Here in Palm Harbor area, such a community offers a environment much like the 'DISNEY' experience with water parks, pools, adventure recreation and the mandatory championship golf course and country club. Let's not overlook the other amenities such as concierge services, fitness, and executive office space and meeting space available for those executives freed from brick and mortar requirements.
The builder often pays the cost for the first year in new construction environments. After that, market prices and acceptance prevails.
You would be truly surprised how many are CASH purchases.Where did the money come from? Well tended IRAs. Where do the buyers come from? All over the world.