Amenities within Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are centered around a 48,000 square-foot clubhouse.

Just 60 miles from Phoenix, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers a tranquil, scenic retreat for active adults age 55 or better. With plans for just over 4,000 homes, this community is smaller than other nearby Del Webb developments, yet it offers many of the same exciting resort-style amenities, social clubs, and outdoor recreations.


Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch enjoys a rather rural setting in Florence, Arizona. However, the area offers a charming downtown area with a quaint historic main street, as well as a variety of local retail centers. Residents can also visit several nearby state parks or explore larger neighboring towns like Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler. The Sun City Anthem enclave is nestled within the larger Merrill Ranch master-planned community. This allows residents access to both the fabulous exclusive amenities within Sun City Anthem and the varied recreations offered in Merrill Ranch.


When it comes to homes, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers 14 single-family designs in layouts ranging from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. Construction of these homes began in 2006 and is continuing today, providing current homebuyers with a choice of available resale or new construction homes.

The clubhouse lobby is ideal for meeting up with friends for coffee or catching

The beautiful clubhouse lobby sets the stage for the luxury amenities found throughout the community.

Amenities and Recreation

Within Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch, social and recreational activity is largely centered around the private Union Center Clubhouse. This 48,000 square-foot facility offers a wide range of resort-style amenities, as well as plenty of space for informal gatherings and more structured social events.

Residents can easily pursue their interests in hobby and art studios, enjoy some friendly competition with a game of cards or billiards, or expand their horizons at the ASU Lifelong Learning Center. There is also an on-site restaurant and cyber cafe.

The clubhouse's state-of-the-art fitness center provides the perfect space to stay in shape. It features cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, an aerobics studio, an indoor walking track, a spin bike studio and an indoor lap pool. Residents can also swim in the outdoor resort-style pool or stay active with a number of recreational amenities, including eight tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, four bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits and a putting green.

Amenities in the larger Merrill Ranch community include access to the beautiful Poston Butte Golf Course, designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf. This spectacular 18-hole course spreads across 7,300 yards from its longest tees, offering challenging and enjoyable play for golfers of any skill level. Additional Merrill Ranch amenities include: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a water park, a skate park, a rock climbing wall, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts. There are also softball and baseball fields, a picnic area and a lake for fishing.

Upon completion, the community will include approximately 4,200 single-family homes. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers the best of resort-style living in the heart of a rural setting. It is an idea destination for active adults who want a tranquil retirement while still being close to the urban attractions in downtown Phoenix. For more information on this community click here: Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch - Florence, AZ