Many of today's sophisticated homebuyers prefer to become part of a club during its early stage and cultivate new friendships along the way. Getting in on the ground floor at a new country club community enables a new member to purchase the level of membership that best suits his or her needs, and to enjoy membership privileges that may no longer be available in an older country club community where the equity memberships have been sold out.
Perhaps no one understands this better than Toll Brothers, the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. In Southeast Florida alone, the company offers these types of opportunities to affluent buyers at three country club communities: Mizner Country Club located just north of Boca Raton, Frenchman's Reserve in East Palm Beach Gardens, and Palm Cove Golf & Yacht Club in Palm City along Florida's Treasure Coast.
"To many people, it's an adventure to start anew," said Toll Brothers Assistant Vice President Joe Pease. "They like becoming familiar with a community from the very beginning, before the social infrastructure has been established. They won't have to be a latecomer who is faced with having to 'break into' social circles that have been in existence for years, which can be very difficult to do. Instead, they will meet other people who are also new to the neighborhood and eager to socialize. And, chances are, everyone will be looking for a golf or work-out buddy, or for someone to join them in a card game."
Pease also pointed out that residents of upscale country club communities are successful and at a point in their lives when they are comfortable with themselves and their accomplishments. "They want their experiences to be as satisfying and fun-filled as possible. Typically, they enjoy camaraderie and are open to forging new relationships," he explained.
Another advantage of moving to a new country club community is that, as club members, residents enjoy the privacy, prestige and exclusivity that go with it.
"It's human nature to want to belong to the newest and the best," Pease said. "In addition, the recreational and social facilities are designed to meet modern lifestyle requirements. Along with great dining, golf, tennis, swim and fitness-related amenities, there may be a luxurious spa offering personalized treatments, a supervised children's activity center, furnished hotel-style guest rooms or suites for overnight use by your guests, and maybe even a yacht club and marina."
Commenting further, he said, "With everything expertly planned to satisfy members' multi-faceted needs and the amenities being so extensive, there are no unforeseen assessments due to amenities being inadequate. This situation is likely to come up in older communities where updating and enlarging the facilities are called for. So, the advantages of buying in a new, fully-amenitized community are clearly apparent."
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