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Non-Traditional Retirement Options

Non-Traditional Retirement Options: From Cruising to RV Living to Moving Abroad

From Cruising to RV Living to Moving Abroad

Posted on January 11, 2015

Your house is quiet again, but you’re not ready for a quiet retirement? Consider these possibilities for the next stage of life:

Cruising Lifestyle
Some retirees opt for luxury cruise ship living on a semi full-time basis, with unlimited food prepared for them, maid service, entertainment venues, exercise options, access to health care and the ability to see the world. Between sailing stints, they often stay with family or friends, rent a short-term apartment, or a long-term hotel room.

RV Living
Many empty-nesters hit the road in their own little home on wheels. Some sell the “family home” and invest in adventure, spending their golden years exploring and discovering new places one road at a time.

Working Retirement
Many people decide to continue working to supplement their retirement income, make up for a lack of retirement funds, or to keep themselves mentally challenged and physically active. When deciding to engage in a “working” retirement, whether part-time, seasonal, or full-time, evaluate your location for friendliness to older workers and retirees.

Going Global
Many retirees decide to settle down in a foreign land, an especially attractive option if a lower cost of living and medical care is desired. Mexico is the most popular of these less expensive locations, but other Central American countries like Panama and Costa Rica are also attracting interest.

Co-Habitats and Multi-Generational Living
Tiny houses perched in backyards and apartments crafted out of easy-access walk-out basements afford retirees privacy, with the comfort of having family nearby when needed. It’s also increasingly common for co-habitation to happen in groups of older adults who share common areas with food preparation, maid service, and healthcare all on site.

College Towns
Some mature adults prefer to return to their alma mater or another institution of higher learning. In addition to a college town environment, these areas often offer access to great libraries, the arts, swimming and athletic facilities, and sporting events. As an added benefit, many offer free college classes to seniors.

Interest-Based Communities
Today there are as many “interest group” retirement communities as you can imagine. Chances are, if you have a particular interest (from country music to flying planes to skiing the slopes to hanging out with aging free spirits) there’s a specialty retirement community eager to welcome you!


I have extensive training and experience to support clients ages 55+. SRES® accredited REALTORS® go the extra mile for you, with answers to questions you may have regarding aging in home ownership specializing in Langley, Surrey, Cloverdale, Aldergrove & surrounding areas.

Contact Rosemary at 778-834-8021 or email rosemary@homesinlangley.ca if you have questions, or simply need the right professional to help you move onto the next exciting stage in your life.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) in Langley BC

Langley Townhouses for Seniors

Browse our selection of condo and townhouse communities in the Langley area that offer gated security, amenities and a carefree lifestyle.
Spencer Green, Walnut Grove, Langley - townhouses for seniors

21138 88 Avenue, Walnut Grove, Langley

Gated 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. Spencer Green amenities include clubhouse, heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, putting green, library, workshop and hobby room.

Twin Lakes Townhouses for Sale

20655 88 Avenue, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly Rancher Style 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. 

Queen Anne Green, Langley - townhomes for sale

9012 Walnut Grove Drive, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly 45+ Gated Community
Queen Anne Green is one of Walnut Grove’s premier gated communities featuring 165 rancher and 2 story townhomes with attached garages in a park like setting. A well maintained 45+ adult community with resort like amenities including a Clubhouse with outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise centre, social lounge, library and workshop.

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Phone: 778.834.8021


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#101 6337 198 Street  Langley,  BC  V2Y 2E3 

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