10 Nov
An emergence of contemporary design in the 50+ markets is very evident. This is an interesting point because most developers design their models to look like the homes their residents are moving from and not a fresh approach.

I think this is a very important point. Having room for the antique heirloom is still important, but it is obvious that they are looking for a new look and a new lifestyle.

Sherwood Village in California was the states first successful rebate application under the solar Initiative’s Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program. Being green is important to many demographics as long as it ads value in the form of dollar signs.

Easy Access to Transit

The article also noted that convenient access to public transit was a major factor in the success of the award winning developments. The 50+ crowd who are looking for urban are also looking for easy access to dining, shopping, arts and entertainment. If you cant proved a form of transit on-site, it is still a good idea to have near by access. The 50+ would love to park the car and leave it there.

How Can We Use These Trends To Our Advantage?

What do you think?  Would you use any of these ideas in your next development?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Sibet B Freides