As you turn the page to begin a new chapter in your life, you have a big decision ahead: choosing a home. If you’re moving to a brand new community, there are lots of exciting choices to make—from selecting a floorplan to picking out tile. But there’s much to consider when creating your dream empty nest home. Here are a few things to think about:

What matters to you in this stage? Think about the life you imagine: does it revolve around an active lifestyle? Spending time with friends new and old? Discovering new hobbies? Do you expect to entertain often or host family and friends for short or extended visits? Of course you seek a beautiful home that you can be proud of, but you’re also investing in lifetime memories. Consider your “life wish list” first and foremost.

Are you looking for a place to live, or a community? A gorgeous new home should be enjoyed with great people. Many empty nesters look forward most to becoming a part of a vibrant, fun community of people with many of the same interests. As you contemplate where to retire, look at the amenities in the area that would enhance your daily life. How about a resort clubhouse with restaurants, a market, café, common rooms, social spaces, workout facilities, and more? How about outdoor activities like golf, tennis, pickle ball, and hiking?

What inspires you in a home? This period in your life is exciting and full of possibilities – the home you choose should reflect that. The best part of choosing a brand new home is the ability to customize the design to fit you. So, make a list of your passions and seek out a homebuilder who can incorporate them into your floorplan. Are you a frequent entertainer who is happiest when relaxing at home with family and friends? Do you savor sunshine and fresh air, always throwing open doors and windows to create an alfresco living space? Do you aspire to perfect your chef skills in a gourmet kitchen with countertops for days, professional appliances, and dining spaces where you can laugh and visit with neighbors and friends? The answers to these types of questions will help guide you when you move forward to choose a home that you love.

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are – now it’s time to grow, explore, and live it up. Trilogy offers everything you need to do just that. Enrich your life in a stunning new home that inspires at every turn. Find the community for you and get started on crafting your dream nest!