Seniors are Choosing to Retire in Virginia BeachWith 38 miles of coastline and temperate climate, Virginia Beach should come as no surprise that it is a top destination for retirees. Consumer financial services company Bankrate places Virginia Beach as #20 on the list of top places in the US for retirement based on a variety of factors beyond the fun and sun, including a very low cost of living, low crime rate and a low tax rate.
More than 25% of Virginia Beach’s population is made of up seniors 55 years of age or older. These seniors include lifelong residents, recently transplanted retirees and many others in between. Below you’ll find just a few reasons why Virginia Beach is an ideal location for you to spend your Golden Years.
Virginia Beach is Home To Many Fun ActivitiesWith retirement comes a newfound opportunity to focus on the things that make you happy – and Virginia Beach has no shortage of fun things to do.
The Atlantic Ocean is, unsurprisingly, a major source of entertainment for everyone in Virginia Beach. The boardwalk and beach are bustling with people almost year-round, although the city sees its biggest jump in the summer. Last year, Virginia Beach hosted 19 million domestic visitors. You can take a walk, stop for some amazing seafood or even just gaze out to the sea. It’s especially serene at night time or early morning.
Despite its name, Virginia Beach is more than just a beach. Other activities seniors can enjoy here include:
– First Landing State Park, which offers hiking and walking trails for seniors who want to enjoy nature.
– The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, which offers a discount for seniors older than 62 as well as active or retired members of the military.
– The Military Aviation Museum, which showcases one of the biggest private collections of military aircraft from the World I and II eras. Seniors older than 65, as well as active or retired members of the military, can take advantage of discounts at this attraction.
Virginia Beach Offers Premiere Healthcare OptionsEven if your health isn’t a major concern right now, it’s good to have good healthcare options as you continue to age. There are many hospitals in the Virginia Beach metropolitan area that rank on the U.S. News list of best hospitals, so rest-assured quality care is nearby when you need it. Statewide in Virginia, there are 127 primary care physicians per 10,000 residents, a higher rate than the national average, and prescription drugs are tax-exempt, which can provide huge annual savings for seniors.
Virginia Beach Offers Many Different Senior Living OptionsChoosing the most appropriate one will involve evaluating factors including: amenities that are important to you, your current and future health needs and any mobility concerns.
One of the options available to you in Virginia Beach is a retirement community, also commonly referred to as a “55-plus” community. This is a great choice for retirees who want to maintain their independence and own property while also have access to amenities and services. Some of these amenities and services include lawn maintenance, fitness centers, pools and senior recreation centers.
Seniors who are unable to live completely on their own may be better suited for an assisted living facility. There are many top-rated communities in Virginia Beach and 22 others considered to be nearby. These facilities cost an average of $4,676 each month, which covers room, board, assistance with activities of daily living, recreational time and health care management assistance. Your real estate agent can help you with financing options if needed.
If you or someone you know are considering retiring in Virginia Beach, give me a call. I have the knowledge and expertise to guide seniors with the best information and options when making lifestyle transitions.
Click here to search Active Adult 55+ homes for sale in Virginia BeachJessica O’Brian – Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty
968 First Colonial Road Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23454