Are you a Baby Boomer?
If so, then chances are you are retired, about to retire, or at the very least watching your kids leave the nest.
Either way, you may well have broached the subject of “downsizing” – trading in the space, labour, and cost of the family house in favour of something smaller and simpler.
And, because you are Baby Boomers – that demographic juggernaut – developers are taking notice.
“We’re definitely tapping into that boomer market,” says Denis Laporte, founder of EQ Homes, the developer of Equinelle, a new lifestyle community in Kemptville, Ontario.
It has become a mecca for those who are retired but still physically and socially active. Equinelle features a golf course, its own medical campus, and several other amenities for its residents. Future plans call for a 20,000 square foot golf clubhouse and community centre with games rooms, exercise facilities and more.