When exploring active retirement living options in Florida, it may seem logical to choose from a fully developed community you can walk through, but you’d risk missing out on exciting possibilities. Although you can’t tour a community that is still in the planning stages in quite the same way, there are distinct advantages that make a pre-construction active living community worth considering.
A Contemporary Residence That’s Just Your Style
Selecting your private residence at a membership community in the early stages of development offers countless options to tailor a home to your distinctive lifestyle. New communities typically offer a wide range of residence sizes with contemporary floor plans and special features. An older community may have only a few vacancies, and they may not be desirable styles. For example, at The Manhattan, coming soon to St. Petersburg, prospective members can choose a stylish residence with the square footage and number of bedrooms and baths they prefer, comparing multiple floor plans to find features that suit their lifestyle. A variety of floor plans are available, some including special features such as an expansive formal dining area, a corner balcony, a wet bar, a butler’s pantry, or a cozy den. These elegant private residences can be customized to suit each member’s style with premium coastal finishes for cabinetry, flooring, and lighting. And naturally, thoughtful technological touches and measures for safety and security are integrated unobtrusively.
A Prime Location for Living
Deciding upon a pre-construction unit gives members the opportunity to lock in the campus location they prefer. At The Manhattan’s waterside location in the Skyway Marina district, this might mean selecting a home that showcases a lovely view of the bay—or offers a panoramic vision of the twinkling lights of St. Petersburg. Some people choose a location within a membership exclusive community for privacy, while others opt to be in the thick of things, near community amenities they plan to use regularly. Some members of The Manhattan might want to be near the heated rooftop pool and Skydeck Day Club. Others may prefer to be convenient to the state-of-the-art fitness center, the exclusive full-service spa, the 116-seat theatre, or restaurant-style dining venues.
Time to Prepare
With a senior living community that’s in development, prospective members have an extended timeline for preparing to move. There’s time to involve family, if desired, and make careful plans to minimize the pressures accompanying change. At the same time, there is a target date, which can help provide motivation to accomplish any necessary home repairs or upgrades and to downsize excess belongings at a reasonable pace. To help you get your house ready to market; some senior living communities may even offer helpful seminars or consultations with downsizing and home-staging experts.
Founding a Vibrant Social Scene
Founding members have the opportunity to help shape the social network of a developing senior living community, even before moving in. Typically, pre-construction communities host a groundbreaking ceremony and other events during construction, where future members can hear how the build is progressing and get to know one another. Once people begin moving to The Manhattan, members can connect further with neighbors while using the tastefully appointed amenities or enjoying inspired dining in their choice of restaurant-style venues. Others may even partner with staff members to develop social and recreational events, educational programs, and other activities that interest them.
Service and Security Go Hand-in-Hand
Today’s pre-construction retirement living communities in Florida are being planned and built not only with a strong focus on personalized services but also with careful attention to the lessons learned during the pandemic and natural disasters. Members of The Manhattan will benefit from a level of concierge service personalized to their preferences, from home maintenance and housekeeping to tech support, massage, and poolside wait staff. A Signature Wellness Program and Health Navigator service will be available to consult with members as desired. To ensure the safety of all, this membership-exclusive community will provide 24/7 on-site security, as well as emergency response systems and emergency power.
Making a Fresh Start
Picture being the first to enjoy a brand-new member-exclusive retirement community in Florida with generous services and unparalleled resort-style amenities. With a customized modern residence, a convenient St. Petersburg location, confidence in their security, and pristine community amenities, members of The Manhattan will have exactly what they need for a rewarding retirement lifestyle. Interested in exploring how you can Live Remarkably? Discover The Manhattan today! ManhattanStPete.com or 727-217-5885.