Are you reaching an age when you are ready to hit the road and see the world? If so, you may be impeded by a few issues, the most significant being who will take care of your home while you’re away.

As part of the answer to that question, you may have already decided to downsize and relocate to a smaller home or even an apartment-style residence. This could solve a few of the challenges of traditional homeownership, but only if the property provides such solutions.

The homeowner’s dilemma

Your home’s need for maintenance and upkeep does not diminish because you are away exploring the world. Emergencies such as a roof leak, failure of the HVAC system or basement flooding can still occur, not to mention the house itself will be aging. Any of these issues could pop up and cause a lot of headaches that ruin your adventures. Don’t forget that upkeep tasks like lawn maintenance, snow removal and all the rest still need to happen. Retired adults who want to travel may not want a single-family home and all these associated costs and risks awaiting their return. Fortunately, there is a solution to the homeowner’s dilemma.

Downsize and relocate to a turnkey home

A home in a retirement community like Glen Oaks, which offers turnkey maintenance and management services, enables active adults 55 and older to travel with less worry than those who own traditional homes. The advantages of a turnkey property include:

  • A private residence that can be continually monitored for security and safety.
  • Secure holding spaces for mail so letters don’t pile up and tip people off that you’re away.
  • A community of like-minded friends and neighbors who will keep a watchful eye on your home.
  • Trusted neighbors to take care of pets and plants while you’re on your journey.
  • Underground parking where your vehicles can remain safe and secure indefinitely.

The memories you make on your trip won’t be spoiled by coming back to unexpected issues such as a leak that went unnoticed for days or weeks, knee-high grass because the lawn care company didn’t show or a mess left by an inconsiderate housesitter. A home in a turnkey community means no matter how long you’re gone or how far away you travel, when you return you will find your home just as you left it.

A 55+ active adult community is the answer

If you and your partner are 55 and older and you’re ready to savor the best moments life has to offer, then it’s time to join a community for active adults 55+ like TimberCrest at Glen Oaks! Not only will you be able to enjoy your travels without major worries on your mind, you’ll be able to live a maintenance-free life 100% of the time. You can relax knowing that any issues with the physical structure, grounds, parking areas and communal areas are addressed.

At TimberCrest at Glen Oaks, you’ll find the best in turnkey living for the independent individual or couple. TimberCrest is a 55+ active adult community located in Clear Lake, Iowa. We offer spacious and stylish one- or two-bedroom residences. Not only do residents enjoy world-class, hotel-level amenities and services, but they are also in a beautiful setting minutes away from downtown Clear Lake and all it has to offer. Additionally, a short two-hour drive will get you to other lively cities like Des Moines and Minneapolis.

With a fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub, gym and both indoor and outdoor walking paths, plus an array of community spaces including a Club Room, Theater Room, garden plots, two outdoor seating areas and such secure and appealing options as a climate-controlled parking garage, you may never want to leave home! But rest assured when your adventures take you away, your home is in good hands.

If you are eager to enjoy turnkey solutions to home maintenance and security while you are away for stretches at a time, Glen Oaks Community just may be the perfect fit! Contact us today to schedule and in-person visit or take a virtual tour anytime!