Quick Facts

Price Range
Below $100k - Low $100s
Home Types
Attached
Number of Homes
91
New/Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
55+
Gated
No
Construction Dates
1978 - 1983
Rating
  • 4.00 out of 5 star review
1 review
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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 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 s 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 in size 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.

Area Green Valley is a census-designated place in Pima County, Arizona. It is 20 miles south of Tucson and 40 miles north of Nogales, Mexico. Baby boomers from all over relocate to Green Valley because the area is made up mostly of active adult communities.

Homeowners have access to over 21 healthcare facilities in the Green Valley area. When traveling is on the agenda, easy access to Interstate 19 makes driving a breeze while Tucson International Airport is just 30 minutes away. Whether hiking and enjoying the great views of The Santa Rita Mountains or teeing up at one of the many area golf courses, Desert Hills 3 East is a wonderful 55+ community in Green Valley, AZ.

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
  • Restaurants
  • 13 Heated Swimming Pools
  • 5 Fitness Centers
  • Ballrooms
  • 24 Meeting & Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Aerobics & Dance Studios
  • Ceramics Studios
  • Arts & Crafts Studios
  • 3 Lapidary Studios
  • Photography Studio
  • Woodworking Shops
  • Computer Labs
  • 11 Billiards Tables
  • Table Tennis
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • 17 Tennis Courts (9 Lighted)
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • 52 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • 2 Racquetball Courts
  • 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
  • Auditorium with Stage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Art Studio
  • Art Gallery
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Lapidary Studio
  • Billiards
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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 Ball
  • 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 Mah Jongg

Attached Homes

Price Range: Below $100k - Low $100s

Desert Hills 3 East offers affordable home options for active adults that range in size 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. Please Note: Floor plans are not available at this time.

Desert Hills 3 East Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 4.00 out of 5 star review
4.0
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 4.00 out of 5 star review
    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!

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