Top Considerations When Choosing Your “Forever Home”

Baby Boomers are making “aging in place” cool. With Keith Richards and Mick Jagger into their 70’s, boomers are looking for properties that offer great lifestyle with subtle concessions to the passage of time.  Designs call for easy access to the outdoors, open floor plans, ground floor master suites, wider halls and doorways, and beautiful big bathrooms. Elevators add another level of accessibility, and proximity to superb health care and cultural amenities are powerful magnets.

LandVest has several listings designed for the aging hip (or for aging hips):

50 East Rd, Alford, MA

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This home is fully accessible with elevator, ramps, wide doors, and open rooms.

11 Gap Head Rd. Rockport, MA

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Most rooms in this home are located on the first floor, including a sumptuous master suite. An elevator provides access to the second floor.

65 Oxbow Rd, Lincoln, MA

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The attached guest house is handicap accessible, with separate entrance, full kitchen, and private screened porch. Easy access to the top flight health care of greater Boston.

Muddy Creek Farm, Ferrisburgh, VT

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A full bath on the first floor has an adjoining office that is easily converted to the master bedroom.

40 Rockport Shores, Rockport, ME

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This seaside home overlooks Penobscot Bay and is set up for an elevator.

103 Peg Shop Rd, Keene, NH

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Privately sited on 25 acres with views of Mt. Monadnock and Otter State Park, this home offers a first floor wheelchair accessible ensuite bedroom.
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