Arizona 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

For the past 60 years, retirees have been flocking to 55+ communities in Arizona and more than 13.3 million people visit every year. The ever-increasing population of older adults retiring to the state has led to a boom in the number of active adult communities in Arizona. Many people are lured to the year-round sunshine, abundance of recreational and cultural attractions, and a relatively affordable cost of living.

For the past 60 years, retirees have been flocking to 55+ communities in Arizona and more than 13.3 million people visit every year. The ever-increasing population of older adults retiring to the state has led to a boom in the number of active adult communities in Arizona. Many people are lured to the year-round sunshine, abundance of recreational and cultural attractions, and a relatively affordable cost of living.

Arizona is the birthplace of modern active retirement communities. In the 1960s, Del Webb introduced Sun City - the first age-restricted active adult community in the country. Since then, the concept of self-contained active adult communities has flourished. There are now in excess of 100,000 homes in age restricted 55+ communities in Arizona

Arizona Climate & Geography

At 113, 998 square miles, Arizona is the sixth largest state in its region. Due to its large area and many different elevations, there are a variety of climate conditions throughout the state. Areas with lower elevations mainly have a desert climate with mild winters and very hot summers. Northern Arizona has significantly higher altitudes than the lower desert areas and therefore experiences a cooler climate with cold winters and mild summers. In general, Arizona has a primarily dry climate with an average rainfall of 12.7 inches per year.

Known best for its desert and mountain landscapes, Arizona offers spectacular views throughout all areas of the state. The Sonoran Desert covers the southwest area while the Chihuahuan Desert is a small part of the southeastern state. The Mojave Desert is located in Northwestern Arizona while the Painted Desert is located in Northern Arizona. The state is fairly mountainous and has many mountain ranges that exceed elevations of 9,000 feet. With 194 named mountain ranges, Arizona communities boast some of the best views in the nation.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Arizona

Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, and Yuma are the four largest metropolitan areas in Arizona. Near these cities you will find an abundance of entertainment that varies from sports to arts and culture. Professional sports including the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes are just some of the popular teams. Due to its warm climate, Arizona is a popular location of Major League Baseball's spring training facilities as well.

In regards to art and culture, there are many museums and centers for art throughout the state. Rich with Native American history, Arizona is recognized for its galleries that show historical and modern work.

Known as the Grand Canyon State, Arizona is filled with outdoor parks and recreational opportunities. Northern Arizona has some of the best hiking, biking, and sightseeing with snow-capped mountains and thick forests. North Central Arizona is filled with mountain retreats, shady trails, and lakes and rivers perfect for camping and fishing. The Phoenix and Central Arizona areas have both a wet and dry climate which promotes diverse animal populations for wildlife watching. Tucson and Southern Arizona is home to caverns, caves, hiking, trails, rocking climbing, mountain biking, and top-notch golfing. Arizona's west coast is home to Lake Mead and Lake Havasu for boating and great wildlife watching.

Arizona Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Arizona varies by city and region but overall the state of Arizona's cost of living is cheaper than the US average.  

Arizona has no tax on Social Security benefits and there are exemptions for some retirement income. When it comes to property tax, Arizona residents have no state tax and are only responsible for local taxes. There is also no state tax on food for home consumption or prescription drugs.

Healthcare in Arizona

There are 114 hospitals in Arizona, four of which are nationally ranked. Arizona's nationally ranked hospitals include the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, and St. Joseph s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The greater Phoenix area is renowned for its medical research and treatment facilities and is home to well-known medical experts. Many companies in the state specialize in health-related fields such as cancer research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and more.


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146 communities near Arizona

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Solterra - Green Valley, AZ

Solterra

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $600ks
  • 250 Homes (9 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2012 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Altura - Tucson AZ

Altura

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $500ks
  • 240 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2000 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Canyon View - Green Valley AZ

Canyon View

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $200ks
  • 229 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1994 - 2007
  • 2 reviews
The Greens at Santa Rita Springs - Green Valley, AZ

The Greens at Santa Rita Springs

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 224 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2001
  • 1 reviews
Desert Hills 4 - Green Valley, AZ

Desert Hills 4

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 224 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1988
  • 1 reviews

Saddlewood

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 219 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Legends at Santa Rita Springs - Green Valley, AZ

Legends at Santa Rita Springs

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 218 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2005
  • 1 reviews
Verde Groves - Mesa, AZ

Verde Groves

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 210 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2004
  • 2 reviews
Greenfield Glen - Mesa, AZ

Greenfield Glen

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 208 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1986 - 1994
  • 1 reviews
Mera Greenfield - Mesa, AZ

Mera Greenfield

For Rent
  • 1600s - 3200s
  • 208 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - 2024
  • No Reviews
Amberlin Queen Creek - Queen Creek AZ

Amberlin Queen Creek

For Rent
  • $1,650
  • 205 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Album Cooley Station - Gilbert, AZ

Album Cooley Station

For Rent
  • $1,725
  • 204 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Amberlin Arrowhead - Glendale AZ

Amberlin Arrowhead

For Rent
  • $1,650
  • 203 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Desert Hills 5 - Green Valley, AZ

Desert Hills 5

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 195 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1982 - 1987
  • No Reviews
Mera City Center - Surprise, AZ

Mera City Center

For Rent
  • 1400s - 3000s
  • 193 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Mera Westgate - Glendale, AZ

Mera Westgate

For Rent
  • $1,325
  • 189 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Sage Mesa - Mesa AZ

Sage Mesa

For Rent
  • $1,300
  • 189 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Traditions at Desert Creek - Green Valley, AZ

Traditions at Desert Creek

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 188 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2014
  • 1 reviews
Mera Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ

Mera Goodyear

For Rent
  • $1,480
  • 188 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Mera Chandler -  Chandler, AZ

Mera Chandler

For Rent
  • $1,420
  • 184 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Golden Keys - Scottsdale, AZ

Golden Keys

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $600ks
  • 184 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1964 - 1964
  • No Reviews
Victorian Estates - Prescott Valley, AZ

Victorian Estates

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 178 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2004
  • 2 reviews
Heritage Village IV - Scottsdale AZ

Heritage Village IV

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - Mid $800ks
  • 162 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 1994
  • No Reviews
Overture Arcadia - Scottsdale, AZ

Overture Arcadia

For Rent
  • $1,700
  • 159 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
San Ignacio Heights - Green Valley, AZ

San Ignacio Heights

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $500ks
  • 159 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 1998
  • No Reviews
Overture North Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ

Overture North Scottsdale

For Rent
  • $1,855
  • 152 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
San Ignacio Ridge Estates - Green Valley, AZ

San Ignacio Ridge Estates

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 150 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1994 - 1998
  • No Reviews

Country Club North

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 145 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1978 - 1979
  • No Reviews
Portillo Ridge - Green Valley, AZ

Portillo Ridge

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 143 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2006
  • 1 reviews
Album Marana - Tucson, AZ

Album Marana

For Rent
  • 1500s - 3400s
  • 141 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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