Sun Lakes Dobson Gate soon to be Residents only

The Oakwood Dobson Gate in Sun Lakes has been a central point of controversy for a number of years.  Sun Lakes Oakwood is a guard gated community that is conveniently located right smack in the center of a major thoroughfare, Dobson Road.  If you are travelling northbound between Queen Creek Road and Riggs Road, you cannot utilize Dobson Road just past the Ocotillo intersection unless you own a home in the Oakwood Subdivision OR if you know someone within the subdivision and can call them using the Sentex System at the Dobson Road Gate to be buzzed in. 

If you are travelling southbound and manage to enter the community through the guard gate on Riggs Rd, you will still need a gate pass to exit through the Dobson Gate.

Effective July 1, 2008, the Sentex system will be removed and all visitors will have to enter through the manned guard gates at Riggs Rd.  This is sure to be an inconvenience until it becomes the norm.  I live in Oakwood and most of my visitors do come through the Dobson Gate utilizing the Telex System.  Now they’ll have to drive a few extra miles around to the Riggs Gate.  Not a big deal in the grand scheme of life..but I’m sure I’ll hear about it!