If you're looking for an active adult community offering new construction homes in the Tucson area, there are four to choose from. They include the two largest active adult communities close to Tucson and two smaller communities with a few hundred homes each. They're all in rural areas, so you can expect a short drive to the nearest shops, but that's a small price to pay for attractive, new construction homes and top-notch amenities.
Low $300s - High $800s
With 5,400 single-family homes, this gated community for the 40+ active adult is the largest in the Tucson area offering new construction homes. SaddleBrooke Ranch is ten miles west of the small town of Oracle with Downtown Tucson being a 50-minute drive away. SaddleBrooke Ranch is also only a 10-minute drive from the Biosphere 2 science center and research facility, a major tourist attraction in the area. Also, if you like outdoor activities, Catalina State Park and the Santa Catalina Mountains are only a 20-minute drive away.
Being a large community, Saddlebrooke Ranch has a large number of amenities. These include the SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course which has a driving range and a pro shop. With 24 courts, the community also has some of the best pickleball in Southern Arizona, and there are several tennis courts too. There's also an outdoor pool, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool spa, a fitness center, a ballroom, a meditation room, the Creative Arts and Technology Center, several dining options, and an on-site brewery.
The smallest models are 1,404 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. There are numerous other floor plans, up to the largest models at 3,077 square feet with three bedrooms, a den, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
High $100s - High $900s
SaddleBrooke is a similar distance from Tucson, with the city center also being a 50-minute drive away. Catalina State Park is a 15-minute drive from this 40+ active adult community, which has 4,589 attached and single-family homes, including new construction homes.
For keen golfers, SaddleBrooke has two 18-hole golf courses with mountain views, pro shops, and driving ranges. One also has a putting area. Among the other amenities are outdoor pools; a fitness center; a performing arts theater seating 478 people; rooms for yoga, aerobics, and dance; arts and crafts studios; and courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, and badminton. There's also a bistro and three other dining options at the two golf clubs.
There are numerous models available with the smallest offering 1,335 square feet, one bedroom, a den, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest floor plan is 3,485 square feet with three or four bedrooms (depending on the floor plan), a den, two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage.
Low $300s - Mid $500s
Del Webb at Dove Mountain is a 55+ active adult community with 600 single-family homes, including new construction homes. It's near the town of Marana, which has a population approaching 50,000. The community is about 14 miles east of the town center, which is on the far side of Interstate 10. This links Phoenix and Tucson, and it can also take residents to downtown Tucson in 30 minutes.
Del Webb at Dove Mountain began construction in 2014, and it's still adding to its amenities. These already include two outdoor pools, a fitness center, and courts for pickleball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
There are eight models available in this community. The smallest is 1,573 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest models are 2,514 square feet with two bedrooms, a den, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-and-a-half-car garage.
High $100s - Low $400s
With 240 attached and single-family homes, Altura is the smallest of the Tucson area communities offering new construction homes. Unlike the three other communities which are all north of the city, Altura is about 20 miles southeast and a 35-minute drive from Downtown Tucson. The Rincon Mountains stand on the horizon, and Altura is near both Saguaro National Park and Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Altura has a clubhouse, a lounge, a fitness center, a Pilates studio, a restaurant, an outdoor pool and spa, illuminated tennis courts, and hiking trails. One unusual feature is that it's a base for the Arizona Senior Academy, which all residents become members of when they reach the age of 60. A small monthly fee provides access to classes, lectures, performances, and other cultural activities.
There are 13 models available. The smallest homes are 934 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a detached one-car garage. The largest homes have 2,675 square feet, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.