Considering Your Next Move Into An Adult Community

Moving into an adult community: Things to Consider - Location vs Lifestyle vs Cost

Things to Consider: Location vs Lifestyle vs Cost

Every housing decision involves a complex set of factors and moving into an active adult community adds additional unique considerations.
Good News is that a Realtor® and SRES®-designated agent, like myself, can help you with your next move into an Active Adult Community.

A Few Things to Consider:


  • Do you prefer living close to family/friends or in a particular area for health/weather reasons?
  • Do you want to live in a development with minimal amenities within a city or prefer a more isolated community that meets all your social needs and includes all the onsite amenities you desire?
  • Do you plan to maintain one or more vehicles or prefer relying on your community’s transportation options or public transit?


  • Your options will expand or be limited by the amount you have saved and the sale price of your existing home.
  • How much can you invest in your new house and what is your monthly budget for living expenses?
  • Remember to include all homeowners’ fees when making your decision. Also factor in any “Up Front” move-in fees.


  • What types of activities and amenities would improve your quality of life?
  • Do you want a residence close to a major city’s cultural/arts events? 
  • Are you interested in a “niche” community of people with the same interests/priorities/beliefs?


  • If you have pets, are they allowed?
  • Will grandchildren or adult children be able to stay with you for extended periods of time?
  • Are you allowed to rent your property?

Check the regulations for each potential community for any restrictions that would negatively impact your decision.

Tax and Financial Impact

  • How will the move impact your tax liability, especially for capital gains when you sell your existing home?
  • How solvent is the community you are considering?
  • If you have to pay a large “Up-Front” fee, will that be returned should you decide to leave?


  • Does the community offer a trial stay or a short-term lease?
  • Determine your rights if the property is not being managed to your standards.

Read all the fine print and study minutes from meetings of the homeowners association or management board. Talk with potential neighbours and make sure you are informed and comfortable before signing on the dotted line.

Choose an SRES® REALTOR®

There is a great deal to consider when moving into an adult community. As a ‘Seniors Real Estate Specialist®’ I have the experience, understanding, and knowledge to help you when you are ready.

If you are seeking an experienced Realtor® to go to work for you in Langley, Surrey and surrounding areas in BC, give me a call

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® in Langley BC - Rosemary Papp

Retirement Townhouse Communities in Langley and Area

Browse our selection of condo and townhouse communities in the Langley area that offer gated security, amenities and a carefree lifestyle.

Pet friendly townhouses at Autumn Wood, Langley

8555 209 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

Retirement Community with Gated Security
Located in Walnut Grove, Autumn Wood is a prestigious 55+ gated townhouse complex just minutes from the Walnut Grove Community Centre, grocery stores, shopping and restaurants and walking distance to transit and major routes.

Spencer Green Adult +55 Townhome Community

21138 88 Avenue, Walnut Grove, Langley

Gated 55+ Townhomes at Spencer Green
This adult (55+) community in Walnut Grove features duplex style townhomes with attached garages, mature landscaping, gardens and park-like setting with walkways throughout the complex. Amenities include clubhouse, heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, putting green, library, workshop and hobby room.

Twin Lakes - Gated Townhome Community for +55

20655 88 Avenue, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly 55+ Townhouses
Located in desirable Walnut Grove, Twin Lakes is an adult (55+) gated community featuring 73 spacious rancher style townhomes surrounded by mature landscaping, gardens, greenspace and picturesque water features. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, social lounge and clubhouse. 

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Rosemary Papp

Phone: 778.834.8021

Office Info

RE/MAX Treeland Realty

101-6337 198 Street  Langley,  BC  V2Y 2E3 

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