Pet Friendly Communities and Healthy Lifestyles

It’s official.  We love our pets.  According to one report by AAHA, Americans spend upwards of $72 billion each year on our furry and feathered friends.  Growing also, is the number of active adult communities that encourage pet ownership.   It’s a way for residents to connect with each other and remain active.  Highland 55 at Spring Creek is one such rental community planning to open in 2020.  The first of two developments are underway in Edmond, Oklahoma. It features 72 duplex-style residences, each with porches, patios, and no-step entryways, perfect for those residents looking for a suitable pooch pad.  A dog park located close to a clubhouse and outdoor living area makes it easy for fellow pet lovers to meet and share time together.  For those who enjoy walking Fido on a longer path, scenic Hafer Park, with 1.5 miles of paths is located across the street.


Bark or Purr?

Of course, it’s important to choose the right pet for you and your lifestyle.  Cats kept indoors are a great choice, especially for those who enjoy companionship and cuddling.  Dogs can be more work.  There are several breeds particularly suited to empty nesters.  Several of them recommended by AARP include suggestions based on your personality.  Communities like Highland 55 can even help arrange for pet-sitting services when travel is planned.

More Information?

Look for the completion of Highland 55 at Spring Creek by early summer of 2020, and its sister community Highland 55 at Mission Hills in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma later in the year.  Both communities cater to the desires of 55+ active adults who have become renters by choice; focused on simplicity, wellness, convenience, and luxury.  Amenities include a spacious clubhouse, coworking space, indoor pickleball court, yoga studio, community garden, dog park, and grilling area with fireplace.  It’s a game-changer for those who are ready to shed the responsibility and burden of homeownership and focus on what’s next!


  1. Will on October 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Drove through the community today and noticed that each unit has an outside area. Will those areas eventually be fenced? I’m not sure I’d like the idea of folks just letting Fido out to do his business, only to learn he likes doing his business right outside my back door.

    • KathyMatthews on October 14, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Will,
      It will depend on the particular unit and your needs for your pet. We will make every effort to help keep your pet safe! Thank you for your interest.

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