What “Low” Fees and Taxes Really Mean ....
Many active adult retirement communities
promise low fees and low taxes. We believe
It is not unusual for a developer to subsidize the cost of recreational facilities as long as new homes are being built. Lower fees make the community more attractive. Once construction is complete, fees may require a significant upward adjustment as the builder moves on to his next development.
Golf fees pay for the maintenance and operation of the seven golf courses. The fees shown on the Golf page for a twice-a-week golfer are among the lowest in the Valley! And what other community offers a choice of four regulation-length courses plus three executive-length courses? Similarly, bowlers pay by the line, with this income supporting the 30-lane bowling facility.
Sun City West is
unincorporated and Maricopa County maintains the streets, provides police
protection and other services. The cost of these is a part of the
property tax paid by each homeowner. Local school taxes can often be a
major part of property taxes but most of
property tax includes the Fire District levy.
Garbage service is not included in the property tax. Residents pay under $200 annually for twice-a-week pick-up.
Certain homes are in
associations that take care of external maintenance and landscaping.
Residents pay a monthly fee for these services, and they vary from one
neighborhood to another. Many