Apache Wells – Mesa, AZ: Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Apache Wells is a 55+ golf retirement community with beautiful views of Red Mountain, and close to shopping, dining, and other conveniences. Located in East Mesa Arizona, the main cross streets are Higley and McKellips Roads.
Housing options consist of single family homes, townhomes, condos, and mobile homes. With the mobile/manufactured homes, the homes and the land are owned by the residents – there are no “lot rental” fees. You own the land here, so there’s no lot lease to worry about.
Apache Wells was originally a mobile home neighborhood surrounding the Apache Wells golf course. As the community grew, it added two single-level townhome neighborhoods and a condo complex – each with their own clubhouse and pool.
Apache Wells was established in 1962 with the opening of the Pro-shop and Restaurant, so most of the original mobile homes were built during the 1960s, but some of the townhomes were built as recently as 1999.
The community is undergoing a revitalization as many of the older mobile homes are being removed and replaced with new modular units or newly constructed “stick built” detached single family homes.
In 2006 the Country Club debuted a brand new $5 million clubhouse. They completely tore the old clubhouse down and started from the ground up. The new clubhouse is beautiful and contains both the amenities and golf club as well as a full service restaurant.
The townhomes and condos have their own clubhouses, separate from the Apache Wells Country Club clubhouse, and they do not have access to amenities at the Country Club, which is only open to residents in the original “mobile home” community.
Apache Wells Amenities
With more than 40 different clubs and activities, you can do as much or as little as you like. At Apache Wells you can enjoy:
- Sport Courts: Pickle Ball, Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard, Horseshoe Pits
- Pools: Heated pool and spa
- Fitness Center: Fitness Center with aerobics and strength training equipment
- Arts & Crafts: Numerous crafts and workshops: sewing, quilting, woodshop, lapidary, pottery, and more
- Softball: Softball leagues compete among the area active adult communities
- Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Card Rooms, Library
- Ballroom/auditorium: There are many community gatherings, dances and professional “Top Notch” showtime performances sponsored by the community.
- Pet Park: A place to take your family pets for some exercise and fresh air
- Golf: 18-hole championship golf course (membership is required)
Check the HOA’s website for a full list of the numerous clubs and activities. A community newspaper called the Round Up is published monthly with their calendar of events.
Apache Wells Real Estate
Apache Wells Manufactured Homes Community: This is the original community, and was designed to be a manufactured home community where you own the land. Recently, homeowners and builders have been replacing the mobile/manufactured homes with regular “stick built” homes, especially on the golf course lots, so you might be able to find a brand new home here, or one that is just a few years old.
Most of the mobile homes are older and will need substantial updating to meet the demands of today’s buyers.
The Village at Apache Wells: Located at 5518 E Lindstrom, The Village contains a three-story condo building and single-level townhomes. All of the townhomes have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2-car garages.
The very first phase units were built in 1960, but most of the units were built during 1984 – 1993.
The Village has its own clubhouse and pool, and does not have access to the “mobile home” community’s clubhouse and amenities. The HOA maintains all of the building, roof, and front yard maintenance.
Apache Wells II: Located at 5830 E McKellips Rd, this gated townhome community was built during 1997 – 1999. Apache Wells II also has its own clubhouse and pool, and does not have access to the “mobile home” community’s clubhouse and amenities. The HOA takes care of all building, roof, and front yard maintenance.
Apache Wells Golf
In the 1980s, 485 individual residents purchased the golf course rather than let it be sold to a large corporation. Now the golf Country Club still has 485 memberships available – each household is one membership, regardless of the number of residents – and memberships are only open to Apache Wells homeowners.
The golf course is semi-private, with public tee times available on Saturday and Sunday mornings and during the summer months. During the busy winter months the golf club runs two shotgun starts Monday through Friday – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
About the Mesa Area
Apache Wells is conveniently located in Mesa and is about 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and also about 20 minutes from the Saguaro Lake recreation area – great for boating and hiking enthusiasts.
HOA INFO *
The low monthly HOA fee includes access to all of the Country Club clubhouse amenities (except golf), and also includes trash pick up two times per week.
|$49/month||Original Community – HOA Fee|
|$400||Original Community – One-time Transfer Fee|
|$588||Original Community – One-time Cap Pres Fee **|
|$214/month||The Village – HOA Fee|
|$500||The Village – One-time Transfer Fee|
|$0||The Village – One-time Capital Preservation Fee **|
|HOA Website||No Website|
|$270/month||Apache Wells 2 – HOA Fee|
|$220||Apache Wells 2 – One-time Transfer Fee|
|$540||Apache Wells 2 – One-time Capital Preservation Fee **|
GOLF INFO *
Enjoy an 18 hole semi-private golf course that is owned by 485 residents of Apache Wells. During the summer months it is open to the public.
- Membership certificate: approximately $5,000
- Membership transfer fee: $2,100
- Unlimited yearly golf: $1,600 per person
- Private except for Saturday and Sunday mornings
- Open to public approximately April 15-November 1
* Information is provided as a courtesy of Golf At 55 and is not guaranteed. Communities and golf courses may change their fees or offerings without notice. If you are interested in a particular community, please confirm current pricing and terms with the HOA or golf course directly.
** The “capital preservation” fee is very common at Arizona Active Adult communities, and is used to help build HOA reserves for maintaining and updating amenities and facilities. It is a one-time only fee, charged when you first purchase a home in the community. It is also sometimes referred to as a “community enhancement” fee or a “capital improvement” fee.
Apache Wells Clubhouse
|# of Homes:||1,823|
|Years Built:||1960 – 1987|