...for over 55
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Nice Selection of retirement communities in Phoenix and surrounding area. A lot of activity now with newly constructed communities. The Phoenix area has three large, award-winning, master-planned developments:
Golf is a popular activity with 300 courses in Arizona. There is a senior center in Phoenix: The Helen Drake Senior Center - Address: 7600 N. 27th Ave - offering meals, health services, activities and programs.
Northwest of Phoenix
Del Webb and Sun City
More new homes Northwest of Phoenix: Surprise, Litchfield, Peoria, Wickenburg
North of Phoenix Resales
Northeast of Phoenix: Scottsdale
Northeast Valley: Rio Verde
West of Phoenix: Goodyear, Buckeye
East of Phoenix: Mesa, Apache Junction
Southeast of Phoenix: Gilbert, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Maricopa, Florence, Casa Grande, Eloy
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If you would like to know more about Sun City by Del Webb near Surprise, Az, a popular area with seniors, and the surrounding communities, go here for an overview and comparison:
Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Vistancia® pool
Feature: Part of Vistancia master-planned community; golf
Contact: 30383 N. 131st Dr., Peoria - 1-800-685-6494 - Open Daily
Price: $$-$$$ Part of master-planned community Vistancia in Peoria near Lake Pleasant in Northwest Phoenix. This area is known for great golf and this community has a 5-star course. Will have many unique features such as the lap pool that reduces waves from adjoining swimmers, athletic club and the popular Alvea spa.
Small to large home collections start $220's to $300's.
Resort golf community | Luxury amenities | Shea Green Certified | No electric bill homes by Shea Xero | Social activities | Volunteer groups
Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Wickenburg Ranch
Feature: Within master community; incorporates wild west ambience of area with golf course with scenic vistas
Contact: 3312 W. Maverick Dr., Wickenburg - Open Daily - (Please call 800-685-6494 for directions (GPS may be wrong due to newness of location) to 5 model homes and Welcome Center - (appointments recommended and always best to call first to make sure they are open.)
Small town about 1 hour Northwest of Phoenix.
By Shea Homes in Sonoran Desert | Within Wickenburg Ranch master community | Resort lifestyle with Western touch | Elevation of 2200SF makes evenings cooler than Phoenix | Medium to large homes from $201,900 to high $300's (verify pricing) | Championship golf
Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Verde River™ Brasada plan
Location: Rio Verde
Feature: Golf resort community
Contact: 17427 East Desert Vista Trail, Rio Verde - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily - Appointments Recommended
By Shea Homes. Small to large homes Start very low $300's to $600's. Scottsdale is a beautiful area with a cooler northern climate than the southern part of the state.
Lifecare community in Scottsdale
Location: Rio Verde
Feature: Golfing community
Contact: Inquire at real estate office on site or in area. 18731 East Four Peaks Blvd., Rio Verde - 877-746-8373
Rio Verde is approx. 30 miles northeast of Scottsdale. Resort-like with vacation rentals, seasonal rentals, year-round rentals and resale homes from mid-$100's to one million plus. Grandkid friendly with special events.
Feature: Large Award-winning resort-style community
Contact: 26415 Desert Vista Blvd., Buckeye - 866-450-9322
By Del Webb In the valley west of Phoenix. Offering amenities with strong emphasis on health, wellness and personal enrichment. This senior lifestyle community will have 7200 homes when closes.
2-bedroom, 2 or more bath ranch homes | 4 collections | Discover Tour: Stay in a villa with golf cart up to 3 nights | Price: $$-$$$ - Start $200's | 3100 acres
LOCATION: Buckeye - West Valley Area
FEATURE: Within Victory at Verrado master community
CONTACT: 20810 W. Pasadena Ave. - 602-285-4663 - Open Daily
Large, single family 2-bedroom homes | Start low $300's | Verrado Golf Club | 2l miles of trails | Some NextGen plans | Mountain views
FEATURE: Within master community
CONTACT: 20910 W. Pasadena Ave. - 602-285-4663 - Open Daily 9-5
Small to medium 2-bedroom, 2 bath homes from low $200's. Mediterranean roofs (verify).
FEATURE: Master community is Victory at Verrado
CONTACT: Verrado Way and Indian School Rd.
55+ community coming soon (Fall) to established master community. | By prestigious builder Taylor Morrison. | Located in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains. 55+ community with a resort lifestyle.
FEATURE: Country Club; Gated
CONTACT: 540 S. 80th St., Mesa - 480-380-4000 - Open Daily
Retirement Community and Country Club in Mesa | Resort-like community of more affordable homes and condominiums | numerous pools, recreation, social activities and amenities | Country club membership available for residents and non-residents
Feature: Large community for 55+ within master community Eastmark
Contact: 5620 South Encore, Mesa - 1-602-497-3570 - Open Daily
By AV Homes - Over a dozen Home Designs starting in the low $200s. Will have social activities within the larger Eastmark master community for active adults. Contemporary design. Voted in Top 10 in Phoenix Magazine. Also, among John Burns Top Masters list.
40 golf courses within 30-minute drive.
There are all ages in other nearby developments so seniors can have their family members close by.
Will have approx. 900 homes at build out and its own 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, The Encore Center.
News: There will be a new Apple Headquarters in Mesa--coming.
Feature: In master community; 55+ resort style
Contact: 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence - 877-937-6396
Price: $-$$ in Southeast valley of Phoenix. In multi-generational community. | Single ranch homes starting $190's to $260's. | 18-hole Golf | Social activities | Rec Center | Courtyard homes
Other Del Webb communities in the area: Del Webb Lone Tree in Chandler (high $200's) and Sun City Festival in Buckeye (low $200's).
Feature: Gated with golf; Resort Amenities
Contact: 20930 N Province Pkwy, Maricopa - 877-275-6374 - Open Daily
By Meritage Homes in Maricopa | Price: $-$$ Previously by Engle Homes* | 30 minutes south of Phoenix. | Guard-gated | From villas to estates | 175 acres of parks and lakes | Province was voted "Best Active Adult Community in America" by 50+ Housing Council of National Assoc. of Home Builders | Also a silver award in Best Clubhouse Design. | Medium to large single homes start low $200's. | Villas start $160's.
*After completion of hundreds of homes, Engle Homes went into bankruptcy during the height of the housing crisis and Meritage Homes is the current owner of Province with new plans and features.
Location: Casa Grande
Feature: Golf and recreation
Contact: 2611 E. Questa Trail, Casa Grande - 877-275-6374 - Open Daily
Between Phoenix and Tucson - Price: $ homes from $190's - Pool with chairlift - green building features.
Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Encanterra St. Tropez plan
Location: San Tan Valley
Feature: Luxury golf cmmunity
Contact: 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily - Appts preferred (Appointments are suggested when Tour Centers may be very busy and you need to get your questions answered.)
A Trilogy luxury golf community. Shea homes at Queen Creek, Southeast of Phoenix. Price: $-$$$ Start high mid-$100's to high $200's. Feeling of a private club with 18-hole golf. It is part of the master community Encanterra which is non-age restricted. Many clubs and activities and Alvea spa. Popular rural area offering small town lifestyle with outdoor amenities. A new club, the Algarve, is now open.
Location: Sun Lakes
Feature: Age 40 and above manufactured and site built homes
Contact: 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Chandler AZ - 480-895-9270
Active adult community for age 40 and above
in Sun Lakes 20 minutes from Phoenix and near Chandler. A Robson community located here but sold out. Resales.
Vacation lifestyle and country club living. Miles of walking paths,
stocked fishing lakes, clubhouse, pools, golf, tennis, health clubs and
Manufactured and standard homes. Sun Lakes Country Club is the original community of three with 2139 homes on one square mile area. Also of interest are the seasonal rentals as shown on website.
Queen Creek/San Tan Valley
The San Tan Valley offers recreation, clean air and small town living.
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