Solera at Johnson Ranch
Solera at Johnson Ranch, AZ: Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Solera at Johnson Ranch by Del Webb is a 55+ golf retirement community that is located within the larger multi-generational master planned community of Johnson Ranch. This section of San Tan Valley was formerly called Queen Creek, so many people still refer to Solera and Johnson Ranch as being in “Queen Creek”, even though the name of the town has been officially changed for quite some time now.
A series of small foothills separates Solera from the larger Johnson Ranch master planned community. The homesites at Solera line the foothills and the Johnson Ranch Golf Course. In fact, some of the homes at Solera back right up to the foothills, giving those few lucky homeowners a dramatic view of untouched desert right in their back yards.
Solera at Johnson Ranch has its own 10,000 sq.ft. clubhouse that is strictly for Solera residents and their guests and is not open to the other Johnson Ranch residents. However, Solera residents have full access to any of the amenities at Johnson Ranch, which is great if you have the grandkids visiting.
While Solera looks and feels like a world apart, there are in fact conveniences close by, so it’s easy to get groceries, go to the pharmacy, etc. I receive a lot of inquiries about Solera – it’s a very popular community, especially considering the smaller number of homes here.
Solera Johnson Ranch Amenities
Like all Del Webb communities, Solera at Johnson Ranch offers a nice 10,000 sq.ft. recreation center with lots of amenities and social activities. At Solera Johnson Ranch, you can enjoy:
- Sport Courts: Bocce Ball Court, Tennis Courts (available at Johnson Ranch)
- Pools: Lounge pool and spa.
- Fitness Center: Equipped with modern aerobics and strength training equipment
- Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Card Room, Library
- Ballroom/auditorium: There are many community gatherings sponsored by the community.
- Dining: A small restaurant is located in the golf club and serves breakfast and lunch daily.
Check the HOA’s website for a full list of the clubs and activities. You’re sure to find something that attracts your interest.
Solera Johnson Ranch Estate
Only four floorplans were built at Solera Johnson Ranch. All homes are single-level 2BR, 2BA or better with a 2-car garage, and range from 1,400 – 1,900 sq. ft.
Del Webb offered better than average standard features, like staggered maple cabinets, corian countertops, roll-out shelves, gas stub to oven/range, etc., so every home is nicely outfitted, even if owners opted for the builder’s “standards”.
None of the homes were originally offered with fully fenced backyards, but the HOA allows block wall fencing for those who want it, provided the neighbors don’t object. If you have pets, or prefer more privacy, you might get lucky and find a house that already has a fully fenced yard.
Johnson Ranch Golf
The Johnson Ranch Golf Club is a par 72 regulation public course with daily green fees. They offer annual unlimited play passes and “punch card” multi-round passes available for both residents and the general public.
About the San Tan Valley Area
San Tan Valley is home to nearly 80,000 residents that appreciate the benefits of small town living. This area used to be called Queen Creek, but “Queen Creek” spanned two different counties, Pinal County and Maricopa County (where Phoenix is). The Pinal County side of Queen Creek was renamed San Tan Valley.
The Johnson Ranch area is somewhat remote and the nearest freeway is about 20 minutes away. It will take about 30-35 minutes from Mesa or Chandler, and up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. For those people who can fly Allegiant Air in and out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, and/or who prefer the small town atmosphere, Solera is a great option because prices are a bit lower here than in the more “central” areas.
HOA INFO *
Trash pickup and basic cable service are included in the HOA fee.
|$279/qtrly||HOA Fee – Solera|
|$193/qtrly||HOA Fee – Johnson Ranch|
|$200||One-time Disclosure Fee – Solera|
|$382||One-time Disclosure Fee – Johnson Ranch|
|$200||One-time Transfer Fee – Solera|
|$125||One-time Transfer Fee – Johnson Ranch|
|$837||One-time Capital Preservation Fee – Solera**|
|$860||One-time Capital Preservation Fee – Johnson Ranch**|
GOLF INFO *
The Johnson Ranch Golf Course is a public course, open to residents of Johnson Ranch and the general public. It’s a very busy course, so their annual passes offered have severe restrictions on tee times. You’ll need to check the course’s website or call them for details.
|$5,500||12-Month Pass – Couple|
|$3,000||12-Month Pass – Individual|
* 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.
Solera Johnson Ranch Floorplans
|Model Name||Sq Ft||Features||Floorplan Link|
|Prairie||1,398||2BR / 2BA / 2G||View Floorplan|
|Sagebrush||1,558||2BR + den / 2BA / 2G||View Floorplan|
|Ledgestone||1,760||2BR + den / 2BA / 2G||View Floorplan|
|Meadowood||1,905||2BR + den / 2BA / 2G||View Floorplan|
Solera Homeowners Association
|Location:||San Tan Valley, AZ|
|# of Homes:||727|
|Years Built:||1997 – 2000|