Downsize Your Home. Upsize Your Lifestyle.

Dec 3, 2021 | Senior Living

Retirement … your life and your time are once again yours to control. The kids are grown and in homes of their own. The rigors and demands of a career are a thing of the past. And now you get to live life just as you choose.

For many, it’s time to take steps to make life easier. One of the ways to do that is to downsize. According to an article on downsizing at, 51 percent of retirees over the age of 50 downsize.

So, is it time for you to simplify your life? According to the same article, these are the questions you should ask yourself:

  • Do you have unused rooms?
  • Can you afford to stay in your current home for 5, 10, or 20 more years?
  • Is your yard easy to maintain?
  • Do you feel isolated?
  • Do you have too much stuff to manage?
  • Do you have a lot of equity in your home?

The article goes on to explain that if you realize you have a lot of wasted space or too much clutter, your social interactions are lacking, or the price isn’t right, it might be time to downsize.

“If you’re ready to simplify your life but enhance your lifestyle, you may want to consider a senior living community,” says Wayne Vinson, Director of Sales at The Village at Gainesville, a senior living rental community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory support.

Wayne adds that The Village at Gainesville is perfect for seniors who want a maintenance-free lifestyle, the opportunities offered by a vibrant senior rental community, on-site resort-style amenities, a full social calendar, and the peace of mind of on-site assisted living and memory support. With a variety of residence options at The Village at Gainesville,  The Cypress and Lake House are two popular options that will enable you to downsize your home and upsize your lifestyle!

Explore The Cypress

Do you prefer a view of the water or the woods? At The Cypress, the choice is yours. The Cypress is an exquisite example of modern architecture with alluring details inside and out. Ideally located, The Cypress is just steps away from inviting community areas designed for socializing, participating in activities and relaxing.

The Cypress offers three different floor plans, including a two-bedroom. With over 1,500 square feet of living space, it’s perfect for the downsizing couple. The residence features a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and pantry, in-unit washer and dryer, and walk-in closet. You can even upgrade the residence to reflect your style.

It was a perfect choice for residents Dean and Carol Brown. “We chose the two-bedroom floor plan. We love the large square footage of our apartment,” says Carol. “There’s so much storage! The closets are so spacious. In fact, some are bigger than the home we moved from.”

“The nine-foot ceilings give such an open, airy feel. And the sunlight is amazing,” Carol continues. “There’s such great sunlight in the study, I turned it into a studio.”

With its prime location, residents of The Cypress live close to Tower Club with its restaurant, fitness center and more, the dog park and a host of other amenities … just steps outside your door.

“The location is perfect,” says Dean. “We’re conveniently located to the dog park and close to Tower Club. Everything is so easy to get to.”

Live at Lake House

Lake House is perfect for couples and those who want to be in the “center” of the action. In addition to a variety of floor plan options, Lake House is a short walk to Center Pointe, which includes Bistro 27 West that proudly serves Starbucks®.

Mail centers, laundry rooms and community living room areas – ideal for playing cards and visiting with neighbors – are located in each wing. The ultimate in convenience, Lake House features an all-under-one-roof design and is a quick walk downstairs to an outdoor pool.

Lake House offers comfortable living and five floor plans to choose from. The one-bedroom residence features a spacious bedroom, large living and dining area, kitchen, spacious closets, window treatments, a step-in shower and safety rails.

A Legacy of Living Well

If you want the very best for your parent or loved one, consider The Village at Gainesville, a senior living rental community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory support. Contact us online or call us at ​352-231-8706 to learn more about our variety of residential options.