Active Adult Homes

802 COXSWAIN WAY Unit #206, Annapolis MD 21401

$279,900

802 COXSWAIN WAY Unit #206, Annapolis

CONTRACT FELL THROUGH. $2,000 CARPET ALLOWANCE Spacious unit with DEN, separate diningroom and lg. livingroom with sliders to balcony that backs to woods. Upgraded kitch...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8434740
  • Bldg. Broad Creek

7626 FOUND ARTIFACT DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$469,950

7626 FOUND ARTIFACT DRIVE, Odenton

Exquisite 3-level towne in 55+ community! Hdwds on main level, 9' ceilings, ceramic tile! LR w/gas fp, floor-to-ceiling windows! Sep dining rm! Extended kit w/42" maple c...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8487459

2385 SANDY WALK WAY, Odenton MD 21113

$315,000

2385 SANDY WALK WAY, Odenton

Nestled on the Edge Of piney orchard backing to woods. This 2 bedroom town home is waiting for your finishing touches. HUD Owned Property SOLD AS-IS, HUD CASE# 241-7314...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8483254

1009 SAMANTHA LANE Unit #5-202, Odenton MD 21113

$229,900

1009 SAMANTHA LANE Unit #5-202, Odenton

Stunning, 2nd floor, end-unit condo w/open floor plan. Huge MBR w/sitting area. Large gourmet kitchen w/42" maple cabinets, granite counters, SS appliances & breakfast ar...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8486565
  • Bldg. Eden Brook

7101 BAY FRONT DRIVE Unit #600, Annapolis MD 21403

$400,000

7101 BAY FRONT DRIVE Unit #600, Annapolis

Prestigious Penthouse Coop. Stately condo w/rich hardwoods,spacious living room w/built-in bookcases, dining area w/built-ins & wet bar.Two warm enclosed porches. Large m...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8485852
  • Bldg. Baywoods Of Annapolis

8714 THORNBROOK DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$250,000

8714 THORNBROOK DRIVE, Odenton

This is a delight to see.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8484648

2565 VIREO COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$375,000

2565 VIREO COURT, Odenton

3 level townhouse backs to woods, Kingston model, Brick front w/box bay window; 2 story foyer; lower level - walk out to patio; gas fireplace; powder rm; middle floor has...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8484443
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard

734 CHAPELGATE DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$239,900

734 CHAPELGATE DRIVE, Odenton

Multiple upgrades in this multi-level home. Kitchen open to DR and LR. Remodeled throughout. 4 Bedroom Unit with full bath on the lower and upper levels. Granite kitc...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8484559

701 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #103, Odenton MD 21113

$204,000

701 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #103, Odenton

Delightful main level condo in Piney Orchard-Chestnut Gable! Very well maintained w/ brand new HWH & updated HVAC system! Gracious, open floor plan w/ sunny breakfast ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8484324
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard Community Assn.

602 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #403, Severna Park MD 21146

$279,900

602 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #403, Severna Park

,Truly lovely condo in the unique community of 55+ mckinsey park. This condo is loaded with extras such as granite kitchen counter tops and beautiful wood kitchen floor...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8483209
  • Bldg. Mckinsey Park

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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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