- Price Range
- Low $200s - Low $500s
- Home Types
- Number of Homes
- New / Resale
- New And Resale Homes
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 2006 - Present
- Del Webb
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Overview
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is a 55+ community in Florence, Arizona. This active adult community is situated southeast of the San Tan Mountains and 60 miles from Phoenix. Residents of the Sun City age-restricted neighborhood enjoy exclusive use of a private clubhouse plus access to the Merrill Ranch master plan amenities. The grounds of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are dotted with open spaces, gorgeous views and miles of walking and biking trails.
Homebuyers are attracted to Sun City Anthem at Merill Ranch's single-family homes and carefree lifestyle. Owning a low-maintenance home allows for more time to get to know your new neighbors. Several clubs, classes, and activities are offered throughout the year, providing many ways to keep busy both socially and physically. Homebuyers are sure to find their own slice of paradise within Sun City Anthem at Merill Ranch's welcoming Arizona community.
Sun City Anthem at Merill Ranch Amenities
Residents of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch have a vast array of world-class amenities at their fingertips every day. Within the private Sun City active adult portion of Merrill Ranch, homeowners enjoy an immense 48,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and cyber cafe, ballroom and a variety of hobby and game rooms.
The immaculate 18-hole 7,300 yard Poston Butte Golf Course designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf winds throughout the community. Memorable par three holes featuring island greens, stacked stone walls and bunkers stretching from tee to green captivate players of all skill levels.
In addition to the usual tennis, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch has the added benefit of being a part of the larger Merrill Ranch master plan. Some of Sun City's most active residents are regulars on the Merrill Ranch basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and rock climbing wall. Plus, the massive Merrill Ranch water park is a big hit when grandchildren visit.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Homes & Real Estate
Sun City at Merrill Ranch offers 22 single-family floor plans that range in size from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. Buyers can choose from homes that offer courtyards, front porches, 2-car garages and casitas. The homes in Sun City Merrill Ranch are favored by people who want new or nearly new construction with the latest desirable upgrades and modern floor plans. Home buyers can select from both new construction and a small selection of resale homes. Construction of Sun City Anthem at Merill Ranch began in 2006 and up its completion, this active adult community will encompass about 3,800 homes. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Lifestyle
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch has a full-time activities coordinator who is continually providing an exciting lineup of fun activities, classes and events to insure the homeowners enjoy a socially active and physically engaging lifestyle. Sun City is also committed to continuing education and has instituted an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy that provides residents the opportunity to partake in continuing education classes without leaving the community.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is located in Florence, Arizona. Characterized by a quaint downtown and historic main street, Florence and the area around Sun City at Merrill Ranch is still fairly rural. Nonetheless, a number of everyday shopping conveniences are close to home and several large retail stores have set up around Florence. Larger shopping trips are a quick 30 mile drive to the northwest in Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler. Nearby state parks such as Lost Dutchman State Park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park and the Casa Grande Ruins are ideal places for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.
Available Models & Floor Plans
Holiday SeriesPrice RangeMid $100s - High $100s
There are three floor plans offered in the Holiday Series. Homebuyers can select from three floor plans that are 1,099 to 1,398 square feet in size. These homes offer one master suite with a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Homeowners can use the den as a second bedroom if desired.
Cottage SeriesPrice RangeMid $100s - High $100s
There are two models in the Cottage Series that offer 1,373 and 1,494 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Retreat SeriesPrice RangeHigh $100s - Low $200s
The Retreat Series homes are offered as new construction. These four floor plans provide 1,565 to 1,998 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Haven and Preserve models feature a den as well.
Classic SeriesPrice RangeHigh $100s - Low $200s
Homes in the Classic Series range in size from 1,612 to 1,816 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. Please note that 3-car garages are available on a resale basis only.
Premier SeriesPrice RangeLow $200s - High $200s
The Premier Series offers a variety of options with 1,960 to 2,424 square feet of living space. Homes have two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached garage. Please note that three to four-car garages are available as resale only.
Encore SeriesPrice RangeLow $200s - High $200s
The Encore Series offers four floor plans that range in size from 2,023 2,529 square feet. Homes here offer two bedrooms, a den, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Estate SeriesPrice RangeMid $200s - High $200s
The Estate Series is offered on a resale only basis. These homes were built with two bedrooms, a den, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached garage. The den can be converted to a guest bedroom.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Amenities
Sun City residents enjoy exclusive use of a clubhouse and private amenities separate from Merrill Ranch master planned community. The Sun City amenities include:
- Union Center Clubhouse - 48,000 Sq. Ft.
- Restaurant & Cyber Cafe
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Indoor Lap Pool
- ASU Lifelong Learning Center
- Aerobics Studio
- Indoor Walking Track
- Spin Bike Studio
- Hobby & Game Room
- Ceramics Studio
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Card Room
- Computer Lab
- Demonstration Kitchen
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Resort-Style Pool & Spa
- 8 Lighted Tennis Courts
- 8 Pickleball Courts
- 4 Bocce Ball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Putting Green
- Outdoor Amphitheater
Merrill Ranch Master Plan Amenities
The following amenities are located within the Merrill Ranch master planned community. These amenities are open to all residents of Merrill Ranch including Sun City residents.
- 18-Hole Poston Butte Golf Club
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Water Park
- Tennis Courts
- Softball & Baseball Fields
- Indoor & Outdoor Basketball Courts
- Sand Volleyball Courts
- Fishing Lake
- Playground for Grandkids
- Soccer Fields
- Skate Park
- Picnic Area
- Rock Climbing Wall
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes
There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Biggest Losers Weight Loss
- Bocce Social Group
- Ceramics Club
- Circuit Training
- Complete Fitness
- Cooking Club
- Core Conditioning
- Cycling Group
- Gentle Yoga
- Get Your Walk On Walking
- Glass Fusion
- Gourmet Food Group
- Hand and Foot Time Games
- Hiking Club
- Investment Group
- Jewely Making
- Ladies Golf Group
- Ladies Nine Hole
- Ladies Putt and Pour
- Line Dancing
- Mah Jongg
- Men's Golf Group
- Mexican Train Tile Games
- Neighborhood Watch Group
- PickleBall Group
- Poker Club
- Pottery Group
- Red Hats
- Security Group
- Sip and Savor Wine Group
- Stained Glass/Mosaic Group
- Sun City Piece Makers Quilting
- Swim Aerobics
- Weight Watchers
- X-treme Team Adventure
- Yappy Hour (Pet Group)
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Reviews (7)
However, one thing to consider when researching 55+ communities, in addition to the lifestyle, is the builder. In this case, the builder is Pulte. If considering this community, I would advise you to buy a resale house rather than a new construction. The new houses being thrown up as quickly as possible are no match for existing houses built five or more years ago.
It's a shame that the construction is so shoddy, since this really is a nice community in most other respects.
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