Renter by Choice

Empty nesters are choosing to become renters once again. Indeed it’s the fastest-growing demographic in the rental housing market according to Rent Cafe, up over 28% since 2009.  The trend is driven in part by the desire to simplify; gain more freedom and mobility once the kids have been launched, and the need for a large home has ended.  The rush to buy in a certain neighborhood or school district is giving way to the rush to travel, and have more time to pursue leisure activities.  Having to worry about home repairs, and lawn care seems to be an albatross worth shedding for many.

Homeownership is a big responsibility that can bring a great deal of stress. It takes physical labor and/or money to maintain a home. Some seniors may be more attracted to renting because they prefer to avoid the hassle. In fact, a third of young baby boomers and 46% of people 65 and older make a conscious choice to rent rather than buy a home, even though they could afford either. 

This makes active lifestyle communities an excellent choice.  Highland 55 at Spring Creek, in Edmond, OK, and its sister development, Highland 55 at Mission Hills, in Broken Arrow, OK are attracting this new category of renters.  Offering luxury, convenience, and social activities, residents can reimagine what lifestyle suits them.

But it’s not just about convenience, it can be a wise financial decision too.  For those who are selling a home, capital gains allowances mean a couple can significantly extend their retirement nest egg.  Especially for those who are concerned that they could outlast their financial resources, finding a rental that meets their needs can be a solution.  Some of the hidden costs of homeownership are often overlooked. A financial advisor can help put pen to paper.  Remember to factor in access to amenities like gym equipment and coworking spaces as both of these can save money each month.

It’s about finding the sweet spot where you have what you want and what you need.  Prioritizing what works and finding just the right fit is the journey that we think leads to Highland 55.  Check out our communities, amenities, and floor plans.  Pre-leasing begins soon.  Sign up to receive the latest information and construction updates!


  1. Anne Kern on March 17, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Are any of the homes going to be for sale?

    Thank you,

    Anne Kern

    • Mary Forrest on March 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm


      Hi Anne, thank you for your question! All of our residences at Highland 55 are for rent only. You can find out more about Highland 55 at our website,
      If you would like to visit by phone for further details, please feel free to contact us at 405 216-5559.

  2. Cheryl Foster on February 26, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Did I miss the link about the rental requirements and monthly prices? Thanks

    • KathyMatthews on March 3, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for your interest in Highland 55 at Spring Creek. I apologize for the time in replying. The only requirement is that one tenant must be 55 years of age or older. The prices are available by phone consultation with our leasing staff who would love to hear from you! Please give Sheri or Cathy a call at 405-216-5559.

    • KathyMatthews on June 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Cheryl, Thanks for your interest. All the details and current availability can be learned by calling our leasing staff at 405-216-5559. You can also email . The info isn’t published as it is subject to change. Thanks again for your interest.

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