55-plus condos: Perfect for you?
It’s an often-reported fact that Winnipeg‘s population is aging, and as such, 55-plus condos were becoming quite popular. In fact, there are numerous advantages to owning a condo. However, the recent changes to the Condominium Act have made bylaws, which restrict ownership based on age, obsolete.
These were units with bylaws which state that the owner/occupant of the unit must be at least 55 years of age. (Some 55-plus condos have dropped this age requirement down to 50 yrs, in an effort to attract more buyers). Even though they are no longer technically allowed to discriminate based on age, there are still a number of condos where ownership is mostly the mature, even elderly persons. See the list at the bottom of this post.
For the right person, there are a number of advantages to these (formerly called) 55-plus condos. Here are a few:
Many of these 55-plus condos are built with security in mind, sometimes with security cameras but almost always with good secure locks on well-lit entry ways.
2) Handicap accessible
Many buildings feature wider-than-normal hallways, doors and bathrooms, to allow access via wheelchair or walker.
3) “Community Spirit”
Quite often, the residents organize weekly pot-luck dinners, shopping trips, card-games and other outings.
4) “Birds of a Feather”
Since everyone in the building is 55 yrs or older, and most often retired, residents tend to have a lot in common, and friendships are made easily…. if you WANT to do so.
Local grocery stores often arrange weekly bus-trip to their shops. Some condos arrange for a local nurse to attend monthly, or bi-monthly for a general visit.
55-plus condominiums often feature amenities not found in regular condos. Things such as a library, a meeting room, a lounge with kitchen, a fitness room and more.
List of former 55-plus condos in Winnipeg
Although not officially able to maintain a 55-plus restriction, these condo communities should have a majority of elderly owners.
- Bell Cove (Headingley South)
- Country Villas Blvd. (E.St Paul)
- 3420 Grant Ave.
- 4314 Grant Ave.
- 380 John Forsyth Rd.
- 1460 Portage Ave
- 1976 Portage Ave.
- 3200 Portage Ave.
- Rockmaple Rd. (E. St. Paul)
- 4025 Roblin Blvd.
- 679, 681,685, 687, 697, 785, 795, 805, 815 St. Anne’s Rd.
- 500 Tache Ave.
- 208, 212 Watson St.
- 687 Warde Ave.
- 20 Wynstone Cir. (E. St. Paul)
- 403 Regent Ave W. (Madeline Estates)
https://blog.winnipeghomefinder.com/55-plus-condos-in-winnipeg-right-choice-for-you/ Are 55+ condos the right option for you? Here are the details of what age restricted condos are all about
Home-owners who are thinking of selling their houses for a variety of reasons (want to travel, no more yardwork, security issues), but don’t feel they are ready for a retirement community, might well consider checking out a 55-plus Condominium. There are a growing number of such communities in Winnipeg. For a sample list of addresses which feature “age-restricted’ condos, click on 55 plus condominiums.
Bo Kauffmann at Remax Performance Realty 204-333-2202. If you’re thinking of selling your current home, or thinking about 55 plus condominiums and wish to discuss your options, please call me anytime.
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