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Old 12-09-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Without Green Valley Recreation, the area has a lot less of the social opportunities that we are seeking. Yes, there are attractions in the area - but how often do you really head to the Titan Missile Museum, take the mine tour, and the like before you have seen it all?

GVR allows visitors of members who live more than 30 miles out of the area to use the facilities. As for locals, no it is not permitted. Membership has its privileges. Occasionally, non-members do slip in but often, they are asked to leave. Why should non-members use the facilities that we pay for.
To be clear, I am not bashing GVR, I know it is an important part of the lives of many people who live here in Green Valley. I am just saying it is not for me, especially with the deed issues that wildflowers mentioned that also concern her. Additionally, I for one NEVER try to use GVR facilities because I am not a member and I get all that. I also get that not every attraction would be a daily activity. As you mentioned, the Titan Missile Museum would be one of those. On the other hand, I could see someone making multiple trips to the Performing Arts Center or Desert Diamond Casino depending on who was performing. I started this thread so people can hear from locals on BOTH sides of the issue, and that seems to be happening. I appreciate all those who have given feedback thus far, and I hope we get some more!!!
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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I agree.

It's unusual in that a block can be dotted with GVR and non-GVR houses, solely based on a long-ago owner's choice to join or not join GVR. Several generations from now as preferences change (millennials perhaps wanting more freedom of choice), this may be more of an issue for home buyers. I hope to buy and stay put. There was an article recently in Green Valley News about a 100-year-old man who is still playing tennis there! Very inspirational. Without GVR, he wouldn't be playing tennis.
There are roughly 120 HOAs in the unincorporated area of Green Valley. Most are deeded GVR, some are not. There are certain HOAs which are eligible for GVR but for which there is a choice. However, once a homeowner opts in, that decision is a permanent one. There are also communities where the 55+ is optional.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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There are roughly 120 HOAs in the unincorporated area of Green Valley. Most are deeded GVR, some are not. There are certain HOAs which are eligible for GVR but for which there is a choice. However, once a homeowner opts in, that decision is a permanent one. There are also communities where the 55+ is optional.
There are also a few areas (where I live for one) that are not HOA neighborhoods. From what I understand, my neighborhood once had an HOA, but at some point in the past it was dissolved. Whether or not the home was associated with GVR or not was not a key factor when selecting our home. If we liked the home and it had GVR, we would have joined and paid the dues. What was a major factor in home choice for us was whether on not there was an HOA where a house we were interested in was located. I really did NOT want to be in an HOA neighborhood due to a previous bad experience with an HOA. In my mind, I hit the jackpot when we found a home we loved in a non-age restricted, non-HOA neighborhood, and it had a free and clear deed (no GVR).
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: SW US
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In my mind, I hit the jackpot when we found a home we loved in a non-age restricted, non-HOA neighborhood, and it had a free and clear deed (no GVR).

Would you be able to join GVR if you wanted to? I wasn't aware that there were non-age restricted non-HOA neighborhoods in GV that would allow GVR membership (to those who wanted it).
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Would you be able to join GVR if you wanted to? I wasn't aware that there were non-age restricted non-HOA neighborhoods in GV that would allow GVR membership (to those who wanted it).
I cannot not tell you what the current answer would be, but at the time we bought our house, my understanding was that joining was an option. My wife and I talked it over and decided against joining when we bought our house 6 years ago.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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As I stated in a previous post, Canyon View is not GVR and they have all the great activities without having to go to 13 different places. One person wrote the review below:

"Canyon View is a nice little neighborhood and the clubhouse here is private, not a part of Green Valley so no sharing! Considering how small Canyon View is, our clubhouse is very nice and there are plenty of things to do and fun activities. The houses here are priced very reasonably too. I enjoy being part of a small community where I know all my neighbors."
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