Enjoy this sponsored guest post by Route 1 realtor Tamara Beauchard of RE/MAX Professionals, the Dixie Meadows Team!
As will come as no surprise to Route One Fun readers, the Route 1 corridor is full of great communities for folks of all ages to live and call “home.” With its variety in age-friendly housing stock and active aging-in-place programs like Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park and Greenbelt’s Aging in Place, you may often find older friends and relatives inquiring about searching for an age-friendly home after visiting our wonderful area!
I’m Tamara Beauchard, a local realtor (resident and parent) who specializes in finding and selling homes along the Route 1 corridor. Take a look below for some helpful tips when searching for an age-friendly home; also enjoy a sample of nearby homes well-suited for aging-in-place.
Consider a One-Level House for Easy Access
Single level living means minimal or no stairs to navigate. As falls are the leading cause of deaths resulting from injuries in those aged 65 and older, living in a single-level home can greatly reduce this risk and simplify day-to-day life – whether housekeeping, enjoying company or just relaxing at home.
Explore the Convenience of Condos and Co-ops
Many retirees are moving from homes that may now be too big for them in favor of the convenience of right-sized condominiums or co-ops. Reducing responsibility for outdoor and indoor maintenance as well as access to shared amenities are definitely appealing qualities to these types of homes.
There are plenty of condos and co-ops convenient to the Route One corridor. Some condo buildings include 24 front desk security, pool and fitness center. Condo fees often include utilities. Many co-operatives have staff who handle much of the maintenance and repairs.
Look for Homes that are the Right Fit for You Now
Be on the lookout for a house with flexible spaces for family, guests, home office and storage. Floor plans with a master bedroom on the first floor are great finds. Larger kitchens and bathrooms are more easily retrofitted with accessible, aging-in-place features.
Find Your Age-Friendly Home with Tamara Beauchard
Tamara is a hyper-local real estate agent with a creative edge who focuses on the dynamic Route One neighborhoods including Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Riverdale, University Park, College Park and Greenbelt. As a licensed architect and former lead designer of a local boutique design-build company, Tamara combines her knowledge design and architecture to help her clients’ achieve their housing goals.
As a realtor who has lived in the DC area for over a decade and now calls University Park home, Tamara knows the Route 1 communities very well and looks forward to helping you find your home here, too.
This guest post was sponsored by Tamara Beauchard of RE/MAX Professionals, the Dixie Meadows Team. Thank you for supporting businesses who support us!
All house photos sourced from BrightMLS.