Retirement Communities in Phoenix

...for over 55

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: 

  • Eastmark in Mesa
  • Vistancia in Peoria
  • Verrado in Buckeye 

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.

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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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Northwest of Phoenix  

Sun City in the Valley of the Sun

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:

Sun City


More New Communities Northwest of Phoenix 

Peoria

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Location:  Peoria

Feature:   Part of Vistancia master-planned community; golf

Contact:   27980 No. Trilogy Blvd., Peoria - 1-800-685-6494 - Open Daily

Price: $$-$$$ Part of master-planned community Vistancia in Peoria near Lake Pleasant in Northwest Phoenix. Named Best 55+ Community of the Year by NAHB.
Resort golf community with many luxury amenities.  This area is known for great golf and this community has a 5-star course. Shea Green Certified. Small to large home collections start $220's to $300's. 
No electric bill homes by Shea Xero.  Social activities and volunteer groups. Will have many unique features such as the lap pool that reduces waves from adjoining swimmers, athletic club and the popular Alvea spa. 


Surprise

  • Sun Village - Surprise - Gated resort-like community of 1382 homes and condominiums with large pool, par three "walking" golf, and many other amenities. 14300 W Bell Rd., Surprise - 1-623-584-6904

Wickenburg

Location:  Wickenburg

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.)

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 $199,900 to high $300's (verify pricing).  Championship golf.  Small town about 1 hour Northwest of Phoenix.  


Resales Northwest of Phoenix

  • Westbrook Village - Offers 3900 homes of a variety of types - 2 restaurants, 2 semi-private 18-hole golf courses, clubhouse, clubs and more.  Resale prices range from $100,000-$500,000's.
    19281 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria - 623-561-0099
  • Corte Bella Golf Club - Phoenix - Sun City West - Fitness Club and day spa. Beyond basic aerobics, services include spa treatment rooms. Massages and facials can be arranged as additional services. Championship golf course by Greg Nash.  Upscale resort-styled.
    22129 N. Mission Dr., Sun City West - 623-556-8951
  • Caletas at Blackstone - Peoria - not over 55 - gated community of spacious low maintenance luxury villas by Shea Homes within the gated Blackstone Country Club.  Duplex or triplex style.  Only 51 lots.  Started low $200's.  Appeals to those still working or for second homes.  See resales.  12055 Red Hawk Dr., Peoria
  • Arizona Traditions - Surprise, AZ - Large gated community of 1768 homes complete in 2013. Community Center, golf, 3 pools, tennis, softball field, pickle ball, walking trails and bocci ball.   Resales
    Bell Road - 623-584-2520

Northeast of Phoenix

Scottsdale

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.  

As one knows, Scottsdale is a beautiful area with a cooler northern climate than the southern part of the state.   

Lifecare community in Scottsdale 

  • Westminster Village in Scottsdale - Northeast of Phoenix - Apartment homes with active living and life care. Their prices are listed on their website. Lots of services and amenities included in entrance fee plus monthly fee.  
    12000 No. 90th St., Scottsdale - 480-451-2001

New Communities in the Northeast Valley 

Rio Verde (east of Scottsdale)

Rio Verde Country Club golf course and mountain views

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.

Rio Verde Country Club model homeRio Verde single home

Independent Living Communities
North of Phoenix 

  • La Loma Village Litchfield Park - Independent living with lifecare. Beautiful scenery surrounds this community of activities and services. Casitas and apartments. Short stays also available.

West of Phoenix 

4 New Communities in Buckeye

Sun City Festival home in Buckeye

Location:  Buckeye

Feature:   Large Award-winning resort-style community

Contact:   26415 Desert Vista Blvd., Buckeye - 866-450-9322

By Del Webb -  2-bedroom, 2 or more bath ranch homes - 4 collections - Discover Tour: Stay in a villa with golfcart up to 3 nights - In the valley west of Phoenix. Price: $$-$$$ - Start $205,990. 3100 acres offering amenities with strong emphasis on health, wellness and personal enrichment.  Will have 7200 homes when closes.


Sundance at Buckeye by LGI Homes golf course

Location:  Buckeye

Feature:   Within master community of Sundance; golf

Contact:   22645 W. Gardenia, Buckeye - Homes  open daily

18-hole golf course, pools, community center and mountain vistas.  2-3 bedroom single homes with garage. Smaller to medium large square footage - start $160's.  


Also within Sundance:

 -  30 minutes west of Phoenix - Price: $-$$ green building practices designed to save on energy costs - Pool with chairlift - From $164,900. 

22626 Antelope Trail, Buckeye - Open Daily


2 Communities on Phoenix Magazine's "Ten Hottest Neighborhoods" list:

1) Victory at Verrado in Buckeye and

2) Eastmark in Mesa (See Encore at Eastmark for 55+ in Mesa, below)

  • Victory at Verrado Active Adult - Buckeye - desert terrain - walking trails - first 55+ active adult community in this popular master community.   There are 4 builders in Victory:  Lennar, David Weekley, Maracay, and CalAtlantic. They are building homes from low $200,000's to $500,000's.   21029 W. Main St., Buckeye - 623-215-6000

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 very low $300's - Verrado Golf Club - 2l miles of trails - Some NextGen plans - Mountain views 


Goodyear

  • Pebble Creek by Robson - by Robson Communities - Price: $$-$$$$ Retirement communities in Phoenix near Goodyear, Arizona. - Luxury single family homes and villas community near Phoenix.  Villas now available from $204's. 3003 No. 164th Ave., Goodyear - 623-935-6700

  • CantaMia at Estrella - Goodyear - 20 minutes from Phoenix where the pace slows - Sonoran Desert - Located within the master community of Estrella.  This is an award-winning green community. A variety of floor plans starting in mid $100's.  By AV Homes. 
    Amenities include 2 pools, massage room, cooking kitchen, lifelong learning programs and more.  Also: gated golf cart community.  Discovery Days Program:  3 days and 2 nights to discover CantaMia for $129+ for 2 people until end of June (verify pricing and rules).
    17700 W. Star Point Dr., Goodyear, AZ - 800-284-6637

What is a "golf cart community?"  This term usually refers to the fact that you can drive your golfcart anywhere in the community to get around not just for golf but for general purposes. But do verify where this would be as it may vary. Not all those with golf courses are considered a "golf cart community." 


New Homes East of Phoenix  

New in Mesa

Sun Villa fountain and pondPhoto by Sun Villa
  • Fountain of the Sun Retirement Community and Country Club Mesa - Resort-like community of affordable homes and condominiums - numerous pools and amenities - Country club membership available for residents and non-residents.
    540 S. 80th St., Mesa - 480-380-4000
  • Sun Villa Apartments Near Fountain of the Sun Retirement Community in Mesa. Renting at value prices.  Gated. Studios and 1 bedrooms. Pool, golf and more.
    650 S. 80th St., Mesa - 866-484-5534
  • Las Palmas Grand - Mesa - Price: $ - Start $50,000's - manufactured homes by Thesman - Resort retirement community.
    2550 So. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa - 480-357-5000 - Open Daily
  • Sunland Springs Village - Mesa - Farnsworth Development - homes, townhomes and condos on 900 acres - 27-hole golf course.  2 and 3-bedrooms starting upper $100's.  Small square footage townhomes start $166,900.  Condos start mid-$200's. There is a separate assisted living and memory care facility, The Summit at Sunland Springs, in this master community. 
    2233 S. Springwood Blvd., Mesa - 888-709-5750

Location:  Mesa

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.


Resale East of Phoenix (Mesa and Apache Junction):

Mesa

  • Leisure World Arizona in Mesa - Many units start at age 45+ and others at 55+. Minutes from Phoenix. Large, gated community filled with activities and golf. Active adult community with resales in variety of price ranges from $100,000's.  Seasonal and long-term rentals listed on website also.
    908 S. Power Rd., Mesa - 480-832-0003 ext 401 
  • Sunrise Village - Mesa - 24 hr gated community of manufactured homes by Thesman - Resale homes from $15,000's.
    5402 E. McKellips Rd. - 480-985-0548

Apache Junction

  • Palmas del Sol - Apache Junction - By Thesman - resale manufactured homes from $35,000 - 24 hour gated.
    3400 So. Ironwood Dr. - 480-983-4084 - Open daily 8-5

South of Phoenix 

Chandler

  • New Del Webb at Lone Tree -  We often think of Del Webb communities as large and sprawling but this one will be different.  Only 72 homes!  Scaled down and more intimate. 

    Convenient to Phoenix metro area and appropriate if you want to be near jobs and keep working.   Near Lindsay and Riggs Rd. in Chandler.  From upper $200's.  6080 S. Pinaleno Place, Chandler - 866-894-8424 - Open Daily

Eloy

  • Robson Ranch in Eloy - by Robson Communities - Price: $-$$ - Gated luxury community with champion golf course near Phoenix.  Eloy/Casa Grande area.  Away but near enough to city living for shopping, restaurants, health care facilities. 2 BR's with den. Starting  $160's to $500's.  5687 N. Robson Blvd., Eloy - Open Daily 

Florence

  • Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch - Florence - Price: $-$$ in Southeast valley of Phoenix. In multi-generational community. Start $185,990. - 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence - 877-937-6396

Maricopa

Location:  Maricopa

Feature:  Gated with golf

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 $180'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.  

  • Villas of Province - Small to medium 2-bedroom villas start $160's. Energy efficient homes within the Province gated community.  20930 N Province Pkwy, Maricopa - Open Daily

Casa Grande

Location:  Casa Grande

Feature:   Golf and recreation

Contact:   53 N. Alamosa Avenue, Casa Grande - 877-275-6374 - Open Daily

Between Phoenix and Tucson - Price: $ homes from $190's - Pool with chairlift - green building features.


Queen Creek/San Tan Valley

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. 

Amenities include:

  • 18-hole private golf
  • The Alvea Spa, named best clubhouse spa
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 3 pools including waveless lap pool and outdoor pool with cabanas
  • Tennis Center

South of Phoenix resale homes 

Sun Lakes

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 more.  
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.

  • Iron Oaks at Sun Lakes Enjoy Southwest architecture and an adult lifestyle near Chandler and Phoenix at Sun Lakes.  Golf community with all conveniences--post office, hardware, food, auto repair, medical and more shops and services. Intel Corp nearby and Arizona State University provide employment opps.  Country Club lifestyle with golf, pools, tennis and more.  Resales. 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ - 480-895-7275

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley

The San Tan Valley offers recreation, clean air and small town living.


Resales and Rentals in Gilbert

  • Trilogy at Power Ranch Homeowners Site by Shea Homes at Gilbert. Resort-style in Southeast Valley of Phoenix. See resales on site starting in $200,000's. Rentals also available listed on site.

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References:  A good resource AZCentral.com - Check out their new home section.

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