Active Adult options in Greater Phoenix
The Valley is home to some of the most active, and attractive adult communities in the nation. In fact Dell Webb started adult communities right here in Arizona in 1960 with the opening of Sun City (with over 100,000 visitors in the first 3 days!). Today there are over 50 communities (not including manufactured home communities) catering to the “active adult” market. The research has shown that buyers now do not always want to live just with people their own age, so the developers are changing the basic concept of “adult living” and that will be the cornerstone of the new developments in 2014 (starting with Verrado and Eastmark communities).
If you want to live in a community without kids and the associated schools (no one under 18 can LIVE in an adult community, but they can visit), want plenty of activity options like bowling leagues, computer classes, spa days, arts and crafts, softball leagues, dancing and dance classes, and of course golf, then our Active Adult Communities just might be a perfect fit. Most of the communities are age restricted to adults over 55, but some of them are now 40 and over. One note, as long as you are over 18 you can own a home in any of these communities, but actually living there is age restricted (depends on each of the communities CC&R’s).
The communities vary in amenities and locations, and offer a variety of living options, from Single Family one story homes, to town homes, to garden and golf condos. Buyer Beware! In many of these communities you may have to pay an HOA transfer fee, a yearly recreation fee, and sometimes a one time Capital or Asset Preservation Fee, check with your Realtor for the most updated costs for the specific community. These fee’s vary but can sometimes add up to over $6,000 for a closing, so please keep that in mind. Also some lakefront homes require extra annual fees.
Active Adult Communities
The map shows the Active Adult Communities in the Greater Phoenix area. Below the map you will find information on the various communities by area. Simply click the community picture to find available homes from our real-time MLS, the same one we use.