Clean, quiet, peaceful. Wonderful place to live.
I've lived at PDR for nearly three years. I agree with the first reviewer: it's a great park. I have 1600sf for the same monthly price (between mortgage & space rent) as a one bedroom apartment and no adjoining walls! Can't be beat. But every living situation has it's downside, so here are the things that I see:
* only one pet and it has to be under 20# (but that's likely to be a rule in most apts/condos/townhomes)
* can't walk dogs in the park and indoor cats only (inconvenient but keeps the park clean)
* limited parking for guests (for big parties some guests may need to park outside the park itself, especially holidays)
* water goes out too often (from accidental line breakage when removing older homes)
* must get park approval for all exterior improvements/changes (inconvenient and sometimes limiting but it keeps the park from becoming unsightly)
* owner-occupied ONLY (helps with pride-of-ownership appearance but you can't decide to move elsewhere and leave it empty or rent it out; you've got to sell and sometimes selling takes a LONG time. You can have a renter and be gone a substantial part of the year - like snowbirds - but you can't just up and leave)
* rent goes up every year; that's built into the contract
Regardless of these things, PDR is an exceptional place to live. My advice: buy used. Like a car, these things depreciate. A friend bought a palatial home brand new and can't sell for enough to pay off the mortgage. I bought a 10-year-old home for a great price; it has vaulted ceiling, three bedrooms, two baths, open floorplan for the livingroom kitchen & diningroom with partial walls to define the space. And a fireplace!
You should work with a good realtor and be specific about what you want. There are two other good parks closeby and realtors tend to specialize by park. Look around and see which park feels best to you.