Two things....you have security at the gates. That costs a lot of money. Any time an HOA has people involved...concierge, security, watchman, gate attendant or whatever you call it, the HOA dues are significantly higher. Also in gated communities the residents are responsible for street maintenance, not the city. Lots of foundation problems in this area so not only does that affect the homes, but also the streets and they are expensive to repair.
You can see a list of homes for sale in Hackberry at this link.
The Hackberry Creek Country Club is separate from the HOA. The HOA dues do not include the use of the country club amenities. Nice neighborhood, but just like all neighborhoods, it has its own issues. Your agent should help you with your questions - where is your agent?... more
I disagree that the code of ethics prevents a professional opinion regarding your questions and concerns. That's the essence of our profession - advice and opinion. Carole, you have touched on a lot of important questions and concerns. Can I be of assistance to you? I have lived in Las Colinas for going on 20 years, and have sold here and in Preston Hollow, Farmers Branch - just about anywhere you might consider close in as your mentioned areas indicate. You have a lot of info to cover in your questions - consultation might be easier for you-and certainly a lot more thorough than an online forum. I would be happy to consult with you, no fee or obligation at all, or to simply help you by allowing you to pick my brain. The rules here on Trulia do prevent me from providing you with my number but you can always click on my profile to get in touch.
Carole, I also have an SRES designation - Senior Real Estate Specialist. I would be happy to chat with you any time.... more