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Apartment Living for Over 55

July 25, 2023

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If you are over 55, you’re likely making more plans for retirement, including the significant decision of where you’re going to live. Moving to an apartment can be ideal for several reasons. Retiring in an apartment is an excellent option and comes with several benefits. 

Apartment Living Ideas for Seniors and Retirees

You may eventually reach a point in life when you’re ready to move out of your house and into something smaller. There are many reasons someone might wonder how to downsize in retirement. As adults reach their 50s, they’re downsizing more frequently and for various reasons, including:

  • Having an empty nest.
  • Transitioning to retirement.
  • Getting older.
  • Looking to save money.

Downsizing requires a lot of planning but is one of the next great adventures of life. You can thrive in a small space when you downsize and find purpose in your retirement.

Benefits of Downsizing in Retirement

When you choose to downsize, you’re walking into a life of ease and simplicity that allows you to try new things and meet new people. Perhaps you’ll decide to explore apartment living because your children have left home, and you don’t need all the extra space. Or, you might be approaching retirement and want to save money. No matter the reason or how you decide to downsize in retirement, having a smaller living environment comes with a range of advantages.

Quality of Life

When you downsize and relocate to a 55-plus community, such as Garden Spot Village, your quality of life improves. You’ll have access to countless amenities curated to enhance your standard of living. 

Some of these features include on-campus dining and wellness. On-campus fitness centers let you focus on staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. Events are always on the schedule at Garden Spot Communities, with all kinds of activities to participate in and new skills to learn. All these amenities take place inside a vibrant community filled with other individuals who are finding purpose in their retirement, with the beautiful backdrop of New Holland, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County to accompany them.

Ease of Maintenance

A smaller space means there will be less for you to take care of. Yardwork will be a thing of the past. Having less space to maintain will drastically reduce the time you’ll spend cleaning, freeing you up to do the things that matter to you.

You also won’t have to strain your body to complete daily chores. Instead, you can focus on your hobbies, physical fitness or connecting with your community. 


Bigger homes usually cost more, so when you downsize, you’ll immediately lower your cost of living in many ways. You won’t have to buy as many items for your home, and you won’t pay as much for utilities. You’ll drive less, saving you even more money.

With everything you’ve saved, you can spend your hard-earned cash on things you enjoy, such as unique hobbies or visiting with family. You can even go big and start traveling around the country or world. Garden Spot offers a turnkey lifestyle, so someone is always there to watch your home when you’re out of town.

Strong Community

When you move into an apartment living community for retirees, you’ll have the chance to make friends among your neighbors. It’s harder to go out when you’re in a big home, but downsizing your home in retirement encourages you to, especially as part of a thriving community. You’ll spend more time traveling and exploring the world, and cultivating new hobbies to enrich your life. 

The more you connect with the community around you, the more opportunities you’ll have to go out and enjoy all of what life has to offer. 

Efficient Organization

In life, we accumulate a lot of items that we don’t need but hang onto anyway. When you move, you have to sort through your belongings and determine what is truly significant to you and what you can store, donate or throw out. You can make a day out of it and invite family to reminisce over old memories and pass items down to children or loved ones who may want them. 

As a downsizing tip, make sure to take the time to figure out what you want to bring along with you to your new apartment. These items can be anything from decorations or furniture to meaningful trinkets or comfort items. Keep what you love and donate what you can.

Retire With Purpose at Garden Spot Village

At Garden Spot Village, we cultivate vibrant community for purposeful living in a person-centered environment. We create programs dedicated to bettering lives and providing comfort as you transition into retirement. 

We’ve built our community around amenities, so you’ll always have something to do. Our floor plans are spacious but comfortable, ranging from a one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom deluxe suite. You’ll have plenty of privacy with ample opportunity to connect with your neighbors through our community programs. You can peruse our outdoor garden to center yourself and find a serene moment in your everyday life, or you can join one of the many active lifestyle communities here. 

Spend your time volunteering or participating in our annual fundraising marathon. Or, if you have a unique hobby or skill, you can take it to the next level and use your newfound free time to build a second career, start a nonprofit or serve others in your community. 

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Life doesn’t stop once you retire. If you’re looking to build your community and thrive in a small space, Garden Spot Village is here to provide you with all the services and amenities you need. We have a convenient location in Lancaster County, surrounded by several exciting locales and within a reasonable traveling distance to many major cities. 

If you’re looking for an enriching retirement, choose Garden Spot Village as your community. If you have any questions or are looking to request pricing, feel free to contact us, and someone will get in touch with you!

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