7700 W. Bopp Road, Tucson, Arizona 85735
Casual, Gated 55+ Community of Copper Crest Sits in the Desert Outside of Tucson, Arizona and Has Attractive Manufactured Homes for Sale
Tucson is located in southern Arizona and has been called a great place to retire and live a simple life. It has a distinct Southwestern flavor and is the setting for the University of Arizona (45,000 students). On the outskirts of the city sits Copper Crest, an established, gated 55+ manufactured home community with 357 residences.
With the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro National Park as a backdrop, Copper Crest has a palapable desert quality. Homes are placed close to each other and are light colored. Some of the residences are very modest with a just a carport and few improvements since they were first brought to the site in the early-1990s. Most homes, though, have a garage and upgrades, including granite counter tops, ceramic flooring and a fireplace. More expensive homes may also have vaulted ceilings, a great room and a screened-in porch. Most properties have two bedrooms and two baths but a few have three bedrooms. Streets are quiet but do not have sidewalks. Landscaping consists primarily of rocks, short trees and Saguaros. Pets are welcome.
Prices begin in the high-$100,000s. The HOA is $85 to $88 or so per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
Amenities include the clubhouse, which has a fitness center, a billiards room, a library and a ceramics studio. An outdoor swimming pool, a hottub and a chipping green are further ways to stay busy. Social groups and activities are many and include an art group, bingo games, bowling, coffee get-togethers, line dancing, pot lucks, quilting, aerobics and others.
Outside of Copper Crest's gates, Tucson has world-class spas, casinos, UofA athletics, 30 museums and 35 golf courses. The Historic Arts District has festivals, art walks and plenty of farmers' markets for buying fresh produce. Fourth Avenue is a fun shopping venue. Ballet Arizona, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Jazz Society and the Arizona Theater Company all have loyal followings. The SAGE Society (Study, Activity Growth and Enrichment) provides continuing learning-in-retirement experiences.
Tucson has seven hospitals, and the University of Arizona Medical Center has won numerous national awards. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and accepts Medicare patients.
Summer temperatures reach into the low-100s, and winter temperatures are in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Monsoon Season comes in mid- to late-summer and can bring intense thunderstorms, flash flooding and high humidity. On average, the city receives about 10 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.coppercrest.net for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/k7ev599 for listings.
On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the Union. In the southwestern region of the United States, it borders New Mexico to the east, Utah to the north, Nevada and California to the west and Mexico to the south. The Cactus Wren is the state's bird, and the Saguaro Blossom is the state flower. The capital and largest city is Phoenix.
Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the nation's oldest national parks, and the Hoover Dam. It covers 113,000 square miles, making it the nation's 6th largest state. However, only a small portion of the land, about 15%, is privately owned. The rest of Arizona belongs to national parks, state parks and Native American reservations.
Interestingly, the majority of Arizonans - everyone except those in the Navajo Nation - do not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Why are HOA Fees So High in 55+ Communities?
HOA fees (homeowner association fees) come in a wide range, and each 55+ community has a different set of guidelines for determining its HOA fees. Generally, the more amenities, the higher the fee. And often older communities have higher fees because as a development ages, maintenance costs increase. Most communities have bylaws stating how high HOA fees can be raised each year. When looking for a 55+ community, always ask about the fees. How much are they? What do they cover? How many increases have there been in the last 10 years? If the developer or sales staff will not tell you, visit on a Saturday when people are out and about and ask a resident or two about the HOA fees.
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