Looking for a new place to live has its challenges, and it can be even more daunting looking for a place to rent in your golden years.
More and more seniors are looking to downsize from their family home to a rental apartment to save money and make life a little easier.
For instance, seniors are now choosing to rent so they can worry less about appliances breaking, managing less clutter, cleaning a larger house, or unexpected costs that come with owning a home. So, they can focus on things that matter most to them.
Another great benefit that comes with renting as a senior, is that it gives renters more flexibility to move around, whether to another city or relocate to a neighbourhood with all the amenities, so that they don’t have to worry about unnecessary driving.
However, when looking for a senior-friendly apartment, there are a few things to consider. First, make sure the place is accessible, so if your apartment has stairs, try looking for a bottom-floor suite so you don’t have to carry groceries up several levels. Or check out Avenue Living Communities (ALC) buildings because many have elevators, making them more accessible for those who need them.
Second, keep an eye out for scammers when looking for an apartment. Looking on Kijiji or Craigslist can help you find great deals; however, they are not verified listings, so it’s safer to look on verified sites like Avenue Living Communities.
Another important consideration when looking for the perfect fit for your journey is to know your benefits in the building. For example, when you rent with ALC, many of the suites are eligible for an early move-in, so you can take your time and settle in at your own pace. And as a plus, when you choose ALC, you are choosing the peace of mind of knowing there is always someone there to help, because maintenance requests are completed in three days or less!
As a senior renter, there are many things to consider when looking for the perfect retirement home. That’s why we have put together a list of senior-friendly apartments you can rent in Alberta and Saskatchewan, to make the process a little less stressful.
Cameron County (Edmonton)
Cameron County is an adult-preferred building, with an elevator and a high senior population. Perfect for downsizing, you can choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites located near many walking trails for those who value having nature in the area! Find your next home in Cameron County.
35 Homestead Crescent, Edmonton AB, From $1,070 – 1,395 (Prices subject to change)
Delton Place (Edmonton)
Delton Place in Edmonton is a great place to downsize and is elderly-friendly with its simple layout and the choice of one or two-bedroom suites! In addition, this property’s clean finishes make it a great place for easy cleaning, and is conveniently located near Parkdale Square with lots of shopping.
11820 88 Street, Edmonton AB, From $785 - $1,009 (Prices subject to change)
Avalon Court (Edmonton)
Avalon Court, located in the quieter neighbourhood of Charlesworth, is a perfect place to move to for seniors. This building has two or three-bedroom suites available for extra space if you don’t want to fully downsize into a one-bedroom and has in-suite washers and dryers for added convenience!
5016 & 5008 4 Ave SW, Edmonton AB, From $1,329 - $1,809 (Prices subject to change)
Amberwynd Apartments (Spruce Grove)
Located in Spruce Grove, this pet-friendly larger complex is a great place to consider for a senior. It is easily accessible with its elevators and has several available suites. Find your next journey at Amberwynd Apartments.
609 King St, Spruce Grove AB, From $1,000 - $1,319 (Prices subject to change)
MacKenzie Manor (Regina)
MacKenzie Manor is one of our only 55+ buildings. 55+ is a building limitation only for people who are aged 55 and above to create a calm and quiet lifestyle for those looking for a quieter place to settle down. This property has both one and two-bedroom suites available now!
331 Broad Street North, Regina SK, From $927 - $1,137 (Prices subject to change)
If you are looking to downsize and need wheelchair access, Applewood in Lethbridge is a great place to pick for your lifestyle. It currently only has one-bedroom suites available and is located near several malls and shopping.
1261 4th Ave S, Lethbridge AB, From $935 - $1,105 (Prices subject to change)
These are just a few of the many places that are senior-friendly, if none of these tickle your fancy – you can check out all our listings here!