Walkability Drives Seniors Housing Decisions

Walkable Neighborhoods High on Boomers' Wish Lists

Walkable Neighborhoods High on Boomers' Wish Lists

Posted on June 2, 2019

Though a desire for walkable neighbourhoods is most associated with the millennial generation, walkability and good public transit also are high on boomers’ and seniors’ wish-lists.

Though things like quality of care services, affordability, and a facility’s cleanliness topped people’s must-have lists, walkability and access to transit were also tremendously important to survey respondents.

Among consumers considering their housing options, walkability was described as mandatory or very important to those seeking senior apartments (53%), independent living (38%), and assisted living (26%). Public transit options were also crucial to these groups.

As you look at your retirement housing options, especially if you’re a boomer with no physical limitations today, consider the longer term—a time when you may have difficulty getting around and you may no longer have access to a car.

Roam around a prospective neighbourhood to assess your options for getting around.

Some questions to consider:

• What places are within a 10-minute walk of your prospective home? Could you reach all the necessities of daily life–the grocery store, parks, hair salons, banks, and so forth—on foot or by public transit?
• Are sidewalks and paths accessible, safe, and well-lighted?
• Could you maneuver those sidewalks with a walker or a wheelchair?
• Are crosswalks well marked and do you have enough time to get across the street?
• Are there places to sit and rest? Are there water fountains and public restrooms?

Here is the local scores for Langley and major cities in BC:

Walkability Score for Langley BC:
https://www.walkscore.com/CA-BC/Langley

List of BC Cities Walkability/Transit Scores:
https://www.walkscore.com/CA-BC

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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.

Rosemary Papp - Seniors Real Estate Specialist® in Langley BC

Gated Communities for Active Adults 55+

Browse our selection of condo and townhouse communities in the Langley area that offer gated security, amenities and a carefree lifestyle:
Autumn Wood Townhouses for Sale
8555 209 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly 55+ Townhouses
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.

Chartwell Green Townhouse Community
8737 212 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

55+ Gated Townhouse Community
Chartwell Green is a gated 55+ community featuring 178 duplex style townhouses with attached garages located in Walnut Grove, Langley. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, club house, putting green, workshop and recreation center.

Churchill Park Gated Townhouses
9208 208 Street, Walnut Grove, Langley

Pet Friendly Gated Adult Community
One of Walnut Grove’s premier adult communities, Churchill Park features 147 duplex style townhomes with attached garages and spacious floor plans. Gated and secure. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, and club house.


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