What are the benefits of Senior Apartments?

Senior retirement apartment living is experiencing a windfall of advantageous innovation. As the retirement industry continues to evolve, aligning with the demands of today’s 55+ demographic is vital. Modern, chic apartments with upgraded finishes and resort-style amenities have ignited a resurgence in demand for senior housing. With so many benefits of an apartment for retirees, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular.

Once you decide to take the step towards moving into your retirement home, consider a 55+ retirement community. Here seniors enjoy maintenance-free living, more freedom, and fewer stresses. Communities specialized for retirees offer attractive amenities, activities, and spacious floor plans. A perfect situation for diving into passion projects, revisiting favorite hobbies, and experiencing life in a new way. Below are the top 8 reasons why retirement apartment living can keep up with today’s on-the-go seniors.

  • Maintenance Free Living
  • Resort-style Amenities
  • Increased Social Life
  • Right-Sizing
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy
  • More Security
  • Cost of Senior Apartments

1. Maintenance Free Living

Exterior and interior upkeep on an entire home requires constant effort. One of the most notable advantages of living in a senior retirement apartment is you no longer have to worry about maintenance. If you need a drain fixed or a replacement refrigerator, you don’t have to invest your time and money searching for skilled professionals for repairs and installations. Most apartments will not charge for having to replace or fix damaged appliances, so that means more money in your pocket to spend on the things you love. Living in a senior apartment gives you the peace of mind that if something should happen to your home, it’s covered.

2. Experience Resort-style Amenities

Apartment living at a retirement community typically includes lifestyle amenities sure to inspire. Amenities can include a hair salon, restaurant-style dining, top-of-the-line wellness centers, pools, and more! For a glimpse at the amenities available in a luxury senior living community, Brightwater has one of Myrtle Beach’s most well-rounded offerings. The best part is you’ll find them all on-site, no driving needed!

Outdoor pool

3. Increased Social Life

Living in a senior apartment moves you closer to friends and makes it easier than ever to make new ones. Plenty of retirement apartments have spaces for you to host gatherings, dinner parties, and endless gaming with friends all under one roof. Active adult communities typically promote activities and interest groups so you can meet new friends. At Brightwater, Members have access to a full calendar of daily events and activities including wellness classes, happy hours, day trips, cooking demonstrations, holiday celebrations, art instruction, and more.

4. Downsizing or Right-Sizing

As you age your home may begin to feel large and unmanageable. Moving into a smaller living place has its benefits. Most retirees find their quality of life has improved after downsizing which is why we like to call it “right-sizing.” Choosing a home that has easy accessibility will aid in maintaining independence, so you can continue doing the things you love. Downsizing isn’t about getting rid of your possessions; it’s about updating your lifestyle for continued freedom and independence.


5. Accessibility

Apartments in senior living communities are designed for you to maintain your independence for longer. Senior living communities offer accommodating floor plans and accessible features without any additional costs. At Brightwater, each villa apartment has spacious floor plans, walk-in showers, elevators at the end of every hallway, and emergency assistance if needed.

6. Privacy

Live in unison with others without having to sacrifice your privacy. Senior apartments are just as private as any stand-alone home. Living in an apartment gives retirees the best of both worlds, a vibrant social life yet quiet nights. Having your own villa apartment at Brightwater allows you to live in a quiet environment, while being a short walk away from neighbors, dining, and a luxury wellness center.

7. More Security

Apartments offer more security than stand-alone homes. This means that you can travel with peace of mind knowing that your personal belongings will be in the same place they were when you left. Active adult communities prioritize safety inside and out of your apartment. For example, many senior living communities have a gated entrance and on-site security officers. Safety features inside your home like call buttons and non-slip surfaces will ensure that emergencies will be handled in a quick and timely manner. Emergencies will be the least of your worries.

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8. Cost of Senior Apartments

After evaluating the cost of maintaining your home, transportation, and other additional expenses, you will be pleasantly surprised that living in a 55+ apartment could cost less than your current home. Another convenience of living in an apartment is you don’t have to worry about property taxes. At Brightwater, monthly fees are consolidated for Members to cover their apartment, amenities, dining, and more into one monthly fee.

Brightwater Villa Apartments

If you’re looking for a coastal retirement, we recommend checking out Brightwater at Myrtle Beach, SC. Brightwater is a 55+ retirement community that has a variety of apartment floor plans to choose from. With floor plans well over 1,000 square feet, you are guaranteed to find a space that best fits your lifestyle. This top-rated community offers an array of phenomenal amenities that you won’t find in any other retirement community.

Senior Apartments

Brightwater is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering all the care services you may need as you age. Brightwater offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation so you don’t have to worry about future moves. Contact Brightwater today if you are just starting your search for a retirement community search or looking to move next week!