A question was posed to me recently about the benefits and/or motivation involved for individuals that choose to locate a retirement / second home on the North Fork of Long Island.
For those individuals approaching their fifties, thoughts about where to “be” when the kids are gone is one that niggles- ideas about personal freedom and lower taxes notwithstanding, a very important factor is a “family friendly” location.
Being close, yet…a vacation away.
For those of you that live mid-island, or in close proximity to the city, your transition from family home to ease of 55-plus living has an abundance of offerings. If peace and quiet, along with a very low key and bountiful lifestyle is on your agenda, few areas offer the charm of the North Fork.
Family visitors are often at the heart of the decision to go “a little bit east” on Long Island. While family members may be starting their own lives, offering a respite in your own home is key to some relocating or second home families. Beaches, boating, fishing, corn mazes, fresh produce at farmstands (in some cases, with a tin can and an honor system) are compelling reasons.
The “Mayberry”-esque environment is a welcomed change for most visiting families- and with the enormous offerings for kids from two to ninety two, a “permanent” vacation is often an interesting alternative (and certainly, much closer than Florida).
The train station is close by, and while trips to the city will no longer take a half an hour, the two hour ride, on occasion, is relaxing- and, a small price to pay for the benefits offered in the city, now and then. Only to return home, to your peaceful and pastoral environment.
Living in a place that beckons family members for a vacation full of activity, with a bent toward “peaceful”, is a rarity, indeed- and offered in the North Fork of Long Island. No manic summer, filled with “celebrities” and the accompanying frenzy; no bumper to bumper traffic on any given day; and, with the ocean a short weekday ride away (weekends in the Hamptons are a bit congested), everything is right here.
What often motivates people to plan retirement on the North Fork of Long Island? Based on what has been the deciding factor for many people, it is the simplicity and peace of this lifestyle, full of possibilities for the rest of the family to create their own memories of the North Fork, returning again and again.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING RETIREMENT/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON THE NORTH FORK, PLEASE CONTACT OPTIONS REALTY: 631-727-2227 AND LET THE “NOTION” BECOME A REALITY!<!-- Social Bookmarks BEGIN -->