However, a new generation of retirees has found that staying in the Midwest is ideal for them. In recent years, active adult communities in Wisconsin have sprung up throughout the region and state. Many Wisconsin residents choose to stay within the state for many reasons. The lure of remaining close to family and friends is a large factor as well as working adults looking to downsize and remain close to their jobs. As a result, developers of age-restricted communities in Wisconsin have recognized the needs and wants of active adult homebuyers.