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Teenager Accidentally Moves Into A Retirement Community

Teenager Accidentally Moves Into A Retirement Community

It definitely seems to have some benefits

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

A 19-year-old who moved across states in the USA was shocked to discover upon her arrival in her new home that she'd accidentally moved into a retirement community.

Teenager Madison Kahout didn't see the apartment that she was moving into before she actually moved there, and says it took her about a week to realise that practically everyone else in the complex was over 65.

Now, she's shared her story on TikTok, and it seems as if life amongst the elderly isn't all that bad.

Kahout decided to move from Oklahoma to Arkansas recently in search of a new life. She was pleased when she discovered somewhere to live that was significantly cheaper than a lot of other places.

However, there's a catch.


Speaking to Insider, Madison explained: "The rent was significantly cheaper compared to where I had moved from.

"I was able to lease a two-bedroom for only $350 a month. It was super spacious and felt like home."

After doing a bit of research - although obviously not that much - she decided to move in without physically setting foot in the flat.

After moving in, she started to notice a few things about her neighbourhood.

Madison continued: "When I went out to my car, I started meeting some of my neighbours. To my surprise, they were all over the age of 65."

Eventually, the penny dropped.


"A week later, I saw the sign reading 'Senior Citizen Apartments'. I realized I accidentally moved into a retirement village," she said.

Kahout later said that the complex she lives in is not only for the elderly, but was designed as equal opportunity housing with senior citizens in mind.

She told Newsweek: "I am the only teenager in sight."

Despite the age gap, she loves her neighbours. Madison loves listening to their stories, and they apparently love feeding her.

"I've never had so many home-cooked meals in my life," she added.

Sure, it's a bit quieter than the usual places a teenager might live, but that's not too bad, is it?

It's definitely a departure from the norm, but Madison said that she doesn't regret her decision in the slightest.


She said: "I am taking each and every moment as an opportunity to learn".

Well, what better place than amongst those who've had almost an entire life to learn?

She concluded: "Remember, if you're struggling with rent, start your early retirement."

Naturally, the followers of her TikTok have been enthralled by her situation.

One wrote: "This could be a sitcom."

Would watch.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Madison Kahout

Topics: Interesting, US News, Weird, TikTok