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Sugar Hill Community Blog

10 July, 2017

6 Advantages of Apartment Living after Retirement

More than 60% of U.S. retirees have moved or plan to move after their retirement, according to a recent study. The question for most is not so much whether to move as where to move.

What Is Your Retirement Housing Style?

One of the decisions many people make is what kind of home they prefer. Do you like lots of space in an area far away from others? Are you the sociable type who loves activities and interacting with people? Your personality is a factor in your retirement housing style.

Why Choose an Apartment?

Retirees choose apartments for the following reasons:

1. Apartment buildings frequently offer in-building amenities, such as beauty salons/barber shops, fitness centers, cafés, postal service access and more.

2. Apartment buildings offer common areas for people to meet and make friends.

3. Apartments make great seasonal homes for people with multiple homes.

4. Apartment costs—purchase or rental and utilities—are less than those of free-standing houses or condos.

5. Apartments are easier to maintain.

6. Apartments offer additional safety features, such as exterior locked doors.

Why Choose an Apartment at Sugar Hill Retirement Community?

At Sugar Hill, we find the reason most people choose our apartments is because they like to be in the thick of life here at the Sugar House. Apartments are just steps away from the Coffee Shop, dining room, hair salon, multimedia room, billiards, wellness center, arts and crafts center and more.

It only takes a minute to walk to the Coffee Shop for the social hour, where you can enjoy scintillating breakfast conversation. And it’s incredibly convenient to be able to walk to the hair salon or get your mail without having to go outside during the winter.

Owning Versus Renting an Apartment

Because you purchase your apartment as part of your share in the Sugar Hill cooperative, you own it. Since Sugar Hill is a cooperative, your purchase entitles you to a say in the future of the entire community.

When it’s time, we’ll help you sell your home. Plus, you receive 92% of the value of your home at resale.

Available Apartments at Sugar Hill

Sugar House apartments, like the cottages, can be customized to your taste. Many apartments available now have been updated to offer prized features, such as 3-season or 4-season porches, walk-in showers, newer appliances, and updated lighting. All apartments include access to a carport so your vehicle is handy and protected.

Take 104 Sugar House, for example. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment includes a private, screened-in 3-season porch with an expansive view of Wolfeboro Bay and the mountains. There’s also enough space for a comfy den for relaxation.

Nearby, 103 Sugar House is steps away from the dining room and Coffee Shop. It, too, has a 3-season porch with a great view of the gardens. All the appliances, including the washer and dryer, have been upgraded.four season porch

Rounding out homes on the first floor of the Sugar House is 116 Sugar House. The living room expands into the 4-season porch with a southern exposure and a garden-level walkout. Inside are 2 bedrooms, laminate hardwood floors, Corian® countertops, and upgraded lighting. With a king and queen bath, the residence is perfect for a couple.

On the second floor, close to the elevator, is 215 Sugar House. This 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has a 4-season porch with views of Abenaki Ski Area and Wolfeboro to the southwest. The lighting and appliances have been upgraded throughout.

Nearby, 211 Sugar Hill also has upgraded appliances and lighting, along with a walk-in shower that is a feature of many apartments. The 4-season porch has a magnificent view of the gardens, and the 2-bedroom’s open floor plan offers sightlines to the beauty of nature from most space

For a 1-bedroom, 241 Sugar House packs a lot of features. It has Corian® countertops and upgraded appliances, including a range with an easy-to-clean, built-in cooktop; a walk-in shower with a glass door; and a lovely 3-season porch with a view of Lake Winnipesaukee.

If a stand-alone residence is more your style, we have a few available here. Whether you purchase an apartment or a house, membership in Sugar Hill’s cooperative has many benefits. You receive all the benefits (including tax breaks) of owning a home without having to worry about maintenance.

Quite frankly, we can’t convey what makes Sugar Hill so special with pictures of our houses and apartments. Only a visit will give you an accurate idea of why so many people have chosen to call Sugar Hill Retirement Community home. Schedule your tour now by phone at (603) 569-8485 or online.

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