The Arizona Republic has a column on retirement communities in Arizona and Florida that have adopted an "not my responsibility" attitude toward future generations. Andrew Blechman, author of Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias, writes:
After defeating 17 school-bond measures in 12 years, de-annexing from the local school system, and all the energy spent evicting "contraband children," Sun Citians can likely forget relying on the goodwill of their neighbors who often share a reciprocal bounty of distrust, anger and apathy. Shown in this light, Sun City's claim to fame - community service - rings rather hollow.
Life in the Villages is similarly premised: Seniors have taken control of their county's political machinery and have already begun closing parks for young families who live outside the gated community. As one Villager proudly told me without a trace of irony, "In the Villages we spend our tax dollars on ourselves."
Massachusetts has seen a bunch of age-restricted housing complex come online in recent years, but at least it's not so easy to secede politically from governments that feel obligated to provide parks and education.