Are you entering that time in your life when you are looking to retire? Understanding what an Arizona Resort Community is and what they offer is the first step to your new life. Active adult communities are not much different than any other residential community. You will find one or two level single family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. The big difference is that these communities offer you a life with rich amenities. Each community will have a wide range of ways for its residents to keep active and enjoy every day. Resort communities are a great place for you to live and play among like-minded adults.
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Like anything else, there are both pros and cons to consider. Choosing an Arizona resort community is no different. Maybe staying active during this new found freedom is your goal. Not only are there the sporting amenities of golf, tennis, pickleball, swimming, and fitness centers but a large emphasis is put on community events. There are clubs and organizations that offer a wide range of activities. Some include hiking club, biking club, arts/crafts, quilting and so much more! Most of these communities have a clubhouse with restaurants and bars, a library and billiards. Finding something to do will not be your problem. Choosing what to do will be!
Where there are pros, there are cons. Arizona Active Resort Communities have regulations. Most communities have a home owner’s association (HOA) and there are specific rules the homeowner must know and follow. Additionally, there is an age restriction to those 55 and above. However, some communities allow exceptions. A certain percentage can be 40+ as long as no one under the age of 19 lives in the home permanently. No need to worry though, your grandchildren are more than welcome to come to visit!
First and foremost, Arizona weather is second to none! With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, getting your fill of vitamin D will not be an issue! Sun Lakes is just one of the 55+ retirement communities in Arizona. This entire community is roughly six square miles and features five separate communities. Since it is golf cart friendly, don’t bother taking the car when you want to get around! One of the great things about Sun Lakes is when you buy in one community, you have access to all five. It is like having five resorts for the price of one!
There are many things to consider with an active resort community. Price is one consideration and amenities is another. Figuring this out will make the choice for your new community easy.
Find out more about Sun Lakes and the other 55+ retirement communities in the Phoenix Area here.
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When you’re not familiar with each community and their unique features, this can be confusing. Let The Kolb Team help. We specialize in real estate in Arizona Resort Communities! Contact us here or call us at 480-440-0849. We will assist you in choosing the right home and community to fit your needs.
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