Recent development promotes American Heartland and is perfect for over-55s
It may not be the traditional retirement destination, but there is still much to love about America’s Heartland. Accordingly, Del Webb and its homebuyers think the Midwest has plenty to offer over-55s. The lifestyle, affordability and quality of healthcare are great reasons why pre-retirees and retirees are looking to stay closer to home all year round; not to mention proximity to family, friends, and most importantly, grandchildren.
In a recent survey by Del Webb, of the adults between the ages of 47 and 77 who are currently living in the Midwest and considering a move in the future, 62 percent plan to stay in the same general area for their next home purchase. This group also cites the importance of staying connected with current friends and the enjoyment of being with family members as significant considerations in their attitude towards retirement.
“For more than six decades, Del Webb has been a pioneer in the active adult community space because of its focus on consumer feedback, continuously adapting to meet the needs of how today’s consumers want to live and experience their homes and communities,” said Matt Koart, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PulteGroup, the parent company of Del Webb. “There is a growing desire among Northerners and Midwesterners for the vibrant lifestyle and variety of amenities offered at a Del Webb community, without having to move away from family members and the familiarity of home.”
Throughout the Midwest, Del Webb has established five communities across Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Minneapolis markets. These communities are centered around building connections, designed for over-55s who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically, and intellectually as they look forward to retirement.
Life beyond retirement
Each Del Webb community provides a world-class experience for residents, with resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities to enjoy, and the opportunity to personalize a new home that is uniquely theirs.
The company’s most recent unveiling was its first new Chicago community in more than 15 years. Lincoln Prairie by Del Webb opened last November. This community introduced new low-maintenance ranch home designs from Del Webb’s GenYou collection, tailored to buyer-specific interests like cooking, entertaining or taking up new hobbies, in Aurora, Illinois’ second largest city. The community will celebrate the grand opening of its new amenity center this fall. This 17,600-square-foot clubhouse includes a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, billiards and aerobics rooms, bocce and pickleball courts.
All Del Webb active adult communities are full of energy and friendly people who share common interests in this next stage of life. From pickleball and wine tasting, to fitness classes and life-long learning adventures, each day is an opportunity to fill with activities, friends, volunteering, and trying new things.
Whether someone is still working in so-called retirement, or has grandkids they cannot bear to leave behind, there is a Del Webb community for everyone.