I live in a Sun City community and we have many of the same problems. When we first moved here five years ago Pulte would share into the cost of operations, now they have just increased our dues to help pay their expenses. We are on our third Pulte manager, and he is the worst one we have ever had. All Pulte is doing is exploiting the Del Webb name.
DelWebb i assume. according to the PHM spokesperson for DelWebb, they are rethinking the wants of "baby boomer" retirees and will offer more ammenities, such as skydiving !!
its all mirrors and smoke screens! in the end its the community residents who pay for these amenities.
there are countless PHM developments where residents were promised a full build out of community things, such as parks and water slides and recreational centers, but once housing went down hill PHM decided to simply abandon those promises. some of these have landed in court.
like many "big" HB's, PHM simply scams their way around/through the system to make money without due regards for community residents.
I have lived in SCT for 11 years and bought when Del Webb was still the builder. When Pulte bought Del Webb, big changes started to occur. Now, the Pulte bunch is no better than a pack of used car salesmen. It's what ever they can get away with to keep from going to court and getting sued, dispicable, sneaky and underhanded people.
If you have other detailed information from other Pulte owned retirement communities, please share that information. It will deninately be appreciated by the 5,200 roof tops and residents here in Sun City Texas.