If you’re over 55, you’re in luck! You can buy a single family home in one of our area’s beautiful gated communities built just for active adults. You can live a luxurious “country club” lifestyle without paying high equity and initiation fees. We are fortunate to have four of these communities locally—one in Palm City, one in Tradition and two in St Lucie West.
The amenities typically include large resort-style pools, tennis & bocci courts, lots of planned activities, and grand clubhouses. The clubhouses have fitness centers, meeting rooms, libraries, card rooms, billiard rooms, craft rooms, and large multi purpose rooms for dances, parties, movies, etc. Planned activities include numerous club meetings, travel excursions, dinners, lectures, dance classes, art classes and much more.
The homes are designed and built to minimize exterior maintenance for the homeowner. All landscape maintenance is done by the homeowner association. HOA fees range from $250-450 per month and include cable TV, security, maintenance of all common areas, and free access to all club facilities. Some communities have small charges for some of their activities to cover the cost of dinners, bands, etc.
Resale homes range from a small attached “courtyard” home of 1144 square feet (air-conditioned) with two bedrooms, one and one-half baths, and no garage--up to 2443 square feet with four bedrooms, three baths and a two car garage. Current prices start under $125,000 for the smallest homes and range up to $350,000 for the largest fully-appointed homes. New homes are being built in one community and prices range from approximately $250,000 for a 1460 square foot home with two bedrooms, two baths and a two car garage up to $400,000 for the largest model with all of the bells and whistles. The new homes have great floor plans and come with granite kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, 42 inch cabinets, and much more.
For details on these wonderful communities and a tour of available homes within your price range, give us a call. (We have helped hundreds of buyers find their homes locally. If you live here, we probably helped a neighbor of yours either buy or sell a home.)