Age Restricted Townhouses

55+ Age Restrcted Townhomes for Sale on MLS in Victoria.

Age-restricted townhouses are often found in communities known as "adult-oriented" or "age-restricted" communities. These are housing developments where the residents must meet specific age criteria to live there. In British Columbia, the age restriction typically means that at least one person in the household must be a certain age, often 55 or older. This age requirement is intended to create communities for seniors or retirees.

Age restrictions for housing in British Columbia are regulated by the Human Rights Code of British Columbia. Section 10 of the Human Rights Code allows for housing intended exclusively for older persons, which includes age-restricted townhouses.

Age-restricted townhouses are designed to cater to the needs and preferences of older adults. They often offer features such as single-level living, accessibility features, and amenities that cater to the interests and lifestyles of seniors. These communities can provide a sense of community and camaraderie among residents who share similar life stages.

Age-restricted communities typically prohibit minors from residing in the townhouses on a full-time basis. However, temporary visits by grandchildren or other family members are usually allowed but may be subject to time limits.

Many townhouse developments in British Columbia are part of strata corporations. Strata corporations have their own set of bylaws and rules, which may include specific regulations related to age restrictions, visitor policies, and other aspects of community living. It's crucial to review the strata bylaws of a specific development before purchasing a townhouse.


Age-restricted townhouse communities often provide amenities and services tailored to the needs and preferences of older adults. These might include fitness centers, community rooms, social activities, transportation services, and maintenance assistance. The availability of these amenities can vary from one development to another.

Some age-restricted communities may have restrictions on who can purchase a townhouse within the community. For example, they may require that buyers meet the age criteria. This can affect your ability to sell your townhouse in the future if you no longer meet the age requirement.

While most age-restricted communities allow temporary visits by grandchildren and other family members, it's essential to understand the specific visitor policies of the community you are interested in. Some communities may have restrictions on the duration or frequency of visits.

The cost of purchasing a townhouse in an age-restricted community can vary widely depending on the location, amenities, and the desirability of the development. It's important to consider your budget and financial plans when evaluating these properties.

When buying in an age-restricted community, it's a good idea to research the resale market for similar properties in the area. This can give you insights into the potential appreciation or depreciation of your investment over time. Community

Age-restricted communities often have a specific lifestyle or culture associated with them. It's a good idea to visit the community and speak with current residents to get a sense of whether the community's culture and rules align with your preferences and lifestyle.

Before making any decisions or signing contracts, it's highly advisable to seek legal advice. A lawyer experienced in real estate transactions and strata properties can review all documents and contracts, including strata bylaws and purchase agreements, to ensure you fully understand your rights and responsibilities.

Please keep in mind that regulations and policies may change over time, so it's essential to verify the current status of age-restricted townhouses in British Columbia and any specific community you are interested in. Consulting with local authorities and legal professionals can provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.

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