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How to Pick the Right Active Adult Community Floor Plan for You


Look around. Is your current house too big, too isolating, or too clearly in the wrong state? If the answer to any one or combination of those questions is yes, the time has come to rightsize into the right environment—in the right location.

It’s amazing how the shift to new priorities and needs happens in the blink of an eye. One minute the house is alive with family activity. The next, the kids have flown the coop and much of the house has become wasted space that echoes with precious memories of the past. Simply put: The home that perfectly met your growing family’s needs does not support this new chapter of your life.  

As you contemplate the transition from a single-family home to a 55+ active adult community, don’t overlook an important aspect of your choice: Apartment floor plan.

Choosing a Floor Plan that Works for You

When you purchased your family home, no doubt its layout, number of bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces were major decision-making elements. Did the kitchen flow smoothly into the living and dining rooms for easy entertaining? Would the bedrooms accommodate the size and makeup of your family? Was the master suite designed to be a place of peaceful sanctuary?

The first step toward empty nester bliss is to choose the premier Overture active adult community that checks all your boxes. Once you’ve determined the where, you will want to carefully peruse the floorplan choices to make sure your apartment is the comfortable, perfectly appointed active adult haven it should be.

Ask the Right Rightsizing Questions

There are several basic issues to consider when choosing your active adult apartment. First and foremost is the number of bedrooms you will require. Will you be moving in as a couple or a single? Will you want a spare bedroom for grandkids and other guests? Will you need more than one bathroom? Does your community offer guest rooms onsite for out-of-town family members? If so, a one-bedroom may be feasible. If not, two bedrooms may be the way to go.

Whether you choose a studio, one-bedroom or a two-bedroom, you may have several size options. Study the floorplans online and think about how much overall square footage will work for you.

Another key factor is location on the property. Do corner units offer different layouts with more living space? How far away is the laundry facility? Do you want to be close to the elevators or would you prefer to be farther down the hall? What kind of view are you looking for? Are the common areas easily accessible? The location of your apartment home may impact the answer to those questions.

Home Sweet Apartment

The Overture team has gone the extra mile with each meticulously designed studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartment. Thoughtfully conceived layouts are enhanced by state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, wood plank-style flooring, spa-like bathrooms, and generous storage that includes kitchen cabinets and walk-in closets.

No wonder thousands of Overture active adult community members are singing the praises of their new homes. They all agree, there’s no place like Overture.