Many people search for active adult communities online but what is an active adult community and why are they so desirable? In this brief article we will explore these communities and explain why they are so desirable.Active adult communities are, for the most part, designed for seniors aged 55 or older who are looking to purchase a home inside a private community that promotes living an active lifestyle.While most communities are focused on those over 55, a new wave of adult community is emerging for married couples 40 and over with no kids. These couples, commonly referred to as “dinks”, have been growing in numbers in recent years and developers have begun to respond by either altering community by-laws or creating new communities to meet their needs.An active lifestyle is the common thread in all these communities. Community social directors coordinate activities at the community fitness center including exercise classes hosted by certified trainers, swim classes and social clubs.Swimming pools and tennis courts are available to residents year round in many cases. Some communities even have golf courses for avid golfers. Those that do not have golf courses generally have arrangements with local public and semi-private courses.Another feature of these communities is the low maintenance homes. Many are what is referred to as patio homes where the home sits on a concrete slab foundation that rests level with the ground. Low maintenance features like brick veneer and vinyl siding, aluminum and vinyl eaves and soffits, vinyl windows, and asphalt shingles allow for easier cleaning and protection from the exterior elements.Manufactured and modular homes are popular choices for developers who construct these communities due to there reduce construction times and flexibility with options.Active Adult Communities In ClosingWith people living longer now due to active lifestyles and better medical care, active adult communities show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Seniors and dinks looking to get more out of life will likely continue to fuel this growth for years to come.