Master Association and Sub Associations

What does all of this mean to me as Homeowner?

I find it interesting how many homeowners do not understand the difference between a Master and Sub Association.  Therefore, I feel we should start out the new year with a better understanding of how the two interact.

Master-planned communities are large developments that integrate a variety of neighborhoods, sub-divisions, recreational facilities and amenities under one community umbrella, with a focus on lifestyle, convenience and quality of life.  Most master planned communities offer homebuyers a range of residential options suited to different life stages and price points, from single-family homes to townhomes to condominiums to apartments. These residences are often located in distinct neighborhoods within the community and may be developed by multiple builders. 

Every homeowner who owns property in the Vistoso Community Association (VCA) is a member of the VCA Master Association.  Projected build out for VCA is approximately 10,000 homes.  As a member you are responsible to comply with the Governing Documents:   Articles of Incorporation, CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions), Bylaws, Design Guidelines, Rules and Policies…all documents can be viewed on the or 

As the Master/Umbrella association…Vistoso Community Association currently maintains 10 Vistoso Community Parks, five monuments, miles of hiking trails, roadsides, medians and all other common area landscaping that falls under the purview of the VCA master.  The Quarterly Master Assessment dues of $75 per quarter, ($80 per quarter beginning January 1, 2020) covers the expenses and reserves for the Master.

Many people think that the master association is always the only homeowner’s association within the community.  However, within the VCA Master Association, there are currently 21 separate sub-associations aka “Subs,” with their own assessment dues and governing documents as created by their developers.  If you own a home in one of these standalone subs (gated communities in VCA), you are a member of this sub association as well as the Master.  This means that you are responsible for a second set of assessments to contribute to your sub association costs to cover amenities such as club houses, the Sub management company your sub is contracted with, if applicable. In addition, you are required to comply with the Sub’s CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions), architectural guidelines and other provisions, as well as those of the master association.

If you have any questions about how we, the FirstService Residential VCA Master Association staff, interact with the many facets of your Master, or your Master and your sub association please do not hesitate to contact the onsite office. 

Colleen Holland, General Manager, Vistoso Community Master Association

Sub Associations currently in VCA Master Association:

Sub NeighborhoodCompanyPhone NumberSub NeighborhoodCompanyPhone Number
Alterra @ Vistoso TrailsPlatinum520-623-2324Stone CanyonHBS520-668-5322
Center PointeMission Mgnt520.797.3224Stone VillageHBS520-330-2018
Estates at High MesaCadden520-297-0797Sunterra @ VistosoAssocia520-742-5674
FairfieldHBS520-330-2018Viewpointe @ Vistoso Trails I & IIPlatinum520-623-2324
Golf Casitas 1 (755)Associa520-742-5674Vistoso Highlands 1Associa520-742-5674
Golf Casitas 2 (695)HBS520-838-0276Vistoso HillsCadden520-297-0797
Hohokam MesaHBS520-330-2018Vistoso Office ParkAssocia520-742-5674
Honey Bee CanyonCadden520-297-0797Vistoso VillageCadden520-219-2310
Honey Bee RidgeHBS520-829-7758 X203Vistoso PointeSelf-Managed
Monterey HomesAssocia520-742-5674Vistoso Resort Casitas (655)HBS520-829-7758  X203
Ridgeview @ Vistoso TrailsPlatinum520-623-2324 
*Management Companies are subject to change*