55+ Active Luxury Living In The Valley
You spent your life working hard and preparing for The Golden Years So you absolutely deserve to spend your retirement indulging in the luxury of the Phoenix Lifestyle!
There’s good reason the Phoenix and Scottsdale area has been named one of the best places to retire in the US. With plenty of active adult and retirement communities and the vitality of America’s number one resort community, the retirement you’ve been dreaming of can be yours.
Customized views to suit your fancy could have you waking up to lush landscapes contrasted with the beauty of the desert against the outline of the mountains…or the velvet green of one of the top golf courses just outside your door… or an exciting skyline that bustles with shopping, theater, spas, and restaurants.
Whether you plan to make Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Glendale or one of our other fabulous metro communities your second home, vacation home, or your primary retirement residence, make sure you have all your bases covered when you’re considering retiring in Scottsdale or Phoenix. Here are some excellent choices for 55 plus active luxury living in the valley.
Del Webb created the first active adult community in the Valley and the largest retirement community in the U.S., Sun City. It was completed in 1960, creating a northwest Sun City community that thrives today. In order to purchase a home in Sun City, at least one member of the family must be 55 or older. No one under 18 is allowed (except for visits, of course). Sun City recreation centers include 7 swimming pools, two libraries, classes in crafts, hobbies and fine arts, square dancing and ballroom dancing, fitness rooms, and bowling alleys. There are therapy pools, lawn bowling, tennis courts, miniature golf and shuffleboard. There are 11 golf courses. Del Webb also built two more communities in the northwest Valley.
Sun City Grand
Active adults are more active than ever, as they grow and evolve. You’ll find Sun City Grand is committed to help you do just that. Amenities include four 18-hole golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, resort-style pools, a tennis pavilion, softball stadium, not to mention over 80 clubs and classes, with activities ranging from the arts to outdoor hiking ventures.
Sun City West
A lush oasis in the Arizona desert with 4 recreational complexes, 9 golf courses, convenient local businesses, churches and a nationally ranked hospital. An annual golf card for unlimited play costs $1600 – an average of $16 per round for the twice-a-week golfer! And property taxes are as low as 0.5%. Because it’s a relatively newer community, the median age tends to be about five years younger than Sun City. Many of the more expensive homes are built facing a golf course. The community lists almost 100 organizations, from the Agriculture Club to the Yoga Club and jazz dancing, water therapy, bicycling and other sports for recreation. Amenities include an Olympic-size swimming pool at each of the centers as well as tennis, bowling, billiards, racquetball, miniature golf, fitness rooms, slow-pitch softball and horseshoes. You’ll find various kinds of dancing, bingo and other weekly activities. In the arts and crafts rooms, you can work at ceramics, stained glass, painting, woodworking, etc. You’ll find Sun City West is a friendly community, filled with people from every state in the nation, as well as Canada and other countries.
Trilogy at Vistancia
Trilogy at Vistancia is located in the Foothills of Peoria, Az. and is part of the multi generational, award winning, Master-planned Community of Vistancia. Trilogy offers the Active Adult a vibrant Lifestyle in a Resort Setting featuring most every amenity you would desire….right at your door step.
This community of single-family homes by Lennar Homes is located near 99th Avenue and Beardsley Road, near the city of Peoria. The community boasts 30 acres of manmade lakes and 26 acres of links. The clubhouse has many activities for the 55-and-better residents. Ventana Lakes is known as the “Adult Community for the Young-at-Heart”. If you are looking for small town appeal in the middle of Phoenix, Ventana Lakes may be for you. Ventana Lakes consists of 480 manicured acres master planned for enjoyment and lasting affordability. The homes are designed for independent tastes and provide a wide range of choices. Fishing and water sports fans will enjoy the beautiful lakeside atmosphere.
One of the first communities to design the village concept, Westbrook Village features central amenity areas surrounded by attractive, individual neighborhoods, with easy access to everything. Lush greenbelts and parkways meander throughout the village, creating a sense of tranquility and beauty. Residents treasure the small town atmosphere. People who live in Westbrook Village are from all areas of the country, a testament to the universal appeal and friendliness of the residents. Westbrook Village by UDC Homes includes about 3,800 single-family homes. Our active-adult community is open to those 40 and older. No children are allowed as permanent residents. Amenities include 2 championship golf courses, a golf club and 2 recreation centers with swimming, tennis, and arts and crafts classes.
Sun Lakes Resort Community
Robson Communities built Sun Lakes in the 1970s in the southeast Valley on 3,500 acres. Sun Lakes is an active adult retirement community located alongside I-10, south of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and approximately 6 miles south of Chandler. There is a thriving country club with many amenities, 5 golf courses,grocery stores, a fire station, workout facilities, tennis courts, service clubs, and religious organizations. With I-10 as its Western border, Sun Lakes offers a small town atmosphere with easy access to the city. Homes are for adults over 40 years old. For recreation, you’ll enjoy Bingo, bocce ball, bell choirs, rock hounding, fishing, travel groups, support groups, pinochle, ballroom dancing, rug weaving, and tons more activities in tune with its goal of providing residents with a youthful spirit. There are 5 country clubs. Some streets circle around the golf courses and lakes, creating a scenic drive. Supermarkets, banks, professional offices, a health center and specialty shops are at the major intersections within the community itself.
SunBird Golf Resort Community
SunBird resort community is Robson Communities’ smaller version of Sun Lakes, a few miles to the east in Chandler Arizona. The 55+ gated community consists of 1,630 homes on 320 acres with golf, tennis, swimming and other recreational activities. Community gatherings and hobby groups make for active adult living. SunBird has a 43,000 square foot clubhouse/recreation center and a fitness room with sauna, Jacuzzi and locker rooms, 2 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, 6 shuffle board courts, 6 billiard tables, 2 horseshoe pits, ceramics room, lapidary room, dance room, craft and card rooms, U.S. Post Office, and a restaurant.
Arizona Traditions provides an intimate hometown feel in the 1,800-home, active-adult community in Surprise, on Bell Road about 5 miles west of Grand Avenue. Eleven models are offered, with prices ranging from $111,000 to $170,000 in the gated community with 18-hole golf course. Arizona Traditions offers the Arizona golf and country club lifestyle, blending the traditional and the contemporary. Work on your golf game, take to the exercise or resort style pool, or hit the tennis courts. At the 24,000 square foot community center, you’ll find a wealth of social opportunities in the fitness center, computer room, woodworking shop, stained glass studio, ceramics studio, and sewing and quilting center. Residents can spend time with friends in the sports bar and enjoy the many functions in the ballroom. Enjoy evening breezes and spectacular mountain sunsets by the patio fire pit.
An active adult community for folks 55+ in Chandler, AZ, featuring 740 single-family homes, residents enjoy easy access to a 14,000-square-foot recreation center with two swimming pools, a spa and tennis courts. The golf course is semiprivate, and Solera residents receive preferred tee times.
Pebble Creek Resort Community
The West Valley’s 55-plus community can be found about 20 miles west of downtown Phoenix via I-10 and about 2 miles north of I-10 from the Pebble Creek Parkway exit. Phase I has about 2,000 single-family homes, and Phase II includes more than 4,000 single-family homes. An 18-hole golf course winds through the community, and 2 more courses will be appearing in Phase II. There is a country club, a restaurant, swimming, tennis, and an arts and crafts building.
Loft or Apartment Living
If you like to be in the middle of all the excitement, you may enjoy Scottsdale and Phoenix lofts (apartments with shops and businesses on the ground floor). If upkeep of a house is more responsibility than you want, a condo or townhouse can give you a flexible, carefree lifestyle.