I have lived in this community since 2004 and have nothing but wonderful things to say about Ridgewood Lakes. As my friends and family have come down to visit me, they decided they wanted to make High Vista their retirement dream as well. Having known Kathy Deabenderfer for many years and knowing what an outstanding realtor she is, I recommended my friends and family to work with Kathy. She sold them their houses and they are so glad they are residents of High Vista. They all commented on how Kathy was courteous, caring and highly professional. It makes me feel really good to know we have such an individual as Kathy living and working in our "little bit of Heaven."
Residents are not allowed to sit in Club house. Have to pay extra fee to use clubhouse. Events cost $50 or more per person.
Life is daily sweating in sun pulling weeds that constantly grow. People are in clicks that exclude others. Board waists residents fees on unnecessary things the Board wants, like new poker tables. Board is constantly harassing residents instead of helping them Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Residents do not have a say; board does whatever it wants. People are unfriendly. Golf course is for private paying members. Residents pay $900 annual fee to Master Assoc for maintenance of entrance. Have to get permission of Board to do anything on own property. Only good thing is volunteer shows movie 1x week.
High Vista is a beautifully maintained community with really nice people. Many residents live here for the golf course, while many others live here because it's 20 minutes to Walt Disney World. The communities' homeowners association is involved, fair, and helps to ensure that property values are maintained in the market. There are lots of planned community activities, and a very nice clubhouse, library, and pool. We bought our home here in 2007 and are very pleased we did. Great community with a perfect location.
I've lived in High Vista since 1998 and have loved every minute. You can be as active as you want to be. The best thing High Vista offers is the people. Fun, loving, giving and social. There are few communities that offer LOVE in such abundance. You can swim in the pool, play shuffle board, boci ball, tennis, do crafts, take trips, do ceramics, enjoy coffee on Wed. mornings with neighbors, use the library, work out in the fitness room or you can just relax. Many of our residents belong to the golf club and some sign up and go to different courses. You do what suits you best but it's here at High Vista. We have a little bit of Paradise and the saying is: "We are to blessed to be stressed."