The 55+ Communities of Mesa, Arizona

Lake with fountain at Leisure World active adult community in Mesa, Arizona.
Mesa is a popular destination among active adult homebuyers.

Mesa is a top destination for today’s active adults. The area has a fairly low cost of living, an abundance of golf courses, and sunny weather all year. Residents of Mesa also enjoy proximity to top hospitals and first-class health care. Here are five age-restricted communities in this popular retirement destination.

Leisure World

Low $200s – High $700s

A pond on the golf course at Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona
Leisure World’s amenities allow residents to live well-rounded lifestyles.

Leisure World’s plentiful amenities and small-town atmosphere make it a top choice in Mesa. This active adult community is restricted to those aged 45+, and it consists of 2,664 residences. These residences include condos, single-family homes, and attached homes. With homes that range from 630 to 3,400 square feet, a wide range of living preferences can be accommodated. Current homes for sale range from the low $200s to the high $700s.

Leisure World’s amenities allow residents to live well-rounded lifestyles. There’s a large clubhouse, a fitness center, a library, several swimming pools, and two 18-hole golf courses. Those who prefer the outdoors can explore the community with walking and biking trails. The community is also home to man-made lakes, a post office, and a wellness center that provides excellent medical care.

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Greenfield Glen

Low $200s – High $200s

The outdoor pool and hot tub at Greenfield Glen in Mesa, Arizona
Greenfield Glen maintains a tight-knit environment where residents feel welcome.

Greenfield Glen is an excellent choice for active adults seeking a safe, affordable community. With 208 attached homes, Greenfield Glen maintains a tight-knit environment where residents feel welcome. These residences range from approximately 1,104 to 1,255 square feet. Current homes for sale start in the high $200s.

A lively clubhouse serves as the social and activity center of Greenfield Glen. Residents can stay active in the exercise room, enjoy a game of billiards or cards with neighbors, or pursue their interests in the arts and crafts studio. Outdoors, there’s a tennis court, shuffleboard courts, and a pool and spa.

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Dreamland Villa

High $200s – Low $500s

A tree beside a community building at Dreamland Villa in Mesa, Arizona
Residents of Dreamland Villa are served by two clubhouses.

Dreamland Villa combines affordable prices with plentiful amenities. This 55+ community has 2,732 single-family homes that were designed with low-maintenance living in mind. There are many floor plans to choose from, with sizes ranging from 942 to about 1,900 square feet. Current homes for sale range from the mid $200s to the mid $300s.

Residents of Dreamland Villa are served by two clubhouses: Read Hall and Farnsworth Hall. At Read Hall, residents enjoy access to a restaurant, two outdoor pools, multiple hobby studios, a library, and more. There are also pickleball courts, shuffleboard courts, an exercise room, and table tennis. Farnsworth Hall is home to a community theater, an outdoor amphitheater, a swimming pool, and additional outdoor amenities. There’s also a golf club with a 9-hole course, putting greens, and a cafe for winding down after a game. 

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Fountain of the Sun

High $100s – Mid $400s

Palm trees around a fountain on the grounds of Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, Arizona
Residents at Fountain of the Sun always have a way to stay social and active.

Fountain of the Sun offers a great selection of affordably priced homes and a vibrant lifestyle. This gated 55+ community is home to 2,296 residences, including manufactured homes, single-family homes, and attached homes. Homes range from below 1,000 square feet up to 2,100 square feet. Current homes for sale range from the mid $200s to the high $300s.

Residents at Fountain of the Sun always have a way to stay social and active. The well-appointed clubhouse features a ballroom, a fitness center, an arts and crafts studio, a billiards room, and more. Outdoors, the amenities continue with a pool and spa, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, and scenic lakes and ponds scattered throughout the community. An on-site post office makes it easy to take care of daily errands. Golfers will enjoy the community’s private country club, which has an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, meeting rooms, and a restaurant and bar.

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Sunland Springs Village

Mid $300s – Mid $700s

A picnic table at Stewart Ranch in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area near Paulden, Arizona
This 55+ community features 2,890 residences.

Sunland Springs Village caters to the needs of modern active adults. This 55+ community features 2,890 residences, including single-family homes and attached homes. These homes range from about 1,000 to 2,300 square feet. Current homes for sale range from the mid $300s to the mid $700s.

The community’s recreation center ensures residents live a full lifestyle. There’s a 13,000-square-foot auditorium, a ballroom, a woodworking shop, and more. Outdoor amenities include two swimming pools and facilities for tennis, pickleball, bocce, basketball, and volleyball. With a 27-hole golf course, residents can play a friendly game of golf with neighbors and enjoy the outdoors.

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