The term "Snowbirds" is referred to when persons leave their homes for another climate temporarily. This is very common at retirement communities. A snowbird stay can be 3-6 months.
In Florida the season is November through April or sometimes it can start in September. People living "up North" want to get away to Florida, Arizona or another warm climate during the winter months.
Communities are harder to rent in the winter months so they will turn their openings into short-term leases for snowbirds coming mainly from the Northeast and Midwest.
The reverse can be true when people with hot weather wish to go to a place with a cooler climate in the summer.
Travel at any time of the year: If you live in a retirement community, you may frequently leave home to travel. Although you are not a "snowbird," if you are going to be gone for an extended period, you may find these tips useful.
Here are some suggestions for locking up although this is not to be considered a complete list:
In warmer months, the thermostat can be set to 80 degrees or above. The less your A/C runs, the smaller chance of a condensate issue while your are away.
Regarding keys and information to give security, this is a matter of personal decision so decide what you would like to do. If you have an outside door with a storm door, you may wish to leave the storm door unlocked so that the security office can get in if necessary, but, again, this depends on the circumstances and this decision is entirely your own.
We hope these Snowbird Tips have been helpful.
RV park model homes are popular for getting away to Arizona during winter months.
The above suggestions are not intended to be complete but are only suggestions which we hope will be helpful. You must make your own decisions concerning all the above depending on your individual circumstances. We always recommend you seek professional assistance with your questions.