One of the most popular features introduced by 55places.com has been the recent creation of User Accounts. Having a User Account allows you to save any active adult communities or individual homes which appeal to you. By saving a community, you'll then receive updates when new homes come on the market, and by saving a particular home listing, you’ll be informed of changes, such as a price reduction or a sale being made.
If you don’t already have a User Account, you can learn more about them and sign up here.
Having User Accounts also enables 55places.com to analyze the most saved active adult communities. We already regularly note and share the best-selling and the most popular communities, and now we can also analyze and share with site visitors those communities that generate most interest by being saved to User Accounts.
The communities currently exciting users the most in Arizona are:
Sun City Grand - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand was the third Del Webb community to be built in Arizona, in the city of Surprise. This 45+ active adult community has 9,802 attached and single-family homes. It even has its own TV station. It’s a 10-minute drive from Downtown Surprise, and for those who like outdoor activities, it's only a 20-minute drive from the 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
Amenities at Sun City Grand include four golf courses, two spas, two fitness centers, two outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor lap pools, a ballroom, an outdoor amphitheater, fishing lakes, and four clubhouses. Other sports facilities include tennis, pickleball, softball, bocce, and an indoor walking track. Arts and crafts enthusiasts can make use of several craft rooms and a woodworking shop.
There are numerous models and configurations available. The smallest condos start at just 427 square feet, providing one bedroom, one bathroom, and a one-car garage. The largest homes are 3,388 square feet with three bedrooms, a den, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-and-a-half-car garage.
PebbleCreek - Goodyear, AZ
PebbleCreek is a gated community for the 45+ active adult. It has 6,200 attached and single-family homes, and it's located in the city of Goodyear, a suburb of Phoenix with a population of about 80,000. PebbleCreek is a 25-minute drive due west of Downtown Phoenix, along Interstate 10. The nearest outdoor recreational opportunities are in the 20,000 acres of desert and mountains in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park.
Amenities include two clubhouses, a fitness center, a creative arts center, a pool complex, a sports and aquatics center, and a choice of four eating places. There are also two 18-hole golf courses, one of them having seven lakes and views of the White Tank Mountains. The clubhouses provide additional facilities such as ballrooms, auditoriums, libraries, a dance studio, and a yoga studio. There are also lighted tennis courts as well as pickleball and bocce courts.
A large number of different home models are available. The smallest is 1,272 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest homes go up to 3,408 square feet with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
Sun City - Sun City, AZ
Sun City was the first active adult community in the United States. It has 27,492 single-family and attached homes with a 55+ age restriction. It’s a 30-minute drive northwest of Phoenix and 25 minutes from the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
If you’re a golfer, then note that Sun City has the highest rate of golf holes per capita of any active adult community in the USA. Other amenities include seven recreation centers, thirty churches, a synagogue, two libraries, and a hospital. There are several swimming pools and spas, a choice of restaurants, seven fitness centers, numerous arts and crafts facilities, and courts for tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, racquetball, and bocce.
Naturally, there are many models available. For those downsizing, the smallest is 635 square feet, providing a studio home with one bathroom and a one-car garage. The largest model is 2,137 square feet, and this has two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
Sun City Festival - Buckeye, AZ
With 7,200 single-family homes, Sun City Festival is a community for 45+ active adults. Sun City Festival is a 30-minute drive north of central Buckeye—the westernmost suburb of Phoenix and a fast-growing city of some 75,000 people—and it's surrounded by Arizona’s desert landscape. Downtown Phoenix is an hour’s drive away.
Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a restaurant, a fitness center, an amphitheater, craft studios, a pool and spa, a dance studio, a ballroom, a library, and courts for tennis, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, softball, and bocce.
Numerous home models are available, the smallest starting at 1,099 square feet with one bedroom, a den, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models offer 3,343 square feet with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
Sun City West - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West is the fourth of Del Webb’s Sun City resorts in our top five Arizona communities according to our User Accounts. It’s two and a half miles from the original Sun City (see above) and has 16,900 attached and single-family homes for the 55+ active adult.
Golf fans will enjoy its nine courses, and its other amenities include nine restaurants, a hospital, grocery stores, banks, three recreation centers, five pools, a bowling alley, numerous arts and crafts rooms, 24 tennis courts, 18 pickleball courts, and many other sports facilities.
Buyers can choose from several dozen models. The smallest are patio homes with 761 square feet, providing one bedroom, one bathroom, and a one-and-a-half-car garage. Sizes range up to a generous 4,651 square feet with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a two-and-a-half-car garage.