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What is the Difference Between a Rental Retirement Community & a CCRC?


Whether you're currently thinking about retiring or are already enjoying your retirement, you should know that there are more housing and living options available than you may think. Many people age 55 and older think that assisted living or nursing home care are their only options for community housing. However, there is another option, and it's called rental retirement living.

What are Rental Retirement Communities?

For active adults over age 55, rental retirement communities exist as an option for comfortable, easy living. Often, these communities offer small to large apartments for singles and couples to rent for as long as they'd like, and there are usually other amenities for residents to use within walking distance of their doors, such as pools and community centers. These communities also typically provide maintenance services with no hidden fees so that residents don't have to worry about leaks, breaks, or other mishaps in their homes.

Built with the needs of active seniors in mind, Edgemere is a rental retirement community. Senior living rental communities focus on offering easy access to fine dining and entertainment, such as with a campus of cafes and activity areas, and they help seniors live independently for as long as possible.

What are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)?

Similar to rental retirement communities, continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, often offer independent living apartments for singles and couples — plus they may have things like gyms, gardens, or other shared community areas. However, what makes CCRCs different is the fact that they offer higher levels of care on-campus.

The goal of CCRCs is to give residents a place to call home as they age. This is because these communities have both apartments and common living areas that residents may use as needed.

What Makes Edgemere a Top Rental Retirement Community?

Edgemere is a premier rental retirement community in Dallas, Texas, that offers luxurious senior apartment living. And, as a rental retirement community, Edgemere provides its residents with three fine dining restaurants, a modern fitness center, a community greenhouse, and much more.

What Edgemere residents love most about their community is the fact that it is, after all, a community. With rental retirement communities, residents often find themselves surrounded by likeminded individuals who want to live a healthy lifestyle, and this can promote both physical and mental wellness for everyone over age 55.

If you're looking into rental retirement living, consider giving Edgemere a try, where you can rent an apartment monthly with no contract. You'll also get the chance to dine out every day and enjoy our heated pool, performing arts center, full-service salon, and so much more.

Interested in Edgemere? Contact us today by calling (214) 225-7990 with any questions you may have.