Resort communities come in all shapes and sizes, from retirement communities to golf communities, luxury, and master-planned communities, to ski-in/ski-out communities like Mammoth Lakes. Most resort communities have swimming pools, parks, clinics and extra nursing care, and other like-minded people.
Some resort properties will be purchased for rental income while you’re not living on-premises.
Most resort communities have restrictions: covenants, conditions, and restrictions, which dictate how homeowners’ associations operate. Some protect property values with a cohesive look and feel. Some will dictate landscaping to paint colors. Do your homework!
The pros can far outweigh the cons, as long as you are prepared for the bad or extreme weather, and limitations on getting to your property, depending on the time of year.
Mountain and ski resorts have their own type of personalities, from Aspen with celebrities and millionaires, to Silverton with its laid-back atmosphere.
- Scenic views
- Recreational activities
- Nightlife and Entertainment
- Select group of other residents
- Wide variety of homes to choose from
- Higher wage jobs
- Good schools
- Higher prices
- Higher taxes and Cost of Living
- Slow off-season
- Bad weather
- Difficulty traveling
- Challenges if renting
- No chain stores
- Transportation is expensive
If you think you want to live in a resort town, visit first. Book a stay for a week in several different types of resort communities to get a feel for each, and figure out what you like and definitely don’t want to live with. When you’re ready to look at properties, give Sonja a call at 661-979-9000 or email her at Sonja@sonjabush.com to schedule an appointment to see available properties in the Mammoth Lakes area.