While anybody can live in a condominium, this type of property ownership is especially attractive to retirees, young professionals and young couples.
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Condominiums are very popular among retirees, including those who are looking to downsize from their previous homes. A condominium community may offer many opportunities to socialize, and certain developments offer services that cater specifically to retirees and seniors. In addition, many retirees enjoy traveling, and the reduced maintenance associated with living in a condominium is attractive.
A condominium may be appropriate for the frequent traveler for whom keeping up with routine maintenance would be a challenge. Additionally, a condominium unit owner may feel safer leaving the unit unattended for frequent or extended periods of time knowing that neighbors are present.
Young Professionals and Graduate Students
Young professionals and graduate students may be interested in condominiums that are located close to work or school. Condominium ownership may also be attractive due to social opportunities, the proximity to urban conveniences, and because condominiums are sometimes cheaper than a single-family home, while still offering plenty of space.
A condominium can be an ideal starter home for young couples. Like other condo owners, couples may find the social opportunities attractive and may enjoy the community facilities offered by the development. Young couples who are not planning or not yet ready to start a family may find the size and layout of a condominium unit to be more practical than that of a house.