We do suffer from the winds certain times of the year--April to June being the worst, but over all we have a wonderful climate.Even most of the summer is tolerable and many residents stay here year round, ourselves included. We have a home built in 2005 and we have had no problems with it--except a dishwasher we had to replace. The community is very friendly to all and there are many activities to choose from. The Bistro offers good food at very reasonable prices and the other ameneties at the lodge are well maintained and of high quality. The walking trails on the east side are a great way to get out with a pet and get some exercise. Everything is within 10-15 minutes away. I would recommend Four Seasons to others as an affordable gated community for those over fifty-five. Granted there are communities with less wind, but at the sacrifice of location and price.
KHOV never told us about the horrendous winds here. As I write this, we've had over two months straight of winds. We cannot use the pool because of the winds and we almost get blown over when walking from the car to the house. The winds nearly took my car door off and some of my windows are etched from the blowing sands.
The homes are built with many problems including foundation cracks. The windows are inferior in quality and let in sand to the homes. There are cracks in the stucco exterior and they used knotted and split wood on the front porch. The awnings are placed on the north side of the house but missing on the south. I could go on.
The models were beautifully done and the floor plans were all excellent but the actual homes are just tract builders and add that to inferior plumbing, electricity, AC and duct issues (we have uneven cooling and heating throughout the house). Not only that but the AC units are placed right outside the bedrooms! WHY?
We've had a disastrous roof leak which ruined irreplaceable old family photos: cracked floor tiles (due to foundation cracks); non-functioning windows, cheap faucets had to be replaced and a cracked concrete front porch.
I am sorry we moved here, despite the nice clubhouse and pools. We paid top dollar and probably now that the truth is out, we couldn't get half of that (market dips aside).
If you're looking, you can do better. Don't buy here unless you can get a decent price of $200 - $250K and prepare to pay to repair. One thing you can't repair is the foundation and the winds...