Arizona 55+ Retirement, Phoenix: East Valley 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.

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.

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.

Driving through MountainBrook Village

MountainBrook Village

| 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 golf course

Rio Verde Country Club

| 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.

Beautiful grounds

Scottsdale Shadows

| 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.

Common area near clubhouse

Solera Chandler

| 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.