Category Archives: Communities

Ahwatukee Recreation Center

Ahwatukee Retirement Village Phoenix, AZ

$$ | Built: 1974-1987 | Gated: No

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

Anthem Country Club, entrance

Anthem Country Club, Arizona Phoenix, AZ

$$$ | Built: 1999-2006 | Gated: Yes

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.

Apache Wells Mesa, AZ

$$ | Built: 1960-1987 | Gated: No

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. For low-maintenance living, other sections have single-level townhomes or condos in multi-story buildings.

Arizona Traditions

Arizona Traditions Surprise, AZ

$$$ | Built: 1996-2014 | Gated: Yes

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.

CantaMia Estrella

CantaMia at Estrella Goodyear, AZ

$$$ | Built: 2010–New | Gated: Yes

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.

Corte Bella, golf homes

Corte Bella Sun City West, AZ

$$$$ | Built: 2003–2007 | Gated: Yes

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 Mesa, AZ

$ | Built: 1959-1973 | Gated: No

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

Encanterra by Trilogy San Tan Valley, AZ

$$$$ | Built: 2008–New | Gated: Yes

NOT age-restricted. For those seeking a true private country club lifestyle with all the perks and amenities of the finest country club living anywhere. Encanterra offers several onsite dining venues and the stunning clubhouse is sure to impress!.

Encore at Eastmark

Encore at Eastmark Mesa, AZ

$$$$ | Built: 2015–New | Gated: No

The newest 55+ community in Mesa, Encore is a very pretty, relatively smaller community with a modern vibe. It’s selling quickly because of the convenient “in-town” location and the easy access to freeways, shopping, dining & medical facilities.

Fountain of the Sun

Fountain of the Sun Mesa, AZ

$ | Built: 1974–1994 | Gated: Yes

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, Mesa AZ

Leisure World Arizona Mesa, AZ

$$ | Built: 1974–1994 | Gated: Yes

Residents of this well-established community are within five minutes of a major mall, a major hospital, and convenient freeway access. The homes are older, but the ideal location and the Leisure World brand name make it a popular choice.

Mission Royale Casa Grande AZ

Mission Royale Active Adult Casa Grande, AZ

$$ | Built: 2003–New | Gated: No

A great location, right across the street from a major shopping center and the I-10, this community caters to retirees seeking golf & nice basic amenities with a more budget-friendly and low-key lifestyle than some of the bigger, more extravagant 55+ communities.

MountainBrook Village, Gold Canyon AZ

MountainBrook Village Gold Canyon, AZ

$$$ | Built: 1994–2002 | Gated: No

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.

PebbleCreek, Goodyear AZ

PebbleCreek Goodyear, AZ

$$$$ | Built: 1994–New | Gated: Yes

This huge community has at least two of everything: two beautiful clubhouses, two golf courses, numerous pools, clubs & more. And the super convenient location has all of your favorite stores and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive!

Province, Maricopa AZ

Province Maricopa, AZ

$ | Built: 2004–New | Gated: Yes

With acres of lakes and lush grass, this scenic community is a true oasis in the desert. Province offers world class amenities, a stunning clubhouse, and a 24-hour guard gated community. The out-of-the-way location makes it very affordable.

Rio Verde Country Club 55+

Rio Verde Country Club Rio Verde, AZ

$$$ | Built: 1975–2007 | Gated: No

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.

Robson Ranch AZ - ranch house

Robson Ranch Arizona Eloy, AZ

$$$ | Built: 2005–New | Gated: Yes

Located half-way between Phoenix & Tucson, Robson Ranch is still in the early stages of development, but with a planned 4,600 homes scheduled for completion, it is set to be the largest and most extravagant active adult community in the Casa Grande area.

Scottsdale Shadows, AZ

Scottsdale Shadows Scottsdale, AZ

$$$ | Built: 1974–1984 | Gated: Yes

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 activities, and shuttle services to area shopping and medical facilities.

Solera Chandler pool

Solera Chandler Chandler, AZ

$$$$ | Built: 2001–2005 | Gated: Yes

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 activities, but small enough to get know lots of the friendly neighbors.

Solera Johnson Ranch - pool & spa

Solera at Johnson Ranch San Tan Valley

$$$ | Built: 2004–2008 | Gated: Yes

A very popular Del Webb community that is part of the greater master-planned community of Johnson Ranch. The remote location makes it more affordable, but for those who can use Mesa-Gateway Airport, Solera is only about 30 minutes away.