Sun City Festival offers an excellent collection of amenities plus an exciting active adult lifestyle.

As one of the country’s top retirement hot spots, Arizona offers a wide variety of active adult communities, such as Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. Homebuyers looking for large, resort-style developments have no trouble finding impressive destinations with beautifully appointed clubhouses, golf courses, tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness centers and luxurious homes. Here is a look at five fantastic Arizona communities.

Sun City Festival – Buckeye, AZ

Active adults aged 45 and better will find both resale and new construction homes at Del Webb’s Sun City Festival. This newer community was opened in 2006, in a tranquil setting just 10 miles west of Surprise and one hour from Phoenix. Residents enjoy views of the White Tank Mountains, resort-style amenities and low-maintenance single-family homes. The 31,000 square-foot Sage Center clubhouse includes an impressive fitness center, hobby and game rooms, and versatile social areas. The Sage Center also offers an extensive line-up of educational classes through its Arizona State University Lifelong Learning Academy.

PebbleCreek – Goodyear, AZ

Nestled between the White Tank Mountains and Downtown Phoenix, PebbleCreek features numerous amenities including a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse and two 18-hole golf courses. Robson Communities opened PebbleCreek in 1994 with plans for 6,200 single-family homes. Today, homebuyers aged 55 or better can choose from available resale and new construction homes, sized from 1,589 to 2,600 square feet. In addition to versatile homes, residents enjoy appealing amenities, such as hobby and game rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pools and outdoor sports courts.

Sun City Grand – Surprise, AZ

Built by Del Webb, Sun City Grand has established itself as a luxurious resort-style destination with three spacious clubhouses, three 18-hole golf courses and an exciting line-up of social and recreational amenities. The community was developed between 1996 and 2004 with 9,802 residences including condos, attached villas and single-family homes. Sun City Grand is smaller and newer than Del Webb’s original Sun City community, and its location in Surprise remains close to everything while enjoying a less congested area of Phoenix. The community welcomes residents aged 45 or better, and homebuyers today have their choice of available resale homes.


Sun Lakes is an impressive active adult community offering homes for residents as young as age 40.

Sun Lakes – Sun Lakes, AZ

Comprised of five country club neighborhoods, each with their own golf courses and amenity centers, Sun Lakes Arizona is an impressive community designed for active adults aged 40 or better. Robson Communities developed Sun Lakes Arizona from 1973 to 2006, with a total of 6,683 diverse homes. With a long construction period, the community evolved with a wide range of residences and amenity centers. While each neighborhood has its own golf course and clubhouse, residents throughout the community enjoy resort-style amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, hobby and game rooms, walking trails and fishing lakes.

Green Valley Recreation – Green Valley, AZ

Just south of Tucson, Green Valley Recreation (GVR) encompasses over a dozen active adult communities. Residents who live in GVR communities have the opportunity to share access to each others’ clubhouses and amenities. This arrangement allows residents a wider range of amenities, which includes 13 clubhouses, eight championship golf courses, 13 swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, arts and crafts studios, scenic lakes and miles of walking trails. Just a few of the popular communities within GVR are Canoa RanchLas CampanasTraditions at Desert Creek, and The Links at Santa Rita Springs.