5 Phoenix Communities Big on Pickleball

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Pickleball lovers should take a look at these communities in the Phoenix area.

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In Surprise, which is about 20 miles northwest of Phoenix, the Surprise Pickleball Association is a very active promoter of pickleball and has organized several tournaments in recent years.

Here are five Phoenix communities that are big on pickleball.

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Sun City Grand – Surprise, AZ

Low $300s – High $900s

The pickleball courts at Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona

Sun City Grand is in Surprise and has been increasing its pickleball facilities for residents. It recently added ten new courts and voted in favor of turning three tennis courts into pickleball courts. This provides a total of 22 pickleball courts, and the community has also started hosting weekly reciprocal pickleball events. Sun City Grand also has other fitness and sporting facilities, including four golf courses, two fitness centers, several indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, bocce courts, and hiking and biking trails.

Completed in 2005, Sun City Grand has 9,802 homes available on a resale basis. Condo units range from 427 to 1,021 square feet, attached homes range from 1,096 to 1,441 square feet, and single-family homes in Sun City Grand are 1,097 to 3,883 square feet.

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PebbleCreek – Goodyear, AZ

Low $300s – Low $1Ms

The pickleball courts at PebbleCreek in Goodyear, Arizona

PebbleCreek is in Goodyear, a suburb of Phoenix but also a city in its own right, about a 30-minute drive west of Downtown Phoenix. This Robson community of 6,200 homes has 20 pickleball courts and an active pickleball club, which invites residents of all levels of ability to join in. Non-pickleball players are encouraged to try the game, with instruction and equipment provided. The pickleball club also hosts social events and holds leagues and tournaments throughout the year. The Arizona climate is of course ideal for year-round pickleball playing, with about 300 sunny days a year.

PebbleCreek has numerous other sporting facilities for the residents to enjoy. There are two par-72 golf courses, two fitness centers, several indoor and outdoor pools, seven tennis courts, 12 bocce courts, and a softball field.

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Sun City West – Sun City West, AZ

Low $100s – High $600s

The pickleball courts at Sun City West in Sun City West, Arizona

Sun City West is about a 45-minute drive from Downtown Phoenix. This Del Webb community has 16,900 homes for adults over 55. With this many homes, it isn’t surprising that the amenities here are first class, and they include 18 pickleball courts. There’s also a pickleball club that residents can join. For the sports-minded, Sun City West also offers nine golf courses, an Olympic-sized indoor pool and a number of other indoor and outdoor pools, 24 tennis courts, a basketball court, a softball field, and a quarter-mile outdoor walking track. 

Homes for sale in Sun City West include single-family homes or attached homes in over 140 models. The single-family homes range from 800 to over 4,600 square feet, and the attached homes range from about 760 to 1,880 square feet. Many homes include features such as open-concept floor plans, screened patios, walk-in closets, granite countertops, and tile flooring.

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Robson Ranch – Eloy, AZ

Low $200s – Low $600s

Aerial view fo the pickleball courts at Robson Ranch in Eloy, Arizona

Although Robson Ranch is in Eloy, which is an hour’s drive south of Phoenix along Interstate 10, it’s well worth considering for the keen pickleball player who wants to buy in the Phoenix area. This gated community of 4,600 homes has a low age restriction of 40+ and five home collections for buyers to choose from. It also has 16 pickleball courts and an active pickleball club that organizes events and tournaments, daily games, open clinics, and lessons.

In addition to pickleball, there’s a wealth of other sporting activities to choose from. Residents have their own 18-hole golf course, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, four tennis courts, a softball field, bocce courts, fishing lakes, and hiking and biking trails.

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Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch – Florence, AZ

Low $200s – Low $500s

The tennis courts at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence, Arizona

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is in Florence, about an hour’s drive from Downtown Phoenix. It’s a 55+ active adult community with 3,800 Del Webb homes as well as eight pickleball courts and a pickleball group.

The many sporting amenities here include an 18-hole golf course, a putting green, two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, an indoor walking track, hiking and biking trails, fishing lakes, tennis courts including eight lighted courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a rock-climbing wall, and fields for soccer, baseball, and softball. Sun City Anthem may not be the largest of these five Phoenix communities that are big on pickleball, but it has the most impressive amenities for other sports.

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