If you're thinking of moving to Phoenix, Arizona, it can help to know which communities attract the most homebuyers. Knowing the choices that other active adult homebuyers made can be useful when it comes to choosing your own active adult community. The following communities sold the most homes through 55places in 2019, earning them a spot on this list of the best-selling communities in and around Phoenix.
1. Province - Maricopa, AZ
High $100s - High $500s
It's a gated community for 55+ active adults, and Meritage Homes opted to devote 125 acres of land to parks and open spaces. There are also 50 acres of scenic lakes and waterways. Other amenities include an 18-hole putting green, an outdoor amphitheater, indoor and outdoor pools, and numerous facilities for arts, crafts, and sports.
Mid $200s - High $500s
Several Sun City communities made the best-selling list for Phoenix, and Sun City Festival was the most popular of all. It has 7,200 homes and a 45+ age restriction. Its amenities include the 18-hole Copper Canyon Golf Club, the Wood Shop and Craft Studio, and the Sage Recreation Center, which offers two pools, a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor auditorium, a softball stadium, and courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, basketball, and volleyball.
High $100s - Mid $300s
Mission Royale is in Casa Grande, roughly halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, though Phoenix is a little closer. This is a community of 1,292 homes for 55+ active adults. Amenities include the 18-hole Mission Royale Golf Club, two outdoor pools, four tennis courts, pickleball courts, a ballroom, a restaurant, and a fitness center.
Low $200s - Mid $800s
Sun City Grand is a community of 9,802 homes for 45+ active adults. It's in the city of Surprise, in the northwest corner of the Phoenix urban area, surrounded by desert and mountains. Its amenities include four golf courses, several indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor amphitheater, a ballroom, numerous sports facilities, and its own TV station.
5. Sun City - Sun City, AZ
Below $100k - High $800s
Just 15 miles from Downtown Phoenix, Sun City was the first active adult community in the country, and it remains one of the best-selling in Phoenix. With over 27,000 homes for the 55+ active adult, this community offers potential buyers a number of home models to choose from.
The amenities include 11 golf courses, 31 places of worship, a hospital, several recreation centers, several pools, a performing arts theater, a choice of eating places, and facilities for numerous sports, arts, and craft activities.
Low $100s - High $600s
Sun City West is just a few miles from the original Sun City, and it has 16,900 homes for 55+ active adults. Its many amenities include seven golf courses, nine restaurants, a hospital, 18 places of worship, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and pickleball courts, and facilities for many other sports as well as arts and crafts.
Low $100s - High $600s
As part of the Merrill Ranch Master Plan, residents here have access to their own amenities as well as those within the larger community. These include the 18-hole Poston Butte Golf Club, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, an outdoor amphitheater, a fishing lake, and many facilities for arts, crafts, and various sports.
Low $200s - High $400s
Robson Ranch Arizona is in the small city of Eloy, partway between Phoenix and Tucson. It's a gated community with 4,600 homes and a 40+ age restriction. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a Creative Arts Center, and a sports club with a fitness center as well as indoor and outdoor pools.
9. CantaMia - Goodyear, AZ
Low $200s - Mid $400s
CantaMia is in the city of Goodyear, about 30 miles southwest of Downtown Phoenix on the far side of the 19,840-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. It's a gated community of 1,700 homes for 55+ active adults. Amenities here include the 18-hole Golf Club of Estrella, a water park, indoor and outdoor pools, two fitness centers, and facilities for arts, crafts, and several sports.
High $200s - Low $1Ms
The last of the top ten best-selling communities in and around Phoenix is Trilogy at Vistancia in the growing city of Peoria. It's a gated community of 3,300 homes for 55+ active adults. The amenities include an 18-hole golf course, two clubhouses, two fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, and many other sports, arts, and crafts facilities.