Active Adult Homes

8609 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #205, Odenton MD 21113

$265,000

8609 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #205, Odenton

This beautifully maintained condo boasts an open living & dining room w/HW flooring, upgraded kitchen w/GE stainless appliances & Corian counter-tops, a large study/den, ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8321318
  • Bldg. Gatherings At Forest Glen

8615 FLUTTERING LEAF TRAIL Unit #201, Odenton MD 21113

$265,000

8615 FLUTTERING LEAF TRAIL Unit #201, Odenton

Your heart will flutter when you see this gorgeous condo in gated 55+ community! Newly refreshed 2 bed/2 bath condo with hardwoods, granite, stainless & fresh paint, new...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8321353
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard

933 TOPMAST WAY, Annapolis MD 21401

$355,000

933 TOPMAST WAY, Annapolis

Live Your Dream. If you long for a home of your own make that dream come true in this gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2bathroom rancher. You can enjoy a family room w fireplace, rel...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8320934

2514 HAVEN COVE Unit #102, Annapolis MD 21401

$323,000

2514 HAVEN COVE Unit #102, Annapolis

Own with Ease a delightful 2BR,2BA rancher a with den. This Rancher is in move in condition with brand new carpets & fresh paint, the kitchen offers lot's of windows with...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8320812
  • Bldg. Heritage Harbour

940 ASTERN WAY Unit #30, Annapolis MD 21401

$259,900

940 ASTERN WAY Unit #30, Annapolis

#309 Beautiful 2 bedroom condo in the newest building in Heritage Harbour, The Reserves. Original owner had ordered this unit with all the bells and whistles. Gleaming h...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8320505
  • Bldg. The Reserves Heritage Harbour

934 MASTLINE DRIVE S, Annapolis MD 21401

$489,000

934 MASTLINE DRIVE S, Annapolis

This 2,400 sq ft Heritage Harbour home has been Beautifully maintained and includes fantastic upgrades. All household appliances were replaced in 2013. House was conver...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8287497

600 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #1-304, Severna Park MD 21146

$315,900

600 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #1-304, Severna Park

Beautiful and popular "D" model. Open balcony of main living area with views of Cypress Creek and trees. 55+ condo community of McKinsey Park. Near shopping, pharmacy, an...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8319926
  • Bldg. Mckinsey Park

8713 MORNING BREEZE COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$270,000

8713 MORNING BREEZE COURT, Odenton

Gorgeous, Renovated 3 level brick-front townhouse with large updated kitchen, separate dining area, huge master suite with walk-in closet, second-floor laundry with two ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8319089

639 CADBURY DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$149,900

639 CADBURY DRIVE, Odenton

Well Maintained Duplex! Updated Kitchen. Updated Flooring. Newer HVAC, Furnace, Roof, Carpet , Doors and Windows. Fully Fenced Back yard with Storage shed and parking pa...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS AA8318381

2906 PISCATAWAY RUN DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$395,000

2906 PISCATAWAY RUN DRIVE, Odenton

You have to see this beautiful garage townhome in amenity rich Piney Orchard! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home has over 2,400 square feet of living space w/ an open floor plan. ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8318357

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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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