Active adults seeking an affordable home in the Southwest have found that Phoenix often fits the bill. Thanks to Phoenix’s relatively low cost of living, $250k provides buyers with a great selection of communities to choose from. From resort-style developments to small gated communities, the following options all regularly offer homes in the $250k range.
Sun City is a well-established community known for its resort-like lifestyle and self-contained design. This 55+ community consists of well over 27,000 homes, providing buyers with a great selection of condos, single-family homes, and attached homes, with many in the $250k range or lower. The community has many floor plans, from cozy studios to homes larger than 2,000 square feet.
Sun City offers an unbeatable lineup of amenities. Residents are served by many recreation centers scattered throughout the community. Amenities include fitness centers, aerobics and dance studios, multiple studios for woodworking and other hobbies, resort-like swimming pools, and more. Residents also have access to 11 golf courses and plenty of sports facilities to enjoy some friendly competition with neighbors. With on-site retail shopping, eateries, a hospital, and more, residents can take care of errands without even leaving the community.
Sun Village - Surprise
For those who prefer living in a smaller community, Sun Village is a great choice. This 55+ community consists of 1,382 residences in a gated environment. Buyers can choose from a great selection of affordably priced single-family and attached homes. These homes range in size from about 630 to 2,100 square feet.
The community’s amenities allow residents to embrace an active, social lifestyle. At the 47,000 square-foot clubhouse, residents can celebrate special occasions in the ballroom, get in shape at the fitness center, pursue their interests at various hobby studios, or catch up with neighbors at the on-site restaurant. Additional amenities include a beauty salon, church, outdoor pool and spa, and tennis courts.
Sunbird - Chandler
Sunbird’s tight-knit atmosphere and affordably priced homes make it a popular 55+ community in the Phoenix area. The community’s 1,631 single-family homes are reasonably priced, allowing buyers to stay well within a $250k budget. These low-maintenance homes range in size from about 900 to 1,600 square feet.
Sunbird offers amenities tailored to many different interests. The community’s 43,000 square-foot clubhouse is home to a well-equipped fitness center, arts & crafts studio and other hobby rooms, library, and a ballroom. Additional amenities include a restaurant, 18-hole golf course, outdoor pool, and courts for tennis and shuffleboard.
Robson Ranch - Eloy
Robson Ranch is perfect for active adults seeking a modern community in the Phoenix area. This community is available to those aged 40+, and upon final build-out, it will be home to 4,600 residences. Buyers can choose from a great selection of finely crafted single-family and attached homes. These new and resale homes have desirable features, such as outdoor living spaces and open kitchen layouts, and they range in size from 1,286 to over 2,400 square feet.
At Robson Ranch Arizona, residents can live a well-rounded lifestyle. The community’s well-appointed clubhouse offers 39,000 square-feet of amenities. Residents can socialize at the restaurant and bar, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center and aerobics studio, or hone their skills in the woodcarving studio. Additional amenities include two swimming pools, courts for tennis and pickleball, a softball field, fishing lakes, and an 18-hole golf course.
Leisure World - Mesa
Leisure World offers a small-town atmosphere, fantastic amenities, and a great selection of affordably priced homes. This 45+ community consists of 2,664 residences, including single family homes, attached homes, and condos. Prices start under $100k, giving buyers great options in the $250k and below range. Homes range in size from 630 to 3,400 square feet.
Leisure World’s large clubhouse gives residents plenty of ways to stay social and active. Amenities include a 10,000 square-foot fitness center, aerobics studio, three ballrooms, hobby rooms, and more. Outdoors, residents enjoy access to multiple pools, two 18-hole golf courses, courts for several different sports, ponds, and walking trails that wind throughout the community.
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