(Closed) What is it like living in a development?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love my development. We’ve got a family pool, adult pool, gym (with drop in daycare), a couple great playgrounds, etc. we’ve got sidewalks which are important to me (for kids walking home from busses and kids learning to ride a bike). 

Were in a townhouse type thing now and are looking to move to a single family house. I like it here so much, I just want to move to another house in this development!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If forgot to ask – if you’re building why can’t you have granite countertops, hardwood floors and a walk I shower? We’re looking to build as well and most of that is standard. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I have only lived in aparment complexes and gated condo associations….my experience has been these places of tons of rule that you have to comply with that personally drive me crazy. I would make sure to read the fine print about all that stuff (fees, being able to landscape how you want, decorate your porch the way you want, etc) before committing to anything. Like pp said, if you are building why couldn’t you get the things you want in a house? If its money, why not factor those costs into the house right now and plan the sq footage accordingly or start a budget with exactly how much you can spend on everything and not budge from that at all. Personally, if I were to put the time & energy into buying land and building a house, I would want it to be EXACTLY what I wanted. 

Good luck, op!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t live in a development unless you have children.

They can be strict. In my old neighborhood you needed permission for EVERYTHING: can’t have RV’s or campers or boats parked in your own driveway, need permission to build additions or even fences or to plant trees, etc. It was ridiculous.

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