Golf Retirement at Encanterra.
Article by Scott Norton.
So, you’re an avid golfer and you’re thinking about retiring as a way to get in more time on the links – good call, but where to retire? Don’t answer right away. This is an important decision, think it through, but don’t stress over it. Gather as much info as you can. If you do it right, retirement promises to be the best time of your life.
Considering that you love golf, the ideal retirement community should probably include sunshine, and some sort of dramatic landscape as a backdrop. Access to a great golf course is mandatory, of course, but be sure to also consider life beyond the back nine. You probably want to pick an area that offers a reasonable cost of living and relatively low taxes, a variety of cultural events, access to sporting events and interesting places to visit.
And while you may not want to think about it now, considering that sooner or later even the most active adults are going to need a little extra help as we get older, you should also look for access to great health care facilities and organizations to assist you in the event you become disabled or handicapped.
Now, while you’re considering all of this, check out Phoenix AZ. I know what you’re thinking, its hot – desert hot. But seriously, take a look at the region and why Money magazine called Maricopa County “retirement central” in 2007.
Then, before you start thinking that a rapidly increasing population is a reason not to consider a region for retirement, take a look beyond Phoenix metro. Check out the Southeast Valley, and seriously look at Queen Creek.
Queen Creek is situated in the valley below the San Tan Mountain range, southeast of Phoenix, and offers small-town life and family-friendly activities. The town features numerous ball fields and four separate 18-hole golf courses that are playable year round.
Throughout the year, the Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of festivals and events. The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center just may be “the Best Kept Performing Arts Secret in Arizona” and Banner Ironwood Medical Center is a brand new medical center right that’s next door to Queen Creek.
So Queen Creek offers retirees places to go, things to do, nice people to meet, golf to play, and direct access to quality healthcare – but where exactly to live? As it happens, Queen Creek is where you’ll find Encanterra, a Trilogy Country Club.
According to Golf Digest, Encanterra’s golf course offers “elements reminiscent of the traditionally great private clubs” such as “large, undulating green surfaces complemented by challenging bunkers and chipping areas, open spaces off the tee that put driver in the player’s hand on numerous occasions, and of course, varying hole lengths that ensure you use every club in the bag.”
Complimenting the quality of the golf course, the Mediterranean architecture and amenities of Encanterra’s clubhouse are simply stunning. The main restaurant, Bistro 1528, offers “a casual yet sophisticated feel with emphasis on delicious continental cuisine, superior service and genuinely friendly team Members” – and if you like the club, you’ll love the community. We’re pretty sure that Encanterra is Latin for Golf Heaven. As if that wasn’t attractive enough, we’re also sure you’ll be surprised at just how affordable your new retirement home at Encanterra really is – check it out.