Prescott is an appealing choice for many active adults. The city is at an elevation of just over 5,300 feet, making summers a little cooler than further south around Phoenix and Tucson. If you don't mind proper winters, this city in Northern Arizona is a good choice.
Prescott has a population of almost 45,000, and all the amenities that come with a city of that size. It's also a popular tourist destination, with a number of quality restaurants, art galleries, and local shops. It also has an attractive historic downtown. It's surrounded by mountains, valleys, and forests, including the 1.25 million-acre Prescott National Forest.
Low $200s - Low $4Ms
Hassayampa Village is a gated community with no age restrictions and 660 condo, attached, and single-family homes. Located at the edge of the city near mountains and forests, this community is about three miles west of downtown Prescott
Amenities at Hassayampa Village include the Capital Canyon Club featuring an 18-hole golf course with mountain views. This is also where you'll find the fitness center, steam room and sauna, and outdoor pool. Other amenities include a ballroom, a library, billiards, an indoor pool and spa, an aerobics and dance studio, an arts and crafts studio, and a hobby and game room. Outdoor facilities include hiking and biking trails, and courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
The smallest models here are the condos which start at 1,400 square feet and go up to 2,400 square feet. They offer two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, a private garage, and lot parking for guests. The attached townhomes go from 1,550 to 3,330 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and an attached garage. The single-family homes offer 2,400 to 6,000 square feet.
Mid $200s - High $300s
Victorian Estates is a 55+ gated community with 178 single-family homes. It's a 15-minute drive east of downtown Prescott in a residential neighborhood backed by open country. There are several stores nearby, and a Walmart Supercenter is less than 10 minutes away.
The community amenities include a clubhouse, a multipurpose room, a library, billiards, an exercise room, and a catering kitchen. There's also a sauna and hot tub, an outdoor pool, a patio, a verandah, two gazebo parks, a picnic area, and walking trails.
The smallest models at Victorian Estates offer 1,020 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. There are seven models in all, with the largest providing 1,935 square feet, two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
About a 15-minute drive north of downtown Prescott, The Gardens at Willow Creek is another 55+ gated community. With 105 single-family homes, this community is located in the popular and attractive Prescott Lakes area with nearby hiking and biking trails and water activities.
Amenities in The Gardens at Willow Creek include a clubhouse, an exercise room, a library, billiards, and an arts and crafts studio. Outside amenities include a pool and a patio with a barbecue area.
There are nine models available in The Gardens at Willow Creek. The smallest offer 1,132 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models have 1,808 square feet and a third bedroom.
High $200s - Low $400s
Surrounded by open country with mountains on the horizon, Dorado at Verde Santa Fe has 96 single-family homes, and it's part of the larger Verde Santa Fe development. Dorado at Verde Santa Fe is a 5-minute drive west of Cornville and a 75-minute drive northeast of Prescott. Also, there's a Walmart Supercenter just 10 minutes away.
Residents of Dorado at Verde Santa Fe enjoy the use of the main Verde Santa Fe Clubhouse. Amenities here include a fitness center, a restaurant, a card room, a library, a computer room, and a billiards room. There's also the 18-hole Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, outdoor pool and spa, and hiking and biking trails. Residents also have access to the nearby Amante Clubhouse. This provides another fitness center, recreation room, library, card room, and more billiards. Outside, there's a second pool and spa as well as a barbecue area.
Home models range from 1,302 to 2,125 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
High $300s - Low $400s
With no age restrictions, Unit 8 at StoneRidge is a gated community of 35 single-family homes. It's a 20-minute drive east of downtown Prescott, and the nearest shops are just a few minutes away.
Amenities include the StoneRidge Golf Course, a clubhouse, a fitness center, and an indoor pool and spa. There's also an outdoor pool, hiking and biking trails, community parks, and courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball.
The four home models range from 1,780 to 2,204 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-and-a-half- or three-car garage.