What is Independent Living for Seniors by the Beach


4 Reasons You Should Choose Independent Living by the Beach

(Number 3 Will Surprise You!)

Have you  been thinking about swapping the roar of your lawn mower for the soothing sound of crashing waves, but aren’t sure if it’s the right move for you? Look at these reasons why choosing an Independent Living community in Virginia Beach can help you sail into retirement in style!

1. You won’t feel taxed when you retire in Virginia. 

Retirees can let their bank accounts breathe when they choose Independent Living  in Virginia. That’s because you won’t have to pay tax on your Social Security benefits, and you can deduct up to $12,000 in pension and other retirement income from your state-taxable income when you’re a senior. 

Worried about the cost of Independent Living by the beach? Don’t be! Virginia has some of the lowest sales taxes in the country. That means you can expect to pay a little less for day-to-day items, and save money for your next big adventure.

2. You can enjoy beach living with room to spread out.

Even though you might downsize your space, you’re still maximizing your comfort with studio and 1-bedroom apartments at an Independent Living community near the beach. That’s because residents can indulge in luxurious features like full interior and exterior maintenance, state-of-the-art appliances, spacious closets, and large windows with incredible views.

The Independent Living community at Westminster-Canterbury is perfect for older adults or seniors who are ready to ditch the responsibilities of life before retirement and embrace a carefree lifestyle with endless shorelines, incredible wellness programs, and ultra-luxe amenities. 

However, care is here when you need it. When it’s time to discuss other arrangements like Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing the team at Westminster-Canterbury is here to help you stay in our community at Virginia Beach and live life to its fullest. 

3. The benefits of living near the ocean are exceptional.

Independent Living near the beach not only delivers your daily dose of sunshine; it also holds a variety of other health benefits. 

Check out some of the ways your health can improve when you retire in Virginia Beach:

  • Choosing a retirement community near the beach improves social interaction by giving older adults a variety of unique ways to spend time outdoors.
  • Independent living near the beach encourages physical activity and promotes a healthier body.
  • Many seniors experience better sleep quality, because the sound of waves crashing against the shore has been shown to reduce muscle tension and heart rate, both of which promote better sleep.
  • People who live near the ocean can experience less stress and anxiety.

4. It feels like vacation every day with senior living in Virginia Beach.

When you choose modern senior beach living at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, you can enjoy resort-style amenities like beachfront dining, a round of golf on our private putting green, drinks with your friends at the pub, or learning how to paddleboard.

However, some days you just need to take it easy. That’s when you can relax in the mediation garden, enjoy an evening by the seawall fire pit, or take a stroll along the shore for a peaceful morning. Combined with incredible worry-free senior living, you can’t go wrong when you choose Westminster-Canterbury. 

Make Waves at Our Independent Living Community at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

If the ocean has been calling your name, it’s time to schedule a tour at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. We have studio, 1, and 2-bedroom senior apartments right on the beach in coastal Virginia, but they won’t last long. 

Are you ready to take your morning coffee on the beach? Contact us today to reserve your space in our luxury Independent Living community, and get ready to take on retirement with salt in the air and sand in your toes.

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