Buckeye, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Buckeye, located in Central Arizona, is a sprawling suburban area to the west of Phoenix. With several master-planned 55+ communities in Buckeye and many more in development, its rapid expansion has led to increased community amenities. Featuring year-round warmth, local shopping and golfing, and many regional parks, it is a popular destination for homebuyers seeking small-town charm with big city amenities.

Buckeye, located in Central Arizona, is a sprawling suburban area to the west of Phoenix. With several master-planned 55+ communities in Buckeye and many more in development, its rapid expansion has led to increased community amenities. Featuring year-round warmth, local shopping and golfing, and many regional parks, it is a popular destination for homebuyers seeking small-town charm with big city amenities.

Buckeye Climate & Geography

The westernmost suburb of Phoenix, Buckeye experiences a hot desert climate similar to most of Arizona. Summers are very hot and dry while winters are short and warm. In the morning before sunrise, temperatures in the winter can reach freezing, but snow is exceptionally rare. Residents can expect 295 days of sunshine with very little rain throughout the year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Buckeye

55+ communities in Buckeye are popular with outdoor lovers due to the bounty of recreational opportunities in Buckeye. There are several regional parks with hiking trails and camping areas, including Buckeye Hills Regional Park and Skyline Regional Park. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, located to the north and east of the city, has over 26 miles of hiking trails and is the largest regional park in the country. In addition to these, Buckeye has multiple golf courses, including but not limited to Verrado Golf Club, Sundance Golf Club, Copper Canyon Golf Club, and Victory Course.

The Sundance Towne Center, opened in 2017, is a marketplace full of brand-name shopping, The Buckeye Main Street is the city’s revitalized downtown area with plenty of boutique shops, restaurants, and local businesses. Residents can also enjoy nearby farmers markets in Glendale, Litchfield Park, and Peoria.

Buckeye Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Buckeye is just above the national average, and this is mainly do to transportation. Housing and utilities are also slightly above average, whereas health care is on par for the rest of the country and groceries are below.

As a whole, Arizona is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. Though there is no tax on Social Security, but 401(k)s, public and private pensions, IRAs, and other forms of retirement income are fully taxed. Property taxes are relatively low, but sales taxes are high. Buckeye has a combined sales tax of 9.3 percent, one of the highest in the country, but prescription medication and groceries are exempt.

Health Care in Buckeye

There are no hospitals in Buckeye, but there are three U.S. News rated high performing hospitals within 20 miles. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center are both in Sun City, and Banner Estrella Medical Center is located in Phoenix. Arizona scores well in Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 15 states. Phoenix, more specifically, ranks in the top 50 communities across the country.


Communities Near Buckeye
Buy
Rent
loading

Price Range

Rent or Buy

Home Types

Age Restriction

New Construction or Resale

Community Size

Gated

Amenities

Price Range

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

SqFt

3 communities near Buckeye

0 Homes for Sale

Sun City Festival

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 7200 Homes (79 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 15 reviews

Victory at Verrado

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 3500 Homes (42 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 6 reviews

Want more community information?

Global - Lead Form - Buyer or Renter

*55places does not provide or maintain community HOA information.
By requesting more information, you agree that
55places and its affiliates, partner providers, or

“Real Estate Professionals” includes a network of local real estate agents from trusted brokerages including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Compass, eXp Realty, Keller Williams, RE/MAX, and more.
real estate professionals
may call, text, or email you about your inquiry, which may be made with automated means (including SMS or text messages). You understand that your consent is not a prerequisite for buying, selling or renting a property. You may revoke your consent at any time by contacting optout@55places.com. Message/data rates may apply. You also agree to 55places.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sundance

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $600ks
  • 1102 Homes (22 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2018
  • 7 reviews

146 More Communities Found in Arizona

Not seeing what you are looking for? Check out these nearby communities in Arizona.

View More Communities

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

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

Want to learn more about active adult communities around Buckeye, Arizona? We can help!...

See in Map List View

View the map to explore communities

Map Image of Buckeye
Remove Boundaries ×
Scroll to Top