Beneficial Communities announced that it is celebrating the grand opening of Banyan Senior Apartments in Port Richey, Florida this May. The community’s 94 one- and two-bedroom energy-efficient units feature a private balcony or solarium, fully equipped designer kitchen, washer/dryer connections, central air conditioning, 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closet and ceramic tile bathroom flooring. The community is already more than 50 percent occupied since the community’s soft launch in December. Banyan Senior Apartments is the first of several Tampa-area development projects between Sarasota’s Beneficial Communities and CORE Construction.
Prospective tenants at Pasco County’s Banyan Senior Apartments must be at least 55 years of age and meet certain income requirements. The monthly rental fee starts at $561 and includes water, trash and sewer. The fee also includes limited access to the senior community’s two guest suites and unlimited access to all amenities, daily activities such as water aerobics, resident activities such as holiday parties, periodic health and nutrition classes, quarterly financial counseling, and bi-annual life and safety training. Plus, management is on-call 24 hours a day, and a list of qualified service providers is available to residents who need assistance with light housekeeping, grocery shopping and laundry.
“Pasco County has historically had very little to offer in the way of affordable senior housing for independent seniors who want to stay active. Banyan Senior Apartments now offers them an affordable yet amenity rich, high quality, and thriving community that really feels like home,” said Karen McGinnis-Weeks, Director of Asset Management for Beneficial Communities.