FAQs

Please click below to find the answers to common questions.  Contact Us if you have other questions.

HOW IS PROVIDENCE POINT UNIQUE?

Providence Point is designed for active 55+ adults who seek the opportunity to explore their personal passions and enjoy all life has to offer.  Many here are retired and many are still working.  A secure environment allows our community residents to engage with new friends, to discover new opportunities, and to develop new interests.  Providence Point provides a level of services and amenities not found in other communities, including 24-hour Safety Services, a full calendar of activities, and possibilities for personal growth.  The Pacific Northwest is at our door, with Puget Sound, scenic mountains, lakes, and rivers inviting adventures in travel, dining, and exploration.

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Providence Point has 24-hour Safety Services. What does that mean?

Providence Point is a gated community to which only residents and invited guests have direct access.  In addition, Safety Services staff register visitors at the front gate. If emergency assistance is required, residents should call 911 first before contacting front gate Safety Services personnel. Our Safety Service Officers will also periodically check your home while you are away.

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Is transportation available for Providence Point residents?

Bus transportation is generally available to scheduled activities and events outside our community.  In addition, the Providence Point bus provides regularly scheduled transportation to local shopping areas and to events in nearby Bellevue and Seattle.

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Once I purchase my home at Providence Point, will there be any fees or charges?

A monthly owner’s assessment covers the cost of a variety of services including Safety Services, lawn care, building maintenance, scheduled transportation, basic cable TV service, basic internet service, certain utilities, and the property insurance on your home’s structure.  The monthly assessment also covers many amenities Providence Point provides.

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How are the monthly assessments calculated?

Monthly assessments are determined as a result of the budget process undertaken by each of the village boards and the Umbrella Board in the fall of each year.  Each owner’s monthly assessment is calculated by the percentage of owner interest assigned to each unit.

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Who pays the property taxes on my home?

The homeowner is responsible for paying property taxes since all homes are deeded.  As a homeowner, you enjoy all the benefits of home ownership, including certain federal tax advantages.  Your home is an asset, so you may benefit from possible appreciation on its value.

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Who pays for utilities and insurance on my home?

Your monthly assessment includes water and sewer service, basic cable TV, basic internet service and insurance on the structure of your home.  Garbage pickup is also included for high-rise buildings.  The cost of other utilities (electricity, gas, telephone) and personal property and personal liability insurance are the owner’s responsibility.

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How do I pay my monthly assessments?

It’s easy!  Arrange an automatic monthly deduction from your bank account.

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Is there a policy on guests visiting me at Providence Point?

Guests are welcome at Providence Point for a visit of up to 60 days per calendar year.  If someone remains in your home beyond 60 days, it is assumed that they are no longer a guest, but rather a resident, and therefore, must meet the minimum age requirement of 55 years of age.

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Will I have to take care of my own yard?

Absolutely not!  You can leave the lawnmower, weed-eater, fertilizer spreader, and step ladder behind.  Your homeowner’s fee covers all landscaping and lawn care, as well as most exterior maintenance of your home.

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Are pets allowed?

Pets are welcome at Providence Point.  One dog or one cat is the most common.  All pets must be leashed and attended when they are outside of your home, and they must be inoculated and licensed as required by local ordinance.  As in any community, pet owners will be asked to abide by common courtesy guidelines to ensure that their pet does not become a nuisance.

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Where are the nearest retail shopping centers and grocery stores?

There are many retail and grocery stores in the immediate area, the closest just a half-mile away.  Other supermarkets and drug stores are nearby.  You’ll find Costco and Trader Joe’s, two popular shopping opportunities, a short distance from our community.  The well-appointed Bellevue Square provides a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences to please all tastes.  The Providence Point community bus makes weekly trips to local shopping areas.

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WHAT LOCAL MEDICAL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The newly built Swedish Medical Center is just ten minutes away.  Other local area hospitals are Overlake Medical Center and Group Health Cooperative in Bellevue.  All provide a full range of medical services.  Providence Point residents also have access to excellent medical facilities and clinics in Seattle.

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Who Manages Providence Point?

Providence Point is managed by a professional staff located on the property.  The primary departments are located in the Property Management Office (PMO) and include Maintenance and Facilities, Activities, Resident Orientation, and Community Management.  Accounting has been outsourced to an outside vendor.

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Are there any restrictions on selling my home?

No.  Since you own your home at Providence Point, you may sell it through a real estate agent of your choice or sell it yourself.  However, all residents of the community must be at least 55 years of age and you must notify the Property Management Office in writing when you put your unit up for sale.

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How do I become involved in the community?

Maybe you’d like to volunteer to be on your Village Board of Directors, or possibly help out with the Welcome Committee.  Residents are often offered the opportunity to serve on either standing or ad hoc committees where their input is appreciated and friendships are formed.  You can experience much personal satisfaction if you become involved in our community.

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