55 or Better


With the coming of age of baby boomers, active adult communities are now in demand more than ever! In Williamsburg, ranked by Money Magazine in the top five areas in the USA to retire, you will find a variety of “55 or better” communities from which to choose.
Two of our most popular adult communities include Colonial Heritage, which was on “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” published by Retire Magazine in 2013, and The Settlement at Powatan Creek, a community in touch with nature with its preserved freshwater wetlands and acres of green space. Active-adult, age qualified communities, lifestyle communities or retirement communities are all terms applied to planned communities that are tailored to adults age 55 or better. Homes within an adult community are generally built to be low maintenance and energy efficient with one floor living or few steps, open floor plans and in a resort type setting. Some communities also offer 24 hour security and gated access. Of course, you don’t have to be retired to take advantage of a “55 or better” community either. Many pre-retirees see the advantage of trading yard work for golf, swimming, hiking, crafts, hobbies, and a myriad of social activities. Don’t think of it as downsizing to a slower lifestyle; on the contrary, most residents find themselves busier than ever! If you are still deciding whether Williamsburg is the right retirement destination for you, see what Liz Moore has to say about our town! guideingart1b