arizona 55 communities: The Possibilities are Endless in Sun City - 02/13/20 11:58 AM
Moving to a sizable active adult community means more amenities, events, activities, and fun. Sun City is Arizona’s tried and true 55+ community that set the standard 60 years ago. Not only is it hard to beat a location nestled between vibrant city life and scenic mountain views, but homeowners in Sun City enjoy a variety of entertainment options and over 290 days of sunshine each year.
This expansive community of 27,492 homes was constructed by Del Webb from 1960-1978. When built, Del Webb offered over 100 different floor plans to homebuyers, however, many have been remodeled since their construction. Homes in … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Having it All in Sun City Grand - 01/16/20 12:29 PM
Deciding to move into an active adult community is easy. With social lifestyles, unparalleled amenities, and modern homes, there is a lot to love about these communities. What is hard, however, is finding the right community for you.
Every day at 55places, we talk to retirees who think what they want is impossible. Resort-style pools, tight-knit communities, year-round warmth, everything on your doorstep while being close to a big city...having all of these at once may not seem possible. At Sun City Grand, though, it is.
Sun City Grand is the smallest of Del Webb’s three Central Arizona communities with 9,802 homes. The … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Solera at Johnson Ranch by Del Webb, Queen Creek, Arizona Active Adult - 10/08/11 11:15 AM
Nestled in the desert about 40 miles southeast of Phoenix, Arizona is Solera Johnson Ranch by Del Webb. This small 55+ community of single-family ranch homes sits at the eastern base of the San Tan Mountains in the peaceful and tranquil Arizona desert. With just 725 homes, Solera Johnson Ranch is much smaller than other more well-known Del Webb Arizona communities, yet it still offers world-class amenities and the famous Del Webb lifestyle.
Residents of this gated Arizona active adult community appreciate the sense of secluded privacy. The location in the quiet Arizona desert is far enough away from the … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago, Vail, Arizona Active Adult - 09/29/11 04:30 PM
Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago in Vail, Arizona is an age-restricted 50+ community offering attractively priced ranch homes from the mid $100’s. The community was originally started by K. Hovnanian in 2008 and was purchased by Del Webb in 2009. The location, just 20 miles southeast of Tucson, attracts residents in search of a private location away from the larger crowds.
This particular community features Del Webb’s newest home designs built with the latest green features. A solar energy system is included in every home at Rancho Del Lago as well as over 20 energy saving features. Del Webb’s commitment … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Casas Del Oro Norte and Casitas de Castilian, Tucson, Arizona - 09/15/11 10:41 AM
Arizona retirees in search of smaller-scale active adult communities in Tucson will appreciate Casas Del Oro Norte and Casitas de Castilian. Both of these communities offer a much more intimate size than the typical resort-style Arizona active adult community.
Casas Del Oro Norte (pictured left) is a small 55+ community of just 130 townhomes within the Omni Tucson National Golf Course and Spa. This private gated community boasts stunning golf course views and nicely updated homes. Although the community was built between 1969 and 1981, many of the resale homes have been renovated with the latest in modern home … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: The Links at Santa Rita Springs, Green Valley, Arizona - 09/06/11 08:25 AM
The Links at Santa Rita Springs is an intimate gated community of just 94 homes in Green Valley, Arizona. Built by Dorn Builders between 1998 and 2001, this lovely active adult community features beautiful Arizona architecture and stunning mountain vistas. As part of the larger master-planned Green Valley Recreation complex, residents of The Links enjoy 13 recreation centers offering every amenity imaginable.
Green Valley Recreation (GVR) is a non-profit organization serving over 12,000 age-restricted households among numerous active adult communities in Arizona. Residents of communities that are a member of the greater GVR organization enjoy access to an amazing … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: CantaMia, Goodyear, Arizona - 08/30/11 03:11 PM
CantaMia in Goodyear, Arizona is part of the larger master-planned community known as Estralla. The CantaMia portion opened in 2010 and is age-restricted to resident’s age 55 and better. This gated community by Avatar is planned for 1,700 homes upon completion with a focus on sustainable living to encourage a healthy connection between residents and the environment. CantaMia is surrounded by beautiful lakes and miles of walking trails in the heart of the Sonoran Desert Valley.
The town of Goodyear and surrounding areas offer a nice selection of unique stores and restaurants as well as national retailers and shopping malls. Residents … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Robson Ranch, Eloy, Arizona - 08/18/11 04:47 PM
Robson Ranch is an outstanding Robson Community in Eloy, Arizona. This resort-style 55+ community began in 2005 and is planned to have 4,600 ranch homes upon completion. Residents enjoy a beautiful and private desert location, yet are still just minutes from everyday conveniences. Travel to Phoenix or Tucson is a breeze with convenient highway access just minutes from home.
The homes of this gated Arizona active adult community are attractively priced from the high $100’s to the high $200’s. All of the homes are single-family ranch style, which are ideal for active adult living.  Interested buyers can select from either … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Sun City by Del Webb, Sun City, Arizona - 08/09/11 04:04 AM
Sun City Arizona by Del Webb is a premiere example of active adult living at its finest. As the very first 55+ active adult community in the entire country, Sun City Arizona is an amazing resort-style retirement destination offering something for everyone. Del Webb pioneered the active adult community concept with the opening of Sun City Arizona in 1960. Over the next 18 years, Del Webb built just over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and hundreds of amenities all to create the ultimate retirement destination. Today over 44,000 residents call this award-winning community home.
 Sun City Arizona offers resale homes … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Arizona Traditions, Surprise, Arizona - 07/31/11 04:37 AM
Arizona Traditions in Surprise, Arizona is a well-cared for 55+ community that’s smaller in size with 1,750 homes, yet is still big on amenities. Built by D.R. Horton between 1996 and 2009, Arizona Traditions offers an ideal location in the Phoenix northwest valley. Its popular location, world-class amenities and exciting social environment combine to make this a very attractive Arizona active adult community. Residents appreciate the smaller size of this community where it’s easy to get to know your neighbors and make meaningful friendships.
Set at the base of the White Tank Mountains, Arizona Traditions boasts breathtaking mountain and desert views. … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Corte Bella by Del Webb, Sun City West, Arizona - 07/02/11 10:28 AM

Corte Bella by Del Webb in Sun City West, Arizona is a luxury gated community for adults age 55 and better. With just 1,650 homes, Corte Bella is a highly sought after active adult community with an upscale feeling. Residents enjoy a world-class clubhouse, private golf course, gated entry and of course the famous Del Webb lifestyle.
The amenities of Corte Bella are spread out among two facilities, the 11,500 square foot fitness center and the 9,000 square foot social hall. The fitness center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an aerobics and dance studio plus a full-service spa … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Mountainbrook Village, Gold Canyon, Arizona - 06/24/11 02:50 AM
Mountainbrook Village in Gold Canyon, Arizona opened in 1989 and today has 1,659 completed homes. Set at the base of the soaring Superstition Mountains, this 55+ community is privately located far away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix, which is about 40 miles to the east. Although Mountainbrook Village is in a remote location, it is still close to everyday conveniences such as grocery stores, banks, shops, restaurants, healthcare and more. Nearby towns of Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler are less than 30 miles away.
The homes of this unique and private Arizona active adult community are available on a resale … (1 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Phoenix Active Adult Communities for Under $150k - 06/11/11 03:19 AM
Active adults who want to retire in the Phoenix area can choose from a wide variety of age-restricted communities. In addition to having fabulous amenities, many of these communities also have affordable homes, including some for $150,000 or less. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Sun City — $70,000 to Low $500s
The country’s first active adult community is still one of the best. Opened in 1960, Sun City by Del Webb has expanded over the years to include over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and enough amenities and social clubs to keep even the most active retiree busy. Sun … (1 comments)

arizona 55 communities: The Links at Santa Rita Springs, Green Valley, Arizona - 06/08/11 02:15 AM
When you think of Arizona retirement you most likely think of sprawling resort-style mecca communities with thousands of homes and people. Communities’ where it’s easy to get lost before you get in your driveway and where your social calendar can easily get out of control. While these traditional neighborhoods are very popular, they are not for everyone. For retirees in search of smaller, more private community there are some wonderful options including The Links at Santa Rita Springs.
Located in Green Valley, Arizona, The Links is a very small gated community of just 94 single-family ranch homes for adults age 55+. … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: 7 Hot Selling Active Adult Communities in Arizona - 05/26/11 07:13 AM
Despite the current recession and depressed housing market, there are several active adult communities that are still a hit with homebuyers in Arizona. If you are thinking of moving to this popular retirement state, here are seven communities worth considering.
1. Sun City Festival — Buckeye, Arizona
Built by Del Webb, Sun City Festival is situated at the base of the White Tank Mountains in the northwest valley of Phoenix. There are plenty of activities and amenities available at this resort-style community. The Sage Center, a 31,000 square foot clubhouse, contains community features such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a range … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain by Lennar, Marana, Arizona - 05/17/11 10:37 AM
Marana, Arizona is home to a few sprawling active adult communities such as SaddleBrooke and Sun City Vistoso yet it is also home to smaller, and highly sought-after, communities such as Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain. The options for active adult living here are endless! For those in search of an intimate sized gated community, Heritage Highlands fits the bill perfectly. With just 1,297 homes, the community offers a friendly neighborhood feel yet still features a wealth of exciting amenities and a vibrant social lifestyle.
Dove Mountain is a large master planned community and Heritage Highlands is the exclusive 55+ portion … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Continental Ranch Sunflower by Del Webb, Marana, Arizona - 05/11/11 02:55 AM
Continental Ranch is a sprawling master-planned community in Marana, Arizona just 15 miles northwest of Tucson. Within this large community is the Del Webb neighborhood of Continental Ranch Sunflower. With 967 homes, the Del Webb portion of Continental Ranch offers an intimate setting for Arizona retirees in search of a private active adult golf course community. The location is within minutes from downtown Tucson and within two hours of Phoenix.
Continental Ranch Del Webb was built between 1998 and 2002. Today buyers can choose from a nice selection of resale homes priced from the mid $100’s to the high $200’s. When … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Sonora at Rancho Sahuarita by Del Webb, Sahuarita, Arizona - 05/02/11 06:44 AM
While the majority of Del Webb communities are sprawling resort-style communities, some are smaller more intimate sized retreats. Del Webb’s Sonora at Rancho Sahuarita is a prime example of small-scale Del Webb community offering world-class amenities and the famous Del Webb lifestyle. With just 440 homes, Rancho Sahuarita is located between Green Valley and Tucson and is part of the larger master-planned community of Rancho Sahuarita. The area offers wonderful shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation.
The homes of this private Arizona active adult community were built between 2004 and 2008. Today buyers can choose from a wide variety of resale homes … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Canoa Ranch, Green Valley, Arizona - 04/23/11 04:01 PM
Green Valley, Arizona is a massive collection of 55+ communities built by various builders offering a wide range of housing options and hundreds of amenities. Located just south of Tucson; Green Valley is home to over 12,000 age-restricted households and boasts 13 recreation centers, 8 golf courses and homes in every price range. Canoa Ranch is one of the newer 55+ communities in Green Valley. Residents of Canoa Ranch have access to all of the amenities within Green Valley at every community, not just those at Canoa Ranch.
This unique Arizona active adult town offers residents an unrivaled lifestyle and countless … (0 comments)

arizona 55 communities: Mission Royale, Casa Grande, Arizona - 04/20/11 02:45 PM
Almost in the middle of Tucson and Phoenix sits the active adult community of Mission Royale. Located in Casa Granda, Arizona just 52 miles from Phoenix and 67 miles from Tucson, this community for adults age 55 and better offers an ideal location surrounded by wonderful shopping, dining and everyday conveniences.
The town of Casa Grande has a charming small town feel yet it offers a deep history and proud heritage. The area is also known as a premier shopping destination and has experienced widespread commercial and residential growth over the past few years.
Mission Royale opened in 2003 and is … (0 comments)

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