The Best 55+ Communities for Staying Active in Tucson

Aerial view of the clubhouse and outdoor resort-style pool at SaddleBrooke Ranch in Oracle, Arizona.
Stay active at these 55+ communities in the Tucson area.

For many people aged 55+, maintaining an active lifestyle is a top priority. With on-site golf courses and modern fitness centers, today’s age-restricted communities make it easy for residents to stay active and feel their best at every stage of life. Discover the best age-restricted communities for living an active lifestyle and meeting like-minded neighbors in the Tucson area.

Low $400s - Low $1Ms

Interior view of the fitness center at SaddleBrooke Ranch in Oracle, Arizona.

At SaddleBrooke Ranch, living a healthy lifestyle is made easy with convenient on-site amenities. This premier 40+ community is located in the scenic Sonoran desert near the Santa Catalina Mountains. Development started in 2008 and is ongoing. Upon completion, the community will consist of 5,400 finely crafted, single-family homes.

The 37,000-square-foot La Hacienda Club is the social and activity center of SaddleBrooke Ranch. Here, residents can work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, which has advanced cardiovascular and weight equipment. Residents also have access to an aerobics and dance studio, indoor lap pool, and outdoor resort-style pool with lap lanes. Those who enjoy friendly competition with neighbors will appreciate the two tennis courts, 28 pickleball courts, and 18-hole golf course.

Mid $300s - Low $700s

The bocce ball courts at Sun City Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Sun City Oro Valley offers a vibrant lifestyle for modern active adults. This 45+ community is located about 20 miles north of Tucson and spans over 1,000 acres. Homebuyers can choose from a great selection of 2,488 single family homes and attached homes.

Residents of Sun City Oro Valley never have a shortage of ways to stay social and active. The community is served by several recreation centers. The Mountain Vista Complex & Fitness Center is where residents head to for sports and fitness activities. Amenities here include a fitness center, mini golf, dance studio, and courts for tennis, bocce, racquetball, and pickleball. Sun City Oro Valley is also home to a golf club, which has an 18-hole course, driving range, basketball court, and more.

High $200s - High $400s

Mountains surrounding the golf course at Del Webb at Rancho del Lago in Vail, Arizona.

Affordable home prices and impressive amenities make Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago a popular choice in the Tucson area. Development began in 2008 and is ongoing, and the community will eventually be home to 522 single-family residences. Homeowners here enjoy the strong sense of community that comes with living in a smaller development.

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago’s well-equipped clubhouse contributes to the community’s lively atmosphere. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, two outdoor pools, walking and biking trails, and an 18-hole putting green. There are multiple courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce, and racquetball. In addition to the putting green, the community is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course. 

Low $300s - Mid $500s

The driving rage at The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona on a sunny day.

At the Highlands at Dove Mountain, residents can live an active lifestyle in a tight-knit environment. Located about 25 miles northwest of Tucson, the community enjoys a laid-back atmosphere without big-city congestion. Homebuyers can choose from a great selection of 1,400 single family homes.

Residents of the Highlands at Dove Mountain stay active at the community’s top-notch clubhouse. This recreation facility has a 5,500-square-foot fitness center with an aerobics and dance studio. Outdoors, residents enjoy access to tennis courts, pickleball courts, a heated saltwater pool and spa, and trails for walking and biking. The community also has a beautifully landscaped 18-hole golf course. 

Low $300s - Low $500s

Interior view of a lounge area at Altura in Tucson, Arizona.

Altura combines low-maintenance living with active-lifestyle amenities. Upon final build out, this 55+ community in Tucson will be home to 240 residences, including single-family homes and attached homes. These new and resale homes are 934 to 2,265 square feet.

Altura’s community center ensures residents always have a full activity calendar. Homeowners can work out in the fitness center, decompress and build strength in the Pilates studio, and take a dip in the outdoor pool and spa. The lighted tennis court is a popular spot for residents who enjoy socializing while getting in some exercise. For those who prefer exploring the outdoors, Altura has a well-maintained system of hiking trails. 

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