There are many low-priced 55+ communities in Arizona, a popular destination for those seeking an active adult lifestyle. These range from smaller communities to Sun City, the largest 55+ community in Arizona. Buyers can also choose whether to be in a more remote location surrounded by desert landscapes and forests or in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The best lowest-priced 55+ communities in Arizona are:
Mid $100s – Mid $300s
The Villages at Lynx Creek is a 55+ active adult community of 454 manufactured homes. It’s located in the small town of Dewey in the Prescott Valley of Northern Arizona, a 25-minute drive from the city of Prescott. This community appeals to people looking to be surrounded by forests and mountains rather than city streets.
Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, community kitchen, and rooms for various activities including billiards and woodworking. There’s also an outdoor pool, horseshoe pits, parking for RVs, and tennis and pickleball courts. There’s a good range of clubs and classes for residents to enjoy, including arts and crafts, card and board games, sports, drama, line dancing, and hiking.
The low-priced homes in this community are between 400 to nearly 2,000 square feet. Floor plans have from two to four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Prices start in the mid $100s.
Mid $100s – High $400s
Sun Village is a 1,382-home 55+ community located five minutes from the center of Surprise, a city of about 140,000 people and part of the Phoenix urban area. Nature lovers in this community also have quick access to the 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park, which can be reached within half an hour.
Residents enjoy favorable rates at the 18-hole Sun Village Golf Course. This public course is also home to a pro shop. Other amenities include a community center, a ballroom, several rooms for games, arts, and crafts, a library, a fitness center, and a beauty salon. Outdoors, there’s a pool and spa, scenic ponds, space for RV parking, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and shuffleboard. The many active lifestyle opportunities include groups for most sports, card and board game groups, line dancing, a singles group, movie nights, and day trips.
The smallest homes in the community are townhomes of around 600 square feet. These floor plans include one bedroom, one bathroom, and one-car parking. There are also patio homes starting at around 900 square feet through to just over 2,000 feet. Prices start in the mid $100s.
High $100s – Mid $400s
Fountain of the Sun is a gated 55+ community with just under 3,000 homes, most of which are a mix of attached, single-family, and manufactured homes. This community is about a 20-minute drive from Downtown Mesa, Arizona’s third-largest city. It’s also only about 15 minutes to the 3,648-acre Usery Mountain Regional Park and other outdoor recreational activities.
Amenities include a fitness center, ballroom, arts and crafts studio, computer room, billiards room, heated outdoor pool, courts for pickleball and shuffleboard, scenic lakes, and a post office. Residents may also join The Fountain of the Sun Country Club, which has an 18-hole golf course, with a pro shop, a clubhouse, a restaurant, a bar, and additional meeting rooms. Members of the community also have many opportunities for an active lifestyle. The community regularly hosts clubs and activities, including card and board games, arts and crafts, sports, casino trips, singing, dancing, and yoga.
Floor plans in this Arizona community start at around 1,000 square feet and have one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and an attached garage or carport. Homebuyers have their choice of single-family, attached, and manufactured homes with prices ranging from the high $100s to the mid $400s.
Low $200s – Mid $300s
Northtown is a 55+ active adult community within the city of Phoenix itself, rather than neighboring cities like Mesa and Scottsdale. Northtown is a 25-minute drive from Downtown Phoenix—on the far side of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve—and has 281 single-family homes.
Amenities in this smaller community include a clubhouse, arts and crafts room, catering kitchen, dining room, and heated outdoor pool. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle and organize monthly dinners, holiday events, card nights, arts and crafts events, and more.
The smallest floor plans are just over 800 square feet and have one bedroom, one bathroom, and a carport. Listings start in the low $200s.
Below $100k – Low $600s
Sun City was the first active adult community in the U.S. when it opened in 1960 and remains the largest in Arizona. It has over 27,000 homes and is one of the best choices among the lowest-priced 55+ communities in Arizona. Sun City is a 25-minute drive northwest of Downtown Phoenix, situated between the larger cities of Peoria and Surprise. A 15-minute drive in the other direction, though, puts residents out into the wide-open Arizona desert landscapes.
A mini-city of its own, Sun City has all the amenities one would expect. This includes a hospital, 30 churches, a synagogue, 19 shopping areas, 11 golf courses, seven fitness centers, a performing arts theater, two fishing lakes, several indoor and outdoor pools, and facilities for numerous sports. Homeowners can also enjoy live performances at the Sun Bowl Amphitheatre. With so many residents, there’s also no shortage of clubs, groups, classes, and activities to take part in, from aerobics to a ukulele club, as well as sports and hobbies, including a gardening club and handbell ringing.
Sun City features condo, attached, and single-family homes. Floor plans are sized from 635 square feet and include studio condos up to three-bedroom ranch-style homes. There are many more options for sale with prices starting below $100k.