Whether it’s for the retiree or the growing family, ranch-style homes can be a nice fit for everyone in the area.

Somerset Village, just mins from the Gulf Coast, is an active retirement home (it sells itself as a “resort area”) for those 55 and older, the suburban-like setup about five miles away from the Gulf Coastline (population 27,000), a prominent retired life area with world-famous beaches, more than 100 golf programs and 100’s of formal and also casual eating restaurants providing every cuisine conceivable. This is not a place to retire if you are looking to get away from it all and hide in the woods!

An eventual 693 single-family, ranch-style homes will be built at Somerset Village, and as of right now these homes are very reasonably priced. The neighborhood has nine model homes. Prices start at $117,900 for the Greenbriar, which has 1,070 square feet, a one-car garage area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a front veranda and numerous upgrades.

All homes are maintenance-free, with home owners’ paying a month-to-month HOA fee that covers almost everything (road maintenance and lights, trash pick-up, lawn-mowing, etc.) except specific utilities. Homes also come with completely sodded yards, formal dining-room, cutting edge kitchen areas as well as semi-custom treatments for the windows. Optional upgrades include fireplaces, skylights, conservatories, custom cabinets and also custom decks.

Each home comes with a warranty that covers the foundation, walls, siding roof and more including all operating systems. In addition, homes can be financed for up to 90% of the purchase price. Keep in mind that these homes are technically considered condos, meaning that an owner does not possess the land that the home is sited upon. Some homes are additionally available for rental fee (Somerset Village limits the number of these, however).

There is a lovely clubhouse with medical spa that forms the social center of the area. This area recognized for its coastlines, dinner theaters, shows, clubs, shopping as well as more! There are plenty of things to keep the most active elderly as busy as they want. Somerset Village does not have an on-site golf course but many are located just minutes away.