RVing has long been a favorite past time of retirees and senior citizens in the United States, and while a majority of senior RVers enjoy both the fun of RVing as well as the comfort of a brick and mortar home, many seniors are finding their way into RV retirement communities.
Giving up your home and moving full time into an RV retirement community is a great experience for RVers in their golden years and it’s exactly what we want to explore today. Let’s learn more about RV retirement communities including what the typical day to day life in an RV retirement community is like.
So, Is an RV Retirement Community Right for You?
RV Retirement Communities
RV retirement communities are an alternative to other types of traditional senior living. Most of these RV retirement communities will cater to an age group such as 55 and over so those living there can get the greatest benefits and amenities out of these communities. Different RV retirement communities will all have their subtleties, but generally, they follow some basic guidelines.
What Type of RV for the Retirement Community?
This will depend on your own choices. Most RVers living in RV retirement communities choose models that will work for half the year or year-round living so big Class A motorhomes, large travel trailers, fifth-wheels and other large types of RVs are usually the norms. Some RV retirement communities may offer park model RVs which are great if you don’t think you’ll be leaving the park anytime soon.
Amenities and Features
Most RV retirement communities will be decked out in some of the features and amenities you would find in a typical retirement community with small changes. There will be bath and shower facilities, RV related areas, group facilities, gyms, pools and more. If you can find it at an RV resort, chances are you’ll be able to find it at an RV retirement community.
RV retirement communities will also have features and amenities to cater to its more permanent residents compared to a traditional RV park or resort. These features could include “curbside” trash pickup, recycling facilities, mail services, newspaper delivery and other things you would find in an everyday retirement facility. Just because you’re in an RV and not in a traditional home doesn’t mean you need to miss out on many of the amenities of typical home living.
Activities, events, and get-togethers are a strong part of most RV retirement communities. You could have a whole calendar of activities and events such as potlucks, dances, holiday-related parties like for Halloween or Thanksgiving and plenty more. On top of events, most RV retirement communities will also offer continuing education or workshops such as quilting, woodworking, poetry classes and much more. The types of activities, classes, and events offered will depend on the individual retirement community and how involved they are.
You can become a hermit and stay in your RV, but retirement communities are also meant to be social experiences. The events, activities and other community goings-on are designed to keep seniors and retirees active in the community. You can find yourself meeting a great new couple on Thursday and be playing cards with them on Saturday. That’s one of the basic draws behind traditional retirement communities, and it’s no different in the RV community.
Finding the Right RV Retirement Community
It’s no good to live somewhere you don’t enjoy it so make sure you take a look at least a few different communities before putting your roots down. The good news is that most of these communities are not strict about stay-periods, they are RVing communities after all. If you’re bored just hop behind the wheel and find your way to the next adventure.
RV retirement communities are a great way to keep RVing while still being a little grounded in your golden years. Take a visit to different communities to find one that’s the perfect fit for you.