Buying a home in a GVR community means affordability without missing out on amenities.

Green Valley offers a unique lifestyle for active adults. This town situated near Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains consists almost entirely of age-restricted communities. Most communities in this area are part of Green Valley Recreation (GVR), which is a network of 13 recreation centers. This gives most residents access to an impressive selection of amenities, including restaurants, swimming pools, fitness centers, lakes, and beautiful park spaces.

In addition to providing an amenity-rich lifestyle, many communities in Green Valley are very affordable. Below we’re exploring the best lowest-priced communities that Green Valley has to offer.

Continental Vistas

Below $100k - High $100s

Active adults seeking a tight-knit environment will feel right at home at Continental Vistas. This well established 55+ community has 296 homes, giving it a more intimate feel compared to larger developments. Residences at Continental Vistas consist of single-family and attached homes. Single-family and attached homes range from 1,773 to 2,222 square feet.

Continental Vistas conveniently has a GVR recreation center located within the community. With a kitchenette, a multi-purpose room, and an outdoor pool and spa, this center is perfect for socializing and staying fit. Residents can also take advantage of the abundant amenities found throughout Green Valley.

Green Valley Fairways

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Green Valley Fairways’ low prices and welcoming environment make it a popular choice. This 55+ community consists of 759 single-family homes. Development was completed in the early 1970s, so the homes are a bit older, but the low prices make it possible for homeowners to affordably live in an amenity-rich environment.

Green Valley Fairways is part of GVR, giving residents access to 13 separate recreation facilities. The community itself is also home to one of the GVR centers, called the East Center. This on-site recreation center has an auditorium, a catering kitchen, a fitness center, and a billiards room. Residents also enjoy access to an on-site swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.

The Springs at Santa Rita

Below $100k - Low $200s

The Springs at Santa Rita is a gated 55+ community that has 442 single-family and attached homes. Homes have one to three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and single-level living.

The Springs at Santa Rita is home to one of many recreation centers found throughout Green Valley. Called the Santa Rita Social Center, this 30,000 square-foot recreation center is the social hub of the community. It has a modern fitness center, dance studio, clay and art studio, and more. Outdoor amenities include a pool and spa, trails for walking and biking, and a private park that sprawls across 24 acres. There are dozens of clubs and groups that regularly meet up at the Springs, making it easy for new residents to feel like part of the community. 

Canyon View

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Canyon View is a very affordable 55+ community that consists of 229 single-family and attached homes. Canyon View is not a member of Green Valley Recreation, which is a highlight for those seeking a more private atmosphere and clubhouse. Residents can play billiards and other games in the multi-purpose room or throw celebrations and special events in the large catering kitchen. There is also an on-site fitness center and a media center with a library.

The amenities continue outdoors with a resort-style pool and spa, and a spacious patio area for barbecuing or enjoying Arizona’s warm weather. There is also a small park with shuffleboard courts and horseshoe pits. With regular meet-ups and various clubs, it’s easy to live a social lifestyle at Canyon View.

Casa Paloma

Below $100k - Low $100s

Casa Paloma is a 55+ community that is divided into two separate neighborhoods: Casa Paloma I and Casa Paloma II. Together, Casa Paloma has 639 attached homes that offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Residents of Casa Paloma enjoy easy access to two of GVR’s recreation facilities. Each of these recreation centers has its own outdoor pool and spa, multi-purpose room, kitchenette, and shuffleboard courts. Residents can also take full advantage of all amenities that GVR has to offer, including fitness centers, performing arts, and hobby shops.

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