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Lake Havasu Forever Homes: A Top 10 City to Age in Place
Almost since its inception, snow birds flocked to Lake Havasu City during the winter. While other cities across the country digging themselves out of snow banks, the nation's elderly population traveled to the warmer climate of Lake Havasu. We rarely dip below the mid-60's even in the dead of winter. But that's just one reason Lake Havasu real estate appeals to retirees. Realtor.com compiled its Top 10 Cities to Age in Place list recently. Lake Havasu forever homes came in at #3. Read on to find out why.
Lake Havasu Forever Homes
The only western US cities to make Realtor.com's list were Lake Havasu and Redding, CA. Approximately 75 million baby boomers settle in for retirement over the next few years, if they haven't retired already. We should see about 65 million Gen-Xers enter retirement in the next decade or so. Retirement homes don't necessarily appeal to these guys. Instead, more and more consider "aging in place" as an alternative. They modify their homes to adapt to elderly issues that may arise down the road. These include handrails in the bathrooms, main floor bedrooms, hands-free faucets, etc.
When adding Lake Havasu forever homes to their list, Realtor.com took several factors into consideration. Our median ... more
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