ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For decades, “the choices were retire by a golf course or out in the country on top of a mountain…,” says Professor Andrew Carle. As boomers retire, niche communities seek to pair retirees with common interests. One niche community featured in Newsweek‘s Best in the U.S. Retirement Showcase is Lake Weir Living®. It’s leading the motorcycle, RV and big-toy niche.
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Neil S. Schuster, Co-Managing Partner for Lake Weir Living® says, “I imagine Dylan on a Harley before riding a golf cart, and certainly saying no to an HOA (homeowner association) that imposed restrictions on his bike.” As seen in Newsweek’s feature, “The Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones Generation are not a cookie-cutter group. Golf communities often are not for them.” Lake Weir Living® delivers beyond expectations with its toy-friendly and HOA-free philosophy. Dr. Joseph Coughlin (MIT AgeLab) calls boomers Generation Expectation. “For Generation EX, life doesn’t stop when you retire. It’s not going to be…simply a rocking chair or a golf course…,” according to Dr. Coughlin.
Lake Weir Living® is for a generation raised on rock and roll. The parents of boomers enjoy a slower lifestyle, engulfed in an HOA restricted golf community. The Generation Dylan boomers (GDs) are opposite. GDs like the fast lane for their hot rods and Harley-Davidsons (AARP). They made motorcycles mainstream. GD ‘toys’ range from motorcycles, jet-skis, boats and hot-rods to RVs. They typically have two or more toys, they don’t care for ‘anti-toy’ restrictions found in many communities, and the rules that prohibit custom home designs are a big turn-off. They certainly don’t like paying “HOA fees to the man,” says Jack McCann (Lake Weir Living resident since 2010).
Lake Weir Living residents customize homes from a private living space for an aging parent to a 5-car garage, or a concrete sidepad for a boat or RV. “We have couples that want climate-controlled workshops and garages so large that the phrase ‘Garage-Mahal‘ is being used to mean, ‘build it, to fit all of it’. Boomers have no desire to slow down. They want to get out and play! Boomers live longer, are healthier, and lead adventurous lives. They want to stay, as Dylan sings, ‘forever young’,” says Schuster.
With boomers embracing social media as a way to learn and stay young, Lake Weir Living uses its weekly witty webisodes to entertain and inform retirees considering Florida for retirement. Catch all LWL webisodes: www.lakeweirlivingblog.com. Viewers can see for themselves that this niche community is not about “rocking chairs,” but about rocking a boomer’s expectations.
Located 8 miles to The Villages® for shopping, dining, golf, entertainment and medical services. Base prices are from the $90s to the $160s. Toll-free: 855-LakeWeir (855-525-3934).