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Old 08-11-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Large # of people in Sun Lakes have golf carts and drive them all over the place. Huge area of seniors and alot of people with disabilities I believe.
They may be puttering them around the neighborhood (legally or illegally), but they aren't out on Riggs Road with them unless everything is "street legal" and they have a license. And, the OP's son may be too young to live in many of the "adult" communities. Age restrictions vary from community to community.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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thanks for all the good advice. Does anyone know if he can operate his electric assist bike or scooter on the sidewalks?
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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They may be puttering them around the neighborhood (legally or illegally), but they aren't out on Riggs Road with them unless everything is "street legal" and they have a license. And, the OP's son may be too young to live in many of the "adult" communities. Age restrictions vary from community to community.
Age restrictions do, indeed, vary. But most adult communities today only require one resident owner to be over 55. I have a friend, aged 60, whose son around 30 lives with her in a senior community. I think the goal for most places is to avoid YOUNG children, not adult children. Many active adult communities have lessened their strict requirements in response to the downturn in the real estate market. (And old guys like to maintain the fantasy that a 20-something might still want to marry them. )

To the OP: Here is a Website Retirement Communities - 55 Plus Active Adult Community Guide
that provides some useful information on adult communities. If none of you needs employment, you might want to also consider the suburbs of Las Vegas. Real estate prices there are even more depressed than in Phoenix. Bargains galore, but be prepared for a slow process if you aren't a cash buyer.

It's quite possible to get a beautiful home in Sun City Summerlin under $200,000. Las Vegas Condos For Sale & Apartments for Rent in Las Vegas, NV is a Website where you could see some sample homes. Type the Sun City zipcodes in the search engine (89134 or 89117) and look for the homes that are designated as being in Sun City and have the 55+ blue logo that designates adult communities. There are also quite a few adult communities in Henderson, Nevada, too.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Sign. other is 54 and son is 18, so we will have options soon for an adult community. Maybe that is our best bet. I don't need the pitter patter (and crying) of children next door to be happy.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Sign. other is 54 and son is 18, so we will have options soon for an adult community. Maybe that is our best bet. I don't need the pitter patter (and crying) of children next door to be happy.

Sun Lakes in the east valley is a good option. Sun City in the west valley. In Sun City you can drive your golf car on streets as long as the speed limit is 35 mph or under. Yes it is considered a street legal vehicle so you need a registration and insurance.

The bad part of adult communities are that your 18 year old will not be able to live there.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Sun Lakes in the east valley is a good option. Sun City in the west valley. In Sun City you can drive your golf car on streets as long as the speed limit is 35 mph or under. Yes it is considered a street legal vehicle so you need a registration and insurance.

The bad part of adult communities are that your 18 year old will not be able to live there.
Re: Sun City, AZ
"Who may be a resident of Sun City? To live here, one household member must be at least 55 years old. Other residents must be at least 19 years
old. There is no age restriction on ownership.

Re: Sun City Grand in Surprise:
"Sun City Grand is an age restricted community that allows and encourages younger residents of 45 years of age with no permanent resident under the age of 19 years old. 15% of the residents can be 45 to 54 years of age. Renters must be at least 55 years of age. Ownership has no age restriction. The age initiative lowering the age from 55 to 45 years passed in 2007. It is apparent that the lowering of the age requirements has had a positive effect in this Arizona West Valley active adult community."

Re: Sun City in Summerlin, NV:
"Each dwelling unit in Sun City Summerlin, if occupied, shall be occupied by at least one (1) person not less than fifty-five (55) years of age and no person eighteen (18) years of age or under shall reside in any dwelling unit. To the extent required by any applicable Federal or State law, at
no time shall less than eighty (80%) percent of the Lots subject to this Declaration be occupied by Single Families where at least one member of the Single Family is fifty (55) years of age or older."

In other words, the OP's son will be qualified to live with his parents in most age-restricted communities as soon as he turns 19.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Re: Sun City, AZ
"Who may be a resident of Sun City? To live here, one household member must be at least 55 years old. Other residents must be at least 19 years
old. There is no age restriction on ownership.

Re: Sun City Grand in Surprise:
"Sun City Grand is an age restricted community that allows and encourages younger residents of 45 years of age with no permanent resident under the age of 19 years old. 15% of the residents can be 45 to 54 years of age. Renters must be at least 55 years of age. Ownership has no age restriction. The age initiative lowering the age from 55 to 45 years passed in 2007. It is apparent that the lowering of the age requirements has had a positive effect in this Arizona West Valley active adult community."

Re: Sun City in Summerlin, NV:
"Each dwelling unit in Sun City Summerlin, if occupied, shall be occupied by at least one (1) person not less than fifty-five (55) years of age and no person eighteen (18) years of age or under shall reside in any dwelling unit. To the extent required by any applicable Federal or State law, at
no time shall less than eighty (80%) percent of the Lots subject to this Declaration be occupied by Single Families where at least one member of the Single Family is fifty (55) years of age or older."

In other words, the OP's son will be qualified to live with his parents in most age-restricted communities as soon as he turns 19.
Correct. Just like I said the 18 year old cannot live there. Having a teenager living with you in the Sun City area (the original) might meet the requirements but unless the teenager is a short term guest you probably won't make many friends in the neighborhood. Just my impression from working in Sun City almost every day of the week for the last 4 years.


Another option for the OP is Arizona Tarditions in Surprise or Coyote Lakes. Both really nice communities with a little younger crowd than the original Sun City.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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If you find a solution let me know cause I have the same problem for my son.(mod cut--don't post email address- people can contact you here by direct message)

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:19 PM
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In Maricopa County Golf Cars on public roads must be licensed, insured and follow the rules of all automobiles. Drivers must be licensed also. They are allowed only on public roads up to 35 mph. You'll find Golf Cars in retirement communities, planned for all ages communities and especially communities that have golf courses. Golf Cars are encouraged to not drive on heavy traffic roads. If you live and drive only on privately maintained community property you usually will have HOA rules on the operation of the vehicle on that ppty.
Motorized Golf Cars are called/recognized as Golf Cars by the DMV. Golf carts are those bags with 2 wheels that are manually lugged around a golf course.

PS: In the Sun Cities people under 21 can only stay/visit temporarily, up to 90 days annually.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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Fwiw, While you cannot drive on a road posted more than 35mph, you can cross roads that are higher than 35mph
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