One of the best things about living in Hernando County is having the luxury of being surrounded by tranquility but close enough to all of the action. We are just a short drive away to quite a few large cities that create a fun bucket list of things to do this summer.
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Living just a short drive from all of these activities, the residents of GlenLakes get to experience these adventures year round. Located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, it is easy to enjoy the pristine outdoor lifestyle that living on Florida’s Nature Coast provides. GlenLakes is in the action, yet surrounded by tranquility – the best of both worlds. Click Here to get a taste of what this lifestyle is all about.
According to data from the U.S Census bureau, there are approximately 76.4 million baby boomers living in the United States today. Contrary to what many think, there are very different segments within this generation, and one piece that sets them apart are their housing needs.
John McManus, editorial director of Hanley Wood’s Residential Group says his company“ is focusing on the preferences of the younger half, or second-wave baby boomers, as they exhibit different needs than the older boomers.”
What are ‘second-wave baby boomers’ looking for?
McManus says, “They are seeking a fun, dynamic lifestyle with a home that can also adjust to their changing needs in the future. Living space should either include accessibility features, such as doorway space, lower shelves, and nonslip surfaces, or be easily adjustable when the time comes.”
In a homebuyer study performed by The Farnsworth Group, the participants revealed their reasons for purchasing a new home. The top three factors that influence their purchase include area/location (50.2%), price/affordability (37.4%), and the layout of the home (19%) (as shown in the graph below).
The report also found that when buying a new home, there were other concerns like quality of construction (9%), a safer neighborhood (8.4%), better floor plans (8.25%). The most important rooms or areas are the kitchen (82.8%), master bedroom (59.2%), and great room (36%).
Technology also plays an important role!
Second-wave baby boomers prefer wireless security systems (7.1%), lighting that senses and adapts to them (6.3%) and integrated home technology, including “smart” thermostats and lighting controlled by a smartphone (6.2%).
Grey Matter Research and Consulting points to a sense of community as a major factor in wanting to purchase:
“The first impressions are important when entering a new community, as is feeling welcome in the community. Amenities such as clubhouses, pools, and walking trails featured prominently in the decision to purchase in a community. Location was key, as residents want their new homes to be near shopping, dining, medical services and entertainment.”
If you are one of the many ‘second-wave’ baby boomers who is starting to feel like their current homes no longer fit their needs, take advantage of the low inventory of existing homes in today’s market by selling your current home and moving on to one that truly fits your new lifestyle.
Luckily for you, GlenLakes Country Club absolutely delivers the best-of-the-best for today’s homebuyers. Matched with Gulf Coast’s year round active lifestyle makes GlenLakes Country Club stand out.
It is not just the quality of service, or of the facilities, or of the product provided, it is also the quality of the staff and of the management, as well as the overall club governance they deliver. The most important quality, however, is the quality of the intangible. While difficult to measure, the latter is comprised of those magic moments experienced, the members befriended, the memorable events, as well as the club traditions, history, and heritage proudly recognized.
A true hallmark of GlenLakes are the genuine friendships and those intangible moments that are made during our community events and the day to day lifestyle of club living. The relaxing yet active social ambiance is one of the main reasons why so many members enjoy calling Weeki Wachee their home. For more information on the Hernando County lifestyle, click here.
The crisp air of fall has arrived and the season to be thankful is upon us which makes these events even more enjoyable! Check out this month’s line up:
November 3rd – Karaoke: Get your singing voices ready for Karaoke night at GlenLakes from 6-9pm in the upstairs Ballroom. Members with good voices aren’t required but reservations and having fun are!
November 7th-8th – Hernando Music Fest: Mark your calendars for a fun music filled weekend of local entertainment in beautiful Tom Varn Park. This event will feature jazz, pop, R&B, country, swing and more. The event starts at 12pm and admission is free.
November 9th – Movie Night on the Driving Range: GlenLakes members can drive in on their golf cart for a movie on the range. The Caddy starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis will be shown at 7pm. A $5 donation per person will go to People Helping People.
November 12th-21st – Little Shop of Horrors Play: See what happens when nerdy florist, Seymour, raises a peculiar plant at Stage West Community Playhouse. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and are available at the Stage West Box Office, or online with Ticketleap.com.
November 13th – Season Opening Party: GlenLakes Golf Members are welcome to attend the Season Opening Cocktail Party from 4-6pm in the Ballroom. Complimentary appetizers will be served along with a cash bar.
November 24th – Trivia: Gather up to ten other members for a team and join in on Trivia night at GlenLakes! The price is $20, which includes buffet and prizes.
November 26th – Thanksgiving Buffet: Celebrate this Thanksgiving with your friends and neighbors at GlenLakes from 12-3pm. Call for reservations. Featured dishes will include a granny smith apple-walnut salad, roasted turkey with gravy, tenderloin with brandy sauce, and sweet potato soufflé.
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