The Perks of Lakefront Retirement Communities

Apr 16, 2024

Imagine waking up to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan every day. There’s a cool breeze, and the blue water reaches the horizon. Living in areas considered prime real estate because of the natural surroundings and active lifestyle that comes with it is a dream for many people. Fortunately for residents of The Admiral at the Lake, living alongside a beautiful lake is the reality every day. 

Living at a lakefront retirement community in Chicago gives The Admiral residents the best of both worlds. Between the natural beauty of the lake and the bustling Windy City, The Admiral at the Lake is the ideal place to enjoy an active retirement

Benefits of Living Near Lake Michigan

When you’re looking for where to settle during your retirement years, you’ll likely want an area where active adults always have options for activities and entertainment. Living near a lake will give you access to a variety of outdoor activities. The natural environment provides nearly endless entertainment. 

There’s something for everyone at Lake Michigan no matter what your interests are. 

Visit the Beach

Grab a chair, bring a few friends, and remember your sunscreen to enjoy a day at the beach. There are a number of beaches to visit in Chicago that each have their unique charms. No matter where you are, you’ll love the view of the lake and Chicago skyline. 

Enjoy a Cruise

Whether you’re looking for a sightseeing cruise, dinner cruise, or holiday cruise, you can find it all at Lake Michigan. These cruises range from relaxed, casual tours on the water to upscale events. Joining friends or family for a cruise would be the perfect way to celebrate a holiday, birthday, or just for fun! 

Go Fishing

Avid fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike will have a fantastic time fishing on Lake Michigan. Casting your line into the water is the ideal setup for a serene afternoon. If something bites on your line, don’t be surprised if you reel in a lake whitefish, walleye or yellow perch – all common fish found in Lake Michigan. 

Eat at Waterfront Restaurants

If you love being near the water but don’t want to be on it, then dining at one of Chicago’s waterfront restaurants is the ideal option for you. With everything from cozy cafes and bistros to upscale taverns, you’ll enjoy the beautiful view while eating a delicious meal.  

Take a Lakeside Walk

For those committed to getting their steps in each day, Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is the place to be. This 18-mile path follows the Lake Michigan shoreline.

But it’s not just a trail. There are restaurants, museums, piers, and other attractions to explore along the way. These are perfect places to check out if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the trail or need a few minutes out of the sun. 

seniors walking along the lakefront

The Admiral at the Lake Activities

While The Admiral residents have Chicago and Lake Michigan right out their front door, there are also so many things to do at The Admiral. The activities and amenities give residents opportunities to get in touch with their creativity, relax, learn a new skill, or brush up on a beloved subject.  

Among the amenities, residents can enjoy: 

  • Creative arts studio
  • Formal library
  • Photography
  • Book clubs
  • Crafts
  • Private woodworking shop
  • Movie theater
  • Gardens  

With a state of the art fitness center and wellness center, The Admiral residents have on-site access to:

  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness equipment
  • Swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • A variety of health services 

Residents can also participate in Lifelong Learning, where they can listen to distinguished lecturers present on unique and intriguing topics. Speakers lecture on history, literature, science and more. 

There are also opportunities for residents to share their knowledge with others. Lifelong Learning creates an open and collaborative environment that fosters thought-provoking and mentally stimulating discussions. With an active lifestyle and engaged minds, residents can truly thrive at The Admiral. 

See the Perks of Living at The Admiral at the Lake

At The Admiral at the Lake, residents embrace an independent active lifestyle, and we take care of the rest. Residents choose what they want to do and when they want to do it, all with the convenience of being in a community dedicated to providing residents with the best life possible

With the city to the left; the lake to the right; and an active, welcoming community on the lakefront, there’s always something exciting to do at and around The Admiral. 
Schedule a tour of The Admiral at the Lake, and see what life on the lake looks like!