Exploring the 55+ Communities of Peoria, Arizona

Peoria is ideally located near Phoenix and has several interesting age-restricted communities.

Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of about 170,000 people. It’s an easy 30-minute drive northwest of Downtown Phoenix, and its ideal location means a 30-minute drive west takes you to the 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park which has 26 miles of hiking trails. Also, on the northern edge of Peoria is the Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a 23,362-acre park offering hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, and other activities.

Peoria was founded in the late 19th century by a group of settlers, some of whom were from Peoria, Illinois, after which it’s named. A number of historic buildings still stand in the city, the oldest being the Peoria Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1899.

This suburb has all the facilities you would expect from the ninth-largest city in Arizona and a climate similar to that of Phoenix. From June to September, average high temperatures are in the low 100s with average lows in the 70s. Over the year, the city sees less than ten inches of rain, and snow is rare, but there may be winter nights when it drops below freezing.

If this sounds like a prime spot for your retirement, let’s explore the active adult communities in this attractive Phoenix suburb. 

Westbrook Village

Mid $300s – Mid $500s

Chairs and tables on a patio at Westbrook Village in Peoria, Arizona
Westbrook Village is the largest age-restricted community in Peoria.

The largest community in Peoria with the youngest age restriction of 40+ is Westbrook Village, which has 3,910 attached and single-family homes and condos. It’s within a few blocks of major stores such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco. It’s also near the 101 Loop, the highway that circles Phoenix and gives easy access to many of the area’s attractions.

The smallest models are the condos, which range from just under 1,000 to about 1,800 square feet. Most have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony or patio. Attached homes go from 1,363 to 1,478 square feet and all have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

The single-family homes start at 1,354 square feet, and these also have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models have 2,578 square feet, two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and a three-car garage.

Amenities include a Fine Arts and Learning Center, two recreation centers, two 18-hole golf courses, two outdoor pools, a bistro and a restaurant, several activity studios, and courts for tennis, bocce, and pickleball. There are numerous clubs, classes, and activities on offer, including aerobics, yoga, Zumba, dance, singing, theater, and a singles club.

Request more information about Westbrook Village.

Trilogy at Vistancia

Low $400s – Low $1Ms

Lounge chairs surrounding an outdoor pool at Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona
Trilogy at Vistancia is a gated community of 3,300 single-family homes.

Trilogy at Vistancia is a gated community of 3,300 single-family homes spread across 7,100 acres. It’s in the northern part of the city, a 15-minute drive from the Peoria Regional Preserve and about 25 minutes from the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Downtown Phoenix is a 45-minute drive away.

There are numerous home models available, the smallest offering 1,218 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models are 3,223 square feet and have four bedrooms, a den, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage.

Many of the amenities center on the 35,000-square-foot clubhouse. Its facilities include a fitness center, indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, and an aerobics and dance center. A second clubhouse offers 17,000 square feet and has a larger aerobics and dance studio, a restaurant, an outdoor bar and grill, an outdoor pool, a crafts studio, and a culinary studio. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course, illuminated tennis courts, pickleball courts, and hiking and biking trails.

Among the classes, clubs, and activities available are arts and crafts, card and board games, a genealogy group, sports groups, and Spanish lessons.

Request more information about Trilogy at Vistancia.

Ventana Lakes

Low $300s – Low $500s

Homes surrounding a pond at Ventana Lakes in Peoria, Arizona
At Ventana Lakes, there are nine lakes including catch-and-release fishing lakes.

Ventana Lakes has 1,701 single-family and attached homes. It’s a 20-minute drive from both Downtown Peoria and the Peoria Regional Preserve.

The smallest homes start at 991 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The larger Tradewinds model has 2,030 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Amenities in Ventana Lakes include a clubhouse with a fitness center which has an aerobics studio as well as a sauna and steam rooms. There’s also a ballroom, a library, four outdoor pools, four spas, courts for several sports, and, as the name suggests, there are nine lakes including catch-and-release fishing lakes.

The clubs and activities include sports clubs, breakfast groups, arts and crafts, card and board games, bingo, and karaoke.

Request more information about Ventana Lakes.

Sun Air Estates

Mid $200s – Low $300s

Aerial view of the Downtown Phoenix skyline
Sun Air Estates is the most intimate community in Peoria.

Sun Air Estates is the most intimate community in Peoria with 814 attached and single-family homes. Just 25 minutes from Downtown Phoenix, the community offers low-maintenance living and access to private amenities.

Built between 1973 and 2001, this community offers attached homes ranging from 904 to 1,408 square feet with one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one-car garage. These homes may include hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, and soft-close cabinets.

A single-family home model ranges from 1,278 and 1,581 square feet with two to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Some homes may include a gas fireplace in the living room, large backyards, and private patios. 

There are two community recreation centers for residents to enjoy. Each center has an outdoor pool and patio, but there’s also a spa and shuffleboard courts at the centrally located one.

Request more information about Sun Air Estates.

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

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
Details here.

Share this post:

We're here to help! (800) 928-2055

Call us to speak with a customer service representative.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Weekly Updates

I agree that 55places and its affiliates, partner providers or agents may call, text, or email me about my inquiry, which may be made with automated means. I understand that my consent is not a prerequisite for buying a property. I may revoke my consent at any time by contacting optout@55places.com. Message/data rates may apply. I also agree to 55places.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

A 55+ couple relaxing in lounge chairs on the beach.

25 Cheap Active Adult Communities for an Affordable Retirement

From scenic locations to impressive amenities, these communities provide a range of opportunities for active adults to enjoy their golden years while staying within their budget. Let’s explore 25 active adult communities that offer an affordable retirement experience.

Interest Rate vs. APR (And Other Mortgage Questions)

The mortgage process is pretty complicated. Even if you’ve gone through it before, it’s easy to get tripped up with all the steps, documentation, and financial jargon of it all. Are you planning on applying for a mortgage soon? Before diving straight in, here are some answers to commonly asked mortgage questions.

Two 55+ active adults relaxing in lounge chairs by the beach.

How to Decide Which State to Retire In

It’s common for active adults to relocate to a new state for retirement, and with thousands of 55+ communities across the country, it’s difficult to find the perfect place without narrowing the search first by state. The best guideline is to move to a state that can provide the lifestyle you’re looking for.

An asthmatic 55+ woman reaching for an inhaler.

The Best Places to Retire If You Have Asthma

Climate, geography, and access to health care providers are all key considerations for those with a chronic health condition. Let’s explore some of the best places to retire if you have asthma and what factors may be particularly important to you in a retirement destination.

Happy senior couple relaxes while fishing together by the lake in their 55+ community.

55+ Communities for Lake Lovers: Discover the Top 5 Destinations

Boating, fishing, swimming, and other water sports are popular pastimes for many active adults. While these activities are frequently found in coastal areas, water-loving retirees can enjoy living inland when they choose a community that offers access to a lake!

A mature woman explores an art gallery with her granddaughter in one of her favorite retirement cities.

The 4 Best Places to Retire if You Love Art

Retirement is your chance to devote yourself to the pastimes you love! If you love art, a handful of places across the U.S. will suit you best. Today, the team at 55places.com is here to explore communities all over the nation that you’re sure to love.

About 55places

We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

Scroll to Top