Sunday, December 13, 2009
The requirement to buy in these neighborhoods is that one occupant of the home must be 55 or older. The Buyer does not have to be over 55 as long as this requirement is met.
Some of these places are gated, some not. There is usually at least one pool. Some have indoor and outdoor pools. There is also usually a fitness center, social hall (club house). There are several with 18 hole golf courses. The golf courses are public and that means that the homeowners do not have the sole support of the golf course. In some, there is also a restaurant and bar. Tennis courts are included in most.
There is a monthly homeowner's association fee and this varies from community to community. Guests are no problem, even grandchildren, as long as they are supervised and it is truly a "visit". Pets are most welcome. All of these neigborhoods have rules and regulations which would be provided to you for you to accept or reject before you purchase.
I will profile some of the active adult communities with more specific informations on each one. In the meantime, please contact me for any additional information.