Arizona 55+ Retirement, Phoenix: East Valley Communities

Ahwatukee Active Adult, 55+ Phoenix AZ" href="">Ahwatukee Active Adult, 55+ Phoenix AZ

| 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.

Apache Wells Mesa AZ" href="">Apache Wells Mesa AZ

| 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.

Dreamland Villa Mesa, AZ" href="">Dreamland Villa Mesa, AZ

| 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.

Encanterra by Trilogy San Tan Valley AZ" href="">Encanterra by Trilogy San Tan Valley AZ

| 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 of the Sun Mesa AZ" href="">Fountain of the Sun Mesa AZ

| 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.

Leisure World Arizona Mesa AZ" href="">Leisure World Arizona Mesa AZ

| 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.

MountainBrook Village Gold Canyon AZ" href="">MountainBrook Village Gold Canyon AZ

| Built: 1994 – 2002 | Gated: No

Gold Canyon, AZ – With stunning views of the majestic Superstition Mountains, a beautifully maintained championship golf course and great amenities, you might not want to ever leave the community. But if you do, Superstition Springs mall is just 15 minutes away.

Rio Verde 55+ Community Rio Verde AZ" href="">Rio Verde 55+ Community Rio Verde AZ

| Built: 1975 – 2007 | Gated: No

Rio Verde, AZ – About 30 minutes from Scottsdale, this quiet, rural location offers a private country club with two Lehman designed courses. The large custom homes are surrounded by the pristine desert of the Tonto Nat’l Forest, and stunning mountain views.

Scottsdale Shadows Scottsdale AZ" href="">Scottsdale Shadows Scottsdale AZ

| Built: 1974 – 1984 | Gated: Yes

Scottsdale, AZ – This community of 6 & 7 story condos located in the heart of Scottsdale is NOT age-restricted, but it is a “senior favorite”. The complex offers 3 pools, tennis courts, lots of activites, and shuttle services to area shopping and medical facilities.

Solera Chandler Chandler AZ" href="">Solera Chandler Chandler AZ

| Built: 2001 – 2005 | Gated: Yes

Chandler, AZ – Solera Chandler offers all of the amenities and activities you’d expect at a Del Webb 55+ community, but on a smaller, more intimate scale. Large enough for lots of clubs and activites, but small enough to get know lots of the friendly neighbors.