I was considering purchasing a home in this community. There are a lot of 70+ people in here but I saw signs of 50ish like my wife and I. My issue has become the HOA rules. I understand all communities need rules but Concordia has gone a tad over the top. A few examples I was told over the phone;
--Not allowed to wash your car in your own driveway.-- Huh? Is Concordia paying my water bill? Is keeping a clean car a sign of a dangerous and irresponsible homeowner?
--Not allowed to clear your own driveway when it snows. -- I can't even begin to make any sense of this at all.
--When they issue a snow warning, you're required to move your car to a public parking lot until they plow your driveway.-- The closest public parking area to the home I was going to purchase was in the area of two miles away! My wife and I need to get to work ON TIME, not when they get around to clearing our driveway.
--The house we were going to purchase had a patio that had been destroyed by roots. Even if I volunteered to replace it on my own, I have to get HOA approval. -- Wait... I'm going to replace something that THEY are supposed to be responsible for yet I need approval to do so?
an older community, that for the most part, doesnt show its age. Unlike the newer communities the house groupings are really spread out. As a result, the community is very attractive. older mature trees add to it..The clubhouse is nice, and always busy with activities. Because it is a community that is 30 years old, the average resident's age is high, but there are younger people moving in... Location is convenient. Close to the Turnpike, an easy drive to Newark Airport, and approx an hour from NYC. When you consider the location, community, and comparable taxes, Concordia represents a considerable value. I have been here a few months, and I have found people are very happy with the community..
Concordia is a really friendly and relaxing community. The homes are affordable and the atmosphere is really casual. It has everything I could want plus I already had some friends living here who encouraged me to make the move. It's nice to be so close to friends and to be able to do fun things together every day! The outdoor pool is great in the summer, I joined a ladies golf league and I do a lot of crafts. Everything I need to close by so I never have to wander too far from home.