I do a lot of Open Houses in the 55 Plus Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek, so I spend a lot of time talking with folks who are thinking about moving here.  Once they hear that I am a full time resident, I am often asked about activities and life satisfaction, costs of living and approaches to deciding on where to target a search.

Everyone is welcome at my Open Houses and I love chatting with people (just follow my signs most weekends), but if you don’t live in the Goodyear, AZ area, here are answers to the top 5 questions that I am regularly asked:

  1.  What does it cost to live here?
    Aside from the typical daily costs of food, gas and medical care (here is some insight in to cost of living in Phoenix), the HOA fees at PebbleCreek are about $200 month (as I type) for the single family homes and $350 a month for the lock-and-leave Villas.  The HOA fees cover the gyms, the pools, security and maintenance of both common areas and roads.  The Villa fees also cover external maintenance (roof, paint, stucco), landscaping, pest control and some insurance.   Taxes vary from home to home but for a rough estimate you can budget about $500 a month.  In addition, homeowners pay individually for water/sewer, electric, gas, cable/internet and trash pick up.
  2. Does it matter what side of the property that I live on?
    When PebbleCreek construction began in the early 1990s, the Ealges Nest side of the property – which is east of PebbleCreek Parkway – was built; it is currently built out, though continual updating is done on the common areas.   Construction of the Tuscany Falls side of the property – west of PebbleCreek Parkway –  began about ten years later and is still ongoing.  There is a golf cart path that goes under PebbleCreek Parkway and the HOA is completely blind to where a homeowner lives.   By and large, since the homes on the Eagles Nest side are older, they tend to be more affordable than the homes on the Tuscany side.
  3. Is there shopping near PebbleCreek?
    Goodyear, AZ is growing, but not completed.  We have easy access to the typical suburban stores, restuarants and grocery stores.  For an expanded shopping experience, there are MANY options in the Phoenix area.  Scottsdale is, for example, just 45 minutes away by car.
  4. What about Faith Communites in Goodyear, AZ?
    I would recommend an internet search to find the faith community that might be home for you.  As Goodyear continues to grow – very quickly- many faith communities are young and still forming.
  5. Do I Like Living Here?
    Without a doubt…  Yes, I really, really do!