The peninsula pool park is my favorite. It's a beautiful pool and park on the lake. The lake is clean too and great for fishing.
Another plus is having everything you could need just outside of the community. Tons of stores and a new Starbucks all right outside of the community.
Overall, we are VERY happy here and highly recommend it.
The downsides, which are minimal, are that after the hurricane the gates have not been replaced. For $120 HOA dues, we are not complaining TOO much. The repairs are taking awhile but so was the receipt of the FEMA and other funding. We have not received an assessment for any of the repairs, landscape and outer wall, mostly. Also, parking is a bit of an issue. We have teen drivers and multiple vehicles. We do not park in our garage and only have room for two vehicles in our driveway. Street-side parking is allowed but you will be towed if you park on the sidewalk in front of your home. Not too much of an issue either.
Overall, we are very happy and love our community!
Coral Bay family
All I can say in summary, is look before you leap.
The quality of life is as good as any community is SE Florida who has the climate, culture, sports, and waterways in common.
It could be better if the CDD board recognized they simply replace a Master HOA and don't take themselves too seriously. With bad advice from attorneys and engineers, they perceive their purpose to maintain unseen infrastructure as opposed to aesthetically appealing amenities that a master HOA would focus on.
This is the fatal flaw with CDDs. They don't represent the people. They appear to represent the Cities, Counties, State, developers, attorneys, and engineers instead of the citizens. With 5 members elected at large while there are eight HOAs, the result is taxation without representation of the individual HOAs who have no representation.
The fact that there is no community Home Owner's Association may be an attractive feature or a disadvantage.
The "Ecklr Team"