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Old 01-15-2020, 07:07 PM
 
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My advice is to rent for 3-6 months in the area you think you like. And than buy if that's where you want to be. It's hard for anyone to tell you what might be best for you.

I'm in Quail Creek and think it's one of the nicest & safest communities in all of the Tucson area. I can practically see Walmart from the entrance, and they will soon put in a road to make it even closer. I have everything I need in Sahuarita (rarely go to GV). I also like the fact I can spend the day in Tucson shopping, and than drive 20 miles through Indian Res. desert (they can never build on) to get home. It gives it a good separation. It's not attached to Tucson, it is its own Community.

Quail Creek offers a lot of Clubs & Amenities, but it does seem very upper middle class white. I'm from So. CA, so I'm used to a little more diversity. It's also 65+, so if you're on the younger side, it might not be a good fit.

QC is still about $50K+ cheaper than the Oro Valley area. Although prices in QC seem to be going up fairly fast.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:29 PM
 
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My advice is to rent for 3-6 months in the area you think you like. And than buy if that's where you want to be. It's hard for anyone to tell you what might be best for you.

I'm in Quail Creek and think it's one of the nicest & safest communities in all of the Tucson area. I can practically see Walmart from the entrance, and they will soon put in a road to make it even closer. I have everything I need in Sahuarita (rarely go to GV). I also like the fact I can spend the day in Tucson shopping, and than drive 20 miles through Indian Res. desert (they can never build on) to get home. It gives it a good separation. It's not attached to Tucson, it is its own Community.

Quail Creek offers a lot of Clubs & Amenities, but it does seem very upper middle class white. I'm from So. CA, so I'm used to a little more diversity. It's also 65+, so if you're on the younger side, it might not be a good fit.

QC is still about $50K+ cheaper than the Oro Valley area. Although prices in QC seem to be going up fairly fast.

QC is 55+ not 65+. Also, you can actually buy if you are 50+ on the 20% 50-55 federal rule. We were there in August...trust me, I have researched the crap out of it lol.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:15 PM
 
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QC is 55+ not 65+. Also, you can actually buy if you are 50+ on the 20% 50-55 federal rule. We were there in August...trust me, I have researched the crap out of it lol.
I wasn't referring to the age to buy here, but the age of most people that live here.

And IIRC what I was told from the sales office, you can actually buy a new build if your 45, but have to be 55+ to buy used.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:39 PM
 
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I wasn't referring to the age to buy here, but the age of most people that live here.

And IIRC what I was told from the sales office, you can actually buy a new build if your 45, but have to be 55+ to buy used.

Not true. That's new sales doing what new sales does. We were there last summer. As long as no more than 20% of the current population owernship is not under 55+ you CAN buy there used. It's the law. We looked at several used houses there after verifying it and we are low 50's.
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:06 PM
 
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Longton,

Did you decide on a community to purchase in.
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Old 03-16-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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Longton,

Did you decide on a community to purchase in.
Yes,I did. I spent another weekend in the Tucson area checking out a few more neighborhoods. So I've seen Oro Valley, Marana, Dove Mtn and Vail. Quail Creek is definitely the one for me. Now it's just a question of waiting for the right house to come along.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:09 PM
 
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Saddlebrooke has more to offer. Check it out before deciding. We looked at em all.
Lower HOA fee for more amenities and great location. I have airway problems. Dust and air at southern tucson did not agree with me either.
Saddlebrooke has 63 holes golf, multiple clubhouses, multiple restaurants, fitness centers, variety of homes, new and used.
With variety of ages due to size and ages of neighborhoods within community. Oro Valley is adjacent.
https://groups.io/g/Saddlebrooke-community-info
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