What to Look for in Florida’s Active Adult Communities if You’re from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a great place to live, but shoveling snow becomes tougher and tougher every winter. It’s totally understandable that people from the Bay State would dream about retiring to Florida, where there’s rarely even a snow flurry, much less a snow pile. However, once you start planning for retirement, your dreams will need to become more specific if you want them to come true. You’ll have to choose a place to live, and that’s no small task, given the multitude of active adult communities in the Sunshine State.

Active adult communities provide a wealth of benefits for retirees. Typically these communities offer a clubhouse with exercise facilities and possibly a swimming pool. The idea is to make it easier for older adults to remain physically active and enjoy the company of others. However, there are many things to consider as you evaluate 55+ communities that you might decide to call home. Some of the most important are:


Is the community within an easy drive of shopping centers, restaurants, and health care facilities? What about sightseeing attractions, golf courses, and sports venues?

Professional Management

As you tour any active adult communities on your short list, pay attention to how well the grounds and facilities are maintained. Ask what services residents can expect to receive, such as lawn mowing and trash pickup.


If you’re like many older adults, you may be concerned about whether your savings will accommodate the active retirement lifestyle you’ve been envisioning. You’ll want to ask what you can expect to pay for housing and use of the amenities at each retirement community you’re considering.

On all of these counts, Hyde Park is a true standout among active adult communities. Our gated community of high-quality manufactured homes is located near Orlando, in the heart of Florida, so we’re conveniently located to all the services and sightseeing opportunities you could want. Plus, Hyde Park is expertly managed by the award-winning developer Blair Group, which takes pride in offering resort-style living at an affordable price for adults 55 and older.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about Hyde Park and schedule a tour for you whenever you’re visiting this area from Massachusetts. Contact us today to get started.