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How to Read an Independent Living Floor Plan

Posted on 
March 1, 2023

Older adults who are researching retirement communities may come across floor plans for Independent Living units. These floor plans can be confusing to read, but with a little help they can be deciphered quite easily. Falcons Landing offers both cottages and apartments as part of our Independent Living neighborhood, and we offer a number of sizes and styles.

Our friendly team is here to show you how to read an Independent Living floor plan so you can make an informed decision about which community is right for you. Of course, the best way to get to know our community is to come in for a tour, so we invite you to join us any time for an in-person or virtual consultation!

To explore your options, here is some helpful information so that you can make an informed decision about which retirement option is right for you.

What is Independent Living at Falcons Landing?

Falcons Landing is the perfect example of Independent Living. This exciting Life Plan Community provides an exceptional independent senior lifestyle that allows veterans and retired government works to live and thrive in a vibrant, active community. Falcons Landing has all the benefits of a traditional neighborhood like activities and group events, but it also features a full suite of amenities specifically designed to support each resident's independence, including maintenance-free living, housekeeping services and transportation.

Residents enjoy maximum freedom with minimum stress as they navigate their daily lives in this unique Independent Living neighborhood. Finally, as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Falcons Landing offers a continuum of supportive health services, allowing you to age in place should your needs ever change.

Why Falcons Landing?

In one word: Lifestyle! Falcons Landing has amenities galore! Dining venues are plentiful, ranging from the pub-style restaurant to the formal dining room. That's not all—residents can also enjoy a full-service wellness center that encourages staying active and healthy with its array of classes, clinics, modern fitness equipment, indoor pool and spa services. And last but not least, many of the amenity spaces and homes at Falcons Landing come maintenance free so residents can spend more time exploring the great outdoors or simply taking it easy back in their abodes.

Find Your Floor Plan

Our Independent Living neighborhood offers a variety of floor plans to meet your retirement dreams. Choose from spacious cottages with plenty of room for friends and family or apartments with all the modern amenities, including our brand new Terrace Homes apartments. Whatever your lifestyle choices, living at Falcons Landing is sure to be a great experience. With common areas and outdoor recreational space, you can get together with friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Our floor plans are all available for review as PDFs on our website here. Take a digital tour of a variety of luxurious independent living floor plans ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 2 bedroom cottages. But where to start?

Identify What You Need

When it comes to Independent Living, there are a few key factors to consider. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How much storage space and kitchen countertop area are necessary? How much square footage do you need for each room? Would you prefer a spacious freestanding cottage, or would you prefer to be closer to the action with our apartment offerings?

Not only should practical concerns such as these be looked at, but also comfort. Can you relax in a cozy environment as well as having enough space for items? These factors all must to be taken into account when identifying the needs for Independent Living. If you join us for a tour, one of our sales team members can walk you through all your options and guide you toward the right choice for you!

Cottage or Apartment?

When it comes to deciding between a cottage or an apartment there are many factors to consider. Fortunately, you will find it all at Falcons Landing—homes ranging from 1- and 2-bedroom apartments to 2-bedroom cottages featuring one-car garages as well as a patio or balcony. All of our homes are designed with style and creature comforts in mind. Plus, you have access to all the same great amenities Falcons Landing is known for, including:

  • Dine your way with 3 restaurants and take-out
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Routine & emergency maintenance on residences
  • Picturesque campus with beautiful grounds
  • All utilities paid (except telephone)
  • Campus wide high speed internet, basic cable TV, at no charge
  • Transportation to area activities, events and shopping
  • Gated community with security officers on duty 24/7
  • Wellness Clinic for routine health services
  • Resident Business Center
  • State of the art Fitness Center open 24/7

Square footage is one of the key differences between these two living arrangements; typically cottages are larger and may offer more space for storage while apartments offer fewer storage options. Location and independence may also sway your decision, as cottages often have more privacy and a sense of seclusion whereas our apartments are bustling with activity just steps from your front door. But of course, social connections are a big factor in all of our Independent Living options.

Explore Your Floor Plan

Want to become an expert on your future Falcons Landing floor plan? Exploring and understanding your space, including measurements, designs and layouts, will give you the ability to see what your home can become. To get started, it's important to know how to read a floor plan so you can take note of any features—such as bathrooms or living rooms—to determine the dimensions of each area in your home. From there, you can start visualizing how the furniture would look in each room, which helps with designing and planning the layout for these areas.

Our floor plan designs show an aerial of your cottage or apartment, with sample furnishings. But when you join our Independent Living neighborhood, you are free to furnish your home however you like. Ready to start exploring? Swing by Falcons Landing for helpful resources to get going on understanding and planning out your new home.

Find Peace of Mind with Health Services

Health care can be a bit confusing and difficult to navigate, especially if you're trying to find the best kind of care for yourself or a loved one. Life Plan Communities and CCRCs offer peace of mind because when you join our Independent Living neighborhood, you have a range of supportive care available should your needs ever change. Our continuum of neighborhoods include Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing, as well as Short-Term Rehabilitation.

This continuum  allows a resident to age in place since they don't need to transition to another community as their health needs change; it's already taken care of. Plus, having everything at right here Falcons Landing allows residents the benefit of getting the same qualified professionals and staff they already know, providing comfort and continuity to all transitions along their health journey!

Take the Next Step

Falcons Landing is the perfect place to live out your retirement lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a change in scenery, social opportunities, or just feeling ready to right-size your life with something fresh, a retirement community is a great option. Schedule a tour and get an inside look at our vibrant community. Contact us to learn more about your floor plan options, features and advantages. We look forward to helping you make the right move!

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