Arizona 55+ Retirement, Phoenix Area Communities

Rear patio of clubhouse

Ahwatukee Retirement Community

| Built: 1974 – 1987 | Gated: No

Phoenix, AZ – Located in the master-planned community of Ahwatukee Foothills, this community is close to downtown Phoenix, restaurants, shopping and medical facilities and is surrounded by beautiful foothills views.

Views from the golf course

Anthem Country Club, Arizona

| Built: 1999 – 2006 | Gated: Yes

Phoenix, AZ – Anthem Country Club is part of the mulit-generational Del Webb master-planned community of Anthem. Although it is NOT age-restricted, many younger retirees and empty nesters adore this private country club community and like the younger demographics.

Every day is picture perfect at Apache Wells!

Apache Wells

| Built: 1960 – 1987 | Gated: No

Mesa, AZ – This 55+ community is comprised mostly of manufactured homes, but is undergoing a revitalization as more and more manufactured homes are replaced with regular “stick built” homes. Two gated towhome neighborhoods are also available.

Everyday is picture perfect at Arizona Traditions!

Arizona Traditions

| Built: 1997 – 2012 | Gated: Yes

Surprise, AZ – Large enough to offer everything that the big Sun Cities can offer, but small enough to have a sense of neighborhood. This guard-gated community is often underrated and overlooked, but take a 2nd look – it has great amenities and affordable newer homes.

Rear view of the recreation center

CantaMia at Estrella

| Built: 2010 – New | Gated: Yes

Goodyear, AZ – With acres of lakes and grass, this scenic community is a true lush oasis in the desert. CantaMia offers world class amenities, a stunning clubhouse, and all of the amenities of the greater master-planned community of Estrella.

Every day is picture perfect at Corte Bella!

Corte Bella

| Built: 2003 – 2007 | Gated: Yes

Sun City West, AZ – A beautiful private country club community by Del Webb with Santa Barbara inspired architecture, velvet green fairways, neatly groomed cypress trees, and quaint street lamps. The overall affect is charming and picturesque.

Dreamland Villa Golf Course

Dreamland Villa

| Built: 1959 – 1973 | Gated: No

Mesa, AZ – The very first 55+ community in Mesa, there are no HOA fees and recreation center fees are voluntary. This community works well for people who don’t mind an older house or minimal amenities, and want a very inexpensive home with very low carrying costs.

La Casa - grand living room

Encanterra Country Club by Trilogy

| Built: 2008 – New | Gated: Yes

San Tan Valley, AZ – NOT age-restricted. An affordable option for those seeking a true private country club lifestyle with all the perks and amenities of the finest country club living anywhere. The jaw-dropping stunning clubhouse and golf course are sure to impress!.

Fountain and flags greet you as you drive in to the community

Fountain of the Sun

| Built: 1974 – 1994 | Gated: Yes

Mesa, AZ – This conveniently located gated community offers 24 hour security, friendly, down-to-earth residents, a wide variety of activities and amenities, and affordable living in manufactured homes, regular houses, patio homes and townhomes.

Globe fountain at the entrance welcomes you to Leisure World

Leisure World Arizona

| Built: 1974 – 1994 | Gated: Yes

Mesa, AZ – Residents of this well-established community pay high HOA and capital preservation fees, but with a major mall and a major hospital within five minutes, and convenient freeway access, this ideal location and the Leisure World brand name is a still a big draw.