Sunland Village East is a well-established community conveniently located in Mesa, Arizona. This 55+ community blends a suburban location with the surrounding desert and mountain landscape, providing an escape from big-city congestion. The local area has plenty of outdoor recreation, and nearby Phoenix can be reached within a fairly short drive.
With reasonably priced homes and an exciting lineup of amenities, Sunland Village East is a great option for those seeking an active adult community with a casual atmosphere. Let's explore everything that this welcoming community has to offer.
This 55+ community was developed from 1984 to 1994 by the Farnsworth Companies. Although the homes are a bit older, residents can take advantage of lower prices. There are 2,437 single-family homes and attached homes at Sunland Village East, and prices range from the mid $100s to the mid $400s.
The attached homes all offer golf course or garden views and range from 1,000 to 1,623 square feet. They provide one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage. Single-family homes in this community are ranch-style and range from 1,110 to 2,155 square feet. They offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached garage with enough space for at least two cars.
Sunland Village East offers a rich lineup of amenities while providing a laidback atmosphere where residents always feel welcome. With two clubhouses, it’s easy to stay active and social. The North Complex—which is the central activity hub—offers an outdoor pool, a fully equipped fitness center, an arts and crafts studio, a woodworking shop, and more. The South Complex has two more outdoor pools and an exercise room.
The community also has lighted tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course where residents can enjoy Arizona’s sunny weather and engage in a little friendly competition. Residents can pursue their interests with a full calendar of meet-ups as well, including aerobics, bible study, quilting, line dancing, and a meet-up for singles. The community also has an on-site restaurant where residents can enjoy karaoke and trivia events.
In addition to the community’s reasonable home prices and low homeowners' association (HOA) fees, one of the main benefits is its prime location. Sunland Village East is located in Mesa, giving residents easy access to shops, restaurants, and other conveniences.
The suburban location of Sunland Village East makes it easy to run daily errands at nearby retailers or catch a movie at the local theater. One of the top shopping areas in Mesa—Superstition Springs Center—is just about 10 minutes away from Sunland Village East, and it has over 150 stores and eateries. For upscale shopping, residents head to the Village Square at Dana Park, while downtown Mesa offers eclectic boutiques and coffee shops.
Nearby Attractions and Outdoor Recreation
Many areas of Mesa offer views of the nearby Superstition Mountains, often where locals head to when seeking outdoor adventure. The Superstition Mountains are about a 25-minute drive from the community. The Superstition Wilderness area contains over 150,000 acres and has a well-developed trail system for hiking. Nature lovers can hike through a network of over 170 miles of trails that meander through beautiful, rugged terrain. There are trails fit for all skill levels, from casual afternoon hikes to multi-day excursions.
Lost Dutchman State Park is nestled right at the edge of the Superstition Mountains, which offers camping and various events throughout the year, including guided full moon hikes and educational talks about local wildlife. The park has 138 sites for RV and tent camping as well as cabin rentals.
Sports lovers will also feel right at home in Mesa where they can head to Sloan Park to watch a game of baseball. This 15,000-seat ballpark hosts a number of Cactus League games and it is the spring training home for the Chicago Cubs.
For those seeking big-city attractions, Downtown Phoenix can be reached by car within about 30 minutes. With easy access to Phoenix’s thriving restaurant scene, rich arts and culture, and abundant entertainment options, Sunland Village East offers an ideal location at an affordable price.