Tom Mitchell Mitchell: “Boomers are also desiring more-flexible room options including multi-generational suites, dual owner’s suites, outdoor living rooms and ample storage space for treasured possessions despite a smaller square footage of their home.”

IRVINE, CA—The right size single-level homes in vibrant locations near jobs and family are important to Baby Boomers, but that’s not the only thing that’s important to them, TRI Pointe Group’s president and COO Tom Mitchell tells The developer, expanding on comprehensive market research indicating a shift in the needs and desires of today’s Baby-Boomer homebuyers, recently introduced its “Life360™” platform, which will create communities “carefully optimized for Baby Boomer living,” according to the firm.

The platform promotes vitality, adventure, connectivity, and style, which are unique to each location. For example, Pardee Homes’ gated and age-restricted community, Verano—part of Aliento, Pardee’s all-age master-planned community in Santa Clarita, CA—allows homebuyers the opportunity to customize their home’s layout and offers such amenities as a Paseo Trail and future dog park. Altis, Pardee’s master-planned community currently in development in Beaumont, CA, offers nearly 3,000 square feet of additional exterior covered patios walkable community containing 22 acres of parks connected by an extensive trail system.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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