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Old 03-31-2013, 04:23 PM
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One more thing. Even though you maynotbe paying for golf, it is an important item for you to consider. If the golf is not self supporting and that becomes more an issue as the community ages in place, the golf could become a liability and have to be sold off to outsiders who may want to develop it for something other than golf. This has happened more times than you would think. On Hilton Head Island, a golf mecca, one of the courses in Port Royal Plantation has recently been sold to the Town. Perhaps some of the people withgolfcourse views could be looking at a parking lot.

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/03/...-acres-in.html

Check this This is a very upscale community with problems involving golf. Scroll down. Lots being offered for $1.00.

http://www.blufftonrealestates.com/b...s-for-sale.asp

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Sounds like it could be place for you. Good luck. Just a couple of thoughts on the indoor pool.In my former Del Webb Community, they had to rip out the pool three times in ten years for three to four months at a time due to mold hidden in the walls. Residents were upset swimming in the building with hidden mold abd not knowimg it. Indoor pools and hot tubs are very difficult to maintain but perhaps in SCTX where the humidity is lower it is not so much a problem. Our indoor pool was not always accessable since it seemed to be used a lot by fee based activities like water aeoebics, also lap swimmers roped off one half of the pool etc. As it was we had only one indoor pool for 13,000 residents, about the same ratio as SCTX. Our state of the art fitness centers(2) were also very crowdedbut that seems to be the case no matter where you go. In the final analysis, we have to go where it suits us. If that means indoor pools or an IKEA store we have to go for it.
More seniors probably care more about being close to quality health care than they care about close proximity to IKEA. IKEA is definitely a young person's store, since you have to cart everything home and put it together.

The OP definitely did his due diligence on The Villages and apparently found a place better suited for him and his wife. Good luck Dave. Wishing you many years of happiness in your new abode.
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One more thing. Even though you maynotbe paying for golf, it is an important item for you to consider. If the golf is not self supporting and that becomes more an issue as the community ages in place, the golf could become a liability and have to be sold off to outsiders who may want to develop it for something other than golf. This has happened more times than you would think. On Hilton Head Island, a golf mecca, one of the courses in Port Royal Plantation has recently been sold to the Town. Several other off island developments, upscale like Colleton River, Berkley Hall are offering building lots for a dollar because you have to pay largemembersip fees. Nearby, a community ( Carolina Halls??) sold off 9 of their 18 holes to a developer who will not put in a golf course....Perhaos some of the people withgolfcourse views could be looking at a parking lot. Please check this out before you decide.
Hilton Head to buy 102 acres in Port Royal Plantation for $5 million | Local News | The Island Packet
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More seniors probably care more about being close to quality health care than they care about close proximity to IKEA. IKEA is definitely a young person's store, since you have to cart everything home and put it together.

The OP definitely did his due diligence on The Villages and apparently found a place better suited for him and his wife. Good luck Dave. Wishing you many years of happiness in your new abode.
I agree entirely. It was Old Dave that said his wife was sold on SCTX after she saw it had an IKEA and a COSTCO. To each his own. I wish him well.
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The OP definitely did his due diligence on The Villages and apparently found a place better suited for him and his wife. Good luck Dave.
Dave, thanks for letting us know of your decision. I'm very happy for you and your wife. I hope you enjoy many happy and healthy years in your new community.
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Take care, Dave. I wish you the best!
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