Fountain of the Sun
Fountain of the Sun – Mesa, AZ: Real Estate & Homes for Sale
The 582 acre Fountain of the Sun 55+ retirement community in Mesa, Arizona was originally a cotton farm, and the community was conceived and developed in the early 1970′s by the now defunct builder UDC Homes.
The community originally offered manufactured home lots, as well as regular homes built by UDC, and later added patio home and townhome neighborhoods, most with their own pools.
In 1972, UDC opened the Fountain of the Sun golf course to attract potential buyers to a lifestyle community that surrounded the lush 18-hole executive par 62 course.
In 1987, as UDC was nearing completion of the Fountain of the Sun community, the golf course was sold to the newly formed Fountain of the Sun Country Club. At that time, the 4,800 square foot clubhouse with a golf shop, lounge, dining room, offices and meeting rooms were opened with the newly formed country club..
The Fountain of the Sun Country Club (golf course & country club) was officially formed in April, 1987. To this day it remains a private members-only golf and country club that is located within the gates of the Fountain of the Sun community, although residency in the community is not a requirement to join the country club.
This gated community offers 24 hour security, a wide variety of activities and amenities, and affordable living in manufactured homes, regular houses, patio homes and townhomes.
Fountain of the Sun Amenities
Most of the patio home, condo or townhome communities within Fountain of the Sun also have their own community pool and spa, for the private use of residents within that neighborhood or complex.
Regardless of which of the neighborhoods you live in, all residents are welcome at the main clubhouse and are invited to participate in the community activities.
With so many clubs and activities, you can do as much or as little as you like. At Fountain of the Sun you can enjoy:
- Sport Courts: Shuffleboard, Horseshoe Pits
- Pools: Pool and spa, heated during the winter months
- Fitness Center: Fitness Center with aerobics and strength training equipment
- Arts & Crafts: Numerous crafts and workshops: sewing, quilting, woodshop, lapidary, pottery, and more
- Softball: Although they don’t have their own softball field, the community’s softball league competes with other area active adult communities
- Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Card Rooms, Library
- Ballroom/auditorium: There are many community gatherings, dances and showtime performances sponsored by the community.
- Coffee Shop:The Chatter Box coffee shop is open daily until 1:00pm and is quite busy every morning!
- Golf: An 18-hole par 62 executive golf course is available at the Fountain of the Sun Country Club (membership is required)
Check the HOA’s website for a full list of the numerous clubs and activities. A community newspaper called the The Sun Times is published monthly with their calendar of events and community news.
Fountain of the Sun Real Estate
A variety of home styles and floor plans are available, including manufactured homes, detached single-family homes, patio homes and garden townhomes. HOA fees vary by the type of property.
Most homes for sale at Fountain of the Sun have been well-maintained by the owners, but will reflect the styles and finishes of the homes built during the 1970s and 1980′s, so buyers will usually want to do a little updating and modernizing. Gradually, some of the houses are being remodeled and updated, so you might get lucky and find a home that has already been renovated.
Fountain of the Sun Golf & Country Club
This “members only” country club has a par 62 Red Lawrence designed executive course that plays just under 4,200 yards and is fun, yet challenging at the same time. The holes offer a variety of challenges… from a 130 yard par three, to a 500+ yard par five. During the course of a round, you’ll probably end up using every club in the bag! The Miniverde Bermuda greens are somewhat small, but once you’re on the putting surface you’ll find they roll quite nicely.
The Country Club has it’s own restaurant, and monthly dinner dances are held during the winter months that include fine dining and a variety of music and entertainment. They also sponsor and host a wide variety of social and fun events like BBQs and happy hours throughout the year for their members.
Being a resident of Fountain of the Sun is not a requirement for joining the Fountain of the Sun Country Club.
About the Mesa Area
Fountain of the Sun is located about 10 minutes from the Superstition Springs Mall, so anything and everything you could ever need or want is literally within minutes of the community. Major medical facilities including a Banner Hospital are also within 5-10 minutes of the community.
The convenient location offers easy access to Loop 202, making Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and downtown Phoenix just a 20-30 minute drive (without traffic).
HOA INFO *
The HOA fees for townhomes & patio homes include building and roof maintenance, front yard maintenance, water, sewer and garbage. There is also a blanket hazard insurance coverage for the exterior walls (everything “inside” is the owner’s responsibility).
|$701/year||HOA Fee – manufactured homes/single family homes|
|$200||One-time Transfer Fee|
|$1,175||One-time Capital Preservation Fee **|
|various||Patio Homes, Townhomes, Condos Add’l Fees|
|HOA Phone:||480-984-1434 or 480-380-4000|
GOLF INFO *
Membership is required to take advantage of the private 18-hole, par 62 executive course and all of the Country Club activites, that are separate from the regular community activities. Membership in the Country Club is not limited to individuals who own residential property in the Fountain of the Sun Community.
Contact the golf course directly for current membership rates and programs.
|Country Club Website:||www.foscc-az.com|
|Country Club Phone:||480-986-3158|
* 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.
Fountain of the Sun
|# of Homes:||2,296|
|Years Built:||1971 – 1996|