If you’re looking to buy a home in Arizona, it helps to know those communities where homes sell fast, as you know you’ll need to move quickly to make an offer. A quick turnover means that potential buyers don’t take long to make up their minds about the home, the community, and the area.
In Arizona, the five communities where homes sell fast are all in the Phoenix area, both in Phoenix itself and in the neighboring cities of Scottsdale and Mesa. Homes in these communities typically sell within an average of 30-40 days after going on the market. This information is sourced from internal 55places data.
1. Granville – Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona community where homes sell fastest is Granville, with an average time on the market of fewer than 33 days. Granville is a smaller active lifestyle community located in Phoenix proper. It’s a 20-minute drive north of Downtown Phoenix and major attractions, including the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Arizona Science Center.
A drive 15 minutes north puts residents in the Sonoran Preserve, or the Deem Hills Recreation Area, enjoying the great outdoors of Arizona. The community also has numerous restaurants a short drive away, along with pharmacies and major outlets including a Walmart Supercenter.
Residents at Granville have access to multiple amenities steps from home. Indoors, members of the community will find a clubhouse, activity room, fitness center, library, and lounge. Outside facilities include a pool, a whirlpool spa, a barbecue area, horseshoe pits, and walking trails. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle, with a photography club, a hiking club, and social events held regularly.
The attached and single-family homes here range from 840 to 1,050 square feet with two to three bedrooms and one-and-a-half to three bathrooms. Homes may include an attached two-car garage or a carport space. Pricing begins in the high $100s to the mid $200s, bearing in mind their proximity to the center of Phoenix, the fifth-largest city in the U.S.
2. Turtle Creek – Phoenix, AZ
Turtle Creek is an active adult lifestyle community with 222 single-family homes. When these come on the market they sell, on average, within fewer than 37 days.
Turtle Creek is also in the city of Phoenix and is also a 20-minute drive north of Downtown. Residents planning any long-distance travel can be at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 20-25 minutes. It’s a similar distance to the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, which is a collection of several parks in the area, two of which are among the biggest city parks in the world. Golf fans also have access to several courses within a 15-minute drive.
Turtle Creek has numerous dining options within a 5-minute drive, and nearby major stores include Target, Walmart, Safeway, Fry’s Food and Drug, and Sprouts Farmers Market. There are also pharmacies close by, including Walgreens and CVS. Several hospitals and medical centers a within a 15-minute drive, as well, including the Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.
Floor plans here range in size from 1,246 to 1,883 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Features include modern kitchens with central islands and back gardens with patio areas. Some models have dens and private pools. Prices range from the mid $200s to the high $300s.
3. Verde Groves - Mesa, AZ
Homes in Verde Groves sell on average in under 40 days from coming onto the market. This is a 55+ gated active adult community comprising 210 homes.
Verde Groves is located in the city of Mesa, which is physically part of the Phoenix urban area but is also a sizable city in its own right—the third-largest in Arizona. Verde Groves is only a 15-minute drive from Downtown Mesa and its historic buildings, museums, restaurants, and shops.
In the more immediate vicinity of this community are numerous restaurants, shops, stores, pharmacies, and banks. Homeowners who want to escape the city streets can visit the Usery Mountain Regional Park in about a 25-minute drive. This park offers 3,648 acres of outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping facilities, archery, and stargazing.
Amenities within the community include a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a multipurpose room, a card room, a ballroom, a library, and several studios dedicated to various arts and crafts. Outside there are two pools. Residents have a choice of clubs, classes, groups, and activities, such as water exercise, line dancing, painting, quilting, sewing, and poker.
Verde Groves features attached homes in five unique floor plans. The smallest models are 1,206 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The largest models are 1,851 square feet and have two bedrooms, a den or a third bedroom, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Prices here go from the mid $100s to the mid $200s.
Another Arizona community where homes sell fast is Heritage Village IV. These homes are typically on the market for about 41 days before being sold. This is a 55+ active adult community with 162 attached homes. It’s part of the Scottsdale Ranch community and, in addition to their own private facilities, all residents have access to all of the amenities of the larger community.
Heritage Village IV is in Scottsdale, another city with much to offer. It has a population of about 260,000 and is one of the most affluent areas around Phoenix. Heritage Village IV is about a 20-minute drive from Old Town Scottsdale and its upmarket shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.
Residents can also be at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 20 minutes and nearby attractions include the major Musical Instruments Museum and Taliesin West, the Arizona home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Heritage Village IV has plenty of dining options within a five-minute drive, and large stores, banks, pharmacies, and medical services are also nearby.
There are plenty of amenities for residents of Heritage Village IV, such as a clubhouse with a heated outdoor pool and three tennis courts. A separate building houses the Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center, which has lighted tennis, racquetball, and half-basketball courts as well as two lighted baseball fields, a squash court, and six sand volleyball courts. There’s a fishing and boating lake with boat rentals, as well. Residents also have plenty of activities to take part in, such as cocktail socials, jazz nights, a wine club, a book club, and a yacht club.
Heritage Village IV features single-story attached homes surrounded by mature trees. Floor plans include two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached garage. These homes share a single wall and all have outdoor patios. Prices range from the mid $300s to the low $400s.
5. Dreamland Villa – Mesa, AZ
The fifth of the Arizona communities where houses sell fast is Dreamland Villa, where homes on average sell in 44 days. This is the largest of these fast-selling Arizona communities with 2,732 single-family homes.
Dreamland Villa is a 20-minute drive from downtown Mesa. The city has several museums, the very active Mesa Arts Center, two archaeological sites, multiple parks, and of course plenty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The community is also a 30-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 20 minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which also provides access to numerous US cities.
Amenities at Dreamland Villa center around two halls. The first, Farnsworth Hall, has both an indoor community theater and an outdoor amphitheater, where residents can attend plays and parties. In addition, this hall has an outdoor pool, horseshoe pits, and eight bocce ball courts.
Read Hall has even more by way of community amenities. Indoors, it has a library, a business center, a catering kitchen, a computer room, an exercise room, billiards, table tennis, a restaurant, and several arts and crafts studios. Outside there are two pools and courts for shuffleboard and pickleball.
Residents also enjoy a very active lifestyle through the dozens of clubs, classes, and activities available. This includes arts and crafts groups, card games, a photography club, a singles club, line dancing, community dinners, and fitness classes.
Dreamland Villas features single-family homes. The smallest models here are a compact 942 square feet with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a carport. In all, there are 15 different models, the largest being 1,910 square feet with two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and a carport. Prices range from the high $100s to the high $300s.