Independent Living – The housing market isn’t a good place for anyone to be right now. That’s why LeCesse Development Corp. had to think of something to do with its $300,000 Villa Grande condos in Sarasota, Florida.
LeCesse Development Corp. decided to cater to the growing population of baby boomers and is making Villa Grande rental apartments for people over 62. They are also not charging an entry fee, which is very common in many continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). To offset the price, health care will not be available on site, but many seniors have insurance that covers what they need.
I think this is a great option for many seniors. Villa Grande offers more independence from nursing homes or CCRCs. It meets the needs of seniors, but residents still need to be self-reliant. It’s a great happy-medium between being dependent on staff for most tasks and living alone without help.
Some great perks of Villa Grande Independent Living are:
- Swimming pool
- Fitness center with full-time director on staff
- Full spa
- Beauty salon
- No entrance fee
- Near golf course and shopping
- 900 square-feet one-bedroom apartments
- 1,600 square-feet two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments
- Resident camaraderie with other similarly-aged people
- Continental breakfast served daily
- Transportation available to residents
- 8,000 square foot club house
It will be more expensive to rent than a similarly-sized apartment (about $1,800 to $2,400 per month), but the perks that come along with living at Villa Grande are well worth it.
Villa Grande is expected to be open next summer.
Post by Kate Valdovinos. Information about Villa Grande http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100823/ARTICLE/8231014/2413/BUSINESS?p=1&tc=pg.
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