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Mike Gerrard writes about Arizona active adult communities for 55places.com. British-born, he has lived in a 55+ community in Southern Arizona with his American wife since 2005. He has been a full-time...
Mike Gerrard writes about Arizona active adult communities for 55places.com. British-born, he has lived in a 55+ community in Southern Arizona with his American wife since 2005. He has been a full-time freelance writer for about thirty years, and his first job after moving to Arizona was to write a piece about Arizona property values for The Times of London. He has won several awards for his work, writing about travel, drinks, property, music, and other topics for companies including American Express, National Geographic, Microsoft, Google, the BBC, AAA, The Huffington Post, and many more.
Mike has also written over 40 guidebooks, one podcast, three radio plays for the BBC, a collection of travel writing, and a crime novel. He currently lives in Green Valley, Arizona, midway between Tucson and the Mexican border.
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- If you're looking for the best lowest-priced communities in Arizona for a retirement or holiday home, there are plenty of choices. Most of the best lowest-priced communities in Arizona are located in Central Arizona. The climate there is nearly perfect and provides year-round recreation opportunities.
- For anyone looking at Southern Arizona retirement communities, the cities of Phoenix and Tucson are the two big draws. Both have their advantages, but there's another option located between those two, and that's the city of Casa Grande. Casa Grande has three active adult communities of differing sizes.
- Central Arizona has several active adult communities that are ideal for budget-minded homebuyers. If you’re looking to find the best lowest-priced communities in Central Arizona (which is mainly the area in and around Phoenix), then you have plenty of choices. Even if you're looking for lower-priced homes, you can still consider...
- Communities with new construction homes are located all over the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, so you can decide whether you want to live closer to the city center, or further out on the edges of the urban landscape near the deserts and mountains. Here's a selection of communities offering new construction homes.