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, with the most significant being: “who’s going to take care of the house?”

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 takes care of a lot of the traditional challenges, but only if the property provides such solutions. 

The Homeowner’s Dilemma

On top of it all is the fact that your home’s need for maintenance and upkeep does not diminish because you are away seeing the world and exploring. The roof might still leak, the heating system might still fail, the basement may still flood, and the home itself will still age. Any of these issues could pop up and cause a lot of headaches that ruin your adventures.

And we have not even touched on issues like lawn maintenance, snow removal, and all the rest.

Is there a good solution? In a word: yes.

Downsize and Relocate to a Turnkey Lifestyle

If you are at the age where you can travel, you may not want a single-family home (and all its associated costs and risks) awaiting your return. Instead, a turnkey home with a turnkey maintenance and management service may be far more appealing.

What might that mean, though? What exactly could you anticipate from a turnkey operation? A basic list would include:

  • Your private residence can be monitored for security and safety.
  • Your mail would be held in a secure and private location so no one outside your friends would know of your absence.
  • You would be part of a community, and so your friends and neighbors would also be keeping a watchful eye on your home.
  • You can have a neighbor take care of pets while you are on your journey.
  • Your vehicles will be kept in a safe and secure, underground parking area where they can remain indefinitely.

With this sort of solution, you can travel for as long and as far away as you like and simply turn your key in the lock and know your home is just as you left it. No worries about a leak that went unnoticed for days or weeks. No worries about knee-high grass because the lawn maintenance people did not appear. And no worries about a house sitter who may have decided to slack off on their own tidiness and housekeeping.

A 55+ Active Adult Community is the Answer

You are at an age when you are no longer punching a clock and can travel. It is likely that you or your partner are over the age of 55. If that is the case, it means you qualify for life in a 55+ active adult community. This is an excellent way to enjoy the absolute best of life, including turnkey management during your travels.

It is also the kind of community that will have options for maintenance-free living available. Because of that, you will be able to take worry-free vacations, and know that any issues with the physical structure, the grounds, the parking areas, and the communal areas are addressed.

Is it worry-free living? There is no such thing as a worry-free way of life, but if your goal is to head out on a holiday without the major worries that come with traditional home ownership, you will love living in an active 55+ community. 

At TimberCrest at Glen Oaks, you will find the best in turnkey living. TimberCrest is a 55+ active adult community in the Clear Lake, Iowa area and provides spacious and stylish one or two-bedroom residences. Not only do residents enjoy world-class and hotel-level amenities and services, but they are also in a beautiful setting minutes from it all, making TimberCrest a perfect choice for the independent couple or single. Clear Lake is located a short two-hour drive from Des Moines or Minneapolis. 

With a fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub, gymnasium, therapy on-site and walking paths plus an array of community spaces – including a Club Room, Theater Room, garden plots,  outdoor seating areas – and such secure and appealing options as a climate-controlled parking garage, TimberCrest is an excellent choice for those who want the best when they are at home, as well as when they are having travel adventures. 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! Call Kim to schedule a private tour today at 641-355-1203.