North West Valley

Sun City Grand

In 1996 construction began on Sun City Grand just to the west and south of Sun City West, with Grand Avenue (Rt. 60) being a divider.  This Active Adult Community was to have a greater range of home sizes.  It was smaller with only 10,000 homes, 5 pools and 3 golf courses.   The community was […]

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South East Valley

Sunland Spring Village

Sunland Spring Village Active Adult Community in east Mesa is offering customizable single family homes, golf condos, twin homes and townhomes. It is one of the few communities offering a choice of block construction or 2×6 construction. It is also one of the few Active Adult Communities in the valley building condos as well as […]

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North East Valley

Villa Monterey in Scottsdale’s Old Town

Villa Monterey in Scottsdale’s Old Town. Homes in Villa Monterey are comprised of twin/town home styles with both one and two levels.  This is a bit unusual since the majority of Active Adult Communities have only single level homes.  There are a wide variety of floor plans available, and many homes have been remodeled in […]

Heritage Village IV

In Scottsdale Ranch,  along the shore of Lake Serena and surrounded by some of Scottsdale’s most attractive homes is Heritage Village IV.  This 55+ community consists of 162 single level townhomes with greenbelt facing patios. Although the homes share single walls, the large patios, generous sq. ft.  and high vaulted ceilings create the effect of […]

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The Grand Canyon

We are after all the Grand Canyon State. This is a MUST see. It is one of the natural wonders of our world, and it is right here in our back yard. Yes, you can make it up there in a day, but I really suggest planning on spending the night so you can explore […]

Oak Creek Canyon

The perfect outing for a hot summer day.  Head north of Sedona into the Oak Creek Canyon for a hike along the river.  Or maybe go slip sliding at Slide Rock State Park. We headed up early but not quite early enough to get a parking spot at the West Fork Trail.  I was really looking forward to […]

Sonoita & Elgin Wine Tasting

Who knew! In southern Arizona, almost to the Mexican border, is a lovely region with wineries galore.   Between 2-3 hour drive from the Phoenix Valley (depending on where you start) south of Tucson by about an hour is Sonoita.   This region sits high at 5,000 feet elevation, making summer temperatures in the high 80’s rather […]

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