Desert Hills 3 East - Green Valley, AZ

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1978 - 1984
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Desert Hills 3 East Overview

Desert Hills 3 East is an active adult neighborhood in Green Valley, Arizona. Residents of this 91-home neighborhood enjoy an established homeowners' association (HOA) as well as access to 13 recreation centers that encompass Green Valley Recreation (GVR). Homeowners pay a GVR fee that includes an array of activities, events, classes, and more. Green Valley, Arizona is a popular area for active adults as the majority of neighborhoods within the city are age-restricted or age-targeted to 55+ homebuyers.

Desert Hills 3 East Amenities

Residents of Desert Hills 3 East enjoy access to all of the fully stocked facilities throughout Green Valley Recreation (GVR). The GVR organization collects a reasonable annual fee that offers members access to 13 amenity centers. These facilities include state-of-the-art fitness centers with aerobics studios as well as indoor and outdoor pools. There are also many courts for tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, bocce ball, volleyball, and racquetball spread throughout the area.

Homeowners can dabble in various hobbies because there are studios for arts and crafts, lapidary, woodworking, or photography. This active adult playground also includes restaurants, computer labs, and meeting rooms, which are ideal for hosting parties or attending club events.

Desert Hills 3 East homeowners enjoy access to scenic outdoor areas like ponds and picnic areas. An 11,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment space is a great place to watch a concert or attend a summer party.

Desert Hills 3 East Homes & Real Estate

This Green Valley age-restricted neighborhood consists of 91 attached homes. Desert Hills 3 East offers affordable home options for active adults that range from about 1,100 to over 1,400 square feet. These resale homes were mostly built in the early 1980s with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. All homes include single-story living and low-maintenance exteriors.

Desert Hills 3 East Lifestyle

Active adults who live in Desert Hills 3 East enjoy a carefree lifestyle among like-minded neighbors. GVR has a full lineup of classes, parties, and special events held throughout the year. Each month a series of performers come to GVR for concerts, as well as lectures, movies, trips, and tours provide great opportunities for art and culture. Residents can take up a new hobby by attending a class that focuses on many special interests like painting, ceramics, Spanish, jewelry making, and more.

Not only do residents enjoy all that GVR has to offer, residents of Desert Hills 3 East enjoy social events in their own neighborhood. The HOA hosts themed parties and events like a Bon Voyage Party and Welcome Back Social, where neighbors can get to know each other.

Green Valley, AZ Area

Desert Hills 3 East is located in Green Valley, AZ. This prime location puts residents in easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities.

Residents of Desert Hills 3 East are also close to any daily conveniences they may need, including grocery stores such as Safeway, Fry’s Marketplace, and Sprouts Farmers Market. Pharmacy needs can be met at CVS, Walgreens, and Safeway.

Desert Hills 3 East is also close to multiple health care providers, including Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Northwest Medical Center Houghton. 

When homeowners are looking for entertainment or dining options in the area they can travel along Interstate 19, which is home to several restaurants and shops. There are also various attractions in the Tucson area, including the Pima Air & Space Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Arizona State Museum, and the Kino Sports Complex.

Members of the community who want to get outside can find plenty of options to explore in the area. There are multiple greenspaces and parks to choose from, including Canoa Hills Trails Park, Canoa Preserve Park, Desert Meadows Park, and Patagonia Lake State Park. Golfers can also find multiple courses to play nearby, including Desert Hills Golf Club, San Ignacio Golf Club, Torres Blancas Golf Club, and Haven Golf Course.

Those who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Desert Hills 3 East is a 40-minute drive to Downtown Tucson, providing easy access to everything the city has to offer. For longer trips, Tucson International Airport is only 30 minutes away.

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    Desert Hills 3 East Amenities

    Green Valley Recreation (GVR)

    Homeowners pay GVR fees for membership access to all indoor and outdoor facilities found throughout Green Valley. It includes:

    • 13 Recreation Centers
    • 24 Meeting & Multi-Purpose Rooms
    • 5 Fitness Centers
    • Aerobics & Dance Studios
    • Ballrooms
    • Ceramics Studios
    • Arts & Crafts Studios
    • 3 Lapidary Studios
    • Photography Studio
    • Woodworking Shops
    • Restaurants
    • Computer Labs
    • 11 Billiards Tables
    • Table Tennis
    • 13 Heated Swimming Pools
    • Outdoor Patio
    • 17 Tennis Courts (9 Lighted)
    • Pickleball Courts
    • Bocce Ball Courts
    • 52 Shuffleboard Courts
    • Basketball Court
    • Volleyball Court
    • 2 Racquetball Courts
    • Walking & Biking Trails
    • Scenic Lakes & Ponds
    • Picnic Areas
    • R.V. Parking

    Desert Hills Social Center

    Desert Hills Social Center is one of the 13 recreational facilities included in GVR. Located across the street from Desert Hills 3 East, residents enjoy easy access to the following:

    • Desert Hills Social Center
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Fitness Center
    • Auditorium with Stage
    • Catering Kitchen
    • Art Studio
    • Art Gallery
    • Ceramics Studio
    • Lapidary Studio
    • Billiards
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
    • 4 Tennis Courts
    • Shuffleboard Courts

    Desert Hills 3 East Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Desert Hills 3 East. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Annual Pancake Breakfast
    • Aquabelles
    • Arts and Craft Association
    • Bocce
    • Camera
    • Canasta
    • Ceramics
    • Chess
    • Clay Studio
    • Computer
    • Couples Social Bridge
    • Cribbage
    • Duplicate Bridge
    • Eastern States Club
    • Educational Lectures
    • Euchre
    • Fabric Painters
    • Folk Dancers
    • Forum
    • Green Bay Packers Club
    • Hearts
    • Hiking
    • Iowa Club
    • Irma's Crafters
    • La Tienda
    • Ladies' Bridge
    • Lapidary and Silversmithing
    • Line Dancers
    • Los Bailadores
    • Men's Poker
    • Men's Social Bridge
    • Michigan Club
    • Minnesota Club
    • Movies
    • Oregon Club
    • Parkinson's Gorup
    • Pickleball
    • Pinochle
    • Progressive Bridge
    • Racquetball
    • Roun-de-lays
    • Santa Rita Art League
    • Sheepshead (Schafskopf) Card Club
    • Shuffleboard
    • Squares
    • Swim
    • Table Tennis
    • Tap Dancers
    • Tennis
    • The Alaska Club
    • The Canadian Club
    • The Colorado Club
    • The New England Club
    • The Valley Players
    • Trips & Tours
    • White Elephant Parade
    • Women's Club
    • Woodworkers
    • Wright-Patterson Mahjong

    Desert Hills 3 East Reviews (1)

    Average Rating for this Community
    Date (Recent first)
    Janet S.
    Green Valley is great for retirement. The area caters to retirees, there is plenty to do and the homes are affordable. For the most part it doesn't matter what community you choose just make sure you get access to all the various amenities and clubhouses. Some communities in Green Valley do NOT give you access to all the good stuff!
    December 23, 2014

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