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Selection of award-winning 55+ retirement 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.
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Location: Sun City (not part of Del Webb 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.
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. Will have many unique features, such as a demonstration kitchen, artisan studio, Alvea Spa, fitness center, and resort and lap pools. Small to large home collections start high $200's to high $400's.
Location: Surprise - Feature: Amenity-rich 55+ community - Contact: Asante Blvd. and 163rd Avenue, Surprise - 800-864-1058
3 collections: Encore, Inspiration and Tradition. The Encore collection is priced from $300's. The Tradition collection is paired homes from $200's. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, fitness center, sport courts, trails, parks and open space and more.
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
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, fitness center, restaurants, spa, and more. Single homes by K Hovnanian. Priced in $200's. Active lifestyle community.
Location: Scottsdale AZ - Feature: Single-story luxury Villas - Contact: Scottsdale Rd. and Dove Valley Rd. - 877-546-8669 - Open Daily - hours vary
By K Hovnanian. Activities:
Gated 55 community near Pinnacle Peak Park. Resort amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
LENNAR AT VICTORY
Large, single family 2-bedroom homes | Start low $300's | Verrado Golf Club | 2l miles of trails | Some NextGen plans | Mountain views | 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.
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.
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
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. 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.
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).
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: $-$$ Previously by Engle Homes* | 30 minutes south of Phoenix. | Guard-gated | From villas to estates | 175 acres of parks and lakes | Province was voted "Best Active Adult Community in America" by 50+ Housing Council of National Assoc. of Home Builders | Also a silver award in Best Clubhouse Design. | Medium to large single homes start low $200's. | Villas start $160's.
*After completion of hundreds of homes, Engle Homes went into bankruptcy during the height of the housing crisis and Meritage Homes is the current owner of Province with new plans and features.
Location: Casa Grande - Feature: Golf and recreation - Contact: 2611 E. Questa Trail, Casa Grande - 877-275-6374 - Open Daily
Between Phoenix and Tucson - Price: $ homes from $190's - Pool with chairlift - green building features.
Location: Queen Creek - Feature: Partial 55+ Luxury golf community - Contact: 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., Queen Creek - 800-685-6494 - Open Daily - Appts preferred (Appointments are suggested when Tour Centers may be very busy and you need to get your questions answered.)
A Trilogy luxury golf community. Shea homes at Queen Creek, Southeast of Phoenix. Price: $-$$$ 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.
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 -
The San Tan Valley offers recreation, clean air and small town living.
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References: A good resource AZCentral.com - Check out their new home section.
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