The time has come for you to plan where you're going to live during the final years of your life. Where did the time go? 

Maybe you've had your eye on a home, such as one you'd find at the Leisure World Properties. There are quite a few considerations to keep in mind, and here are a couple of them that could help you to make a final decision. 

Are you a rules person or not? 

When you move into retirement community housing, you'll quickly learn that community rules are part of the culture. The strictness of the rules can resemble the same as what an HOA or a co-op board would institute. If you're a rules person, then this shouldn't concern you too much. If you enjoy living within a community with a structured culture, then you'll welcome the rules.

Strict community rules could be a deal-breaker if you're used to enjoying extensive freedom inside and around your property. This is especially true if you've previously lived on large swaths of private acreage, with no neighbors or neighborhood rules to worry about.

If you currently find yourself in the position where living in a planned community for seniors is best for your lifestyle, then ask yourself if you could adjust and adapt to any community rules in place. 

Do you enjoy planned community events? 

Think about the activities you like to enjoy. Do you like participating in activities with friends, family, or by yourself? The answer could make a huge difference in whether or not a retirement community is for you. That said, you'll also need to consider what type of community is right for you. For example, if you're more of a loner, then living in a community that plans lots of group events and encourages intermingling won't necessarily be right for you personally.   

On the other hand, if you're the definition of an active extroverted senior, then you'll expect to live in a community that plans lots of field trips, nights out, and planned events in the local community center. Be honest with yourself about your personality and your temperament before making any quick retirement community buying decisions. 

At this point in your life, you've made plenty of crucial life-changing decisions. Choosing your retirement housing might be one of the last major decisions you'll make. Leisure World Properties is one of the many community options that you could claim as your final permanent home.