Here are some frequently asked questions about our community. Of course, if you have others, please call us directly at anytime for more information.
How do I initiate & activate my new or resale home utilities?
Contact us for an updated utility contact sheet.
Are my grandchildren welcome here?
Residents enjoy visits from their grandchildren. Your grandchildren are welcome to visit up to 30 days per year. If they are over 18 years old they can be a full time resident.
How can I find contractors for renovations and repairs?
We have a great Concierge staff that has a long list of preferred contractors. You can also get feedback from residents in conversation as well as comments on our Solivita Nextdoor forum and the monthly newsletter, Reflections.
What is Solitvita Nextdoor?
This is a Facebook type online networking group specifically for Solivita residents. There are sub-groups such as classified, suggested referrals, real estate, etc. There is also an emergency notification feature on this site. Once you close on your home in Solivita you can ask your agent to send you a friend request.
How do I gain access to the community once I own a home here?
Once you purchase or sign a rental agreement you will meet with our membership staff. They will give you a new resident orientation. The sellers of your home will give you two transponders. Membership will then re-assign them to you. You will receive two new transponders when you buy a new home.
Where do I apply for homestead exception?
You can register on polkpa.org. *If you apply before March 31st your next tax bill will reflect the tax reduction. If you are buying a resale home and the seller had a homestead exception already you will get the benefit of their reduced rate until the next tax bill.
Where do I go to get my voters registration?
You are automatically updated when you register your car.
What should I know about selling my Solivita home?
Researching local real estate agents is very important when considering listing your home in Solivita. Each agent and agency has their own style and level of success. The decision is yours to make. Things to consider are recommendations from fellow residents that have had a good experience with a local agent. Also, review how the agents current listings appear compared to other listings. Make sure they use professional photography, take time to stage the home and use creative wording in the description of the home. The agent should also actively attend the Solivita Agent Caravan so they are familiar with the local inventory and have a good understanding of appropriate pricing. Contracting with a company that hinders the sale of your home can be very costly. Unlike Arista Realty Group, most companies require a large fee to end the contract early not to mention carrying costs and other hidden expenses that occur when a home does not sell in a timely manner.
It is important to remember that more than 85% of buyers search for homes on the internet so having a strong online and social media presence is very important.
Is Solivita a dog friendly community?
Solivita is a pet friendly community. We have two dog parks, each with an obstacle course separated by size of dog. We also have a dog social group. Residents are permitted to have up to three animals with sizes up to 100 pounds each. What better way to meet your neighbors while walking your dog?
Is there a homeowners association?
Yes and it is a requirement to be a member. This mandatory membership ensures the value of our homes. It ensures that the grounds throughout the community are well maintained and that residents comply with the covenant restrictions.
Where is the nearest hospital located?
Poinciana Medical Center is located directly across from the Solivita main gate. This hospital is a sister facility to Osceola Regional Medical Center located 25 minutes away in Kissimmee. Osceola Regional Medical Center is the regional choice for heart, orthopedic and brain surgery. It has a level two trauma designation.There is also a medical center next to the hospital for routine doctors visits with internists and other specialists.
There is a large selection of other physicians and hospitals in the region as well.
Is Solivita a golf cart friendly community?
Yes, you can use an electric golf cart in Solivita. It is very convenient to have one in our community. Most households have one or two.
Are there good restaurants near Solivita?
Yes, there are restaurants for every taste and budget accessible from Solivita. We have three restaurants within the community as well.
What should I expect to pay on average for monthly utilities for my Solivita home?
Keep in mind your recycled water irrigation is covered by your HOA so you do not pay for that water compared to other communities. That fee alone in other communities can be as much as $150.00 per month. So your interior water bill will average $18.00-$24.00 per month. Electric bill can range from $100.00 to $350.00 for a large home. Your basic cable is paid for by Solivita but anything over and above you are responsible for such a movie premium channels or wireless. You have quite a few options for phone and television aside from Brighthouse networks, which is the company Solivita is contracted with.
How much on average can I expect to pay for closing expenses for a new versus resale home?
On average you will pay $1,200 for closing costs on a resale home and around $10,000 for a new build home, although buyer incentives tend to offset these costs. Also, if an Agent from Arista Realty Group represents you with your new home sale you will receive 1% of your total sale price back at closing from us which can be applied to closing costs.
Is there an advantage to going direct to the Solivita Sales Center and not involving an agent that sells resale homes?
It is only value added to involve an Arista Realty Group agent because they will have shown you resale homes as well to make sure you are making an educated decision and you will also receive 1% back of the total price of your home from the agent at closing. The Solivita sales agents do not provide a reduced rate if another agent isn’t involved. They have company parameters that apply to all inventory. Also, the commission that the resale agent makes comes out of a marketing budget, not your own personal home purchase. There really is a lot to be said about having realtor representation when you purchase a home. Especially if you are not familiar with the area it is nice to know that you have an agent who is working in your best interest, looking out for you. Also keep in mind that the commission in both new and resale are paid for by the seller.