Raider Ranch Retirement Community FAQ's
The newest master planned, gated retirement community in West Texas!
How is Raider Ranch different from other age-restricted retirement communities?
Unlike the vast majority of other age-restricted retirement communities, Raider Ranch has been designed for those who are not retiring in the traditional sense, but who simply are rebalancing their life, pursuing their passions, enjoying adventure travel, getting in better shape and giving back to the community.The flexibility to lease a Villa Home or lease a Luxury Apartment Home with high quality, custom finishes and no expensive "up-front" costs found at most other retirement communities makes Raider Ranch a truly unique option for those looking for a new retirement lifestyle.In addition, Raider Ranch will provide an unprecedented level of services and amenities not found in other communities, including 24-hour security, all exterior maintenance including lawn care, an Athletic Club, Bistro for ala cart dining, a full-service bar and golf privileges at the nearby Texas Tech University Rawls golf course.Most importantly, Raider Ranch will be responsive to the needs and interests of its residents.
I read something about 24-hour security. What does that really mean?
Raider Ranch will be a gated community which means that only residents and invited guests will have direct access to the community. In addition, officers will be on duty to provide assistance to our residents should they need it. Our security officers can also check on your home periodically while you are on vacation or visiting family so you will have the peace of mind knowing that your home is being monitored while you are gone.
Do I have to be Texas Tech alumni to live at Raider Ranch?
No. While Raider Ranch enjoys a very special relationship with the Texas Tech Alumni Association, our residents need not be a member of the Alumni Association or a graduate of Texas Tech University.
I understand that there will be a Clubhouse at Raider Ranch. Is the Clubhouse open to the public?
No. The Club is private and only available to our residents and their guests.
I read something about golf. Where can I play golf and what will it cost me?
Raider Ranch has a special relationship with the Texas Tech University Rawls Golf Course, which is a short 10-minute drive from the community. Raider Ranch will have a standing tee time for a foursome each Monday through Thursday. Residents taking advantage of our standing tee time will pay no green fees and will only be required to pay a small cart fee. Unlimited use of the driving range is also included. Residents will make their tee time through our Concierge who will ensure equitable access for all of our golfers.
Tell me more about theLuxury Rental ApartmentHomes
For those who are looking for an alternative to owning a home, there is wide variety of Luxury Rental Apartment Homes to choose from including one, two and three bedroom floor plans ranging from 800 to 1,300 square feet. Luxury Rental Apartment Homes at Raider Ranch are available for lease and have the same high quality features as the Villas such as 9ft ceilings, granite countertops and gourmet kitchens. Those that choose to live in a Luxury Rental Apartment Home can also enjoy the added convenience of quick and easy, all weather access to the Clubhouse.
What is the cost of leasing a Luxury Rental ApartmentHome?
The specific lease fees are set and range from as low as $2,250 a month for a one bedroom Luxury Rental Apartment Home to $3,600 a month for a spacious three bedroom home.
Will there be any transportation available for Raider Ranch residents?
Yes. There will be scheduled transportation to the airport, the University for night classes and cultural events, the Rawls Golf Course and events planned by our Events Coordinator. Residents will also have the opportunity to pay a nominal fee and arrange personal transportation to medical appointments and shopping on a space available basis.
Will I have to take care of my own yard?
Absolutely not! When you move to Raider Ranch, leave the lawnmower, weed eater, fertilizer spreader and step ladder behind. We will take care of all landscaping and lawn care, as well as exterior maintenance of your home… including washing the windows twice a year!
Who pays the property taxes on my Villa?
The homeowner will be responsible for paying property taxes since they have a deed to their home. While the homeowner pays the property taxes just like any other homeowner, they will also enjoy all the benefits of home ownership including certain federal tax advantages. Your home is an asset, so you will also benefit from possible appreciation on the value of your home and the peace of mind of knowing that your hard-earned wealth will someday be passed on to your family.
Who pays for utilities and the insurance on my Villa?
Raider Ranch will pay for your water and sewer service, curbside garbage pickup, AT&T Uverse package (cable and phone) and insurance on the structure of your home. The cost of other utilities including electric, and gas, as well as personal property and personal liability insurance will be the owner's responsibility. This gives each owner the added flexibility to select the type of service they want and control their own utility costs.
Will there be a policy on guests visiting me at Raider Ranch?
Guests are most welcome at Raider Ranch for a visit of up to 30 days. If someone remains in your home beyond 30 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.
What about pets?
Pets are an integral part of the family and are more than welcome at Raider Ranch. We know that pets need exercise just like people to stay fit, so Raider Ranch has a fenced dog park where dogs can play freely. As in any community, pet owners will be asked to abide by some common courtesy guidelines to ensure that their pet does not become a nuisance to other residents. The Executive Director will have the authority to ask that a pet be removed from the community if it is not properly controlled by its owners.
Where's the nearest retail shopping center and grocery store?
Lubbock's newest and largest shopping center, Canyon West, is just a short 10-minute walk from Raider Ranch and features new and exciting retail and specialty stores, as well as restaurants and entertainment. As a matter of fact, Cracker Barrel Restaurant was opened just two blocks south of Raider Ranch!
Is there a hospital nearby?
Nationally renowned Covenant Medical Center, The Texas Tech University Medical Center and The Lubbock Heart Hospital are less than 10 minutes away from Raider Ranch.
Will there be any health care facilities available at Raider Ranch?
The $10 million Isle at Raider Ranch is NOW OPEN. The Isle is a stand-alone community just a short, 5-minute walk from most Villa Homes and Luxury Rental Apartment Homes. The Isle at Raider Ranch features 110 one and two-bedroom apartments as well as studios and companion suites for those who need assistance with everyday tasks. Thirty of those apartments will be located in a secure Memory Care section, The Springs, to provide assistance to those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The Isle at Raider Ranch is a Type B licensed Assisted Living Community.
Who are the developers of Raider Ranch?
The Development Team for Raider Ranch includes I&S Investments of Lubbock, Texas, who specialize in residential real estate and hospitality property development, and South Bay Partners, a Dallas development firm that has been a leader in the senior housing industry for more than 13 years.
Who will manage and operate Raider Ranch?
Integrated Senior Living has been selected to operate and manage all aspects of the Raider Ranch community. Integrated Senior Living is a senior housing management company that currently manages 3 retirement communities in the state of Texas. Their portfolio includes independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.
Are there any restrictions on selling my home if and when I decide to move?
No. Initially Villa Homes were purchased at Raider Ranch. Since they were owned, you may sell it through a real estate agent of your choice or sell it yourself provided the prospective owner meets the restrictions set for the community. Currently Raider Ranch is no longer selling Villa Homes.