In beautiful Florence, Arizona, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is an ideal retreat for active adults aged 55 or better. This impressive community offers resort-style amenities, an exciting line-up of social activities and a diverse mix of affordable single-family homes. It also features a prime location within the larger Merrill Ranch master-planned community and is just 60 miles from Phoenix.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch was opened in 2006 by Del Webb and is still in development with plans for a total of approximately 3,800 single-family homes. The age-restricted community features its own exclusive clubhouse, while also giving residents access to resort-style amenities throughout the larger Merrill Ranch community.
When it comes to homes, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch features 22 single-family floor plans. Designed to meet the needs of many different residents, these homes range in size from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. Homes typically include one to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Some models may also offer courtyards, front porches, three or four-car garages, or casitas.
Within the private Sun City portion of Merrill Ranch, residents come together at the exclusive Union Center Clubhouse. This 48,000 square-foot facility offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Social areas include a restaurant and cyber café, a multi-purpose ballroom and several hobby and game rooms.
The ASU Lifelong Learning Center is also housed in the Union Center Clubhouse, offering residents classes and lectures covering a wide range of interests. The clubhouse features a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, an aerobics studio, a spin bike studio, an indoor walking track, and an indoor lap pool. Residents can also express their creativity in the arts and crafts studio, the ceramics studio, or the demonstration kitchen.
Outdoor amenities at the Union Center Clubhouse are also exclusive to Sun City Anthem residents. These include a resort-style swimming pool, eight lighted tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, four bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and a putting green. The grounds also provide walking and biking trails, as well as an outdoor amphitheater.
In the larger Merrill Ranch community, active adults enjoy many additional amenities, such as the 18-hole Poston Butte Golf Club. Other amenities include a fishing lake, a picnic area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a water park, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and outdoor tennis courts. There are also softball and baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, a skate park, a rock climbing wall, and a playground that is perfect for visiting grandchildren.
With its appealing homes, exciting amenities and beautiful location, it's easy to see why Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is a great retirement destination for active adults.