Ten questions to ask yourself if you think you want to live in an

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 Active Retirement Community in Arizona:

 Corte Bella Spa and workout center

1. Are you going to take advantage of the activities that are offered in your Arizona retirement community?  It’s great having a bowling alley, pickleball, tennis courts, bocce ball, golf courses, metal, wood shops, kilns, swimming pools, etc., but will you use them?

Trilogy at Vistancia lap pool

2. How financially sound is the developer or Association of your retirement community in Arizona?  There are many questions with this, bottom line is – Do they have financial stability?  Carefully examine the annual budgets – look for contingent liabilities – (lawsuits/claims)

Trilogy at Vistancia Homes

3.Are there enough funds for maintenance of your retirement community in Arizona?  We all know things wear out – It’s wonderful to have multiple recreation centers – Is there money to maintain and upgrade on a regular basis?

Trilogy at Vistancia outdoor pool

4.Have there been special assessments in your active adult community?  Look for stability.

Trilogy at Vistancia Homes

5.What is the reputation of the builder in your retirement community in Arizona?  Before you fall in love with a community, especially if it is a new builder, do your due diligence.  Try to find out about other projects they are doing.  If it is a big developer?  Google them, but remember not all will be positive.

Sun City Grand

6.Future Growth in your retirement community in Arizona?  Are there going to be enough Recreational Centers for the total population – You do not want to wait hours to work out, play tennis, etc.

Sun City Festival Workout Facility

7.Rules? This could be #1 or #2.  Read the C.C. & R.’s – Can you live with someone deciding the color of your house, what you have in your garage, parking your vehicles or children visiting?

Sun City West pool hall

8.What is the political atmosphere of the HOA in this Arizona retirement community?    In the beginning most community boards do an admirable job.  This is a thankless job and you really needed to be selfless to do this for your community.  There will be many critics and maybe some dysfunctional people on the board.  Get involved!  Be part of the solution, not problem.

Sun City Festival golf course

9.What are you neighbors like in this Active Adult Community?  If you are in a new community, you may not be able to get to know you neighbor before you build.  If you can ask others in the surrounding streets -   Do you live here full time?  What do you like about the community?  What do you dislike about the community?

Sun CIty Grand

10.                Is this retirement community in Arizona where I want to spend the next chapter of my life?  Only you know the answer to that one!

Sun City West golf course

For more information on Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Sun City Festival, Corte Bella, Arizona Traditions or Trilogy at Vistancia, please contact us.  You may also view all home available in these communities on the MLS on our website, www.azgrandestates.com. 


P.S.  I live in one and love it!

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Comments (2)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

awesome photos, this makes it look so enticing to change the age on my driver's lic!

Jul 29, 2012 12:25 PM
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand


Just think if you purchased now . . . you could practice a being retired!

Jul 30, 2012 08:21 AM