Cottage Homes Perfect for Baby Boomers

March 6, 2014 by


The Augusta – Dream Finders Homes

In recent years, the great recession has taught us that bigger is not necessarily better and many home buyers, especially baby boomers, are looking to downsize their next home. We recently came across an article from Southeast Discovery that describes in detail the emerging trend of home buyers looking for smaller, well-built homes that are more affordable and easier to maintain than larger homes that are often built in master planned communities.

In the article, “Master-Planned Developments Incorporating Smaller Footprint Homes” Southeast Discovery notes that retirees coming out of 5,000 to 7,000 SF homes are typically opting for homes in the 2,800 to 3,700 SF range, while baby boomers who have lived in homes in the 2,000 to 3,500 SF range are opting for retirement homes in the 1,600 to 2,400 SF range.

At WaterWays Township, we have recognized the need for smaller, high quality homes that are more appealing to the second home and retiree buyer. This is why we have included intimate cottage homes in the RidgeWood Park neighborhood. These cottage homes are perfect for older adults who enjoy an independent and active lifestyle. Ranging from 2,500 to just over 3,000 square feet, these homes feature master-on-the main floor plans with detailed interior finishes that are as beautiful as they are functional, in addition to outdoor living spaces that encourage family togetherness as they serve as a common place to entertain family and friends. Not to mention, these homes are conveniently located to RidgeWood Central Park, the community garden and the WaterClub West Pool house.

The unique outdoor lifestyle at WaterWays provides residents with an active and engaging community, where residents can enjoy miles of walking and nature trails, kayaking lagoons, a community garden and several shared green spaces that are great places for residents to interact with neighbors and friends. With new cottage homes beginning in the low $200s, WaterWays Township offers active adults both livability and lifestyle at an affordable price.

Browse through our Home Finder to learn more about available inventory and read more from the Southeast Discovery article here!