- Price Range
- High $100s - Mid $300s
- Home Types
- Number of Homes
- New / Resale
- New And Resale Homes
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 2003 - Present
- Meritage Homes, Dr Horton, Meritage, Starlight Homes
Mission Royale Overview
Mission Royale in Casa Grande, Arizona is an active adult community by Meritage Homes ideally situated adjacent to I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. This golf course community is filled with attractive amenities and surrounded by great shopping and dining outlets. Casa Grande is a progressive community rich in history and rural heritage that retains a small-town charm. The community is well known for its recent commercial and residential growth and has emerged as one of the premier shopping destinations along the Phoenix-Tucson corridor.
Mission Royale Amenities
Mission Royale is an age-restricted neighborhood adjacent to a larger all-ages community. Residents of the 1,292-home active adult portion enjoy a private 15,000 square-foot clubhouse and amenity center exclusively reserved for 55+ aged residents. There are a number of great amenities in Mission Royale including two outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant, walking and biking trails, hobby rooms, pickleball, and tennis courts.
Mission Royale Homes & Real Estate
There are a variety of single-family homes offered at Mission Royale including seven exciting new floor plans recently introduced by Meritage Homes. Buyers can select from new and resale homes that range in size from approximately 1,100 to over 2,200 square feet. The thoughtfully designed floor plans include expansive great rooms, covered patios, two-car garages, and a minimum of 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. These homes also offer solar power as an option for residents who want to save on their electricity bills.
Mission Royale Lifestyle
A variety of exciting clubs and interest groups provide residents of Mission Royale the opportunity to live a socially active lifestyle filled with like-minded neighbors and new friends who share in similar passions. Homeowners gather on a regular basis to meet for clubs that range from crafts, sports, and arts. Some popular clubs include bunco, hiking, table tennis, fishing, beading, and more.
Mission Royale is situated 52 miles south of Phoenix and 67 miles north of downtown Tucson. Casa Grande has quickly emerged as a popular destination for retirees because of its great location away from the congestion of Phoenix and Tucson. Yet, within an hour drive, residents can enjoy the many scenic and cultural attractions of Arizona's two largest cities. Mission Royale in Casa Grande is a great option for active adults looking for a vibrant lifestyle in Central Arizona.
Available Models & Floor Plans
1st Model CollectionPrice RangeHigh $100s - High $300s
The first model collection by Meritage was built between 2004 and 2008. These elegant single-family homes are now available as resale homes only. Exterior options included stucco and stone facades and homes were built on 50' and 65' homesites. All these homes offer the option of solar power to give residents the option to save on the electricity bill.
2nd Model CollectionPrice RangeMid $100s - Low $300s
The 2nd Model Collection was introduced in 2009. It includes seven floor plan options. The first four options are built on 50' wide homesites and the last three options in the collection are on 65' homesites. All these homes offer the option of solar power to give residents the option to save on the electricity bill.
3rd Model CollectionPrice RangeHigh $100s - Mid $200s
The 3rd model collection built by Meritage offers 10 unique floor plans. These floor plans vary from two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half baths, and attached two to two-and-a-half car garages. Most floor plans also offer a den for additional space. All these homes offer the option of solar power to give residents the option to save on the electricity bill.
Mission Royale Amenities
Here are the amenities you will find throughout Mission Royale:
- Clubhouse - 15,000 Sq. Ft.
- Hobby & Game Room
- Computer Lab
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Aerobics Studio
- 2 Outdoor Pools & Spa
- 4 Tennis Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Walking & Biking Trails
Mission Royale Golf Club
Homeowners an choose from a twelve, six, or three-month pass to tee up an unlimited number of times at the Mission Royale Golf Club.
- Mission Royale Golf Course - 18 Holes
Mission Royale Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes
There are plenty of activities available in Mission Royale. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Ballroom Dancing
- Billiard League
- Book Club
- Fishing Group
- Fun & Fit
- Hiking Group
- Java Time
- Ladies PoKeNo
- Line Dancing
- Mah Jongg
- Movie Night
- Pegs and Jokers
- Quilting 101
- Rough Writers
- RV Club
- Silverware Beading Class
- Social Bridge
- Social Tennis
- Table Tennis
- Water Aerobics
- Water Volleyball
- Wisconsin Social Group
Mission Royale Reviews (53)
Our golf course is under new ownership after the previous owner nearly destroyed it. So, lots of work needs done. The new owner is interested in working with our community to give us back a course we can be proud of. He is doing a fantastic job despite the conditions he had to work with. We are enjoying the improvements we already experience and the visual changes to the grounds.
I wish I would have made the move a long time ago.
The location of Mission Royale, is nice and close to Phoenix , which we like. We are so looking forward to getting back down and meeting our new neighbours and settling in.
Golfing used to be a lot of fun until Meritage hung us out to dry by selling the golf course to private owners who treat golf membership holders like crap.
New owners want to get rid of memberships and could not care less about the community they are in.
If you are a golfer I strongly suggest you look elsewhere for a house.
The major drawback is the golf course. If you are looking for a place to buy to play golf, this is not for you. The private owners do not want or care if Mission residents play here. If you buy a 6 month or yearly pass, the owners no longer have any interest in your business. They cater to local RV parks who they consider to be cash customers because they do not have passes. They even give these people lower group rates than our own men's and women's leagues.
In short, great place as long as you don't play much golf. Or at least until the course gets new owners.
Everyone has their own point of view and opinion.
If you are at an age where sitting in your home watching T.V. and listening to your heat;ac pump run 12 months a year then, as others have said, Mission Royale is the place to be.
If you are a young, or young at heart retiree who wants to stay active, there are definitely better Active Adult altenatives in the Casa Grande area.
Baseball, for example at Robson and Palm Creek.
Arts and crafts - again Mission Royale is not in the same league.
As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Current strata fees at Mission Royale are less than - while the HOA is under developer control - others offering MUCH more. HOA fees at build out, as with most things in life, are an unknown.
As for pickleball, it is and will always be viewed as Crisis what crisis for many - including the HOA. Meritage has zero plans to add more courts. So, if you are a young a heart retiree, please know that this addictive game is a ton of fun for everyone; is a very nice way to meet very nice people; and it is a FACT that people have been sent home because too many are showing up, or there are many spares.
It's your money - spend it wisely.
That fall we moved here as full time residents in spite of the expected hot summers which we experienced now twice in 2013 & 2014. Hot it was of course but bearable. After spending more than 40 years in Illinois
with its harsh winters, this is a cake walk.
The size of the community is just right for us.
We do not have a problem with the size of the recreation centers, the number of pickleball or tennis courts. As of now, they are just right for the number of participants. Bearing in mind how few residents stay here the full year. About 60 percent go back up north.
We say we have the community all for ourselves.
Of course the HOA is run by the developer as it is in most similar communities but only until all lots are sold. Residents are represented in decision making now.
Shopping is very accessible locally which include Sams Club practically next door, the Promenade Mall right across the street, Walgreens, many restaurants even Walmart within 3 miles.
We have no regrets and have nothing negative to say about Mission Royale.
Because of the amount of pickleball we like to play, we will not consider purchasing here at Mission Royale and other potential buyers should be aware of the acute shortage there is so they may make an informed decision and not regret their decision down the road.
I would also suggest that when the community is at its fullest, residents are going to find the community center and its amenities too small as well. As they say, buyer beware!
The HOA is still totally controlled by Meritage, and it will be until build out is reached. Having the developer control the HOA is NOT a desireable situation. The HOA BOD continues to turn it's back on the Pickleball club's continuing proactive efforts to work with them in regards to the desire(need) to have a medium term plan to expand the courts. This group would like to partner (as in pay for parts of the expansion through ongoing fund raising) with developer to build more courts. The HOA's BOD continues to totally ignore, be unresponsive, to these efforts.
Forbes.com reports the founder and current CEO of Meritage Homes, Steven Hilton, raked in $7.25 million in salary in 2013. Obviously Mr. Hilton is in business to sell houses; not to meet the needs of those who want to make that house their home. Another MEGACORP who has forgotten that us little people pay his salary?
Robson Ranch, nearby in Eloy, recently increased their number of pickleball courts to 22; we have SIX. Robson also added a 25,000 sq.ft. addition to their already generously sized clubhouse. Palm Creek (an RV + Park Model prototype in Casa Grande) has 24 pickleball courts and many more clubhouse activities than Mission Royale.
It is VERY disappointing to show up to peak period Pickleball league play and have to stand around with as many as 16 people waiting to play. Mission Royale could immediately support 12 courts; at build out double this number should be in place.
And, agree that the community center is too small.
All of these problems presenting themselves at 75 percent of build out. Due to the demonstrated evidence that the developer just wants to sell homes to make money, things will only get worse for residents wanting to play Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the world today.
Location; 50 minutes to from Sky Harbor. 55 minutes to Tucson. Unlimited golf, shopping, events available within this corridor;
Location; small, slow paced, community of 50,000 (vs. 5 million in greater Phoenix) makes it easy to get around, even by bicycle. Community continually growing so it is easy to meet other new people.
Location; walking distance to Promenade Mall, which pretty much offers everything you need. Under 15 minute drive to most major grocery stores.
The bad; small club house community center that will become even smaller as community builds out to 1200 projected homes. Community facilities pale in comparison to many other area adult housing communities in terms of activities, pickle ball and tennis courts. Appears to be no future plans to increase or add more at build out(?).
The ugly; current golf course owner-operators leave much to be desired. Very difficult for pass holders to book tee times. Owners have and are totally disconnected from the community. Most of us have ceased buying season's pass and are playing golf elsewhere. Hopefully it will only be a matter of time until current owners move on(?).
the water aerobics are wonderful.
Facilities and activities are all that we could ask for and diverse enough for all interests..
We feel our snowbird lifestyle is enjoyable at Mission Royale and look forward to retuning each year.
We chose Mission after looking at 5 other adult communities because of it's proximity to shopping, restaurants and easy life style. We are very happy we bought here and would do it again.
Mission Royale is the perfect sized community, when completed will have around 1200 homes. We have a beautiful clubhouse, exercise area and pools. There is a great golf course right in side and if you love golf there are 4 or 5 more good ones within a half hour drive. And good rates, a lot less than Chandler,Gilbert and tons less than Scottsdale.
The folks at Meritage were a dream to work with. Our saleslady was, and is, spectacular. We are Canadians and were not in Casa Grande during construction. She sent us pictures almost daily as we watched our home progress. The construction manager was also great, helpful in every way. Our home is well built and we love the low power bills in the summer. Meritage gives you many plans to consider and once you make your selection they make it real easy to work on your design. Their team of design experts were fun to deal with, we really got a sense that everyone was there to make sure you were happy, both before and after the sale.
What's holding you back. Come in meet the friendliest neighbors around!
The construction process went very smoothly, as we were out of the country during that time. The foreman was very easy to deal with and looked after any concerns immediately. Our sales associate was wonderful and tended to the paperwork in a very knowledgeable and professional manner. We also appreciated our sales associate sending us pictures of different stages of construction and keeping us up-to-date on the progress of the build. After the closing date the construction foreman looked after any concerns we had regarding, minimal and minute repairs that we needed to have tended to.
Having a subdivision with activities, pool, golf course, etc. sold us on Mission Royale and it is so easy to meet people from different backgrounds and communities. If you've ever had concerns as to what you might do after you retire, Mission Royale is the place to be. You will never be bored.
Mission Royal is "luxury" at a "very reasonable price".
WE LOVE IT!
I was in Georgia while my house was being built. I received pictures via email showing the progress of my house and these emails were almost daily. The sales staff was always available and addressed all of our concerns swiftly and accurately. We always had access to the construction foreman if we had any questions or concerns.
My husband and I have met so many wonderfully interesting people in this community. There are many activities to choose from. There are many physical activities, various game clubs and always some special event that gives one a great opportunity to socialize.
If I won the lottery, I don't think I could give up living amongst all the wonderful friends that have come into our lives.
I was also greatly impressed with the sales personnel in their desire to professionally aide me in every element of the purchase.
I continue to feel that selecting Mission Royale was the best decision.
We have found the residents very welcoming and friendly. We look forward to enjoying the many activities the community has to offer.
Most of all, the assistance that was given, after the sale, was far beyond superior.
We definitely feel we made the right choice
We spent a couple years before this, looking at the other communities in the area, and realized for us Midwesterners from Iowa, this was the place for us.
The purchasing and building process was flawless thanks to the ongoing support from the sales person and the supervisor for our home. There are many activities available for just about anyone. Its a great neighborhood to live in!
Another community in the area just didn't fit the bill and didn't seem to be as friendly and inviting.
An agent from their sales office, not really a sales person, but more like a facilitator, is the reason we bought our home, she took us through the whole process all the way up to helping us with our move and introducing us to other people in Mission.
Our rep from the Construction side of the house is very good and has checked in with us often to make sure everything in our new home is satisfactory.
Can't say enough, this is a great place.
Jan & Al Himmelman
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