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Do you prefer to have a larger house with a pool and some gym equipment, or to belong to a community with a club house and other amenities?

Asked by JLeslie (63081points) 1 month ago from iPhone

The amenities cost around $300 a month, but it includes total lawn care (even the irrigation water is free) a large club house, gym, and indoor and outdoor pool. The houses are 2,000 to 2,600 sq. ft.

Or, you could buy a more expensive house and part of that $300 could go towards your mortgage payment.

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LostInParadise's avatar

I would much prefer to belong to the community clubhouse. There is effort in maintaining a pool, and I also enjoy the company of others.

KNOWITALL's avatar

My home. No lines, no dirty equipment, everything just as you left it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Neither. I don’t want the hassle of owning and maintaining a pool. But I don’t necessarily like having to go somewhere like a clubhouse to work out – and then either drive back in stinky clothing or deal with putting stuff in a gym bag, and have to deal with padlocks and lcokers.

RayaHope's avatar

I really don’t know much about house payments and stuff but I would love to have access to a pool, gym, and a clubhouse to hang out with friends and you don’t have to clean it up sounds great! If they have a nice beach, I’m sold :)

chyna's avatar

I’m in the neither category. I prefer living as I do now. A bit out with no neighbors too close to me. I just had this conversation yesterday with my brother about a pool. We both agreed that we wouldn’t want to have to take care of one.
And I do have an elliptical and some weights and a stomach machine in my basement.

kritiper's avatar

I like living by myself so I’d take the larger house.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

larger house with a wii fit no pool.

rebbel's avatar

Just a normal sized house that can house a small family and some pets.
No need for a pool.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@rebbel Agreed. We use one of the guest rooms as a gym, and the neighbors pool is next door. No maintenance required haha!

cookieman's avatar

Given the choice, ‘B’ — but I’m not sure I care if I have access to a pool. The included maintenance and such would be nice though and likely worth the fee.

JLeslie's avatar

The house doesn’t need to be huge, I just mean a room for some exercise stuff or a basement. Some of you are doing just that.

I agree a pool can be a pain, I miss having one though.

Zaku's avatar

I prefer to have a forested yard, zero lawn, no health club, no pool to maintain myself, and to exercise by hiking in other forests, on beaches, in town, etc. I don’t think I really need/want a gym.

If someone (even the YMCA) is willing to share a pool that I don’t have to maintain, that’s good.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Zaku Yes!! Nature is an amazing gym!

Although my front is manicured, my backyard is a bit wild for the bee’s and flutterby’s. :)

Blackberry's avatar

I will never work out in a public space, especially around women.

RayaHope's avatar

@KNOWITALL Oh I love butter poopers ;)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Blackberry Why? Our spandex freak you out?

Brian1946's avatar



Is that a typo? :(p

RayaHope's avatar

@Brian1946 no I looked it up and it’s from a loooong time ago. Look up the word: flutterby’s

KNOWITALL's avatar

Fun fact: People used to think butterfly’s stole milk and butter, thus the name butterfly. :)

raum's avatar

Community pool. Don’t want to deal with the maintenance or liability.

Between the two options, I’d choose in-home gym. I’d rather work out at home. Maintenance is pretty low. Just a matter of space.

Though, honestly, I don’t work out often enough to actually warrant this.

jca2's avatar

I’m with @raum. I would rather the indoor/outdoor pool that I don’t have to maintain. People that I know who have pools say they’re a pain in the butt to maintain. I don’t work out enough to warrant a home gym. Maybe if I had one, I would use it but chances are I wouldn’t.

The total lawn care is another bonus to option #1. I am waiting for the era when having a lawn that needs watering and mowing becomes something antiquated, and homeowners’ associations let more yards go “natural landscape.”

The huge house is more than I need. More rooms that I won’t go in, which will store shit, and will need to be maintained, heated, etc. More rooms to pay a larger mortgage on – no thank you.

Jonsblond's avatar

I prefer privacy so I would want my own space and pool.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t like public pools or public gyms. We have our own pool and exercise room. The pool maintenance is $100 a month, full service.

jca2's avatar

@YARNLADY: It wouldn’t be a public pool, it would be a private Homeowners’ Association’s pool. Limited membership, public not invited.

Strauss's avatar

I don’t need a pool. I have free access to a brand new pool/rec center operated by my city and funded by cannabis taxes.

nightwolf5's avatar

I’d much rather have my own large house with pool and all, if it was all maintained and taken care of – not all the maintenance work being on me. Of course I cannot afford it.

I instead have a membership at my public city pool. I don’t always like the schedule they have and/or being around so many people. I do love the water.

YARNLADY's avatar

@jca2 To me, anyone not family is public.

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