Middle Aged Europeans follow America’s Lead

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A new trend is developing in Europe. Middle-aged Europeans are now looking for security and peace of mind for their Â?Third AgeÂ?. The solution is to live behind a wall in gated communities.

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A new trend is developing in Europe, gated communities. Middle-aged Europeans are now looking for security and peace of mind for their ‘Third Age’. The cities aren’t safe; the suburbs are the playgrounds of a new breed of disassociated youth, and terrorist groups threaten what peace remains. Today the phrase ‘community spirit’ seems more akin to Middle Earth than modern society. People are responding to this by creating new communities based on personal security and peace of mind.

Europeans like the Americans before them are moving south, mainly to the Mediterranean. Michael Devine, the owner of Devine Property, has been following this trend closely. Michael states “The growth of interest in this type of development has been incredible” he continued to say “At the moment many people have an antiquated view of what a retirement community actually is. Less like hospitals, more like health and leisure spas. These modern retirement communities are a far cry from days gone by. These are great places to live in, with great facilities, a great climate, and most importantly offer the resident security and peace of mind’.

Michael says “It’s all about living with like minded individuals, every one of our communities have different rules. Some are strictly for people over 55; some are for people who simply want to live in a health spa environment. The common thread between all of our communities is security. They all offer 24 hour security, some even have panic buttons installed in the properties for extra peace of mind”

In Europe we say we are twenty years behind America. It seems that when it comes to gated communities and attitudes towards them, it seems it is true.

If you would like more information about gated communities and retirement communities in Spain, please visit Devine Property’s website. http://www.devine-property.com

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