Many communities in Green Valley, Arizona belong to Green Valley Recreation (GVR), and if you want an attached home, you have a choice of active adult communities. GVR is a unique body in that it isn’t a community itself but an umbrella organization to which many Green Valley communities, and individual homeowners, belong.
GVR provides many amenities in addition to those within each community, so even if you choose to live in a smaller community (perhaps because they offer more affordable attached homes), you needn’t worry about a lack of amenities. For a reasonable annual fee, GVR gives access to all of its own facilities.
GVR’s amenities include 13 recreation centers, with 13 swimming pools, fitness centers, numerous arts and crafts studios, dance studios, and courts for sports including tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, basketball, and pickleball. A new 24-court pickleball complex is currently being built, due to open in 2020. The only thing GVR doesn’t have is its own golf courses, but there's a wide choice of public and private courses in and around Green Valley.
Green Valley itself is a town of about 25,000 people. It sits on both sides of Interstate-19, on which it takes about 30 minutes to get to Downtown Tucson, to the north.
Here's a selection of GVR communities that have attached homes for sale. Local attractions include the popular hiking and birdwatching area of Madera Canyon, about a 25-minute drive away, and the unusual Titan Missile Museum, on the edge of the town.
High $100s - High $300s
Canoa Ranch is a gated community for the 55+ active adult, with 2,500 attached and single-family homes, and condos. It’s a 10-minute drive south of the center of Green Valley along I-19, and it's close to where the new pickleball complex is being built.
The Canoa Ranch Recreation Center is one of the facilities provided by GVR so residents here have access to an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and spa, a fitness center, a library, a ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, and a dance and aerobics studio. There are also several dozen clubs, classes, groups, and activities including arts and crafts groups, card and board games, dancing, travel, hiking, swimming, and tennis.
There are two models for the community’s attached homes. The smaller is 1,652 square feet and offers two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The larger models are 2,042 square feet, and these have two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
High $100s - Mid $300s
Las Campanas is a 55+ active adult community with 1,027 attached and single-family homes. It's in the center of Green Valley, and it has its own GVR Las Campanas Center. This gives residents easy access to amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, and courts for racquetball, bocce ball, and tennis. Las Campanas also has numerous clubs, groups, classes, and activities going on, including various sports, arts and crafts, card and board games, dancing, travel, and hiking.
Models here range from about 1,200 square feet to over 2,200 square feet, and they typically have two to three bedrooms, a den, two to three bathrooms, and a two- or three-car garage.
Low $100s - High $100s
For those wanting an inexpensive attached home with access to Green Valley Recreation’s many amenities, Casa Paloma is a good place to look. Centrally located, this 55+ active adult community only has attached homes, with 256 homes in Casa Paloma I and, across the street, a further 383 homes in Casa Paloma II.
Each community has its own GVR satellite center (smaller versions of GVR’s full recreation centers). Amenities at Casa Paloma I and II include a pool, a spa, horseshoes, and shuffleboard courts. The major Las Campanas Center (see above) is only about one-and-a-half miles away from Casa Paloma. There are also numerous clubs, groups, classes, and activities both in Casa Paloma and available through the larger GVR network.
Attached homes in Casa Paloma are mainly under 2,000 square feet, and most have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and either a carport or driveway parking.
High $100s - Mid $200s
The Villages of Green Valley is a 55+ active adult community with 475 attached and single-family homes. It’s centrally located, a three-minute drive from both the Green Valley Library and the nearest shopping mall with restaurants and a large Safeway store.
GVR’s major East Center is a five-minute drive from this community. Facilities here include a pool, a spa, a fitness center, arts and crafts studios, and courts for pickleball and tennis. Many of GVR’s clubs and classes are also based at the East Center, or at the West Center, which is also only a five-minute drive away.
Attached homes in this community range in size from 1,100 to 1,615 square feet. They have one to three bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.