The 10 Largest 55+ Communities in the Phoenix Area

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If you’re looking for an impressive active adult community that features impressive amenities and diverse homes, the Phoenix area has plenty of choices. This desert oasis has long been a popular retirement destination and these sprawling communities make it easy to see why. Take a look at some of the largest active adult communities in the Phoenix area.

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Sun City – Sun City, AZ

With over 27,000 homes and a dizzying array of amenities, Sun City continues to be a popular draw for active adult retirees. Billed as the country’s first active adult community, Sun City was developed by Del Webb between 1960 and 1978. Today, it boasts countless amenities, including 11 golf courses, 19 shopping areas, varied recreation centers, a performing arts theater, the Sun Bowl Amphitheatre, Boswell Hospital, swimming pools, sports courts and much more.

Sun City West – Sun City West, AZ

Developed between 1978 and 1997, Sun City West is a somewhat newer and smaller Del Webb community located just 2.5 miles from the original Sun City. Sun City West features 16,900 homes, including both single-family and attached designs. It also provides a wide range of community amenities, including four spacious recreation centers, nine golf courses, nine restaurants, shopping areas, outdoor recreations, and Del E. Webb Hospital.

Sun City Grand – Surprise, AZ

Sun City Grand, built between 1996 and 2005, offers 9,802 beautiful homes in Phoenix’s northwest valley. Five community centers offer resort-style amenities, such as state-of-the-art fitness centers, hobby and game rooms, arts and crafts studios, meeting rooms, ballrooms, swimming pools, and outdoor recreations. Sun City Grand also features four championship golf courses.

Sun City Festival – Buckeye, AZ

With plans for approximately 7,200 homes, Sun City Festival offers a beautiful retreat at the base of the White Tank Mountains. Opened in 2006, the community is still being developed, giving homebuyers the choice of available resale or new construction single-family homes. Impressive amenities begin at the 31,000-square-foot Sage Recreation Center and continue with a separate Wood Shop and Craft Studio, as well as the 18-hole Copper Canyon Golf Course.

Sun Lakes – Sun Lakes, AZ

Built between 1972 and 2006, by Robson Communities, Sun Lakes features beautiful grounds, resort-style amenities and 6,683 homes in a wide range of styles and sizes. Highlights of this spectacular community include five amenity-rich clubhouses, four 18-hole golf courses, three 9-hole golf courses, seven tennis courts and a variety of outdoor recreations.

PebbleCreek – Goodyear, AZ

Currently offering both resale and new construction homes, PebbleCreek is a fabulous Robson Communities development which has plans for approximately 6,200 homes. Multiple clubhouses provide plenty of space to socialize, as well as an exciting line-up of amenities and activities. There are two 18-hole golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, restaurants, hobby and game rooms, outdoor sports courts and much more.

Robson Ranch – Eloy, AZ

Halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, Robson Ranch offers resort-style living in a tranquil setting. Upon completion, the community is expected to contain approximately 4,600 single-family and attached homes. Its exciting recreations also include the 18-hole Robson Ranch Golf Course, a 17,000 square-foot clubhouse and a variety of outdoor sports courts.

Westbrook Village – Peoria, AZ

Set in Peoria near 101 Loop, Westbrook Village offers easy access to attractions throughout the Phoenix Valley. This well-established community was built between 1982 and 1993 with 3,910 homes in a wide range of styles. Amenities throughout the community include multiple recreation centers, outdoor sports courts, swimming pools, and an 18-hole golf course.

Sunland Springs Village – Mesa, AZ

Sunland Springs Village opened in 1997 and is still under development, offering homebuyers a choice of available resale or new construction homes. Upon completion, the community will have approximately 2,890 homes in both attached and single-family designs. Highlights of the resort-style amenities include a spacious clubhouse, a 13,000-square-foot auditorium, varied sports courts and 27 holes of golf. With beautiful weather and so many fabulous communities, it’s no wonder the Phoenix area is a popular retreat for active adult retirees.

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Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

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