Looking for a more private Arizona community? We've got some options.

When it comes to active adult living, gated communities offer that extra sense of security and a more private atmosphere. While many gated communities have been associated with being pricier, Arizona is home to a number of gated communities that are suitable for a wide range of budgets. From quaint to resort-style developments, we’re exploring five gated communities you’ll want to check out in Arizona.

Trilogy® at Vistancia - Peoria, AZ

High $200s - High $800s

The gated community of Trilogy at Vistancia takes active adult living to the next level. This luxurious 55+ community is part of the award-winning master-planned community of Vistancia. Designed with high-end tastes in mind, homeowners can expect elegant touches throughout the community and within the homes themselves. While development is ongoing, the community has pre-owned and new homes available, with the ultimate goal of having 2,450 single family residences upon completion.

Residents at Trilogy have access to two immense clubhouses where they can swim in multiple pools, stay active with a top-notch fitness center, or pamper themselves at the full-service spa. Outdoors, residents can enjoy tennis courts, trails, park spaces, and a beautifully landscaped golf course.

Fountain of the Sun - Mesa, AZ

Below $100k - Mid $200s

Fountain of the Sun is an excellent option for those seeking an affordable gated community in Arizona. This well-established 55+ community consists of 2,296 residences, including a great mix of single family, attached, and manufactured homes.

Fountain of the Sun provides a pleasant, laid-back lifestyle for residents. The community’s clubhouse is where neighbors catch up with one another and make lasting friendships. It offers a ballroom, exercise room, outdoor pool and spa, and more. The community also has scenic lakes and features an on-site post office.

Province - Maricopa, AZ

High $100s - High $500s

Province is an oasis-like community nestled in the desert. It has become well known for its beautifully landscaped grounds that feature park spaces and 50 acres of lakes and waterways. This gated 55+ community offers a private atmosphere despite having 2,217 residences. Homes at Province consist of single family and attached residences that come in over 30 floor plans. Development began in 2004 and is ongoing, making the newer constructions attractive options for those seeking modern floor plans.

The community’s 32,000 square-foot clubhouse is a thriving social center. It offers a resort-style outdoor pool, indoor heated pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, ballroom, tennis courts, and plenty more. Residents never have a shortage of ways to stay social and active at Province. 

Sunbird - Chandler, AZ

Below $100k - Mid $200s

Sunbird provides the exclusive atmosphere of being in a gated community without requiring a hefty budget. This 55+ community offers 1,631 single-family homes ranging from 745 to 1,6880 square feet of living space. Residents at Sunbird enjoy the community’s welcoming, tight-knit environment.

The community’s 43,000 square-foot recreation center boasts an impressive lineup of amenities. It features a top-notch fitness center, outdoor pool, grand ballroom, tennis courts, hobby studios, and more. One of the biggest attractions is the 18-hole Sunbird Golf Course, which offers an enjoyable game for different skill levels.

Arizona Traditions - Surprise, AZ

High $100s - Mid $300s

Arizona Traditions is a gated 55+ community that offers an intimate atmosphere without compromising on amenities. This popular community consists of 1,768 single-family homes. It offers the same kind of resort-style amenities found at larger communities, while fostering a small-town environment that makes it easy to develop close friendships. Arizona Traditions is also ideally located near shopping and dining options.

Residents at Arizona Traditions are served by a 20,400 square-foot recreation center. This social and activity center has a 700-person ballroom, 3 outdoor pools, 4 tennis courts, a softball field, fitness center, multiple hobby studios, and beautiful park spaces outdoors. Golfers will especially love the on-site 18-hole golf course, which is woven throughout the community’s grounds. There is also an on-site bar for residents to unwind and relax over a drink.