Active adults are drawn to Arizona for its warm climate, beautiful desert landscapes and year-round activities in the great outdoors. Arizona Traditions, a 55+ gated community in Surprise, Arizona, offers all of that plus resort-style amenities and small-town charm.
The town of Surprise is a growing community about 30 miles northwest of Phoenix in Maricopa County. It's a spring training site for two major league baseball teams and home to its share of cultural venues and outdoor attractions. Residents can find even more to see and do in Phoenix itself — unique activities like hot air balloon rides and culinary or wine tours.
Developer D.R. Horton broke ground on Arizona Traditions in 1997 and completed work in 2013. Designed on a smaller scale than some of the area's other active adult properties, it appeals to homebuyers who are looking for a close-knit, neighborly atmosphere.
More than 1,700 single-family homes range from 1,105 to 2,391 square feet, and many offer views of an on-site golf course as well as the White Tank Mountains. Floor plans include up to three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, and an attached garage for two cars.
Because the property is established, residences are available only on a resale basis. However, buyers can find updated finishes and the very latest and most popular features like gourmet kitchens, high-efficiency appliances, and dual-pane windows.
A 20,400 square-foot clubhouse is the center of social life at Arizona Traditions. Its 700-person ballroom is ideal for community gatherings and private events, while several activity rooms provide space for arts and crafts, woodworking, and quilting. Social clubs have formed around these interests in addition to numerous types of games, from bridge and Mahjong to poker. The clubhouse also features a well-equipped fitness center, an aerobics studio, game rooms, and a library.
Homeowners who enjoy staying fit in the great outdoors have access to a variety of facilities that support an active lifestyle, including pickleball, tennis, bocce, and shuffleboard courts. There are also outdoor swimming pools, a softball field, biking trails, and parks.
An 18-hole golf course, designed by Dick Bailey, is set amid picturesque greens, mature trees, and amazing mountain views. It's ideal for beginners but still offers challenging play to seasoned golfers. And, after a day on the links, golfers like to head over to the Arizona Traditions Bar & Restaurant for its sports bar ambiance and casual dining.
Arizona Traditions is convenient to many off-site amenities as well. Within a mile of the property, homeowners can do their everyday shopping or eat out at several area restaurants. They're also within a 30-minute drive of sports venues, as well as Arrowhead Towne Center in Phoenix, which is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's and Dick's Sporting Goods, and an AMC multiplex movie theater.
For those who want to make a move to the Arizona desert but are also looking for a small-town atmosphere, Arizona Traditions is an intimate, gated age-restricted community with world-class amenities.