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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Sun City

For Sale
  • Below $100k - Low $1Ms
  • 28257 Homes (378 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1960 - 2016
  • 14 reviews

Sun City West

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Low $1Ms
  • 16900 Homes (213 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1978 - 1997
  • 9 reviews

Sun City Grand

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 9802 Homes (160 for sale)
  • 45+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 5 reviews

Robson Ranch – Arizona

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $800ks
  • 4600 Homes (53 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 16 reviews

Sun City Festival

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 7200 Homes (80 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 15 reviews

Leisure World

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $700ks
  • 2664 Homes (25 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1994
  • 5 reviews

PebbleCreek

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 6200 Homes (78 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1994 - Present
  • 10 reviews
Saddlebrooke - Tucson, AZ

SaddleBrooke

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 5400 Homes (77 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1989 - Present
  • 17 reviews

Sun Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $1Ms
  • 6683 Homes (71 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 2006
  • 13 reviews

Province

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $600ks
  • 2217 Homes (40 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 22 reviews

Green Valley Recreation

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 13200 Homes (269 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1978 - Present
  • 1 reviews

Quail Creek

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 4000 Homes (45 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1991 - Present
  • 5 reviews

Westbrook Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 3910 Homes (33 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1982 - 1993
  • 3 reviews

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $700ks
  • 3800 Homes (34 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 7 reviews

Victory at Verrado

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 3500 Homes (45 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 6 reviews

Trilogy at Vistancia®

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 3300 Homes (50 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 2 reviews

Sunland Springs Village

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 2890 Homes (17 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2020
  • 2 reviews

Dreamland Villa

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $500ks
  • 2732 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1959 - 1978
  • 2 reviews

Sunland Village

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 2600 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 1984
  • No Reviews

Canoa Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 2500 Homes (17 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2000 - Present
  • 1 reviews

Sun City Oro Valley

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $700ks
  • 2488 Homes (22 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1986 - 1996
  • 5 reviews

Sunland Village East

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $500ks
  • 2437 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 1994
  • 2 reviews

Encanterra®, a Trilogy® Resort Community

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 2400 Homes (63 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2008 - Present
  • 5 reviews

Fountain of the Sun

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $500ks
  • 2296 Homes (25 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1975 - 1987
  • 2 reviews

Trilogy at Power Ranch

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $700ks
  • 2035 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2008
  • 6 reviews

Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 2000 Homes (56 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 1 reviews

Apache Wells

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $700ks
  • 1823 Homes (18 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1960 - 2019
  • No Reviews

Arizona Traditions

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $600ks
  • 1768 Homes (20 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1997 - 2013
  • 6 reviews

Ventana Lakes

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 1701 Homes (13 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1986 - 2020
  • 4 reviews

CantaMia at Estrella

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $700ks
  • 1700 Homes (21 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2010 - Present
  • 10 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
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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