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Old 06-12-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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My wife and I are researching our move West and came across this community to check out in 'Where to Retire' magazine. The web site is great and homes look nice, but there is no forum from residents to get feedback. Anyone with input regarding this area and potential for a destination. We are in Celebration Florida now and ready for a change from this hectic tourist destination. Need area where we can hike, bike and just be outdoors. I noticed the cafe in Sun River cut back it hours this time of year...is this because residents leave for the blistering summer months? Thanks to anyone with info. We actually used City-Data forum when relocating to Fla. and it was extremely helpful.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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1st, I'm not a resident of Sun River, but I have talked to many people that live there. I met most of them at a seminar on reverse mortgages...(no, I'm not a mortgage broker or realtor). Many residents there got reverse mortgages by paying 1/2 down (then they qualify for no payments). They seemed fairly happy with that and mentioned that Sun River was more "liberal" than other parts of Washington County. They actually have wine tasting parties...lol. Never happen in my neighborhood! Yes, many people hit the road in the heat of the summer, since many have rv's they go to higher ground for cooler weather. I'm not sure what the HOA is monthly, but I'm sure you could call and find out. Good Luck
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Sun River residents are a little older. There are other nice sections in the area. If you like to hike, bike check out the areas around Kayenta and Ivins near Snow Canyon.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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I have a few friends that live there. Watch out for the HOA "police". A few of my friends have received warnings because they left their garage door up and they weren't in the garage.

I believe the HOA's are $135/mo
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: St George
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my wife and i moved from colorado to sunriver 2 years ago. There are numerous activities available. too numerous to mention. age restriction: 55+. there are some who are not that old and were allowed to purchase homes here but not many. there are many sports activities including pickleball, golf, tennis, lawn bowling, bocce ball, fitness classes, yoga, aerobic dance, complete gym facility, two swimming pools, hot tubs, many social organizations, etc. the code enforcement is pretty strict, however, that is one reason why the appearance of the area is very attractive. we have a nice fenced dog park here for the community. there are quite a few residents who spend all or part of the summers elsewhere, but certainly a minority. there are numerous trails throughout the area for hiking and biking. also, close to zion national park, bryce canyon, lake powell, and the grand canyon. for those who like to try their luck, there are three nice casinos in mesquite, NV which is only a 30 minute drive from sunriver. Las Vegas is a little less than a two hour drive. The airport here is small. for air travel, one has to travel to las vegas or salt lake city for flights, or one can take the commuter planes from st george airport to denver or salt lake city for connecting flights.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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I notice that resale prices in Sun River are dropping. Is there any news? In some communities, changes in rental rules/HOA fees/ or introduction of an assessment causes price drops. [It seems like a lovely community in any event.]
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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I second that question on values. My guess is that resale values in an active adult community are not as robust as other communities.

I did a brief visit to that community and i was very impressed with the amenities and friendliness of the folks there. We are mid sixties and it seemed like there were many in our age bracket - some younger. The ballroom was full with chair aerobics for some people that looked to be a bit older.

I plan to take a closer look. The hoa is not a deal breaker for us but we want to know more.

We are also looking at reno - no state income tax. We have pretty much ruled out mesquite.

would love to get unbiased reviews of sun lakes.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Sorry to hear you ruled out Mesquite.

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I second that question on values. My guess is that resale values in an active adult community are not as robust as other communities.

I did a brief visit to that community and i was very impressed with the amenities and friendliness of the folks there. We are mid sixties and it seemed like there were many in our age bracket - some younger. The ballroom was full with chair aerobics for some people that looked to be a bit older.

I plan to take a closer look. The hoa is not a deal breaker for us but we want to know more.

We are also looking at reno - no state income tax. We have pretty much ruled out mesquite.

would love to get unbiased reviews of sun lakes.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas area
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We are also looking at reno - no state income tax. We have pretty much ruled out mesquite.
I've only been to Reno once, but I'm a little familiar with Sun River/St George & there's a heck of a major difference between the two, specifically climate & culture.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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True enough. Reno looks good for summer. We would need an escape for winter. There is no state income tax.

St george is nice for winter but very hot summers. Seems like either way we need an escape plan.

St george is more likely and i am going to check it out this fall.

tough decision so we want to get it right.
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