19281 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria, Arizona 85382
Large, Popular 40+ Community Outside of Phoenix Has Mediterranean Architecture, Recreation Centers, Golf Courses, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Socials and More
Westbrook Village is a 40+ community northwest of Phoenix in southern Arizona. Built in two phases in the 1980s and 1990s, it has approximately 3,900 Mediteranean-style residences in more than 40 neighborhoods.
The homes are situated along two golf courses and range from casitas (town homes) and condos to roomy single family dwellings. Most have views of palm trees, greenways and fairways. Some have a private pool and a spa. Others have plantation shutters, solar panels, a covered patio or an extensive outdoor living space. Some dwellings have Xeriscaping (rocks, bushes and cacti) while others have a lawn.
Prices start in the mid- to high-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Village residents can join either golf club. Both have a a pro shop, practice facilities and restaurants. The community's Fine Arts and Learning Center contains an art studio, a photo lab, and meeting rooms. Its Vistas Recreation Center includes a stained glass shop, a sewing room, pool, and a hot tub. The Lakes Recreation Center also has a pool, a woodworking space, a ballroom, and a banquet facility.
Movie nights, ice cream socials, bingo, and special interest groups fill the community calendar. The Westbrook Fine Arts Association holds shows and artist demonstrations. The community's spot along Route 101 puts it conveniently close to shopping malls, football stadiums and professional baseball spring training venues.
Peoria Recreation manages a long list of pools, parks, paths, and community centers. Its performing arts center hosts concerts, dinners, and Theater Works, a local non-profit. Nearby Lake Pleasant is open for boating, fishing, and scuba diving. The Peoria Regional Preserve has trails for hiking and mountain biking. Visitors to the 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park can camp, hike, ride a horse, or stargaze.
Kindred Hospital Arizona is in northwest Phoenix and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has very hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures are in the 90s and low-100s. Winter temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. On average, the area receives about 10 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.westbrookvillage.org for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/j3gk6hq to find homes for sale.
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.
Population - 6,931,030
Persons 65 years old and over - 17%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 31%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $50,225
Median home value - $167,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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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