Category Archives: Phoenix: East Valley 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Active Adult 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.