According to population forecasts, one-third of Waterloo Region's population will be 55 or older by the 2030s.
That's a huge demographic shift -- and it's one the real estate sector is already starting to reflect.
From high-rise condos offering luxury living in a small space to developments full of sprawling, senior-targeted bungalows, builders are offering more types of age-friendly housing than ever before.
Of course, these lifestyles all come with big price tags and upheavals. Some seniors are avoiding those pitfalls by staying right where they are, with a few renovations.
CTV's Tyler Calver is taking a look at the benefits and drawbacks of each of these options.
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