Apache Junction gives active adults affordable homes and an ideal location near Superstition Mountain.

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.

Amenities can range from several on-site golf courses and grand clubhouses to multiple indoor and outdoor pools. Some active adults may want to live near the heart of the city, while others find that a suburb best suits their lifestyles.

Just 35 miles east of Phoenix and 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 four 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.

Apache Villa

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 community clubhouse includes an exercise room, computer room, library, and hobby room. Outdoor amenities feature a swimming pool, 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.

Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain

Below $100k - High $100s

A tranquil desert setting, resort-style amenities, and the availability of both new and resale homes all contribute to the ambiance at Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain. Upon completion, this gated 55+ community will consist of 300 homes that range from 946 to 2,050 square feet. Homebuyers interested in purchasing a new home can choose from four floor plans that range from 1,394 to 1,874 square feet.

This community provides its residents with an extensive line-up of sought-after amenities. The 33,000 square-foot clubhouse includes a fitness center, arts and crafts studio, library and computer center, billiards room, cards room, movie theater, and a 6,200 square-foot ballroom. Outside, the amenities continue with a swimming pool and spa, putting green, horseshoes, and courts for shuffleboard, pickleball, tennis, and bocce ball.

Residents can enjoy an active social life by participating in the many scheduled activities, clubs, and events. Some of the community’s favorite seasonal events are the Easter potluck, Christmas in August, and tournaments for billiards, pickleball, and poker. Regular events include Monday happy hours, Monday news and coffee, and movie nights. With a full social calendar and lifestyle clubs to fit most interests, residents are free to enjoy their hobbies and make new friends in the process.

Meridian Manor

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, arts and crafts studio, exercise room, 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 R.V. 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.

Bel Agave

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.