Arizona 55+ Communities Near College Football Stadiums

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When it comes to choosing a retirement community, there are many things to consider: price, amenities, and most importantly, access to recreation and hobbies. For many, this means being close to their favorite teams’ home stadiums.

College football fans considering a move to Arizona should check out the following communities in Mesa and Tucson. These popular retirement destinations are affordably priced, and they’re a short drive to Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, homes of the Sun Devils and the Wildcats.

Great Retirement Communities Located Near Arizona State University

Las Alegras

Las Alegres is a 55+ community in Mesa, AZ that is about a 20-minute drive from ASU’s Tempe Campus, where residents can catch games at Sun Devil Football Stadium. With just 84 attached homes, Las Alegres provides a tight-knit atmosphere. This well-established community was developed between 1980 and 1986. While the homes are a bit older, homebuyers can look forward to lower prices.

The attached homes at Las Alegres are very reasonably priced between the low $100s to the mid $100s. They range in size from 950 to 1,256 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage, these single-level homes are great for active adults seeking a low-maintenance life.

Residents at Las Alegres enjoy a casual social environment where they always feel welcome. The outdoor pool and spa, exercise room, and bocce ball court make it easy to stay active and connected with neighbors. The surrounding area also offers many options for shopping and dining, and it is home to a number of popular golf courses.

Verdo Groves

For homebuyers seeking a newer and larger community, Verde Groves in Mesa, AZ is an excellent option. This gated 55+ community is conveniently located near ASU, making it easy for residents to drive to Sun Devil Football Stadium in under 30 minutes. Verde Groves has 210 attached homes that are priced between the mid $100s to the mid $200s. Residents have several options for floor plans at this community, which was developed between 1999 and 2004. Homes range in size from 1,206 to 1,851 square feet and most offer at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

This intimate community keeps residents social and active with its beautiful 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, which has an outdoor lap pool, a fitness room, a library, an arts and crafts studio, and more. Verde Groves’ location makes it easy to access downtown Phoenix within just 30 minutes, and the surrounding area also has retail plazas with plenty of options for shopping and eateries.

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Casitas de Castillan

Casitas de Castilian in Tucson, AZ is another affordable option that is under a 20-minute drive to the University of Arizona. This well-established 55+ community was developed between 1965 and 1974, and it has 116 attached homes available on a resale basis. Prices start below $100k and reach the high $100s, and some homes have been upgraded with modern kitchens, tile floors, and other desirable features. Homes at Casitas de Castilian range in size from 800 to over 2,600 square feet.

Residents can socialize and stay active with two outdoor pools, a tennis court, and plenty of natural spaces on beautifully landscaped grounds. The community’s prime location makes it easy to run daily errands, dine out, and access the heart of Tucson with just a short drive.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
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