- Price Range
- Mid $300s - Mid $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 about an hour from Phoenix. Residents of the Sun City age-restricted neighborhood enjoy exclusive use of a private clubhouse plus access to the Merrill Ranch master-planned amenities. The grounds of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are dotted with open spaces, scenic views, and miles of walking and biking trails. Homebuyers are attracted to Anthem at Merrill 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 looking for homes for sale in Florence, AZ have plenty of options to choose from at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Amenities
Residents of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch have a vast array of world-class amenities to take advantage of. Within the private Sun City 55+ section of Merrill Ranch, homeowners enjoy an 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 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 tennis, bocce ball, and horseshoe courts, Anthem at Merrill Ranch has the added benefit of being a part of the larger Merrill Ranch master planned community. 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 family comes to visit.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Homes & Real Estate
Del Webb began construction of Sun City at Merrill Ranch in 2006 and plans to offer 3,800 homes upon completion. The builder offers 22 single-family floor plans that range from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. These homes feature one to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some homes also offer den spaces and half bathrooms.
Buyers can choose from homes that offer courtyards, front porches, 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. Homebuyers can select from both new construction and a selection of resale 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 entertaining activities, classes, and events to ensure 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.
Florence, AZ Area
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is located in the town of Florence, AZ. Although Florence is more secluded there are everyday convinces close to home and local attractions can be reached within a short drive.
Residents can find daily necessities at stores such as Safeway, Walmart, and Fry's Food and Drug are just a few minutes away. Pharmacies like Walgreens are less than 20 minutes away.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is also close to several health care providers, including Florence Hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center, and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options they can head to downtown Florence which is home to several restaurants, cafes, and bars. Additional attractions in the area include the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Butterfly Wonderland, and Arizona Falls.
Golfers can enjoy courses like Golf Club at Johnson Ranch and Las Colinas Golf Club. Nearby state parks such as Lost Dutchman State Park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park are ideal places for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.
Those who want to visit metropolitan areas can drive just over an hour to cities such as Phoenix and Scottsdale. When it comes to long-distance travel, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 56 miles away.
Available Models & Floor Plans
Holiday SeriesPrice RangeMid $300s
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 $300s
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 RangeMid $300s
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 RangeMid $300s
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 RangeMid $300s
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 RangeMid $300s
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 $300s
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 & Whirlpool 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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