An Exclusive Look Into a “Top 100 Best Places to Live” Community in Scottsdale, AZ

You’ve no doubt heard that Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the Top 100 best places to live and work. And finding the best places to live in Scottsdale is a real treat!  Whether you’re looking for a place to raise a family, a golf community, or an active lifestyle community, there are several differentiators with each community differing- often drastically – from one another. Before you make a decision on the best places to live in Scottsdale AZ, take some time to discover the benefits of living in Arizona and the unique communities it has to offer.

Here’s an exclusive glimpse into how we define community living at Terravita, and what sets our lifestyle apart, and ahead, from other communities.

Living among Friends

We call our way of life community living for a reason. Not only are our homes and facilities intentionally designed to foster relationships and nurture connection between residents, but we have also created a neighborhood full of vibrant and like-minded individuals. To accompany this lifestyle we remodeled our community center and clubhouse, which was unveiled in January 2019 and has quickly become the central core of our golf community.

At Terravita, we also emphasize family and group activities. If you want to develop a skill or try a new hobby, we have plentiful opportunities to do so in the company of friends. So whether you become a regular at our art studio, or gather a group of neighbors for a weekly bocce ball tournament, you can’t go wrong socializing and having fun in a community living setting.

Enjoy the Finer Things of Life

Our residents also love the premium we place on quality, throughout every corner of our community. We keep all our roads in tip-top shape with regular paving and frequently update our golf course with improvements. We also ensured our new community center and clubhouse is first-class, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Terravita members enjoy all the best in health and wellness, including classes in Pilates, Tai chi, water aerobics, yoga, cardio, strength training, and beyond.

We Don’t Do Fine Print

Another one of the best features of our community living model is the financial aspect. We manage money and have stable dues (with no assessments), which is unlike many other active communities. Beware of any community that assesses you for financial viability, or makes you jump through other hoops and/or sign off on other fine print in order to join. We keep things straightforward, and top-notch, for your benefit.

As you’re looking around at living in Scottsdale AZ, we encourage you to consider the benefits of living in a luxury private golf community. At Terravita we strive to provide something for everyone at every age. We’d love to take you on a tour and answer any questions you have. Please contact us any time.

Tips for Downsizing to Prepare for Retirement or a New Home

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better. As the years go by and the kids move away, your home can start to feel like a storage unit of good memories and clutter. As you approach the possibilities of early retirement think about what’s important to you and ultimately where do you see yourself living. The steps to downsizing your home and relocating to a retirement community can be overwhelming. If you find your material possessions to be holding you back into early retirement, this might be a sign that you’re ready to downsize your home. 

Here’s a quick guide to start slimming down your home today: 

  • Declutter: Whether you consider downsizing or relocating into a retirement community, start small and purge what you don’t need. Start with something simple like the countertop, then take one closet at a time until you feel you’ve narrowed down the items that you need. Don’t stop until you’ve filled several boxes of items to donate to a local charity with the “stuff” that clutters homes and minds alike. Decluttering is a great first step in downsizing your home and evaluating your main needs.
  • Evaluate Your Needs: What do you love most about where you live? What do you desire in a climate? What activities spur your interest? Do those pastimes come with locational limitations? What size home will suit you in 5, 10, 20 years? If your desires include an active lifestyle, you might consider homes in Arizona to take advantage of golf communities and beautiful weather. If you know what you want, you’re more likely to get it, so start thinking about it now.
  • Make a Plan: Early retirement is one of the most popular reasons people decide to downsize. Whatever your goal is, make a plan. Write it down, share it with family and friends, and put it into action.
  • Focus on the Future: Ask your financial planner how you can put your dreams into reality and what you can be doing now to reach them. Don’t accumulate reasons why it won’t, can’t, or shouldn’t happen.

Whether you’re looking to permanently or seasonally relocate, or just ease the stress of maintaining a house too large for your needs, now is the time to take the first step toward your future. Contact us today to learn more about why planning your early retirement or a new home in a golf community is something you should be thinking about.

6 Benefits of Living or Retiring in a Private Golf Community

Gone are the days of a boring retirement when such a phrase was synonymous with an uneventful future. The quality of life beyond retirement has grown in leaps and bounds thanks to the flourishing of beautiful private retirement golf communities and the demands of planning an early retirement. The typical retiree isn’t typical – with more choosing private retirement communities with benefits beyond home ownership – communities have risen to the challenge and provide more than just a restful place to retire. Read more for the benefits of living or retiring in a private golf community.

  1. Socialization: Being surrounded by friends and engaging in fun social activities lowers the risk of dementia and strengthens the immune system. Living in a private or upscale golf retirement community comes with a built in network of people who all share space in the community. Enjoy a glass of wine with your friends and neighbors and become part of a community of peers to live stronger.
  2. Security: A solitary lifestyle doesn’t have to be fraught with dangers. Upscale golf or retirement communities are safe places to enjoy an evening stroll, sunset golf game, or stargazing. Realizing you forgot to lock the door is not quickly followed up by an anxiety attack. Enjoy the peace of life in a secured community.
  3. Fitness: Staying active could very well be the proverbial fountain of youth. Enjoy a daily round of golf, a neighborhood stroll, a match of tennis, yoga classes, take a swim in a state-of-the-art pool, or stick with your own routine at a community fitness center. Stay fit and stave off insomnia, prevent heart disease, and decrease cancer risks along with countless other physical and mental benefits. Maybe even enlist your friend and neighbor for accountability and companionship during your workouts.
  4. New Experiences: Ever wanted to try something new but felt uncomfortable going it alone? Enjoy new experiences with neighbors, peers and friends. Making new experiences group experiences is fun and exciting. Luxury private and golf communities cater to their residents with organized opportunities for get togethers, themed-parties, seasonal gatherings, games, book clubs, workshops, volunteering, and more.
  5. Low Maintenance: Being a part of a community simply makes life easier. Many upscale communities offer an array of services from meal planning and preparation, to landscaping, to chauffeured transportation. Living in a home outfitted with the latest technology and favorite amenities makes it that much more pleasurable to enjoy visits with the grandkids. Whatever your personal lifestyle craves, a luxury country club or retirement community has the options to suit your unique needs and characteristics.
  6. City Life Benefits: The quality and availability of healthcare in retirement tops the list of most mature adult’s major priorities. Living in a community that is in close proximity to, but not in the busy heart of, a city like Phoenix is perfect since you having access to major healthcare services and hospitals. You also have easy access to shopping, dining, cultural and other major events.

If you’re looking for a private golf and country club community or in the planning stages of retirement, living alongside your peers in a private community has a multitude of benefits. Please contact us to find the perfect place for your active lifestyle.