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Active Retirement Community VS Independent Living Facility

As retirement approaches, many individuals start considering their living options for the next phase of their lives. Two popular choices in the market are active retirement communities and independent living facilities. These options cater specifically to the needs and preferences of those 55 and above, providing a range of amenities and services to support an active and fulfilling lifestyle. So which does CRF Communities offer?

Active Retirement Communities! CRF active retirement communities are designed for individuals who want to maintain an independent lifestyle while having access to a vibrant community and various amenities in an age-restricted, gated community. These communities offer a wide range of recreational activities, such as golf courses, swimming pools, fitness centers, and organized social events both in and outside the community.


One of the key advantages of active retirement communities is the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and form new friendships. Residents can participate in clubs and interest groups to pursue hobbies and interests in a supportive, sunny, and engaging environment.

So, what are Independent Living Facilities? Independent living facilities are designed specifically for seniors who can live independently but desire the option to have supportive services, such as housekeeping, maintenance, and emergency assistance. This can provide peace of mind for both residents and their families, knowing that help is readily available if needed.


Independent living facilities typically offer apartments or private residences. In contrast, active retirement communities often provide a range of housing options, including single-family homes, duplexes, or even condos, giving retirees more choices to suit their preferences and needs. CRF Communities offer manufactured homes; a quality, affordable option for those who might not think they can afford the luxury of living in an active retirement community.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Between the Two. When deciding between an active retirement community and an independent living facility, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost is your current health status and anticipated future needs. If you are generally healthy and capable of living independently, an active retirement community may be the ideal choice. However, if you anticipate needing care and support now or in the near future, an independent living facility may be a better fit.


Another crucial factor to consider is your lifestyle preferences and desired amenities. Do you value a wide range of social activities and organized events? If so, an active retirement community may be the perfect fit. On the other hand, if you prefer a quieter, more low-key lifestyle, an independent living facility may better suit your needs.


Florida has a plethora of retirement options as it is determined to be one of the best places to retire in the nation. If an active retirement community is what you are looking for, then we have 15 for you to choose from. Your retirement begins here.