Category Archives: Phoenix Area Communities

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 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. Two gated towhome neighborhoods are also available.

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 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 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 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 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 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.