Golf Communities have always been one of the most popular choices as both primary and vacation residences, but when the pandemic happened, people became more interested in buying condominiums in gated golf communities and leaving the city life. People started prioritizing privacy and security. Living in a golf community made them have both and get to enjoy the outside lifestyle and clean air.
It’s a buyer’s market in golf communities across Phoenix, Arizona. But before you jump into an investment, you must take some things into consideration. Buying a condominium in a gold community requires more than reading the fine print and comparing of amenities. Residents often become happy with their property because it aligns with the community’s ethos and lifestyle.
Here are some things you must consider to find the ideal golf community for you:
1. Location & Accessibility
Location is one of the most important factors to consider when buying real estate, or a condominium. It’s easy to get so caught up in the excitement of living in a golf community that we sometimes forget the basics. How accessible is the community to dining options, stores, or basic needs? How close is the nearest airport or emergency room? Will transportation be an issue?
One of the golf communities at Phoenix, The Ascent at the Phoenician, has a stunning 18-hole golf course with iconic views of Camelback Mountain and beyond and features emerald fairways. Their course displays water features, re-contoured fairways, and a cart path for smoother navigation. Aside from this, the community has different dining options to satisfy every type of palate. Anything from classic French cuisine to hand-crafted wine and cocktails, these residences can offer.
Security must be at the top of the list when considering buying a real estate or a condominium. Fortunately, the majority of golf communities have extensive security. Training guards, several security cameras, and gated entrances and exits are standard features of the community to maintain exclusivity among the homeowners and members.
The Ascent at the Phoenician offers a 24-hour private gate and guardhouse at every entry and exit to the Ascent community. This kind of exclusivity breeds a level of security among the members and the homeowners in the neighborhood that is uncommon elsewhere. Children can play safely without fear of speeding vehicles. Residents of the community can walk down their streets, day or night, without worrying about their safety.
3. Membership & Amenities
Golf is only one of the activities available in golf communities, and sometimes these amenities also attract other potential buyers to the property. Residents must also consider the advantages of every amenity offered. However, the membership and amenities vary in different communities. As buyers, we should also consider if the additional fees are worth every penny.
The possibilities for fun are nearly endless for homeowners in golf communities. Special events such as holiday celebrations, community mixers, arts and crafts opportunities, etc. are held at the clubhouse, allowing residents to mingle and enjoy their community in a whole new way.
The Golf Villa of the Phoenician is exposed to a rich array of playful, social, and active experiences. Amenities include a private pool, a fitness gym, yoga studios, and social spaces. The Ascent homeowners are also invited to join an optional Phoenician Access Program that includes privileges to the hotel’s property amenities for $8,000 per year (standard) or an additional $3,250 per child (family) and receive discounts when using their pickleball courts.
4. Local Knowledge
Golf communities have a lot of regulations and financial obligations that you need to consider. It’s wise to have an Agent to represent you, working with someone who is experienced in the specific community that you are considering could help you not to overlook important points. Once you’ve narrowed your search down to a few golf communities, like the Ascent at the Phoenician, you can contact Deanna Peters, REALTOR, at 480.250.5675.