Should Seniors Rent or Buy When Relocating to Tampa, FL?
Few years go by when Tampa doesn’t welcome an influx of newcomers eager to put down roots in one of the best-known cities in Florida. Among the many decisions those newcomers must make is whether to rent or buy a home. Prevailing wisdom for decades has been that buying a home is the way to go because your home will be an investment that goes up in value.
However, for seniors, especially those moving to Tampa for their retirement, the answer to this age-old question is not so cut and dried. After all, many seniors have just cashed in on their housing investment by selling their homes elsewhere, with plans to use the proceeds to finance their Florida retirement. Do they really want to tie up those resources by purchasing another home? On the other hand, with rental prices skyrocketing throughout Central Florida, is leasing a home or apartment a smart retirement move?
Get the Best of Both Worlds When You Move to StrawBerry Ridge
At StrawBerry Ridge, a gated 55+ community about 13 miles east of Tampa, we cater to the needs of seniors when it comes to both housing and an enviable retirement lifestyle. We offer well-maintained manufactured homes for sale, including many with luxury features that rival those of modern site-built homes. However, you’re likely to pay far less and get much more with your home purchase at StrawBerry Ridge than you would at a comparable 55+ community of site-built homes. When you buy a home here and make low monthly home site lease payments, you’ll enjoy not only safe and comfortable housing but also access to:
- Two community clubhouses
- An indoor and an outdoor pool, both heated
- A fully equipped woodworking shop
- A fitness center with adjacent aerobics room
- Pickleball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts
Moreover, a short drive will take you to white-sand beaches, professional sports venues, theme parks, golf courses, freshwater and seawater fishing destinations, and so many more attractions that keep seniors active and entertained during their retirement years.
Would you like to explore the option of moving to StrawBerry Ridge? Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you schedule a community tour.