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Upsides to Leading a Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle

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Today is the day! You have booked your flight, packed your bags, and you’re turning the key to lock the front door – but wait, who is going to mow the lawn while you’re away? Will your home be safe while you’re on vacation? How are you going to keep track of these things? The answer to all of these questions reside in a lock-and-leave lifestyle.

It’s normal to feel anxious about leaving your home amidst the excitement of travel. Many homeowners in their golden years choose to enjoy the freedom of retirement by traveling and looking for fun, new experiences. This is where lock-and-leave communities come in! Designed to be low-maintenance, these residential communities encourage residents to travel anytime for as long as they want with minimal worry. They just need to lock up and go without hiring a house sitter or lawn service provider. 

Lock-and-leave is a lifestyle wherein all you have to do in preparation for your travels is lock the door and be on your way. These neighborhoods empower residents to spend more time outside their house while enjoying complete peace of mind. Here are to the benefits of living lock-and-leave communities, which are designed to support flexible lifestyles.

Low-Maintenance Housing Option for Retirees

When you travel, it should be completely up to you to determine the trip’s duration without worrying about the condition of your home. Travel-friendly communities typically have on-site landscapers for mowing lawns, caring for greenery, and eliminating resident responsibility regarding yardwork. It makes traveling a lot more convenient and stress-free. Additionally, homeowners do not return to an overgrown lawn and a passive-aggressive letter from the HOA – only a yard simply as beautiful and well-kept as it was when you left.

Lock-and-Leave Communities are Secure

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24/7 Security is essential for keeping your property safe when you’re busy adventuring. That’s why many lock-and-leave communities have on-site staff monitoring the premises daily. This gives you peace of mind knowing that your house isn’t sitting in an unsupervised neighborhood. These communities also often have gated entrances, which ensures that only residents and authorized personnel are able to enter the community after hours.

Easy Access to Various Lifestyle Amenities

Most lock-and-leave communities offer a great selection of activities and amenities for residents to enjoy. So, even if you’re locking up your home without the intention of going far, you can with no problem. Amenities add to the resort-feel of these communities, and encourage residents to spend less time indoors and more time enjoying a fun, active lifestyle. In lock-and-leave communities such as Lakeshore, The Hamlet, and The Village at Simple Life, there are convenient amenities, including walking trails, pickleball, community pools, fitness centers, and clubhouses, to name a few!

Ready to Lock-and-Leave? It’s Time to Live Life to the Fullest!

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One of most-loved aspects of leading a lock-and-leave lifestyle is the flexibility it offers. Spend your time however you’d like, and be spontaneous! Whether you decide on a moment’s notice to visit loved ones near and far or fly to a dream destination, you have the freedom to choose.  It is your life, after all – live it the way you want!


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