WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE PROPERTY?
A lifestyle property has features that bring joy and maximizes one's quality of life. Identifying the best lifestyle property is achieved by meeting your unique needs, and accommodating your hobbies and lifestyle. Popular lifestyle features include open concept living for ease of entertaining, chef's kitchens, well-appointed guest suites for extended family, dedicated hobby space, workout facilities, indoor/outdoor kitchens, spa bathrooms, pools, tennis courts, deep water dock, access to a beach, trails, walk to a town or village. The list goes on and on. It's important to look at daily habits and routines, to help determine what features are necessary to accommodate needs and wants; adding joy to one's life.
BENEFITS OF A LIFESTYLE PROPERTY:
An inviting and relaxing space will help calm your mind and create moments of serenity.
An inviting and well laid out space will facilitate ease of entertaining.
An in-home studio affords more time doing the activities that bring you joy.
Not all lifestyle properties are expensive. A small cabin in the woods is a lifestyle property, even if it is an entry-level price point. A cabin offers access to trails and nature, and brings with it peace and tranquility. Another example of an affordable lifestyle property would be a condominium in a village or downtown setting. Replete with wide sidewalks and charming mom-and-pop shops, living quarters near a walkable main street can be highly desirable.
Many lifestyle properties are, however, luxurious. Many are large estates that have their own unique features, such as an ocean as a back yard, or vast equestrian properties with stables and trail access, a private tennis court, or a large pool with an outdoor kitchen and living area. Not only are there lifestyle homes, but entire developments can be considered lifestyle communities. There are numerous lifestyle communities on Boston's North Shore that offer everything from country club living, with championship golf courses, pools, courts, and clubhouses. And numerous 55+ communities with low maintenance homes with easy living floor plans, located either by towns or in the woods.
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