With its pleasant weather and easy lifestyle, Arizona has long remained a top spot for active adults. And in a recent review of 55 Places’ sales data, Sun City communities were the clear leaders in Arizona. It’s easy to see why. Their low-maintenance homes and resort-style amenities are attractive for many homeowners. Below is a list of the ten best-selling communities in Arizona on 55places.com from July 2017 to June 2018.
1. Sun City Festival - Buckeye
Located in the northwest valley of Phoenix, Sun City Festival is a popular 45+ age-restricted community that has 7,200 homes in a resort-like atmosphere. At the heart of Sun City Festival is the 31,000 square-foot Sage Recreation Center, which offers a large outdoor pool with waterfalls, a high-end fitness center, a grand ballroom, and more.
The Sage Recreation Center is also home to the Arizona State University Lifelong Learning Academy, where residents have access to top-notch educational opportunities from ASU educators. With its rich assortment of activities, Sun City Festival is a wonderful place for those seeking an active, social lifestyle and the ability to pursue their educational passions in a community environment.
2. Sun City
Located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix is the original 55+ community of Sun City. This community has over 27,000 homes and it was the first active adult community in the United States. Since its development in 1960, Sun City has grown to include 11 golf courses and countless amenities, including ballrooms, libraries, a softball field, arts and crafts studios, churches, shopping areas, and more. Sun City’s reasonably priced homes and convenient location have established it as a favorite.
3. Province - Maricopa
Province is a 55+ community situated in the quiet desert town of Maricopa. This active adult community has over 2,217 new and resale homes, and it was previously voted the “best active adult community in the U.S.” Part of what makes Province special is its 32,000 square-foot clubhouse. This immense social and recreation center includes a resort-style outdoor pool and it is surrounded by a 50-acre lake, allowing residents to unwind and relax.
4. Sun City Grand - Surprise
Situated in the charming city of Surprise, AZ is Sun City Grand, a 45+ community that offers 9,802 homes, including single-family homes, attached homes, and low-maintenance condos. Residents enjoy Sun City Grand because of its quaint vibe, newer homes, and its location in the uncongested area of Phoenix’s northwest valley. It offers an easy lifestyle where residents have access to nearly anything they’ll need right in the community, including a continuing education center, a spa, several outdoor pools, a coffee shop, and more.
5. SaddleBrooke - Tucson
SaddleBrooke in Tucson caters to the active lifestyles of adults aged 40 and up. With over 4,589 new and resale homes, this community offers a diverse range of floor plans to meet different needs and preferences. Due to its location nestled at the base of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, the community is an attractive option for those seeking a home near outdoor recreation.
In addition to its easy access to the mountains, SaddleBrook offers world-class amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, several clubhouses, an outdoor lap pool and spa, and the DesertView Performing Arts Center, which has stadium-style seating for over 400 people.
6. Sun City West
Sun City West is located just a few miles away from the original Sun City community. While this 55+ community is not as large as the original Sun City, it boasts nearly 17,000 homes and a wide range of amenities and attractions. Residents enjoy the fact that most of their daily errands and shopping can be carried out using the convenient, golf cart-legal streets. In addition to its resort-style recreation activities, Sun City West also has grocery stores, post offices, churches, banks, and a hospital.
7. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch - Florence
Located just 60 miles from Phoenix is Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. This 55+ community is a popular choice because of the carefree lifestyle it provides in a rural environment away from the city. It has 3,800 single family homes, and residents can enjoy walking and biking trails, a 48,000 square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, yoga classes, and plenty more to stay social and active. For those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, state parks such as San Tan Mountain Regional Park and Casa Grande Ruins are within reasonable driving distance.
8. Robson Ranch - Eloy
Robson Ranch caters to the active lifestyles of adults aged 40 and up. It has 4,600 single family and attached homes and it is a wonderful option for those seeking a serene desert escape. Amenities include a fishing lake, 18-hole golf course, a top-notch fitness center to stay in shape, tennis courts, and more. With its beautiful mountain views and world-class amenities, Robson Ranch remains a popular choice for homebuyers looking to avoid the congestion of city life.
9. CantaMia - Goodyear
CantaMia is a gated 55+ community that has 1,700 single family homes in the heart of the Sonoran Desert Valley. This modern community was designed with sustainable living in mind and encourages residents to connect with the surrounding environment. Its unique focus on sustainability has attracted many residents seeking a like-minded community.
At the center of CantaMia is its 29,000 square-foot Village Center, which provides a fitness center, aerobics studio, yoga, and more. The community also offers a learning center, indoor and outdoor pools, a demonstration and teaching kitchen, and resort-style grounds.
10. Trilogy at Vistancia
Trilogy at Vistancia is a gated 55+ community that caters to active adults seeking a modern, upscale lifestyle. From exquisitely detailed craftsmanship to its world-class amenities, this award-winning, master-planned community offers a luxurious environment. Residents can socialize and stay fit at the 35,000 square-foot Kava Club, while the miles of walking and biking trails offer outdoor recreation with stunning views. Conveniently located north of the 303 transit corridor, residents of Trilogy at Vistancia can easily access Phoenix while remaining tucked away from the city.