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buying a home at golden oaks

Chomama

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@Chomama
My family also owns a home down there, in Marceline. My parents are there during winter only and we visit once every couple of months. As newer owners and members, I can also give you some insight to how they like living there as well as how our family uses the property.
I didn’t see this but thank you! We are headed down soon to meet in person. I will follow up with questions!
 

Wdwdc2020

New Member
Jumping in late but I do have a question - what perks does GO have that make it a good addition to 33? Do you think it is worth doing or would a nice home in windermere be a better use of $$$ since park perks come with 33? Does that make sense?
My parents are both GO and 33–bought in GO before 33 was announced. Because of the pandemic, I’ve been able to spend ample time in the neighborhood and doing Disney with both memberships. In my mind, they are two different products. If you are looking to do Disney with every VIP perk available to the “average” consumer, nothing will beat 33. The fast passes, the concierge, the lounge, it’s truly a great experience. If you want to live in a really nice house in a really well maintained neighborhood, I’m not sure you could do much better than GO. People on this forum love to call them McMansions, but even the houses that are not my style are truly beautiful and well built. The cast members that work there are some of the best at what they do. The restaurant on property is really good, even by non-Disney standards, and the entire neighborhood is really well maintained. And you can really elevate your life by also becoming members of the Four Seasons.

I can stand to be corrected, but I think the only Disney adjacent perk you are missing if you are currently 33 and not GO is the transport to the park. So you have to really judge the neighborhood on the house you want to buy, and less on the Disney perks you get. hope this helps!
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

Premium Member
My parents are both GO and 33–bought in GO before 33 was announced. Because of the pandemic, I’ve been able to spend ample time in the neighborhood and doing Disney with both memberships. In my mind, they are two different products. If you are looking to do Disney with every VIP perk available to the “average” consumer, nothing will beat 33. The fast passes, the concierge, the lounge, it’s truly a great experience. If you want to live in a really nice house in a really well maintained neighborhood, I’m not sure you could do much better than GO. People on this forum love to call them McMansions, but even the houses that are not my style are truly beautiful and well built. The cast members that work there are some of the best at what they do. The restaurant on property is really good, even by non-Disney standards, and the entire neighborhood is really well maintained. And you can really elevate your life by also becoming members of the Four Seasons.

I can stand to be corrected, but I think the only Disney adjacent perk you are missing if you are currently 33 and not GO is the transport to the park. So you have to really judge the neighborhood on the house you want to buy, and less on the Disney perks you get. hope this helps!

Bottom line, most people here aren't members of 33 and never will be.

While tough to get into GO, it's a lot more straightforward than getting into 33. The 4S side of GO is a bit tougher, especially now that all build sites are sold out and they're not adding anything more. Ultimately, it's just money... A lot of money.

33 is for the wealthy park guest who wants ease while inside the gates.

GO is for the person who wants the lifestyle ease in which Disney can provide.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
There's a lot of misinformation in this thread already.

HOA is nowhere near $45k/mo.

I laughed when I read that. I doubt there's anywhere in the country that has a monthly HOA rate even half that number -- and the highest HOA fees are more likely to be in a luxury condo building than a residential neighborhood with individual homes anyways.
 

38053WDW

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't pass step 1 "show financial proof statement" ... It's beautiful and I'd love to live there.... I don't regret anyone that can do and live that lifestyle... just gives me more incentive going forward... (a map of GO has been on my fridge way back when they first started building there (b4 Four Seasons). I follow a couple on YT that are building there now... just to dream ... fun watching the progress... Angie Bellemare ...
 

Benjamin_Nicholas

Premium Member
I laughed when I read that. I doubt there's anywhere in the country that has a monthly HOA rate even half that number -- and the highest HOA fees are more likely to be in a luxury condo building than a residential neighborhood with individual homes anyways.

Manhattan has a ton of high-end buildings that have HOAs well past $45k a month.

A whole floor of the Sherry-Netherland was recently sold for $95 million. That's $60k/mo in HOA.
 

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