 and up in the trendy North Hollywood neighborhood; it was created exclusively for artists.
- Lake Weir Living, a “toy-friendly” boomer community in central Florida—built around the idea that no kinds of community restrictions should keep retirees from enjoying (or parking) their RVs, motorcycles, boats or vintage Buicks.
- Escapees CARE. At this facility in Livingston, Texas, visitors can park their RV on the grounds and get nursing care, meals, and more on site.
- Nalcrest, a retirement community founded in the early 1960s in south central Florida, was built exclusively for postal workers.
- ShantiNiketan, near Orlando, caters to Indian Americans 55 and over, and its unique features reflect their cultural preferences
- Lasell Village. Here, you are not merely encouraged to take classes, you are required to—to the tune of 450 hours of classes a year at Lasell College
- Aegis Gardens, a community for Chinese Americans near San Francisco
- Glacier Village, a senior cohousing community in Davis, Calif. Cohousing communities are made up of a cluster of individual homes with shared common space, in which all residents actively participate in the management of the community;