Retirement Communities in Phoenix

...for over 55

Rio Verde Country Club golf course

Photo Credit: Rio Verde

Find retirement communities in Phoenix and surrounding areas by regions.  Nice Selection of award-winning 55+ retirement communities. 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 Sun City,

Del Webb and Sun City

More new homes Northwest of Phoenix: Surprise, Litchfield, Peoria, Wickenburg

North of Phoenix Resales

Northeast of Phoenix:

Northeast of Phoenix Resales

West of Phoenix: Goodyear, Buckeye

East of Phoenix: Mesa, Apache Junction

East of Phoenix Resales

Southeast of Phoenix: Gilbert, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Maricopa, Florence, Casa Grande, Eloy

South of Phoenix Resales

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DEL WEBB

  • 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 (Separate page)

K HOVNANIAN IN SUN CITY AREA  (not part of Del Webb Sun City)

Location:  Sun City

Feature:   Stocked fishing lakes; part of established master community

Contact:  Beardsley and 107th Ave., Sun City - 877-546-8669 

Enjoy walks among lakes and single homes.  Prices in lower $300's.

More New Communities Northwest of Phoenix 

peoria

TRILOGY®

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Location:  Peoria

Feature:   Part of Vistancia master-planned community; golf

Contact:   30500 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.  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 high $200's to high $400's.

Will have many unique features, such as a demonstration kitchen, artisan studio, Alvea Spa, fitness center, and resort and lap pools. 

Surprise

LENNAR

Location:  Surprise

Feature:   Amenity-rich 55+ community

Contact:   Asante Blvd. and 163rd Avenue, Surprise - 800-864-1058  

Sign up now on their website to receive updates for when it can be seen. Not priced yet.

wickenburg

TRILOGY

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Wickenburg Ranch Resort Club

Photo: Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Wickenburg Ranch Resort Club

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Wickenburg Ranch Resort Club

Photo: Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Wickenburg Ranch Resort Club

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 - (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 2200 makes evenings cooler than Phoenix (verify)   |  Small to large homes start from low-$200's to mid-$400's  |   Championship golf  


K HOVNANIAN

Location:   Wickenburg

Feature:     In master community Wickenburg Ranch with resort amenities.

Contact:     3312 Maverick Dr. - 877-546-8669 - Open Daily 

Enjoy a desert setting with luxury amenities including a spa and salon, golf, walking trails and more.  Single homes by K Hovnanian.   Priced in $200's.  Active lifestyle community.

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 
  • 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

Northeast of Phoenix

scottsdale

K HOVNANIAN

Four Seasons at Scottsdale Heights model home living room with view of Pinnacle Peak

Location:   Scottsdale AZ

Feature:    Single-story luxury Villas

Contact:    Scottsdale Rd. and Dove Valley Rd. - 877-546-8669 

Activities:  

  • Pool and spa
  • Bocce Court
  • Barbeque Pavilion
  • Hiking and Biking at nearby Pinnacle Park

Sign onto VIP List now for updates on this coming gated community near Pinnacle Peak Park.  Resort amenities.



rio verde

TRILOGY

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Verde River™  Golf and Social Club

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Verde River™ Golf and Social Club

Location:  Rio Verde

Feature:   Golf resort community

Contact:   28525 N Verde River Way W., Rio Verde, AZ 85263

 - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily - Appointments Recommended

By Shea Homes.  Small to large homes start low $300's to high $600's. Scottsdale is a beautiful area with a cooler northern climate than the southern part of the state.

NOTE:  You may have seen Verde River and loved it but it wasn't just for 55+ but now the 55+ neighborhood is open.

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Verde River™  Golf and Social Club

Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Verde River™ Golf and Social Club

Location:  Rio Verde

Feature:   Golf resort community

Contact:   28525 N Verde River Way W., Rio Verde, AZ 85263

 - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily - Appointments Recommended

By Shea Homes.  Small to large homes start low $300's to high $600's. Scottsdale is a beautiful area with a cooler northern climate than the southern part of the state.

NOTE:  You may have seen Verde River and loved it but it wasn't just for 55+ but now the 55+ neighborhood is now open.  

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

TAYLOR MORRISON

Location:  Rio Verde

Feature:   Golf

Contact:   Rio Verde Dr. and Forest Rd. - Call for appointment 480-346-1738

Rio Verde area by Taylor Morrison.  2-bedroom/2 Bath single small to medium homes.  From the mid-$200's.  Golf.  15 minutes east of North Scottsdale near the Verde River and Tonto Forest.  

55+ Resales in the northeast valley

Rio Verde (east of Scottsdale)

Rio Verde country club golf course
Rio Verde Country Club golf courseRio Verde Country Club golf course

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.

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 

New Communities in Buckeye

DEL WEBB

Sun City Festival Recreation Center

Location:  Buckeye

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

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Location:  Buckeye

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

LGI HOMES (SOLD)

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Location:  Buckeye

Feature:   Within master community of Sundance; golf

Contact:   22645 W. Gardenia, Buckeye - 

18-hole golf course, pools, community center and mountain vistas. 

2-3 bedroom single homes with garage  |   Smaller to medium large square footage |  Started from upper $100's.

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Location:  Buckeye

Feature:   Within master community of Sundance; golf

Contact:   22645 W. Gardenia, Buckeye

18-hole golf course, pools, community center and mountain vistas. 

2-3 bedroom single homes with garage  |   Smaller to medium large square footage |  Startied upper $100's.

VICTORY AT VERRADO

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 55+ community in Buckeye  |  Desert terrain  |  Walking trails  |  First 55+ active adult community in this popular master community.   Builders in Victory:  Lennar, David Weekley, Maracay, CalAtlantic, K Hovnanian and Taylor Morrison. They are building homes from $200,000's to $500,000's.   21029 W. Main St., Buckeye - 623-215-6000

LENNAR AT VICTORY

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  | By Lennar

Model home at Victory at Verrado Inspiration

LOCATION:  Buckeye

FEATURE:    Within master community

CONTACT:   20910 W. Pasadena Ave. - 602-285-4663 - Open Daily 9-5

Small to medium 2-bedroom, 2 bath single homes from mid $200's.  Mediterranean roofs (verify). By Lennar.

TAYLOR MORRISON AT VICTORY

LOCATION:  Buckeye

FEATURE:   Master community is Victory at Verrado

CONTACT:   Verrado Way and Indian School Rd.

55+ community in established master community.  |   By prestigious builder Taylor Morrison.  |  Located in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains.  55+ community with a resort lifestyle from $300's.   

K HOVNANIAN AT VICTORY

LOCATION:  Buckeye

FEATURE:     In award-winning master community Victory at Verrado

CONTACT:    20818 W. Pasadena, Buckeye - 602-824-7830

The southwest architecture speaks to the surrounding desert terrain.  Spacious single ranch homes by K Hovnanian starting in lower $300's and up.  One plan has an extra suite for visitors etc.  Resort amenities and miles of trails. 

DAVID WEEKLEY AT VICTORY

LOCATION:  Buckeye

FEATURE:    Villa homes in master community Victory at Verrado

CONTACT:   20714 W. Fern Dr., Buckeye - 800-486-3956

David Weekly Homes presents a variety of 55+ neighborhoods with different price ranges starting from upper $200's at the popular Victory at Verrado master community. 

goodyear

ROBSON COMMUNITIES

  • Pebble Creek by Robson - Luxury single family homes and villas community near Phoenix By Robson Communities.  Award-winning retirement communities in Phoenix near Goodyear, Arizona.
    Villas now available from $200's  |  Price: $$-$$$$  
    3003 No. 164th Ave., Goodyear - 623-935-6700

TAYLOR MORRISON

LOCATION:  Goodyear

FEATURE:     In master community Estrella

CONTACT:   17700 W. Star Point Dr., Goodyear, AZ - 800-284-6637 - Open Daily

20 minutes from Phoenix where the pace slows - Sonoran Desert - This is an award-winning green community. A variety of floor plans starting in low $200's. 
Amenities include 2 pools, massage room, cooking kitchen, lifelong learning programs, yacht club and more.  Also: gated golf cart community.    

What is a "golf cart community?"  This term usually refers to the fact that you can drive your golf cart 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  

mesa

LOCATION  Mesa

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 

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  • 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

TAYLOR MORRISON

Location:  Mesa

Feature:   Large community for 55+ within master community Eastmark 

Contact:    5620 South Encore, Mesa - 480-346-1738 - Open Daily

Over a dozen Home Designs starting in the upper $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 Club. 

Resale East of Phoenix (Mesa and Apache Junction):

Mesa resales

  • 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 resales

  • 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 

Eloy

ROBSON

  • 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

DEL WEBB

Location:  Florence

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).

maricopa

MERITAGE HOMES

Location:  Maricopa

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.  

  • 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
  • The Retreats at Province - Medium to large singles from very low $200's.  
    21132 N. Festival Lane, Maricopa -  Open Daily 

CASA GRANDE

MERITAGE HOMES

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.

queen creek/san tan valley

SHEA HOMES

Trilogy Encanterra La Casa Club in Peoria Arizona

Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes -
Encanterra La Casa Club

Trilogy Encanterra La Casa Club in Peoria Arizona

Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes -
Encanterra La Casa Club

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 low $200's to high $300'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

WILLIAM LYON HOMES

Location:  Queen Creek

Feature:    In intergenerational master community Meridian

Contact:  E. Ocotillo Rd. and S. Signal Butt Rd., Queen Creek - Models open daily

Medium to large homes by William Lyon  Single family homes with recreation center, pool and more. Starting in mid-$200's - 

South of Phoenix resale homes 

  • 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.  Started in upper $200's.  6080 S. Pinaleno Place, Chandler
  • Sun Lakes of Arizona retirement communities
    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.  25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Chandler AZ - 480-895-9270
  • 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

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.  Gated, resort-style in Southeast Valley of Phoenix.  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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newest communities near phoenix

  1. Four Seasons at Scottsdale Heights - Coming - Scottsdale
  2. Four Seasons at Ventana Lakes - Sun City - Lower $300's
  3. Asante - Coming - Surprise
  4. Blue sky at Tonto Verde - Rio Verde - Mid $200's
  5. Inspiration at Victory at Verrado - Buckeye - Mid $200's
  6. Victory at Verrado Venture II - Buckeye - $300's
  7. Mountainside at Victory - Buckeye - Upper $200's
  8. Ovation at Meridian - Queen Creek - Mid $200's

Most Popular 55+ Communities in Phoenix On This Page*

  • Four Seasons at Ventana Lakes, Sun City
  • Lone Tree by Del Webb in Chandler
  • Shea Homes Vistancia in Peoria 

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