Maintenance-Free Living Makes It Possible | Senior Living Community in Mount Pleasant
February 28, 2022
Allow your mind to dream for just a moment about what the ideal day looks like for you as a retiree. How does your day begin? As you make your way through your home, what do you see? Perhaps a beautiful lawn or garden is visible from your window. What kinds of activities fill your mornings and afternoons? Envision a social calendar curated for you with friends and neighbors joining in on the fun. What types of foods fill your plate? Imagine access to gourmet meals and a range of menus and venues. How are you keeping yourself well– body, mind and spirit? Picture a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a team of professionals collaborating to help you reach your goals.
In all of this brainstorming, did you see yourself keeping up with the maintenance of your home or coordinating a number of repair appointments? Likely not, and at South Bay at Mount Pleasant, we offer residents a maintenance-free lifestyle with a long list of high-end amenities, near everything the greater Charleston area offers. Keep reading for more about the reality of home maintenance and how we can provide you the freedom you desire in retirement.
The Costs of Home Maintenance
According to a recent Bankrate report, homeowners spend an average of $2,000 per year on maintenance services. While that may seem like a manageable expense, the figure doesn’t include the costs—or headaches—associated with home repairs. If you’re in a home for some time, things like the HVAC system and household appliances will require professional attention. For example, home management expert Raf Howery estimated the cost to replace the roof of a 2,000 sq. ft. home at nearly $14,000 in a recent U.S. News & World Report article. HVAC systems may need to be replaced every 10-15 years, and the price tag is considerable (anywhere from $3,200 to $8,000 in most cases).
Beyond the costs in dollars, the time spent coordinating repairs and keeping everything maintained is another factor that can weigh retirees down. Instead of spending time away from home, traveling or pursuing other interests, you’re obligated to be present for repairs and you or your partner will likely handle most maintenance tasks.
What Are Your Retirement Goals?
Retirement looks different for each individual, but some goals tend to come up time and again. Based on the recent 2021 Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers, respondents were most looking forward to traveling (65 percent), spending time with family and friends (59 percent), pursuing hobbies (51 percent), volunteering (26 percent), starting a business (20 percent), to name a few. Removing obstacles that may slow down your travel plans, such as coordinating the daily to-dos to keep your home running smoothly, will likely result in a happier and more fulfilled retiree.
Claim Your Ideal Lifestyle
Residents at South Bay don’t have to lift a finger regarding home repairs or maintenance. Our team goes above and beyond to offer you a maintenance-free lifestyle, one where you spend your time exactly as you wish.Plus, our ideal location means you’ll have easy access to the best shopping, dining, entertainment and more in the greater Charleston area. We invite you to take a moment to browse our list of offerings, as well as our impressive number of spacious floorplans.
South Bay at Mount Pleasant is a senior living community with unparalleled offerings, including spacious independent living patio homes, concierge services and an engaging lifestyle that emphasizes whole-person wellness. Request your free brochure online or contact us at 843.936.2800.