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See How Master-Planned Communities Are Rocking the Empty Nester Lifestyle

See How Master-Planned Communities Are Rocking the Empty Nester Lifestyle

Date: January 17, 2024
Read time: 5 minutes

With children out of the house, empty nesters are on the hunt for a new lifestyle. They seek not only the ease of low-maintenance living, but also a vibrant community that supports their well-being. Whether it’s hiking in the mountains or enjoying coastal relaxation, empty nesters are looking for a location to unwind during their golden years. Now, a new housing option has emerged for active adults that meets these needs while offering health benefits many overlook. Today’s master-planned communities are incorporating active adult neighborhoods designed to not only provide top-tier amenities but also foster lifelong connections. Let’s take a closer look at how master-planned communities are reimagining the active adult lifestyle.

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Fitness Mixed with Fun

While fitness amenities are a common feature in master-planned communities, active-adult neighborhoods specifically craft their amenities with unique design and purpose. Designed for residents aged 55 and up, these communities provide specialized fitness facilities catering to the specific needs of active adults. Amenities are designed to mitigate the risk of chronic diseases, with a focus on cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. On Florida’s Treasure Coast, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Wylder, a new active-adult neighborhood coming to the master-planned community of Wylder, has plans to include an amenity center designed to encourage physical activity. A state-of-the-art Fitness Studio will feature cutting-edge cardio and strength training equipment, while pickleball and tennis courts will be ideal for low-impact social workouts.

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Embracing the Great Outdoors

Many empty nesters would also agree that there’s no better feeling than getting lost in nature. Relaxing, unplugging, and exploring the beauty of the surrounding area may not cost anything, but the memories made are still priceless. Master-planned communities are deeply intertwined with the natural world, providing ample opportunities for empty nesters to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Four Seasons has been designed with this in mind, providing ample ways for residents to embrace South Florida’s natural beauty. A network of interconnected sidewalks and multi-use paths weave through the neighborhood and the community at large, making it easy to incorporate walks with friends into the daily routine. Serene lakes, pocket parks, and a plethora of other recreational opportunities can also be found throughout the community. Residents could also enjoy birdwatching for rare species like roseate spoonbills and blue herons that also call Wylder home.

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Lifestyle Programming Designed for Active Adults

While physical health benefits are important, active adult communities also prioritize mental well-being and social engagement. From day trips and dances to community socials, a 55+ community offers social gatherings, special-interest clubs, health and fitness classes, and more that cater to a holistic healthy lifestyle. A full-time Lifestyle Director at Four Seasons will create a full schedule of diverse programming to suit residents’ needs. The thoughtfully crafted calendar ensures that there is something for everyone regardless of their interests.

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Innovative, Maintenance-Free Homes

Finding a home that requires minimal upkeep and repairs is often the first priority for many empty nesters. They desire to find a place that offers the flexibility and equity of ownership without worrying about managing a “to-do” list. Designed by one of the nation’s premier builders, K. Hovnanian, residents of Four Seasons at Wylder will have the peace of mind that their home will not need additional work for years. Top-of-the-line flooring, state-of-the-art appliances, and the newest technological features ensure a sustainable home that owners can enjoy for years to come. With the home taken care of, residents can enjoy a stress-free Florida lifestyle in a peaceful environment.

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Location, Location, Location

Master-planned communities are typically situated in vibrant locations, providing residents with easy access to a wealth of entertainment options when they venture outside the neighborhood. Located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, residents of Four Seasons at Wylder will be near the area’s finest attractions for entertainment and leisure. Miles of pristine beaches provide endless beachcombing and surfing fun, while nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities are perfect for hiking, bike riding, and exploring. Downtown Fort Pierce is filled with boutique shops and art galleries to peruse, while the Sunrise Theatre is home to over 100 years of world-class performances. Port St. Lucie is also a haven for waterfront restaurants, well-known for their laidback atmosphere and seafood staples. Award-winning private and public schools and a rapidly expanding medical industry ensure residents are never too far away from life’s conveniences.

For those who love being close to nature and the outdoors, Wylder fully embraces the beauty of its natural surroundings. This master-planned community halfway between Orlando and Miami will be comprised of multiple unique neighborhoods designed for all stages of life. Brystol at Wylder, featuring single-family homes priced from the $300s, is currently in the construction phase. The community also recently broke ground on Glynlea Country Club, a gated golf club community with an 18-hole course designed by PGA Tour professional Jim Furyk.

To stay updated on the latest news on Four Seasons at Wylder or any other neighborhoods within the community, be sure to register your interest at You can also follow along on Facebook or Instagram to ensure you don’t miss out on any fun.




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