Tucson Area, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

The Tucson, Arizona area has been a popular destination for retirees and active adults for decades. Dozens of age-restricted communities in the Tucson area cater to the large retirement population. However, there are several 55+ communities in the Tucson area that qualify as large-scale active adult communities complete with well-equipped amenity centers and a socially active lifestyle.

The Tucson, Arizona area has been a popular destination for retirees and active adults for decades. Dozens of age-restricted communities in the Tucson area cater to the large retirement population. However, there are several 55+ communities in the Tucson area that qualify as large-scale active adult communities complete with well-equipped amenity centers and a socially active lifestyle.

Many people who move to one of the Tucson area 55+ communities find the vibrant lifestyle and expansive amenity centers appealing. The majority of larger Tucson active retirement communities feature a clubhouse, tennis courts, golf courses, and more. In addition, 55+ communities in Tucson typically include a lifestyles director. This person helps coordinate the many clubs, events and activities that retirement communities are known for.

Whether you prefer an intimate villa in one of the smaller area communities or a luxurious single-family home in a large 55+ community, there is something for everyone in the Tucson area. Several of the active retirement communities in Tucson, Arizona are gated. Gated communities offer secure living and the freedom to lock and leave without worrying about your home. Golf lovers can choose from several golf retirement communities in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson Area Climate & Geography

Tucson is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the United States Mexico border. The metropolitan area contains a population of 980,263 people and has many distinct neighborhoods. Tucson tends to have hot summers and temperate winters. Because of its elevation the Tucson area is always wetter and cooler than the Phoenix area.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment Near Tucson Area

Active adults in Tucson look forward to the many festivals and cultural events that are held annually. Popular events include:

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
  • Pima County Fair
  • Tucson Festival of Books
  • Fourth Avenue Street Fair
  • Tucson Folk Festival
  • The Tucson Rodeo
  • Tucson Meet Yourself
  • All Souls Procession 

Historical attractions include the Fort Lowell Museum, The University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Sports enthusiasts enjoy cheering on the University of Arizona Wildcats teams, most notably their men's basketball and women's softball teams. The Tucson Raceway Park hosts NASCAR events and the Rillito Downs features horseracing.

Like most of Arizona, Tucson has plenty of outdoor recreation. The city itself has more than 120 parks and five public golf courses.  Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul Park, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, and Biosphere 2 are all popular outdoor attractions. Mt. Lemmon offers great activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, and fishing.

Tucson Area Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Arizona falls below the national average. The median home price stands at $148,000, with the top state income tax rate at 4.54%. In 2013, Forbes.com named Tucson in its list of The 25 Best Places to Retire for its low cost of living, good state tax climate, warm weather, high doctors per capita, and above average air quality.

Tucson Area Healthcare

There are 16 hospitals in the Tucson metropolitan area. University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) is a nationally ranked hospital located in Tucson. It is a 487-bed facility with notable services like the Arizona Arthritis Center, Arizona Cancer Center, Arizona Center on Aging, and Arizona Respiratory Center. Many publications have recognized its two campuses for their high performance.

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16 communities near Tucson Area

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Saddlebrooke - Tucson, AZ

SaddleBrooke

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 5400 Homes (77 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1989 - Present
  • 17 reviews

SaddleBrooke Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1500 Homes (51 for sale)
  • 40+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2008 - Present
  • 9 reviews

Sun City Oro Valley

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 2488 Homes (25 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1986 - 1996
  • 5 reviews

The Highlands at Dove Mountain

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 1400 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2007
  • 15 reviews

Del Webb at Dove Mountain

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $800ks
  • 600 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • 12 reviews

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 585 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2018
  • 4 reviews

Continental Ranch Sunflower

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 967 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2002
  • 3 reviews

Altura

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 240 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2000 - Present
  • 2 reviews

The Preserve at SaddleBrooke

For Sale
  • High $900ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 375 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 1 reviews

La Cholla Hills

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 389 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1989
  • 4 reviews

Del Webb at Rocking K

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 800 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews

Vistoso Village

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 271 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2005
  • 1 reviews

Album Marana

For Rent
  • 141 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews

Casas Del Oro Norte

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 130 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1969 - 1981
  • 2 reviews

Casitas de Castilian

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 116 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1965 - 1974
  • 2 reviews

Mona Lisa Village

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $200ks
  • 100 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2004
  • 1 reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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