Active Adult Homes

2640 SUMMER BREEZE COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$349,900

2640 SUMMER BREEZE COURT, Odenton

This is the home for you! Pride of ownership and sensible style says it all. This lovely home is one of Odenton's finest. Wide open floorplan with large eat-in kitchen...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8438404

1340 BURLINGTON DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$245,000

1340 BURLINGTON DRIVE, Odenton

Absolutely beautiful!! Sellers have gone out of their way to prepared this home in its entirety for the next owner. It features many upgrades such as newly renovated tile...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8437837

2401 FOREST EDGE COURT Unit #101, Odenton MD 21113

$199,900

2401 FOREST EDGE COURT Unit #101, Odenton

This lovely patio-level condo has: 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, breakfast nook, galley kitchen with stainless steel appl. , Hwd floors, 2 ceiling fans, master br w/ full bat...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8437739
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard Community Assoc

2598 RUNNING WOLF TRAIL, Odenton MD 21113

$381,900

2598 RUNNING WOLF TRAIL, Odenton

Fantastic 3 level end unit garage T/H backing to woods. Kitchen w/brkfst bar, large open LR w/FP & sliders leading to deck. Sep Din Rm. 2 FP, Fin bsmt w/fam rm & full bat...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8438212
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard

2637 RAPTOR DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$400,000

2637 RAPTOR DRIVE, Odenton

This impeccably maintained, top-of-the-line Piney Orchard townhome could be yours. Three top floor bedrooms plus a first floor den, two full and two half baths. Loaded wi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8437328

8707 CAPISTRANO WAY, Odenton MD 21113

$284,900

8707 CAPISTRANO WAY, Odenton

This beautiful townhome has a warm and welcoming feeling as you walk in the front door. This house offers upgrades galore starting with the beautiful hardwood laminate fl...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8436631

651 CHAPELVIEW DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$279,000

651 CHAPELVIEW DRIVE, Odenton

Lovely well kept home with marbled and wood floors. Kitchen has stainless and granite counters. baths have been recently renovated. Furnace, water heater, AC, roof are le...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8436961

8611 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #406, Odenton MD 21113

$324,000

8611 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #406, Odenton

Missed out on the Model? Here's your chance! Immaculate 4th floor Chestnut unit faces woods, stunning views from every window. Features granite in kitchen and baths, cust...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8435689
  • Bldg. The Gatherings At Forest Glen

604 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #101, Severna Park MD 21146

$274,500

604 MCKINSEY PARK DRIVE Unit #101, Severna Park

Lovely 1ST Floor 2 Bedroom Condo Located in McKinsey Park Community of Sev. Park. This Condo has had many upgrades done by the original owner. Interior Painted Neutral ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8435611
  • Bldg. Mckinsey Park

2504 AMBER ORCHARD COURT W Unit #204, Odenton MD 21113

$215,000

2504 AMBER ORCHARD COURT W Unit #204, Odenton

Like new condo ready for it's new owner. Seller has taken immaculate care of this home with neutral flooring and colors throughout. Home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8433804
  • Bldg. Chestnut Point

The listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX. Properties listed with brokerage firms other than Champion Realty, Inc. are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All listing information copyright MRIS 2014. Last updated: August 23, 2014

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.

 

Free Daily Email Updates

  • Automated home searches
  • Favorite properties
  • Email updates
  • And much more…