If you are considering a new home and looking at a bunch of different neighborhoods, don't forget to go to the local golf courses to see what is available around them. Of course, if you are a golfer, this could be the first place you look. However, there are benefits other than being close to the links when you buy or build on the course. Here are just a few things to think about.
Landscaping and Curb Appeal
The golf course owners will be sure to keep the landscaping looking great. There may be ponds and small parklike areas throughout the community. In addition, you can be sure that if there are any vacant lots or empty houses, someone is going to be sure that the grounds are well maintained. In addition, there is going to be some type of regulation stating that you must keep the outside of your home looking clean and well-kept. While you may not like the idea of a homeowners' association, consider that you will never have to worry about having neighbors who do not take care of their property. The view from your yard will always look beautiful.
You may think you are going to buy your home and live there forever. However, things can happen that will change that. When you buy a home near a golf course, you can rest easy in the knowledge that the home prices do not often fall. In general, you can be assured that you will never have to sell at a loss. In addition, golf course homes will always be in demand, so you should not have to let it sit on the market for long.
Security and Safety
Most golf course communities are fenced and gated. In fact, many have security guards at the gates. This reduces the chance of most home robberies. In addition, there are often guards who walk and/or drive around the community regularly to ensure everyone is safe. For added safety measures, the streets will have a lower speed limit, speed bumps, and guards who monitor traffic and can give out citations for traffic violations.
Whether you enjoy playing golf or not, living on a golf course might be just the type of community you are looking for. It will provide beautiful settings for any outdoor entertaining you will do, keep your children safe while providing them with outdoor places to play, and you won't have to worry about your investment. Who knows? You may even take up the game and get some extra exercise.Share