Mississauga Active Adult Living Communities
Find your lifestyle in the GTA
The kids have moved out, your lifestyle has changed and you want to downsize or just move into something different, using the equity of your previous home and investing in something new, fresh and newly energizing. Many mature couples and singles move into active adult living communities to live with a group of peers in a neighbourhood or high-rise, without some of the bustle and busy-ness of communities of families with young children.
These communities can include tennis courts, a golf course, a swimming pool and anything else you can imagine. Active adult living is ideal for people who want to stay young and live it up in their retirement. That doesn’t mean that there are no special considerations for seniors who may require some medical assistance. Some assisted living may be available in these communities, and it is always possible to hire in home care services who may help with some daily tasks for residents of the active adult community.
55 plus communities in or near Mississauga
These communities have been called 55 plus in the past, but of course developers are not allowed to make restrictions based on age. Most of these are geared toward older couples who no longer have kids in the home, and a community of adults in their 50's and older is created, where the entire community is geared toward making retired seniors' lives as awesome as possible.
Active adult homes are a relatively new innovation in seniors’ options, created with baby boomers in mind. About half of seniors in their 50’s downsize to a smaller, simpler lifestyle. In some cases these also remove many typical home maintenance headaches such as grass-cutting and snow removal. Active adult homes are more "independent" than retirement homes.
Moving to Mississauga and area
For people moving from out of the area, Mississauga, Brampton and the suburbs west of Toronto offer proximity to many of the attractions in downtown Toronto, with lower real estate costs and easier living. Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and other suburbs here are home to millions of people. With their exclusivity and tailored design, these communities can offer a secure environment; some offer a country-in-the-city feel, others create a gate community in the city or in other areas nearby. There are also active lifestyle communities further west in Hamilton, Dundas, Milton and other towns and cities, all offering proximity to the GTA with lower real estate costs and the relaxed lifestyle you would expect.
Mississauga has great shopping at Square One, there are neighbourhoods close to Lake Ontario, and (the biggest appeal) you can hop on the 427 and find your way to downtown Toronto. The nearest TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) stop is the end of the Kilping line, at Kipling and Dundas. It's considered to be a "city on the rise" by some, where urban development has always been bound up with preservation of greenspace. There are many appealing natural areas along the Credit River, golfing in the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, and a prototypical suburban lifestyle in Mississauga, with good size land plots and more.
The homes listed here offer active adult in a community with other seniors. Check out the world of adult lifestyle homes, starting here, and learn more from the communities listed below.