6 Arizona Communities for Younger Active Adults


As one of the most popular retirement destinations in the country, Arizona offers a wide array of age-restricted active adult communities often hailed as some of the best places to retire in the state. This even includes the country’s first active adult retirement community: Sun City near Phoenix.

While Sun City and many of the earliest communities were initially opened with a 55+ age restriction, there are now many age-restricted communities designed with even younger active adults in mind. The lower age restriction allows builders to sell to younger buyers while simultaneously giving the community a more youthful and active appearance.*

Communities With a 40+ Age Restriction

Sun Lakes

Low $200s – High $400s

Located on the south side of Chandler, about 24 miles outside of Phoenix, Sun Lakes is a resort-style community that contains 6,683 residences. This luxurious setting includes five clubhouses, four 18-hole golf courses, three 9-hole golf courses, seven tennis courts, restaurants, sports courts, swimming pools, and more.


High $100s – High $900s

The scenic Tucson community of SaddleBrooke is built into the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, adjacent to the 1.78-million-acre Coronado National Forest. SaddleBrooke features many of the same amenities found at other resort-style communities, but it also an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing are just a few of the activities available outside of the community.

Westbrook Village

Mid $100s – High $400s

Located in Peoria, Westbrook Village offers large community amenities and a prime location. In addition to the more commonly found amenities, Westbrook Village includes a lapidary room, a photo lab, and a stained glass room. Social clubs, activities, and classes are also plentiful, which gives young residents even more ways to meet their neighbors and maintain an active lifestyle.


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