With 60 active adult communities to choose from in the Phoenix area, homebuyers can check almost everything off of their wish lists. The area boasts the very first and largest active adult community in Arizona, Sun City, as well as intimate communities with just a few hundred homes.
Just 35 miles east of Phoenix, 21 miles east of Mesa, and south of Tonto National Forest, Apache Junction allows residents to live in a location outside of the city but still within reach of everything it has to offer.
The 55+ communities in Apache Junction each consist of less than 450 homes, but still include a great selection of amenities. As an added bonus, many active adults can find their next home in these affordable communities for less than $250k, with most homes in the $100s.
Keep reading to discover the 55+ communities of Apache Junction.
Low $100s - Mid $100s
At Apache Villa, active adults can find fun activities and desirable amenities within a well-established 55+ community of 425 single-family homes. With residences that range from approximately 1,000 to 2,018 square feet, homebuyers can choose the size and layout that best compliments their lifestyle. Best of all, these low-maintenance homes are offered at an affordable price point, making warm weather retirement within reach for almost everyone.
The clubhouse includes an exercise room, a computer room, a library, and a hobby room. Outdoor amenities feature a swimming pool, a patio, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard courts.
A full social calendar offers a variety of lifestyle clubs and social events so residents can meet like-minded neighbors, find new interests, and pursue their passions. Crafty residents enjoy meeting for knitting circle, beading club, and quilting. Those who enjoy friendly competition can play bingo, canasta, cribbage, and pinochle. Regular social events include birthday parties, community breakfasts, and casino trips.
Mid $100s - Mid $200s
The close-knit 55+ community Meridian Manor consists of 443 single-family homes that range from approximately 900 to 1,900 square feet. Some of the homes and amenities even enjoy views of the Superstition Mountains, the largest mountain range in the Phoenix area.
Amenities in this community center around the clubhouse, which invites residents to gather for social recreation and physical activity. It consists of a ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, an exercise room, a library, and rooms for cards, billiards, and hobbies. The outdoor amenities feature a pool, spa, and patio where residents relax and cool off on the many sunny days. Residents who like to stay active with sports can play pickleball, shuffleboard, and bocce or practice on the putting green. The community offers RV storage for active adults who like to travel on the road.
Meridian Manor encourages residents to stay socially and physically active with a variety of classes, clubs, and activities. Some of the lifestyle clubs offered include book club, folk dance class, and ladies luncheon. Activity groups that invite residents to explore the surrounding community include hiking groups and planned trips to local destinations.
High $100s - Mid $200s
Bel Agave is an up-and-coming 55+ community that gives active adult homebuyers a chance to build a brand-new home in the Phoenix area. Homebuyers can choose from six floor plans that range from 1,256 to 2,009 square feet. The homes for sale feature open floor plans, single-story living, and built-in patios. Some additional options include second master suites, front porches, and extra garage space.
Planned amenities at Bel Agave include a clubhouse with plenty of meeting space, an outdoor pool and patio, and a putting green.
Residents of this community will also find plenty to do in the surrounding area. Active adults will revel in the outdoor recreation offered by Superstition Mountain, Lost Dutchman State Park, and Usery Mountain Regional Park. The Tonto National Forest includes plenty of hiking and biking trails and natural wonders for active adults to explore. Popular attractions in Apache Junction include the Goldfield Ghost Town, Mammoth Mine Rock Shop, and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.