The article below ran in the anniversary edition of the Phoenix Business Journal, published on August 9, 2013.
Do you live in a community or do you live in a cluster of houses? When you live in a great community – a place where neighbors truly care – it shows. Take Austin Hoopes who lives in Tortosa in Maricopa. Earlier this year he returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Although it was late when he arrived, his homecoming was anything but quiet. The whole neighborhood waited up to personally thank its hometown hero. “I really didn’t expect anyone to be there to welcome me,” he explains, “And then—I saw the flags.”
Steve Renneckar of Grayhawk in Scottsdale knows about good neighbors too. One of his favorites is Jan Spieczny. Recently, Jan gave Steve an unforgettable gift—a trip to the top of Pinnacle Peak and a view he never thought he would ever see. It was in April of 2011 when Jan started thinking about organizing a trip for Steve, who had lost both his legs in a boating accident in 1967. “I was guiding and thinking about how Steve always seemed so interested in the mountain. I just had to do it.” Jan and nearly 50 volunteers including firefighters, police officers, park officials, friends and family helped Steve up the 2,889-foot peak to the summit. When asked about the experience, Steve joked saying, “It was great, I rode the whole way, so I hardly broke a sweat!” Read more
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Manna Land to provide community association management services to Devonshire, a distinguished master-planned community near Forney, Texas. Nestled in the rolling country hills, Devonshire combines old world charm with modern day luxuries. Community amenities include walking and hiking trails, clubhouse, community kitchen, junior Olympic swimming pool, outdoor cabanas, fishing pond, parks and themed playgrounds. There are currently 300 occupied homes at Devonshire. The community will eventually grow to over 3,000. CCMC will begin serving the Devonshire community on October 1, 2013. Read more
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Toll Brothers to provide consulting and management services for Dorada Estates in Queen Creek, Arizona. The luxury residential community will eventually include 112 single-family, semi-custom homes on substantial lots. All homes will range in size from 3,400 and 5,000 square feet and will be situated around a community park. Three distinct elevations and six unique floor plans will build neighborhood interest and character that is in keeping with the region.
Dorada Estates will use beautiful design, quality materials and attractive landscaping to draw families seeking an intimate, executive neighborhood. “Toll Brothers vision for Dorada Estates focuses on preserving the land’s agricultural heritage, while promoting a strong family atmosphere,” explains CCMC division president Delores Ferguson, “Our role is to help them fulfill this vision by providing exceptional management and innovative lifestyle programming.”
Please join us in welcoming Dorada Estates to the CCMC family.
What do 5 of the top 75 most popular active adult communities in the country have in common? Why, CCMC of course! The team at 55Places.com recently compiled their list of top 100 active adult communities, as evidenced by the number of visitors to each community page over the past year.
Congratulations to Frisco Lakes (Frisco, Texas), Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, Texas), Anthem Ranch (Broomfield, Colorado), Siena (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Del Webb Sweetgrass (Richmond, Texas) for making the list. They were ranked as follows:
No. 18: Frisco Lakes
No. 27: Hill Country Retreat
No. 32: Anthem Ranch
No. 49: Siena
No. 72: Del Webb Sweetgrass
Congratulations to all of our most popular active adult communities! We can’t help but notice your CCMC edge. To read the complete list, CLICK HERE.
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Castle Hill Partners (CHP) to provide pre-development consulting services for their Trinity Falls project in McKinney, Texas. The 1,700-acre mixed-use master-planned community will eventually include up to 4,500 households, retail space and a 250-acre park along the East Fork of the Trinity River. It will be the third-largest residential development in the McKinney area, behind Stonebridge Ranch (5,000 acres) and Craig Ranch (2,000 acres). The plans also include land for two elementary schools, one middle school, hike and bike trails, ball fields, amphitheaters, and small parks scattered throughout. Trinity Falls will be open for business (and lot sales) in the second quarter of 2014. Read more
The excerpt below is from an article that recently ran in the National Association of Home Builders 50+Housing Online Magazine.
Got Lifestyle? This question is often asked in 50+ circles. But what does it really mean? Not to be confused with fancy amenity centers, special events, health and wellness classes, or recreational programming; Lifestyle is the collective value of all social networks and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other. So how do we get it? CLICK HERE to find out!
The article below was published in the Spring 2013 issue of Community Resource Magazine.
Community Managers are in the business of protecting the greatest investment most people will ever make… their home. The roots of everything we do – covenant enforcement, design review, landscape maintenance, reserve planning and homeowner relations – circles back to this basic premise. While investment protection was the original purpose of Homeowners Associations, today’s marketplace has created an amazing opportunity for Community Managers to actually help grow this investment for their clients.
In the not-so-distant past, Homeowner Associations were focused on rule enforcement. The “rules” were about property appearance and resident behavior. Controlling both the former and the latter was the near-impossible charge of “Property Mangers”. The issues at stake included loud noises, pesky children, overgrown weeds, abandoned dog poop and trash can removal. Homeowner involvement was typically discouraged. Partnerships with outside entities were limited and isolation was commonplace. Privatopia1 - a land where individual rights outweighed the general good – had emerged. Read more
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Morrison Ranch Inc., Lennar Homes and Ashton Woods to provide pre-development consulting and financial management services to Desert Place. Our services will include budget forecasting, community governance review, and lifestyle amenity and programming recommendations. “Imagine a place where families can truly connect to history and enjoy the rural character of the land. This will happen at Desert Place. CCMC is honored to be entrusted with this vision,” explains division president Delores Ferguson.
Like Morrison Ranch, Desert Place will offer similar landscaping, recreation and urban design. The only Morrison Ranch neighborhood located within the City of Mesa, Desert Place is situated on 405 acres and will eventually include 681 homes, plus commercial and industrial complexes. A network of sidewalks and trails will connect neighbors to a central recreation area, which will include basketball courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds and shade structures. A second recreation area will be designed for soccer, softball and field hockey. Evergreen Elms will line each residential street.
CCMC has managed Morrison Ranch since inception. The exceptional service and leadership CCMC has provided there has resulted in this new business.
CCMC has been named the new community association management firm for Stoneleigh Heights. “The CCMC team at SunCrest has demonstrated our value and commitment to community. Under the leadership of community manager Tod Bean, they have given Stoneleigh Heights the confidence to begin a relationship with our firm,” explains division president Delores Ferguson.
Located within the SunCrest master association, this neighborhood is perched above the Draper East Bench and features magnificent views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley. Amenities include 25 miles of trails for walking, mountain biking and cross country skiing.
CCMC will begin serving Stoneleigh Heights is June 1, 2013. Please join us in welcoming them to the CCMC family.
Did you know the “Best Retirement Community” in Frisco, Texas is managed by CCMC? That’s right, according to the 2013 Star Local Media Readers Choice Awards; The Village at Frisco Lakes Community Association is the “Best Retirement Community” in town. In fact, over 2,500 readers of the Frisco Enterprise, a Star Local Media publication, voted electronically and by written ballot to select the winners of over 170 categories.
Frisco Lakes is a Del Webb active adult community with 1,400 homes. It will eventually have 2,350. The community features a 28,000 square foot amenity center (including an indoor pool and spa, billiards room, computer room, ballroom, indoor walking track and fitness center), outdoor pool and spa, tennis courts, bocce courts and 18-hole golf course. No wonder it’s so much fun! Congratulations to all our friends at Frisco Lakes.