Blue sky over a large rock formation in Northern Arizona

Active adults can choose from many excellent age-restricted communities in Northern Arizona.

There are several age-restricted communities in Northern Arizona, mostly around Prescott but also in Bullhead City and Cornville. If you’re looking for a non-age-restricted community in Northern Arizona, then your best option is to look around the Prescott Area where there are several active adult communities with no age restriction. Otherwise, consider the following, which are all age-restricted.

Canyon Trails at Fox Creek

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Canyon Trails at Fox Creek is a 55+ active adult community in Bullhead City. This city of about 40,000 people stands on the Colorado River with Nevada on the other side, so it’s much closer to Las Vegas (100 miles) than it is to Phoenix (230 miles). If you like exploring the great outdoors rather than casinos, the Dead Mountains Wilderness Area of almost 50,000 acres is a 25-minute drive away.

Construction began in 2016, creating 460 new single-family homes. Models start at 1,052 square feet with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a one-car garage. The largest models available have 1,890 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two- or three-car garage. Other models will be available with up to four bedrooms.

Amenities are still being added, to include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, parks, and hiking and biking trails.

Hillcrest Park

Low $100s - Mid $100s

Hillcrest Park is also in Bullhead City, just a few miles from the Colorado River and from numerous outdoor activity opportunities, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. It’s a 55+ active adult community with 212 single-family homes. Homes range in size from 1,134 to 1,643 square feet, and most have two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and either a carport or an attached two-car garage.

The community’s amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room, table tennis, billiards, a library, and an outdoor pool and spa. Residents also organize social activities such as potlucks, karaoke, holiday parties, and BBQs.

Prescott Canyon Estates

Mid $100s - High $100s

Prescott Canyon Estates is one of the few active adult communities around Prescott with an age restriction of 55+. It's only a 5-minute drive east of Prescott’s lively downtown, and it has major stores such as Home Depot, Target, and BestBuy close by. It has 255 single-family homes with square footage ranging from a compact 672 square feet through to almost 1,700 square feet.

Amenities in this community include a clubhouse, an exercise room, an indoor pool and spa, hiking and biking trails, and courts for both tennis and shuffleboard. There are also a number of active clubs including ones for dancing, tennis, swimming, billiards, and poker.

Victorian Estates

Mid $200s - High $300s

Built alongside the area’s main Highway 69, Victorian Estates is in Prescott Valley, a 15-minute drive east of Downtown Prescott. A small shopping mall with stores including Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, and Sprouts Farmers Market is right next door to this gated community for the 55+ active adult.

Victorian Estates has 178 single-family homes with several models available. The smallest has 1,020 square feet, providing two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, and both front and rear porches. Models increase in size up to the largest which has 1,935 square feet, two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, a covered patio, and a covered front porch.

Amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room, an outdoor pool, a sauna and hot tub, two parks, and hiking trails. Organized activities include a book club, billiards, brunches, and card games.

The Gardens at Willow Creek

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

The Gardens at Willow Creek is also in Prescott, a 15-minute drive north of downtown and close to the scenic Prescott Lakes, a popular area for watersports and hiking. It’s a gated community of 105 single-family homes for the 55+ active adult.

Despite its small size, there are several home models available. The smallest is 1,132 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attached two-car garage, two patios, and a porch. The largest models are 1,808 square feet and have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attached two-car garage, and a patio.

Residents enjoy the use of such amenities as a community center with an exercise room, a library, and an arts and crafts studio. There’s also an outdoor pool and an outdoor patio with a BBQ area. There are regular social get-togethers.

Dorado at Verde Santa Fe

Low $200s - Low $300s

Dorado at Verde Santa Fe is in Cornville, a small community of just a few thousand people. It’s a 20-minute drive from the scenic Red Rocks country around Sedona, and five minutes outside the attractive little town of Cottonwood which has major stores such as Walmart.

This gated community has 96 single-family homes for the 55+ active adult. Models start at 1,302 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models have 2,125 square feet and provide two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

There are no amenities directly within the community, but residents have access to two nearby facilities: one adjacent and one a three-minute drive away. Between them, there are two clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, two outdoor pools and spas, a restaurant, two fitness centers, two libraries, and hiking and biking trails. 

Dorado at Verde Santa Fe is an ideal choice for someone with a preference for a small, gated community that still has access to many of the facilities larger active adult communities can provide.