The Adult Option; Retirees Want Places to Suit Their Active Orlando Sentinel (04/08/01) Vol. 12, No. 15 p.J1; Glick, Nancy N.
A large number of today's retired home buyers are seeking a
community that caters to their active lifestyle. Maryland couple Jack
and Ellen Hart, for example, wanted to play year-round golf. After
considering developments in Arizona, California, and Florida, the Harts
decided on "The Plantation," an adult community in Leesburg, Va. Adult
communities are age-restricted housing developments for active adults.
Adult communities are defined by the age of their residents--at least 80
percent of a community's units must be occupied by at least one person
who is over 55 years old. Swimming, golf, tennis, crafts, and
transportation to local stores usually typify the offerings of such