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Active Adult Reviews: Central Ontario

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Adult lifestyle communities are sprinkled throughout Ontario. And more are being developed all the time. Within a 100 kilometer radius of Toronto, there are dozens of superb communities tailored to empty-nesters 50 and older. But which is best? Which one is ideal for you?

Comfort Life has covered these resort-style communities since 2002, working with many in the retirement industry, interviewing community members, and monitoring the development of these communities. Each offers unique advantages and disadvantages, and has its own focus and characteristics. Reviews below are intended to provide an overview for prospective buyers, as they assess their options and begin the search for their next home. You'll find user comments and important background information. Contact the communities to learn more.


Adult Lifestyle Communities in the GTA and Central Ontario

Port Perry, Ontario

  • One thing that communities like this do very well is make exercise a part of your life. At the Courts of Canterbury, the outdoor pool seems destined to play a central role in community life, making it easy for people to stay active. The exercise option we really like is the trail along Lake Scugog, a perfect place for your daily dog walk or to simply enjoy vistas of the lake. The thing to really look forward to, though, will be the beauty of a brand new home in this peaceful, idyllic location.
Collingwood, Ontario

  • Above everything else, Royal Windsor at Balmoral Village is spectacularly unique for its location in Collingwood, an ideal Ontario setting for a year round active living. Ski Blue Mountain in the winter, swim Wasaga Beach and other Georgian Bay waters in the summer. There's also hiking on the Georgian and Bruce Trails, and lots to see and do on the Bay. It's the ideal retirement location for southern Ontario singles and couples looking to slow down and enjoy post-55 living.
  • Last week, we saw a family of mallard ducks, a doe with her tiny fawn and a huge white egret all by
Hamilton, Ontario

  • There are many great things to say about St. Elizabeth Mills, but one unique aspect of this community is residents' ability to leverage the market value of the home they purchase, through the community's life lease program. Given that real estate values rise steadily in Hamilton (especially on the mountain) this gives you the best of both worlds: the security and freedom of 55 plus living, along with the equity you'll build up from your investment in your home here.
  • We were able to make it our home quite painlessly and we were really happy that renovations were i
Picton, Ontario

  • The Wellings is ideal for anyone from the area who wants to retire to an active adult lifestyle, with chef-prepared meals, a 24-hour concierge onsite, and other resort-style amenities. You can also find a hairdresser, a fitness studio and other features.
  • The atrium is really impressive ... The whole place is like a cruise ship. We feel like we're on hol
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Oshawa, Ontario

  • Royal Heights Oshawa is ideal for seniors who want to move out of an older home and have the very best. It's also a smart move for those thinking ahead to changing care needs. If you are feeling some of the early effects of aging and want to move into a vibrant community of peers, this is the ideal situation for you. Look closely at this unique Oshawa opportunity.
  • Beautiful building with high end finishes. [There are] lots of amenities, and the staff are amazin

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