London Senior Apartments
Discover senior apartments in the London area
London senior apartments present an excellent option when you are living in retirement and you want to downsize and simplify your life. A rental apartment offers the perfect mix of privacy and social fun with fellow seniors. And best of all, you’re free of property taxes, and there's no more snow shoveling, lawn mowing, washing windows or any other outdoor maintenance nagging at you.
Many senior apartment buildings and complexes are intended for empty nesters, sometimes as young as 50. This means that the building is quiet while at the same time your neighbours are a community of like-minded people who share many of your values, tastes and concerns.
A number of senior apartments in London and surrounding counties offer an active adult lifestyle. You'll almost certainly find apartment living liberating. Senior apartments in London often offer communal activities. These might include shopping trips, sports outings or other events. For seniors who do require some assistance, many London seniors' buildings might have their own health care assistants or allow residents to use in-home care services to help out with tasks such as meal preparation, bathing or other personal care.
London retirement homes listed on this page often offer secluded apartments where you'll enjoy your privacy, yet share in a larger retirement community. Learn more from the residences themselves by contacting them from the links found above.
To rent or own, that is the question
Senior apartments in London, Ontario are most often rented, although there are senior condos that offer a variety of leasing or ownership options. While many people think it is obviously best to own, this may not always be true. When you choose to rent one of the London and area seniors' apartments listed here, you have more freedom and you have the possibility of investing money elsewhere. It all depends on your stage of retirement and your total finances.
Some of the freedoms you have if you rent include the following:
- Freedom from basic upkeep and home maintenance. Apartment rental frees you up from basic home upkeep like replacing the roof, paying property taxes, shoveling the walk in winter and cutting the grass.
- The freedom to invest money elsewhere. Many people who sell their homes choose to invest the money in things other than real estate. You'll have extra money and you can choose to use it for things other than housing.
- Freedom to close out the rental agreement or lease, to move anywhere else, or travel.
- Freedom from worry about the real estate market
The towns and cities outside of London also offer many retirement living options. Finding a seniors' apartment, condo unit or even active lifestyle home in one of these communities also offers a different kind of freedom. You'll have access to all the shopping and other features of life in London but be able to come home to a quiet (often rural) setting. Great places to settle nearby include Lucan, Leamington, Strathroy and many other towns within a half hour.