Why Empty Nesters Should Consider Inner City Real Estate

Why Empty Nesters Should Consider Inner City Real Estate

Some call it downsizing, some call it right-sizing, some might even call it throwing caution to the wind and embracing a metropolitan lifestyle you have fantasized about! For many empty nesters embracing their new-found freedom and a life with fewer responsibilities and obligations, inner-city living is an exciting possibility. As children leave home to forge their own paths, the things that drew many parents to the suburbs like great schools, established sports programs, neighbourhoods filled with families, and safe cul-de-sacs for playing are no longer a priority. For these empty nesters deciding where to create their home base for their next stage of life, the inner-city may be calling.

Downtown living is known for a certain hustle and bustle. Many buyers are surprised to discover that there is a diversity available in inner city living that suits any buyer. Empty nesters will find homes for sale in high rise buildings with enviable views, townhouses with access to the river pathways, smaller, closer-knit walk ups, and even quiet enclaves with a more suburban feel. Whatever home style you prefer, there are many benefits for empty nesters in the inner-city. Here are just a few:

An Urban Lifestyle: Living downtown offers easy access to all kinds  of amenities for empty nesters looking to embrace and celebrate their freedom. Dining, theatre, sports, arts and culture, and shopping are all available right outside your door when you choose downtown living. But inner-city living does not mean you have to give up green spaces, peaceful walking paths, the sounds of nature; downtown Calgary has many opportunities to connect with the outdoors away from crowds and traffic.

Maintenance Free Living: Often empty nesters feel they have paid their dues mowing, shoveling, and gardening for years and are seeking an easier, more care-free way to live. Many of the homes for sale in downtown Calgary offer maintenance-free living so you can spend your time doing what you like and leaving the upkeep to someone else.

A Secure Home Base: Many empty nesters place travel at the top of their list of priorities now that they have more time on their hands. Some of the luckiest will even look to purchase a second home in a warmer climate and live the snowbird lifestyle in their later years. Many of the apartments, condos, and townhouses available in the inner-city offer a secure, worry-free option for those who plan to travel or spend months at a time wintering elsewhere and leaving their home vacant for stretches of time. 

Accessibility: One of the major considerations for empty nesters as they choose a home for the years ahead is the ability to age in place. It is inevitable that as we grow older our mobility can be compromised, we may not be able to drive, stairs can become a concern. As you explore your options, consider the ease of moving around a single story apartment, the easy elevator access, the ability to get to grocery stores, social events, medical appointments by walking or with nearby public transit options.

Building Amenities: Many downtown dwellings offer enhanced amenities and services that elevate the inner-city living experience. Posh lobbies that serve as impromptu gathering spaces for residences, high end gym and fitness facilities, full-scope concierge services, theatres, spas and wellness centers, dining and food service options, valet parking, laundry and housekeeping, beauty services, and guest accommodations are just some of the conveniences and luxuries afforded with downtown living.

A Team Of Calgary Realtors® For Empty Nesters

Downsizing as an empty nester could mean opting for a home that is smaller, more conveniently located, and maintenance-free with an elevated lifestyle. If this is your vision for the next phase of your life, consider Inner-City living in Downtown Calgary. Access to amazing entertaining and dining, opportunities to be active along beautiful river pathways, and easy, worry-free living are all possible with the variety of homes for sale here. Even if you are an experienced home buyer and seller, choosing a knowledgeable, and skilled Realtor® partner for your home search ensures that you will find the most ideal property for the years ahead. 

When you are ready to sell the home you chose to raise your family and move into whatever is next for you, choose The Tanya Eklund Group. We will help you market and sell your current home for the optimal price, and protect your investment by negotiating skillfully on your behalf. When you are ready to right-size, we will help you find the best home to meet your needs for exciting, maintenance-free living and protect your new investment with sound advice and thoughtful guidance. Our team of Calgary Realtors® can educate you with a comprehensive understanding of the unique communities, demographics, opportunities, and challenges of buying in the inner city. Get ready to enjoy your empty-nest years with the perfect home base for all of your adventures to come! Call us at 1-403-863-7434.


Q: I am looking to downsize, but I don’t know if downtown is the right place for me?
A:  Deciding where to make your home base for your retirement years is a big decision. Many people prefer the exciting amenities and maintenance-free living opportunities of the inner city. Some people are not sure it is for them. There are places that offer the benefits of apartment or townhouse living in more suburban neighbourhoods too. When you partner with an experienced Realtor® like our team at the Tanya Eklund Group we can guide you with the right questions and explore different options so that you can find the most ideal place for you.

Q: I need to sell my current house before I buy my next. Can you help me with both?
A: Absolutely! Selling and buying at the same time can be tricky to navigate. Some buyers need to complete the sale of their current property before they can even begin to look at new homes. But there are also strategies to bridge the time between selling and buying so you are not left scrambling to find a new place or without a roof over your head after you sell. We can help you figure out the best way to time your sale and purchase so it is as easy and seamless as possible.

Q: Does downsizing always mean less expensive?
A: Not necessarily. Some empty nesters choose to spend less on their new home to free up resources to travel or to help their children. But some choose to indulge with a more luxurious lifestyle because they have worked hard for a long time to be able to afford it. Whatever your budget and your goals for your empty-nester real estate purchase, we can help you find the home that meets your needs.

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