I have lived here for almost three years. I got an excellent buy on the model home I wanted but because many of these homes are forty
Years old and owned by a much older crowd they are in need of a complete gut job. I fixed my home up to my liking, all new kitchen,
Bathrooms, flooring, central air etc. I love my home but this community is not 55 and up, it's more like 75 and up. I have met some nice people but most people are 20 years older than me.
I didn't realize that when I purchased. We are lacking an indoor which I would've liked. If you are looking for a younger crowd this is not the place for you. When homes are sold they are sold to extreme seniors. The newer developments with younger people are very pricey so people have to realize that when they are shopping for a new home. Also the hoa fees are expensive.
My husband and I moved to Clearbrook about seven years ago. We have found that the people in the community are friendly and not competitive. We both have a large group of friends and are very happy that we moved here. There are plenty of activities to participate in or not. There is a wonderful maintenance department who do just about anything that is needed.They come when called well within a reasonable time period and charge very reasonable prices. I especially love my unit (home) which is a fully detached house. The taxes are a lot lower than the newer communities,thousands!!! Lately there has been s large influx of younger people which is refreshing since when we moved in I was distressed to see so many people over the age of 70.
This is one of the communitys we were planing to look at the homes and purchase but now that I found out on here that some of the homeowners are permitted to rent there properties thats a red flag
I give this a three star because I love the home. We try to up keep the outside of the unit as we wish to live as we had prior to moving here. Unfortunately, a goodly amount of the residents surrounding our area apparently are not of the same opinion when it comes to their units. Too many of the units are rented and the common areas as well as the three foot section surrounding (owner's responsibility) are in terrible condition. There are eighteen sections and each section governs whatever maintenance is required. In my opinion, the units being rented, the tenants really don't care and don't attend section meetings. The owners of these units use the unit as a means of income and could care less about the outside surrounding the place. Hence, a shabby community in a large part of the community. There are some areas where it's obvious the homeowner is a homeowner in every sense of he word. Also, there are many residents that are very old and infirm thus the lack of interest allowing a decline in the aesthetics of the community.
Love my place. Closest thing to resort living. Right decision for me.
This community is a dated community with varying concerns that nobody seems to care about. While driving through the community you pass through areas that appear as though it's a trailer park and then you pass through a newer area that appears to be more serene. All,of the landscaping is hideously dated and overgrown and it's painfully obvious the landscape company has no idea as to what they are doing. The office does not appear to care when told you have a problem, they want to to fill out a form and they will address it. This place is a step above Rossmorr, but not for long.
I have lived here for 2 years and find it to be a very friendly community. I have more friends here than I did in my old neighborhood where I lived for 36 years. There are more activities than anyone can participate in if you are in good health. The new Clubhouse is always hopping with activity. There are always bus trips to shopping, plays, casinos, etc. When I needed a new toilet put in, the Maintenance Dept. supplied the toilet and put it in within a week at a very reasonable cost. I find that more and more younger people are joining the community and fixing up the older models. Sure, you can go to other Adult Communities in the area with larger homes which are significantly more expensive, but you can't beat the dollar value in Clearbrook!
Joseph - please say why you don't like it because I'm looking over there in the Nutley Drive area.
forget this place. to many negatives. attica is a better choice.
Busy bodies? Very old, non-active adults? The previous reviewer was disrespectful. There is a newer section of Clearbrook also and many residents are active outside the community. Maybe food is not allowed at the pool to prevent residents from eating and leaving a mess. Maintenance and electric is high but buyers know this when they purchase a home.
My Aunt and Uncle lived there for 10 + years. It was very difficult to get maintenance to fix anything. HOA is very high for what you get living here. This is a very old communinity too. 50 plus years old , not insulated well and utilities are all electric. Thus higher than normal electric bills avg. $600 + per month. This development does need a huge face lift too. 9 hole Golf course is nice but pools are horrendous. My diabetic Uncle recovering from a stroke and could not speak could not bring a meal to the pool (which he needed occasionally to maintain his blood sugar). We had to store his food in our car when he needed something. The old ladies gave him a hard time about having a sandwich. We had to explain to the busy bodies why we are feeding our dad and uncle. Then they subsided. This property is recommended for very old non-active low income adults which is not a bad thing, Just beware, the activity level is bare bones minimal. Homes are cheaper than anywhere else but monthly HOA and utilities are the downside. 50 plus folks will rather purchase in Monroe at other places with more energy efficient homes once they saw this place.
I've been living here for 10 years and it is a nice community. It's got all the basics and the homes are very affordable. The people are friendly too. The clubhouse is nice and was updated not too long ago.
My husband and I lived in Clearbrook for 21 years. We had to sell our home because we were both ill. If I were in the market for a house,Clearbrook would bed my first choice. The amenities are more than most adult communities have. The maintenance department was exceptional and the overall cost of living there was extremely nominal. It was a pleasure to deal wsith the office staff. They were friendly and always willing to help. Thanks Clearbrook for giving us 21 years of comfortable living.