Home Maintenance

What a Virtually “Maintenance-Free” Home Means

Elderly couple together at the kitchen

When you’re approaching retirement age and want to downsize from your current home, you may consider 55+ communities – not just for their smaller size but for their promise of virtually maintenance-free living. But what exactly does virtually maintenance-free mean? Let’s explore.

Many Baby Boomers facing retirement or actively in retirement have put a lot of work into maintaining the homes in which they raised their families. They set aside their weekends for 40 years to tackle chores like mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, raking leaves, and shoveling snow. Now that retirement is on the horizon, they are no longer interested in expending a lot of physical and mental energy investing in the maintenance of their homes.

They’re ready for something more: virtually maintenance-free living. If this sounds like you, it’s understandable that you would want a little more time to relax, swim in the pool, visit with the grandkids, have coffee with friends or take in a round of tennis. Your weekends are YOURS again when you’re part of a 55+ community.

That’s because 55+ communities offer a variety of maintenance chores included in your fees, such as:

  • Garbage collection
  • Recycling
  • Maintenance of shared spaces and facilities
  • Complete lawn care (mowing, trimming, weeding, raking, pest control)
  • Snow removal
  • Exterior maintenance (roof maintenance, repairs, paint touch ups)
  • Security

Judd Builders has a proven reputation throughout the Delaware Valley as a leader in designing and building virtually maintenance-free homes and superior lifestyle communities as part of its 55+ communities in the most beautiful locations. We welcome you to visit our two 55+ communities: Meadow View Farms and Renaissance at Morgan Creek. Renaissance is an adult 55+ clubhouse community in Quakertown, Bucks County PA offering an active, carefree lifestyle with an outdoor pool, fitness center, and library/business center. Meadow View Farms is nestled in historic Oley Township, Berks County, PA, featuring a community center, fitness center, and the peace of mind knowing you own the home and the land. You don’t get that with all 55+ communities!

If over-55 community living sounds good to you after years of maintaining your own home, call Judd Builders today. We would be happy to show you the models we have available.