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What is a 55+ Community?

August 21,2019 | Posted By David Albert in Oceanside Real Estate
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What is a 55+ Community?

It’s an area of homes attached and/or detached that offer retired or working individuals 55 or older a place to live. Pretty easy right?

In Oceanside California, there are 9 different 55+ Communities to choose from! They differ from a retirement home in the sense that they are geared towards seniors that still have an active lifestyle vs. seniors that need assisted living or 24 hour care such as nursing homes.

They are great communities to live in because they have a very low to no maintenance exterior. You pay a Home Owners Association Fee also known as an HOA Fee that takes care of the exterior and common areas. Sometimes you will find some of your utilities are covered in that fee as well. You may also have a land lease fee to pay. Always be sure to inquire if the land under the home is included in the total price or if it is owned by a third party.

If the land is owned by a third party, you will have monthly payments for the ground on which your home sits on. This may not include other fees incorporated with mobile home parks.

Along with being low to no maintenance, they also have great amenities such as grilling areas, pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, golf courses and club houses. Everything you would need to live the lifestyle you want in your older years.

The communities are full of people around the same age. Which is really nice because it’s quiet and you can get to know the other amazing people without all the other distractions of a typical neighborhood. Normally, children are not allowed to reside in these types of communities. There may also be pet restrictions such as breed type and how many pets you are allowed. Every community is different so before deciding on buying in an area, it's smart to call and get familiar with all the HOA rules and regulations regarding that issue and many more that you may have questions about.

I have found that you really get a lot for the price you pay which is outstanding. Call Me Today if you are interested in exploring your options in one of the many 55+ Communities around the area. I would be happy to help you find the perfect place for you.

Denice Dobbins-Realtor
DRE# 02083129
(760) 421-6416

PierView Properties Real Estate
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302 N. Cleveland St.
Oceanside, CA 92054


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