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Old 11-21-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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The place is nice. I see it all the time and do not live far from it. But I would never ever move there. It is for people that hate children. I would point out that, as a resident of this city, there are many places here that are good places to live without the "no kids" rule. We have town homes, houses and condos that have everything Anthem has that are not restricted.
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I would never live in one. If I want my grand kids to come and visit or even stay for a year, I want the option. Those places are for people that hate children.
Seriously? Are you a troll in disguise or something? That has to be one of the dumbest comments in this entire thread, and there have been some doozies.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:12 AM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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Seriously? Are you a troll in disguise or something? That has to be one of the dumbest comments in this entire thread, and there have been some doozies.
No I am not a troll. The whole idea of age restricted communities is to keep children away. If you look at the rules of almost all of them, you can have adult family members who are not 55 live there as long as they wish but you have to get a permit for those under 18 and that is good for only a few weeks at best. They are primarily for older people who do not like to be around children. More and more of these people are starting to realize that banning their own grandkids maybe is not such a good thing and are trying to get the age restrictions dropped.
Developers look to drop age restrictions at senior housing projects to try to sell units - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Communities
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Seriously? Are you a troll in disguise or something? That has to be one of the dumbest comments in this entire thread, and there have been some doozies.
You are right. I live in a 55+ and he needs to do some homework to get his facts straight.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I might think about this kind of living lifestyle when I am older (I'm 60) but I really hate people telling me what to do more than anything, most of them are in hot locations (summer is my least favorite season), and I see them as a couples kind of thing. And while I like taking classes, I don't particularly like socializing.

I'm kind of stuck on the thought that these type of communities fit well with people, who when younger, liked planned vacations: tours, cruises, resorts.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I lived in a similar community, not Del Webb, for a decade. Del Webb sold out long ago so even the one's using the name are not. It was totally run by the local Republican Club and if you didn't goosesteop along to their agenda you suffered. Luckily I got out at the heeight of the bubble. They even whined incessantly about people allowing visiting grandchildren to use the pools.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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No I am not a troll. The whole idea of age restricted communities is to keep children away. If you look at the rules of almost all of them, you can have adult family members who are not 55 live there as long as they wish but you have to get a permit for those under 18 and that is good for only a few weeks at best. They are primarily for older people who do not like to be around children. More and more of these people are starting to realize that banning their own grandkids maybe is not such a good thing and are trying to get the age restrictions dropped.
Developers look to drop age restrictions at senior housing projects to try to sell units - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Communities
The whole idea of age restricted communities is to live in a community where you have easy access to clubs, entertainment, people your own age, swimming, tennis, golf, medical, exercise equipment and classes, etc. The fact that people who live there are okay with age restrictions has nothing to do with hate. If those living there want their grand kids around they can get off their lazy butts and go see them...

BTW, I'm guessing you don't live in one, and I'm also guessing you don't visit anyone that does so you are basically presenting an uninformed opinion.

Uninformed also includes the article you linked to. In your words, "More and more of these people are starting to realize that banning their own grandkids maybe is not such a good thing and are trying to get the age restrictions dropped." If you had actually read the article you would know that statement is patently false unless you mean "these people" to be developers who choose poorly on location or overbuilt in an area when the economy was good and these units were selling. Now they are in trouble and looking to change the restrictions on the housing.

In fact the one quote I saw from someone in one of those areas is: "We bought into an age-restricted community," homeowner John Douris, 55, said. "We all have our grandchildren we love very much, but that's not what we bought into."

This person is saying they did not buy into an unrestricted age development and do not want it to change.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Uninformed also includes the article you linked to. In your words, "More and more of these people are starting to realize that banning their own grandkids maybe is not such a good thing and are trying to get the age restrictions dropped." If you had actually read the article you would know that statement is patently false unless you mean "these people" to be developers who choose poorly on location or overbuilt in an area when the economy was good and these units were selling. Now they are in trouble and looking to change the restrictions on the housing.

In fact the one quote I saw from someone in one of those areas is: "We bought into an age-restricted community," homeowner John Douris, 55, said. "We all have our grandchildren we love very much, but that's not what we bought into."

This person is saying they did not buy into an unrestricted age development and do not want it to change.

I agree. It is the seller trying to change the rules, not those that bought into under the then specified rules. Kind of like changing the rules during the game. Not at all fair.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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I lived in a similar community, not Del Webb, for a decade. Del Webb sold out long ago so even the one's using the name are not. It was totally run by the local Republican Club and if you didn't goosesteop along to their agenda you suffered. Luckily I got out at the heeight of the bubble. They even whined incessantly about people allowing visiting grandchildren to use the pools.
I don't doubt that. They don't want kids around on Halloween trick or treating either. I always just told mine not to go around there at all.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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The whole idea of age restricted communities is to live in a community where you have easy access to clubs, entertainment, people your own age, swimming, tennis, golf, medical, exercise equipment and classes, etc. The fact that people who live there are okay with age restrictions has nothing to do with hate. If those living there want their grand kids around they can get off their lazy butts and go see them...

BTW, I'm guessing you don't live in one, and I'm also guessing you don't visit anyone that does so you are basically presenting an uninformed opinion.

Uninformed also includes the article you linked to. In your words, "More and more of these people are starting to realize that banning their own grandkids maybe is not such a good thing and are trying to get the age restrictions dropped." If you had actually read the article you would know that statement is patently false unless you mean "these people" to be developers who choose poorly on location or overbuilt in an area when the economy was good and these units were selling. Now they are in trouble and looking to change the restrictions on the housing.

In fact the one quote I saw from someone in one of those areas is: "We bought into an age-restricted community," homeowner John Douris, 55, said. "We all have our grandchildren we love very much, but that's not what we bought into."

This person is saying they did not buy into an unrestricted age development and do not want it to change.
Except for the medical, I have all that stuff right here in my community and it is not age restricted. Don't get me wrong here, they have a perfect right to live where they want. The only thing I am pointing pout is the sheer hypocrisy of most of these places. You can have your 19 year old kid living there forever if you want. Or if you die and your wife is only 44 she can live there forever. I mean, if you REALLY want 55+, why not state that ALL residents must be at least 55?
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Except for the medical, I have all that stuff right here in my community and it is not age restricted. Don't get me wrong here, they have a perfect right to live where they want. The only thing I am pointing pout is the sheer hypocrisy of most of these places. You can have your 19 year old kid living there forever if you want. Or if you die and your wife is only 44 she can live there forever. I mean, if you REALLY want 55+, why not state that ALL residents must be at least 55?
read the law

at least 80 percent of its occupied units have at least one occupant who is 55 or older

Fair Housing -- It's Your Right - HUD
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