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3 Signs It’s Time to Downsize

Whether you’re just entering retirement or soon to be an empty nester, you may have started thinking about whether downsizing your home is right for you. Downsizing is a big decision, but you have many options when it comes to moving toward your next phase in life.  

An active adult community is the perfect option for adults 55 and older who are ready to downsize but still want to lead an active, independent lifestyle. At The Reserve of Geneva, our beautiful community features worry-free living, spacious floor plans, ample upgrades and an array of resort-style amenities and activities for adults 55 and older who are ready for their next adventure in life. 

Here are three tell-tale signs that it’s time to consider the move to a 55+ community designed for active adults.  

Housework is more of a chore than a pleasure. 

As we get older, the motivation we once had to maintain our homes can start to diminish. Keeping up with a large house can feel daunting, expensive and time consuming. But that doesn’t mean you’re not capable; it means your priorities have changed, and you desire to spend your energies elsewhere in retirement. 

One of the greatest benefits of moving to an active adult community is that you no longer must spend your weekends cleaning or mowing your lawn. Instead, let a team member at The Reserve take care of the housekeeping and home repairs for you so that you can spend your time doing what you want to do, not what you have to do. 

You’re ready to travel more. 

As you embrace this period of life, you may decide to spend more time to doing the things you enjoy, like traveling or visiting old friends.  But let’s face it; when you have a large house to care for, it can be difficult to get away for a long trip. At The Reserve, residents enjoy the freedom to come and go as they please knowing their home is safe and secure while you are away adventuring. Our flexible, month-to-month rental living combined with carefree “lock and leave” lifestyle gives residents the freedom to enjoy doing the things that matter most to them.

You have too much space. 

Do you have untouched rooms in your home collecting dust? Maybe you raised your family in this house, but your children have moved away, and you no longer need the space you did a few years ago. Downsizing doesn’t mean less quality, however. Inside The Reserve’s apartments you will find wide open floor plans, upscale kitchens, private balconies or terraces and charming interiors. In fact, you won’t find a more spacious 55+ one and two-bedroom floor plan in Geneva! For extra space, we also offer assigned parking spaces (including underground heated parking) and storage units.

If you’re ready to downsize and enjoy the worry-free living and vibrant lifestyle of The Reserve of Geneva, schedule a tour. As a resident of The Reserve, you get all the best parts of owning a home without the ongoing maintenance, unexpected costs and burdens of home ownership. 

Schedule your in-person tour today and see if downsizing is right for you!

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