With its warm weather and abundance of outdoor recreation, Arizona remains a popular destination for active adults seeking a new home. For those considering a smaller community, Arizona also has plenty of options that provide an intimate atmosphere without compromising lifestyle. Below we’re taking a look at some of the best small communities in Arizona and exploring what makes them special.
Low $200s – Mid $300s
For those seeking a small community with newer construction and impressive amenities, Four Seasons at the Manor is a good place to start. Located in Sun City, this 55+ community has 140 single-family homes priced between the low $200s to the mid $200s. Development started in 2015, so homebuyers can expect modern appliances, high-end details, and energy-efficient designs.
These spacious homes come in a variety of floor plans and offer between 1,605 and 2,208 square feet of living space. Most have at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Four Seasons at the Manor packs in a host of amenities to keep residents active, entertained, and social. There are resort-style pools and spas, tennis courts, basketball courts, shuffleboard, racquetball, miniature golf, and plenty of outdoor trails. The surrounding Sun City area is a paradise for active adults, with an abundance of top-notch restaurants, shopping opportunities, and outdoor activities.
Mid $300s – Low $400s
The private atmosphere of Heritage Village IV in Scottsdale makes it an attractive option for homeowners seeking a smaller community. This 55+ community has 162 attached homes that are available on a resale basis. Homes are priced between the mid $300s to the low $400s, and range in size from two to four bedrooms, up to four bathrooms, and an attached garage.
Heritage Village IV is located in the master-planned community of Scottsdale Ranch, which also includes beautiful Lake Serena, offering boating and fishing for those in the community. Residents can enjoy a carefree lifestyle at every subdivision within this community. Each subdivision has its own impressive lineup of amenities, including pools, lighted tennis courts, a squash court, and beautiful garden areas.
Mid $200s – High $300s
This 55+ community in Prescott Valley offers a quaint environment and Victorian-style charm. Victorian Estates has 178 single-family homes available on a resale basis. These homes are reasonably priced between the mid $200s to the high $300s. There are numerous floor plans available, with most homes consisting of at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a spacious two-car garage. Floor plans range in size from 1,020 to 1,719 square feet to meet diverse living needs. These homes all have charming Victorian-style exteriors.
The clubhouse at Victorian Estates is where residents and neighbors come together to socialize and unwind. It has an outdoor patio, a cozy fireplace, and an exercise area. The community also has an indoor hot tub and an outdoor pool. Whether strolling through the hiking trails or enjoying a picnic at the gazebo parks, residents can enjoy an easygoing lifestyle with a small community feel.
Low $100s – Mid $100s
Las Alegres is a vibrant and intimate 55+ community with 84 attached homes. These homes are available on a resale basis and are very reasonably priced from the low $100s to the mid $100s. Floor plans range from 950 to 1,256 square feet, and most homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. With beautiful courtyards and plenty of space, these single-level homes are great for those seeking low-maintenance living.
Residents of Las Alegres can enjoy the serene desert setting while enjoying a number of amenities. The community offers a well-equipped exercise room, an outdoor pool and spa, an arts and crafts room, bocce, and a recreation area. Homeowners in this community enjoy the fact that it maintains a tight-knit feel.
Most daily errands can be completed in Mesa, and there are grocery stores and restaurants just a few minutes away. For those seeking a trip to the city, the drive to downtown Phoenix takes just about 30 minutes.