Look at Santa Cruz Homes in Golf Course Communities for 55+

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 9:28am.

You know you want to look at Santa Cruz homes in an active retirement community, but don't know which community or what type.  You want to choose an area where you'll find other people who have the same interests you do.  If you love golf, for example, you may want to look at Santa Cruz homes in golf course communities.

Our area has many great golf courses, and several adult retirement communities located on golf courses.  When you choose one to live in, you want to look for a few things:

1. Location – When looking at Santa Cruz homes in golf course communities, you always want to be aware of location.  For instance, are the nearby roads easy to navigate?  Is it close to shopping?

2. Security - Be sure the community is security conscious.  Often, golf course communities have the added security of a gated community.

3. Amenities - Find out what amenities the golf course community has.  Determine if they're important to you and worth the extra cost.  Is there an indoor golf course? Do you want tennis courts? How about restaurants?  Swimming pool?  Exercise facilities?

4. Home location - When you find the right golf course community, you need to pay attention to the homes within the community.  Think about factors like how close the home is to the entrance or to the fairways. Are you willing to risk a golf ball hitting a window once in a while? These are questions you need to ask yourself when choosing one of the Santa Cruz homes in a golf retirement community.
 
5. Rules - Another thing you should be aware of before making your purchase is the golf community's homeowner association's rules and regulations, often called CC&Rs, regarding home improvements, additions, etc. You should also look into golf course yearly fees and know what they'll be.

Many people 55 and older are looking for their perfect home in popular golf communities. Living in one of these communities provides many perks such as golfing as much as you want any day of the week.  Do your research before purchasing and you won’t have any surprises down the road.

Whether you're looking for a home in a golf community or some other active retirement community, I can help you find it and get the best price and terms.  Call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at lauren@laurenspencer.com

 

Links:

1. Gated community

2. Homeowner association's rules and regulations

3. Golfing 

About Lauren Spencer

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Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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