Tucson is much smaller and more laid-back than Phoenix, and it's better if you want to get out into the desert and the mountains. The landscape provides scenic views throughout the city and gives residents plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, horseriding, and other outdoor activities.
Tucson’s Del Webb communities also benefit from the experience the company gained in building its first developments in Phoenix. If you combine the amenities of the communities with the attractions Mother Nature provides, then there are a lot of reasons to consider the 55+ active adult lifestyle in Del Webb's Tucson communities.
Sun City Oro Valley
Sun City Oro Valley was built between 1986 and 1996 in Oro Valley, north of Tucson. It’s a 30-minute drive from Downtown Tucson and only a 5-minute drive from Catalina State Park in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The park has 5,500 acres, encompassing hiking, biking, and horseriding trails, with canyons, streams, over 5,000 saguaro cacti, and 150 species of birds.
Sun City Oro Valley has 2,488 single-family and attached homes for the 45+ active adult. Models start at 1,035 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. There are numerous other models to choose from, through to the largest at 2,665 square feet with three bedrooms, a den, three bathrooms, and a 2.5-car garage.
Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, mini-golf, two outdoor pools, and the Artisan Center, which is a designated arts and crafts center with workshops and studios. There’s also a fitness center, an auditorium, a ballroom, eight tennis courts, and courts for pickleball, bocce, and basketball.
There also are numerous clubs, classes, and activities including dance, arts and crafts, card and board games, most sports, hiking, biking, gardening, investing, and a singles group.
Del Webb at Dove Mountain
Del Webb at Dove Mountain is a newer 55+ active adult community in the fast-growing town of Marana, which has a population approaching 50,000. It’s located in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, which contain hiking trails, canyons, a riparian area, and a preserved Native American pueblo. It's also just a 30-drive away from Downtown Tucson.
The community has 600 single-family homes for the 55+ active adult. There are eight models available, starting at 1,573 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest homes are 2,514 square feet, providing two bedrooms, a den, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2.5-car garage.
Amenities include the Saguaro Recreation Center, a fitness center, an aerobics studio, a cafe, an outdoor pool and spa, and courts for several sports including pickleball. There are various clubs and classes such as Zumba, pickleball, card and board games, and yoga.
Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago
Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago is a gated community for the 50+ active adult, on which work began in 2008. With 522 single-family homes, the community is located in Vail, a small town of about 10,000 people. It's an easy 30-minute drive away from Downtown Tucson along Interstate10, and it’s also a 10-minute drive from the Colossal Cave Mountain Park, which has hiking trails as well as the massive cave network that was at the heart of the park’s creation.
Models start at 1,212 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Despite this community’s comparatively small size, there are many styles and floor plans available with the largest featuring 2,823 square feet, three bedrooms, a den, three bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
Amenities here include a 14,000-square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole putting green, a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, a ballroom, two outdoor pools, and courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce, and racquetball. Residents also have clubs and classes for such activities as cooking, dancing, fitness, gardening, casino trips, reading, travel, movie nights, and several sports.