One new version of the American Dream, at least for us Baby Boomers, is to relocate to a quiet community of the over-55 and never have to show up for work again. The Wall Street Journal warns that this might not turn out to be Days of Heaven. Here is that analysis (sub. req.)
It's understandable why that might appeal to us, at first. Youth can be cruel to seniors. It's relief being away from them. In addition, after striving professionally for years and years it's also a relief to pull the plug. However, the lack of diversity among people and absolutely no work can trigger culture shock, then a sense of rootlessness.
For eight years I bunked in a senior development where most lived on passive income, including Social Security. Soon enough self-doubt settled in. Could I remain part of the larger world? Also, why was I preoccupied with keeping working when so many others weren't? Was there something wrong with me? Researchers on mirror neurons explain how we human beings affect each other cell by cell. You bet, I was being affected by aging people who had retired.
Eight years of that taught me to never segregate myself again. When I planned my move to the Southwest it has been to a multi-generational apartment complex. Most of the residents are working, including in full time jobs, with benefits. There is a conventional rhythm to the lifestyle. I feel more like my former ambitious self.