Active Adult Homes

2566 HIDDEN COVE ROAD Unit #147, Annapolis MD 21401

$429,990

2566 HIDDEN COVE ROAD Unit #147, Annapolis

One level ranch home with unfinished walkout basement. The home was renovated by the owner in 2012 and the features include: New Flooring, New Gourmet Kitchen with stai...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8468788
  • Bldg. Hidden Cove Condo Council I

2513 TUDO COURT, Annapolis MD 21401

$285,000

2513 TUDO COURT, Annapolis

You will be glad you saw this one!!! Sellers have made so many improvements:hw flrs. Thruout except kitchen & baths, new energy efficient french doors to patio, 3 new cei...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8466659

958 SHADEWATER WAY, Annapolis MD 21401

$450,000

958 SHADEWATER WAY, Annapolis

Outstanding rancher w/delightful sunroom w/quality Pella windows, 5 phone jacks throughout, roof w/21 warranty years left ,corner lot w sprinkler system, master BR, LR, D...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8466618

8747 THORNBROOK DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$308,999

8747 THORNBROOK DRIVE, Odenton

Townhouse in sought after Timberleigh at Piney Orchard, New carpet, Two levels bump-outs, hardwoods throughout main floor. Huge kitchen w/breakfast area and adjacent sunr...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8466547

8611 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #105, Odenton MD 21113

$289,500

8611 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #105, Odenton

Unique opportunity in 55& Older Comm of Gatherings at Forest Glen. Beautiful 1st floor unit with extended garage for workshop or additional storage plus, conditioned stor...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8466431
  • Bldg. Gatherings At Forest Glen

1014 SEXTANT COURT, Annapolis MD 21401

$375,000

1014 SEXTANT COURT, Annapolis

Very well maintained townhome in Heritage Harbour. Very large home with one car garage. End unit with enclosed sunroom and beautiful fenced in yard adjoining sunroom. ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8466106

8612 FLUTTERING LEAF TRAIL Unit #207, Odenton MD 21113

$305,000

8612 FLUTTERING LEAF TRAIL Unit #207, Odenton

Rarely offered, HUGE, 1900+ square foot corner unit in sought after Piney Orchard* Impeccable condition with recent cork wood floors in the Living Room, Dining Room and K...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8463438
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard

2628 STREAMVIEW DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$349,900

2628 STREAMVIEW DRIVE, Odenton

Beautifully renovated 4BR/3.5BA TH in desirable Streamview/Piney Orchard w/2,000+ fin sq ft. Gourmet kitch w/SS apps, granite, cer tile backsplash, isld, bfast bar. DR w/...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8465884

918 BEACON WAY, Annapolis MD 21401

$243,000

918 BEACON WAY, Annapolis

Well maintained two bedroom two bath townhome, backs to woods. Community amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, community lodge, billiards, tennis, golf and much mor...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8465536

8608 WANDERING FOX TRAIL Unit #301, Odenton MD 21113

$259,900

8608 WANDERING FOX TRAIL Unit #301, Odenton

This lovely 55+ condo offers 9 foot ceilings, crown molding, freshly painted, new carpet, new tile, granite counter tops, S.S. appliances, new ceiling fans, large bedroom...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8465389

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Active Adult Homes for Sale---Annapolis MD Area Active Adult Homes for Sale 

 

Maryland is rich with "active adult" communities those neighborhoods specifically designed for the 55 and older crowd.

These baby boomers and older folks want much different things in their homes than they did when they were 30 or 40. And “active adults” of today are much different from those in the past.

Surprisingly, while many of these active adults are moving into smaller homes, they don't want to think of it as that. They want the same amenities they have gotten used to says Michael Hamby, who has sold several homes in Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, a neighborhood geaturing single family, townhomes and condo;s that are $200,000 up to $500,000.

They want open floor plans for entertaining, an outdoor living area in either a courtyard or a patio, high ceilings and modern touches.

"It's got to look like a magazine," says Hamby. "They want it to look current. They are coming out of homes they've lived in for 20 years, and they don't want it to look old."

Older buyers also want value, high-end materials, energy efficiency and high-speed Internet.

They see this house as their last home, Hamby says. "They know what they want: custom cabinetry, specialty lighting, granite countertops ... it reflects their personality, not the builder's personality."

While many buyers have given up on the formal living room, some still want the formal dining room for entertaining, says Hamby.

Most buyers are choosing floor plans with two or three bedrooms and a study. It's big enough to have children and grandchildren visit but not too big to maintain.

The study is especially important for the large percentage of the “active adult” buyers who are still working.

Older buyers don't want gigantic kitchens, but ones they still can comfortably cook in for one or two people on a regular basis and for guests on occasion. Hamby says he's had to rethink what his buyers want in a kitchen. Buyers want smaller appliances and a smaller space than originally planned, but they did want a breakfast bar, cabinetry with handles instead of knobs, a microwave they can reach, a kitchen that won't require a lot of bending. They wanted a washer and dryer close to the kitchen, and they wanted a wet bar.

In the bathrooms, almost no one is putting in traditional tubs in an active adult community. Instead, buyers are choosing an oversized spa shower in place of a tub, or they are asking for one of the new walk-in tubs with a door that closes.

Steps are out. Most active adult communities focus on one-story homes or at least have the master bedroom, study and a second bedroom on the main floor.

When buyers are looking for an active adult community, they are looking at amenities, something that is key to selling the community, he says. Buyers across the active adult communities want walking paths and access to golfing, pools and a built-in social life.

"They are not sitting on the front porch," Hamby says. "They are active. They want mah jongg and bridge, a workout facility."

Many are looking at homes they are going to live in part-time — during the winter if they are from the East Coast or the Midwest or as their home base while they travel the world. They want homes they can lock and go. This often means a community that is gated or with attention to security and a community where the outdoor maintenance is included.

 

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