Baby Boomers Seek SouthPark Apartments for Hands-Free Lifestyle

Hip millennials aren't the only Charlotteans looking to the sky for housing—baby boomers are choosing apartment lifestyles for relaxed luxury living.


Baby Boomers Seek SouthPark Apartments for Hands-Free Lifestyle

Hip millennials aren’t the only Charlotteans looking to the sky for housing—baby boomers are choosing apartment lifestyles for relaxed luxury living.


Just a short, five-minute drive from SouthPark, Tindall Park Apartments offer various custom floor plans designed with high-end finishes to create the ultimate luxury lifestyle for more mature generations seeking new digs pre- or post-retirement.

The secret’s out: Baby boomers want to live in apartments.

While millennials are often coined as the generation dishing out rent payments to luxury urban high-rises, trends have shown that these twenty-somethings aren’t the only ones looking towards the hassle-free draw of the apartment lifestyle.

As the baby boomers start heading towards retirement (and some twiddle their thumbs post-retirement), this work-weary generation is hoping to cut back on responsibility and up the luxury quotient.

A Growing Trend

According to CNBC, more than 5 million baby boomers are expected to be renters by the time 2020 rolls around—which is a pretty big swing considering the data provided by RentCafe. The data compiled by RentCafe says that the number of renters aged 55 or older rose 28 percent between 2009 and 2015, whereas renters aged 34 or younger only rose three percent. In short: Baby boomers are greatly outpacing millennials when it comes to apartment rentals, and that number is only expected to climb.

But, why? Why are mature generations ditching their sizable suburban houses and opting for smaller spaces in the city?

Hands-Free Living

Some baby boomers may prefer to live closer to their children, one theory suggests. But the most compelling argument for baby boomers is the same for millennials—both sets of renters value the hands-free lifestyle that comes with apartment living. It makes sense for both stages of life. Much like bar-hopping twenty-somethings, empty-nesting baby boomers don’t want the responsibilities that anchor home ownership. Mowing the lawn, pressure washing the driveway, and regular home maintenance tasks are just a few of the dreaded chores of home ownership that apartment dwellers don’t have to deal with.


Life at Tindall Park Apartments in SouthPark includes access to this handsomely designed library, among other shared amenities such as a conference room, social rooms, and a full gym.

Baby boomers, entering a fresh season of life, want to re-explore their cities. And Tindall Park Apartment Homes in Charlotte is a prime example of a company looking to support this new lifestyle trend.

Located just five minutes from the popular SouthPark area, Tindall Park gives older generations a reason to be excited about Charlotte’s growth over the past few decades. On Sharon Road and near the coveted Quail Hollow Country Club, this apartment community offers proximity to city life, yet just enough to distance to promise a quiet retreat at the end of the night. Plus, the amenities are designed to please a more mature crowd: a wet bar, chef’s kitchen, a walk-in laundry room, 10-foot ceilings, a true foyer, sound-controlled walls, and a full dining room are just a few of the features that make these apartments feel a lot more “grown-up” than the cookie-cutter studios of millennial life.

Spacious rooms and 10-foot ceilings make Tindall Park Apartment Homes very attractive to empty-nest renters.

Tindall Park is a burgeoning community of adults, chock full of luxury amenities, but it’s not a retirement community. That’s what Tindall Park wants you to get right—the fact that they’ve created these apartment homes with baby boomers in mind, but that they are by no means a retirement community.

Tindall Park offers renters a new kind of upscale urban lifestyle that Charlotte’s been missing. With floor plans ranging from a 1,459-square-foot two-bedroom and two-bathroom unit (the smallest) to a 2,200-square-foot unit with three bedrooms and bathrooms (the largest), the property prioritizes roominess for its clientele. The room designs are sophisticated and finished with luxury details, and they all feature amply-sized balconies—a fantastic detail for morning tea drinkers or those who love reading in the fresh air.

What do you think, baby boomers? Ready to move in? You can see more of Tindall Park on their website.

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