Retirement in the south should be filled with swinging on the porch, sipping on sweet iced tea, and visiting with friends and family. Too often, however, people think of retirement communities as tired apartment complexes — and Cloudland Station outside of Atlanta couldn’t be more different.
When you’re transitioning to a retirement community, there is a lot to consider so you can ensure you’ll be happy there for years. Read our blog post today for four questions you should ask yourself when looking for retirement living.
Are there activities here?
Retirement shouldn’t be synonymous with boredom. As more and more senior living options are available for younger seniors, look into what activities are offered at potential retirement communities. Are you more enticed by bingo nights or by days spent hiking through Northern Georgia?
Activities at retirement properties can help you make friends, keep you active, and add excitement to your day. Cloudland Station is excellent for final homes because you’re surrounded by acres of woods for hiking and exploring, a gorgeous infinity-edge pool for swimming, community patios, fireplaces, and firepits, and even a barn exclusively meant for recreation. There’s no end to the natural and manmade wonders here that lend themselves perfectly to your enjoyment.
Are there good dining options here?
Sure, you love to cook. But that doesn’t mean you don’t love dining out as well. When you’re looking for a relaxing, pastoral senior living community, don’t forget to see how close you are to a big city so you have plenty of dining options.
You’ll also want excellent restaurants and food available to you within your community. At Cloudland Station, we promote healthy living through our farm-to-table food options. After a day outside, enjoy a tasty dinner of farm-fresh food. We’re also a short drive to Chattanooga, so you can always visit the city for special nights out visiting some of your favorite restaurants.
Will I make friends here?
One of the hardest parts of retirement can be the lack of socialization. If you move into a community of retirement properties, though, you’ll be around plenty of people your age who are also eager to make friends.
Community living ensures you’ll meet people and make lasting, satisfying relationships with them. At Cloudland Station, you’ll meet many people in different stages of retirement who will both honor your privacy and involve you in the engaging community. Southern living, hospitality, and fun are all in abundance here.
Will friends and family want to visit?
This is perhaps one of the most important questions to ask yourself when looking for a retirement community. As much as your relationship or new friends will be instrumental in your happiness, you want friends and family to visit.
At Cloudland Station, though, you may have a hard time keeping them away! With our pool, acres of woods, old-fashioned sweet shoppe, and so much more, your kids and grandkids will love spending the summer (and other times of the year) with you. Going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house will be a cherished time for them and for you. And with the floor plans available, you can have plenty of room for entertaining your guests.
Almost time to move into a retirement community? Ask yourself these four questions and find the place that’s right for you. Your final home should still be full of adventure — and that’s exactly what Cloudland Station, northwest of Atlanta and close to Chattanooga, offers. Get a breath of mountain air and try out our community when you come for a discounted two-night stay as part of our Discovery Getaway. We can’t wait to share our dreamy community with you.