Southern Arizona has plenty of 55+ communities offering homes for sale under $150k. (Photo via

The popular retirement destination of Southern Arizona is home to many age-restricted communities. The relatively low cost of living in this area attracts active adults who are seeking a more affordable option. From quaint communities to resort-style developments, we’ve rounded up Southern Arizona’s most affordable 55+ communities with homes for sale under $150,000.

Green Valley Fairways - Green Valley

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Green Valley Fairways offers affordability and great amenities. This 55+ community consists of 759 single family homes. 

Green Valley is a great place for active adults because the town consists almost entirely of age-restricted communities. Most communities in Green Valley participate in the Green Valley Recreation (GVR) membership program, which is a network of fantastic recreation centers found throughout the town. Since Green Valley Fairways participates in GVR, residents here have access to 13 different recreation centers.

One of these centers is just a short walk from Green Valley Fairways. Called the East Social Center, this facility has a fitness center, art room, lapidary studio, and more. Outdoor amenities include a pool and spa, a volleyball court, pickleball courts, and two tennis courts.

Rancho Resort - Sahuarita

Below $100k - High $100s

This gem of a community is ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle and affordable home prices. With 370 single family homes in a gated environment, Rancho Resort maintains a tight-knit atmosphere.

Residents make lasting friendships with neighbors at the 20,000 square-foot Rancho Resort clubhouse. This social and activity center has a ballroom, arts & crafts studio, hobby & game room, and a library. With a fitness center, pool, spa, and paths for walking or biking, it’s easy to embrace a healthy lifestyle at Rancho Resort. The Village Green located near the clubhouse features an outdoor amphitheater, parks and natural spaces, picnic areas, and sports courts for pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and more.

The Springs at Santa Rita - Green Valley

Below $100k - Low $200s

The Springs at Santa Rita is an excellent 55+ community in the amenity-rich town of Green Valley. This gated community is home to 442 residences. These single family homes and attached homes range from 850 - 1,600 square feet.

One of GVR’s amenity centers is located within the gates of the Springs at Santa Rita. Called the Santa Rita Social Center, this 30,000 square-foot facility has plenty of options to keep residents busy. It has a fitness center, art studio, clay studio, dance studio, and more. Outdoors, residents can take a dip in the pool and spa, explore the community’s walking trails, or relax in the 24-acre private park. Residents also have access to the other 12 recreation facilities throughout Green Valley.

Vista View Resort - Sierra Vista

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Vista View Resort is favored by those seeking an affordable 55+ community with a casual environment. This gated community is home to 355 single-family residences. Development began in 2001 and is still ongoing, so homebuyers can choose from new and resale homes. 

Vista View Resort’s clubhouse brings residents together for socializing and other activities. This 5,500 square-foot clubhouse has a multi-purpose room with a fireplace, fitness center, computer room, library, and more. Outdoor amenities include a pool and spa, walking and biking trails, and a patio with a grill for outdoor events.

Casa Paloma - Green Valley, AZ

Below $100k - Low $100s

Casa Paloma is a great fit for homebuyers seeking an affordable 55+ community with a carefree lifestyle. It consists of 639 attached homes divided into two sections: Casa Paloma I and Casa Paloma II. Both of these separate homeowners’ associations are members of GVR, giving residents access to an abundance of amenities.

Casa Paloma I and II are home to two of GVR’s recreation centers. Each of these recreation centers has its own clubhouse, pool and spa, multipurpose room, shuffleboard courts, and more. With on-site amenities and access to all of GVR’s recreation centers, it’s easy for Casa Paloma residents to embrace an active lifestyle and meet new people.

Southern Arizona has many options for affordable age-restricted communities. Browse more communities in the popular retirement destination of Southern Arizona to find a home that fits your needs.