Active Adult Homes

$249,900

1304 TENBROOK ROAD, Odenton

Gorgeous 4BR home in sought after Chapelgate! Largest model with 1,800 sqft featuring granite counters, remodeled baths, fresh paint, new carpet, tankless hot water heat...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8460451

$279,000

1930 MARCONI CIRCLE, Annapolis

Beautiful and spacious end unit with tremendous natural light. Very well maintained/updated, recently painted plus upgraded carpet. Two large BR~s, Master with full bath...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8459150
  • Bldg. Heritage Harbour

1319 PASSAGE DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113

$175,000

1319 PASSAGE DRIVE, Odenton

Split Foyer Duplex with added bonus room off rear of home. Conversion on upper level to larger master bedroom with walk in closet. Bathroom recently renovated. Fenced in...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8458983

1013 SAMANTHA LANE Unit #6-103, Odenton MD 21113

$229,900

1013 SAMANTHA LANE Unit #6-103, Odenton

Stunning, sunny 1st floor end unit, active 55+ comm w/open floor plan. Hugh MBR w/ sitting area. Large gourmet kitchen w/ 42" cabinets, granite counter tops and breakfas...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8458579
  • Bldg. Eden Brook

1020 MEANDERING WAY, Odenton MD 21113

$407,000

1020 MEANDERING WAY, Odenton

*HOA & FFBC Fees Piney Station $139 QTR, Piney Orchard $266.39 Semi Annually, $118.75 FFBC via PMP*AS-IS SALE ONLY*3 levels above grade*3BR, 2,5 Bath Inside Brick Front T...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8457206

705 SUMMERY COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$315,000

705 SUMMERY COURT, Odenton

*SHORT SALE-ALL PAPERWORK SUBMITTED TO MORTGAGE COMPANY* Property is priced under market value for immediate equity. Located in sought after Piney Orchard which offers p...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8457189

2606 TIMBER COVE Unit #85, Annapolis MD 21401

$427,500

2606 TIMBER COVE Unit #85, Annapolis

Absolutely gorgeous townhome with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 4th bedroom could be a den as it has no closet. Hardwood floors on first floor. Gourmet kitchen with granit...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8455427
  • Bldg. Village Of Middle Cove

861 YARDARM WAY, Annapolis MD 21401

$234,900

861 YARDARM WAY, Annapolis

Very well maintained townhome in Heritage Harbour.. two bedrooms and two baths with hardwood floors. Updated kitchen. Shows very well. Community amenities include ind...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8453539

8706 RIVERSCAPE COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$369,900

8706 RIVERSCAPE COURT, Odenton

Stunning 3 level piney orchard garage townhouse. 3 Finished levels. Deck and off street parking. Backs to woods

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8456139

8742 BRIGHT MEADOW COURT, Odenton MD 21113

$289,900

8742 BRIGHT MEADOW COURT, Odenton

Great location!-Beautiful Piney Orchard TH available immediately! 3 BR, 2.5 Bath Light filled open floor plan-Liv Rm/Dining room combination, Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen wi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8454815

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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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