Archive for March, 2012
It’s no secret Florida’s got a reputation for harboring old people but hey, what’s not to love here if you’re a senior citizen? The weather’s great and there’s no state income tax! If your parents are thinking of making the Florida move make sure you check into the following first:
Which Neighborhoods are Safe? – Look into ADT Florida in their desired neighborhood and consider a gated community, if possible. Certain areas of the state are higher crime than you’d think and it’s best to know the facts before they buy.
Where are the Doctors? – Depending on your parents’ age they’re going to need medical care increasingly in the future. Make sure they buy within 30 minutes of quality medical care and consider the distance from your home in case you need to accompany them to any appointments.
Can they Socialize? – Studies have shown senior citizens thrive in situations where they’re able to socialize, and not just with each other. If it’s an option for them to live in a country club or an active adult community make it happen!