When my dad passed away, I thought I would move to a condo on the beach. However, living year round next to noisy people shut that idea down. A condo may be for you or you may want to downsize and buy a smaller house. I hire people to maintain my small house and maintenance is not that big a deal. With a condo, your neighbors are bunched up all around you. So, you are stuck if you have a shitty neighbor next door. I have one next door to my house so I put up an 8 foot fence so I would not have to look at their trashy house and yard.