Alabama retirement community expands

Alabama retirement community starting expansionRedstone Village, a retirement community in Huntsville, Alabama, recently started construction for an expansion, according to The Huntsville Times.

This comes as a plesant surprise for the retirement living community, which opened in 2004. The expansion will add 36 independent living apartments and an aquatics and wellness center. The units will be either one or two-bedroom apartments, and the aquatic facility will feature a heated, in door salt water pool. The wellness center will be equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines, so seniors can keep up with their active lifestyles during their golden years, according to the news source.

These apartments are going fast. According to the media outlet, 34 out of the 36 were sold within the first week during the pre-sale program. The addition is expected to open in about a year.

According to the New York Times, the construction for a number of assisted living facilities and retirement communities halted when the recession struck in 2008. However, much development is now underway, and many expect a huge demand for these communities due to baby boomers reaching retirement age.