Arizona Traditions

Arizona Traditions in Surprise, AZ offers a small community feel with big community attractions. Featuring 1,700 homes, this gated 55+ community is significantly smaller than some of the large-scale active adult communities of the Phoenix northwest valley, yet it offers world-class amenities and an exciting lifestyle sure to appeal to active adult homebuyers looking for single-family homes in the Phoenix area.

D.R. Horton designed Arizona Traditions to meet the requests of homebuyers who wanted an active lifestyle community in a smaller, more intimate setting. Unlike some of the larger Sun City communities of the area, Arizona Traditions focused on creating a community that offers a small-town-like charm with close-knit neighbors.

Arizona Traditions Amenities

There is an exciting array of amenities and social activity available to the residents of Arizona Traditions. The 20,400-square-foot clubhouse is the central hub for community activities. It includes a 700-person ballroom, arts and crafts studios, library and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Outside, residents enjoy three pools, a softball field, biking trails, as well as bocce ball, shuffleboard, pickleball, and tennis courts. The 18-hole Arizona Traditions Golf Course designed by Dick Bailey winds throughout the community. It provides an exciting and challenging round for golfers of all skill levels. After a round of golf, many residents like to gather with friends and neighbors at the Arizona Traditions Bar.

Arizona Traditions Homes & Real Estate

The first home was built in 1997 and in 2013 D.R. Horton finished this active adult community with 1,768 homes inside of Arizona Traditions. Buyers can select from single-family homes that range from 1,105 to 2,391 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two to two-and-a-half-car garages. Many of the homes in Arizona Traditions feature some of the latest design features and upgraded finishes. Select home sites provide magnificent golf course and mountain views.

Arizona Traditions Lifestyle

Whether you are focused on your socially or physically active lifestyle, you'll be sure to find an activity to attend or club to join that suits your unique interests. Arizona Traditions encourages an active lifestyle with a large range of activities that are regularly held in the community. Residents often meet for cards and table games, crafts, sports, fitness classes, and there are plenty of social groups to join.

Surprise, AZ Area

While separated from the hustle and bustle of other nearby active adult communities, residents of Arizona Traditions are close to their desired shopping and cultural attractions. Within a mile, there are numerous everyday shopping conveniences such a grocery store, pharmacy, and restaurants. Arrowhead Mall, West Valley Art Museum, and numerous sporting venues are within 20 to 30 minutes.

Arizona Traditions is nestled near the base of the White Tank Mountains, just west of the 303 transit corridor. Here, sprawling subdivisions meet untainted Arizona desert. Since opening in 1997, Arizona Traditions has been heralded as an oasis for adults who want age-restricted living without crowds and congestion.

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Arizona Traditions Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Arizona Traditions. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Softball/Baseball Field
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Outdoor Patio

Arizona Traditions Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Arizona Traditions. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Bartenders Club
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Book Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Caterers Club
  • Ceramics Club
  • Chime Choir
  • Cliff Castle Casino
  • Creative Rubber Stamping
  • Cribbage
  • Dance Lessons
  • Euchre
  • Genealogy Club
  • Golf Clubs
  • Grief Club
  • Hand and Foot
  • Hiking Club
  • Horseshoes
  • Karaoke
  • Knitting
  • Line Dancing
  • Mahjong
  • Men's Softball
  • Newcomers & Neighbors Club
  • Photo Scrapbooking
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Quilting
  • RV Club
  • Red Hat Society
  • Sewing
  • Singles Club
  • Softball
  • Stained Glass
  • Tennis
  • Theater Group
  • Traditionaires
  • Water Volleyball
  • Women's Softball

Arizona Traditions Reviews (6)

Average Rating for this Community

My husband and I have lived here since 2003. This is a beautiful community. People are friendly and we love the size and the fact that it is gated!!!


AZT is like living in paradise. Private and away from city yet all kinds of everything right outside of the development. Very friendly and very active community.


Dorna and I moved here 10 years ago from Arrowhead Ranch. We love this friendly neighborhood where everybody keeps their homes looking great and the neighbors are a friendly crowd. We appreciate the 55 + active lifestyle, friendly activity centers, bar and resturant and all the other emenities. Traditions has all the amenities of much bigger places but keeps that small neighborhood charm.


Very nice 55+ development with a great clubhouse. Just down the street from all the shopping and growth off Bell Rd.


Arizona Traditions is nice because it is much smaller than many of the other huge communities so popular in our area. I didn't want to be living in such a big community but I still wanted all the nice amenities. We've got a good clubhouse here, golf course, restaurant, pools, gym, trails ... everything we need, and it is a gated neighborhood! Our home here is lovely and the people living here are very nice. My husband and I are both very active in the community and have made lots of new friends since we moved here a couple years ago.


We have lived in AZT since 1997. The community is small and that was a big reason for moving here. Over the years as residents, we felt many decisions our elected board were good and for the betterment of our community, not so much anymore. Second, there are several areas that would be great for a pet area which they will not allow. This is NOT a FRIENDLY PET community. You are welcome to walk your fur baby, no place for them to run and play!

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