10 Ways Living at Wickenburg Ranch Can Improve Your Healthy Lifestyle

• Written by Canden Schow 

When you get close to retirement, it’s time to start considering what your lifestyle will be when you retire. You may want to just kick back and relax, and after decades of work, you’d deserve it. But it’s a good idea to think about your health as well.

The best way to have a healthy lifestyle is to live where you can have easy access to all of the components you need to build your lifestyle. Wickenburg Ranch in Arizona is one of those places that has everything you could want for your healthy lifestyle.

Here are just 10 reasons you should build your healthy lifestyle in Wickenburg, Arizona:

1. WARM, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE CLIMATE

Climate plays a big role in a healthy lifestyle. After all, it’s hard to be healthy when you’re surrounded by pollution, so choosing a place with a great climate is a number 1 priority. 

Wickenburg, Arizona, is less than an hour away from Phoenix, Arizona, but it’s also almost 1000 feet higher in elevation and has a smaller population. Despite being so close there is a difference in air quality and climate between the two cities.

For example, Wickenburg can be up to 7-10 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area on any given day, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors and stay active more often. This makes Wickenburg much more comfortable to live in year-round than many places in Arizona, but that’s not all that makes Wickenburg a better climate than Phoenix.

Because Wickenburg has a smaller population than Phoenix, the air quality in Wickenburg tends to be better than Phoenix.So say goodbye to unhealthy air warnings and smog fog. With Wickenburg’s smaller population, and wide open spaces

2. WICKENBURG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Something to always consider when creating your healthy lifestyle in Wickenburg, Arizona, is where you can get proper health care. Wickenburg Community Hospital is only about 15 minutes from Wickenburg Ranch, making it incredibly convenient for the Ranch’s residents. 

Wickenburg Community Hospital treat a wide variety of conditions, including joint and chronic pain, skin cancer, diabetes, Venous insufficiency, and more. 

You’ll easily find the primary care and specialty care that you need when you come to Wickenburg Community Hospital. Visit their website hereto find out more about their specific services.

3. WALKING AND HIKING TRAILS

Outdoor activities are the highlight of a healthy lifestyle in Wickenburg, Arizona. Wickenburg Ranch is crisscrossed with miles of walking and hiking trails called The Pioneer Trails. Made up of over 20 miles of interconnecting trails, the Pioneer Trails wind through each neighborhood, bringing a morning hike or evening stroll right to your doorstep. You can spend hours exploring the area, drinking in the beautiful views of the Wickenburg Mountains. 

Aside from The Pioneer Trails, the town of Wickenburg is near an array of hikes and walking trails for you to enjoy. A popular path is the Sunset Multi-Use path which is open to all non-motorized forms of transportation, but if you want a little more of a challenge, you can try trails in Box Canyon and other surrounding areas. You can find out more about these trails on the Town of Wickenburg website

4. HORSEBACK RIDING

Many of the trails in the Town are also horseback riding trails. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert equestrian to enjoy these trails on horseback. In fact, you don’t even need to own a horse.

Wickenburg has several horseback riding services in town, and these services can help you get out on the trails with a horse that you’ll be comfortable with. Some of these also offer tours on horseback, so if you’ve never been out horseback riding before, you can have a guide to help you along the way. 

Horseback riding is a great way to get away for a few hours and to enjoy the outdoors. It’s a different way of spending time in nature, but it’s still just as beneficial to a healthy lifestyle as any hike or sport. 

5. HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE

Another of the many outdoor activities in the Wickenburg area is the Hassayampa River Preserve. It has several hikes or horseback riding trails, but it also has a whole list of sports activities to try including archery, kart racing, paintball, and a shooting range. The Preserve also has various water activities for you to dive into, such as swimming and scuba diving. 

There’s something for everyone at the Hassayampa River Preserve, so bring friends and family along for the experience. It’s the perfect place to get out of your comfort zone and experience new activities that enhance your healthy lifestyle in Wickenburg, Arizona.

6. AFTURBURN & MOVEMENT STUDIO

Our Afturburn & Movement studio suits athletes of all skill levels. As a strength and conditioning gym, Afturburn features an innovative TechnoGym system, free weights, cardio machines, and the Movement Studio. The Movement Studio is equipped with a fitness on-demand program and online interactive training tool with pre-recorded and live workout sessions. Our advanced fitness facility is fully staffed with personal trainers who teach classes for individuals, so whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or are an elite athlete, the Afturburn gym lets you compete at your own level. 

7. WICKENBURG RANCH’S GOLF COURSES

What’s a healthy lifestyle without golf to challenge you physically and mentally? Wickenburg Ranch offers two golf courses – the Big Wick, a multi-award winning 18-hole championship course, and the Li’l Wick, a 9-hole casual play course. 

Each of these courses gives you the chance to get some light exercise, work on your swings, and improve your focus. Golf is also a great way to enjoy time with friends or family, making it an all-around physically and mentally healthy experience. 

8. WICKENBURG RANCH’S RESORT POOL

Even though the climate at Wickenburg Ranch is generally pleasant, in the summer it can get a little hot. Residents can access the Resort Pool at our Golf & Social Club when they want to cool off and swim for a while. The pool features beautiful views and beach entry for easy entry.

Sometimes though, you want a little more exercise than cooling off will give you. That’s why the Resort Pool also includes several lap lanes for you to exercise harder. You can practice your different strokes before relaxing with friends around the pool.

9. WICKENBURG RANCH’S COURTS & SPORTS

One of the highlights of the active lifestyle at Wickenburg Ranch is the Courts & Sports Complex. It includes beautiful tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and horseshoes for anyone who wants to play. 

If you’ve always enjoyed sports, this is the place to enjoy them. You can schedule times to play for fun, join clubs to play throughout the week, and meet new people every time you play. Or, if playing sports isn’t your thing, you can always sit back in the stadium-style seating to watch a tennis match or two. 

10. WICKENBURG RANCH’S ALVEA SPA

Wickenburg Ranch itself has several activities and amenities that can boost your healthy lifestyle without you ever leaving the community. Aside from the walking trails and parks, one of the big health and wellness draws of Wickenburg Ranch is the Alvea Spa.

The Alvea Spa is a resort-style spa offering a full-service salon, massage therapy, facials, nail services, and more. A healthy lifestyle in Wickenburg, Arizona, is about so much more than getting outside and active – it’s about taking care of your body in whatever ways you need. For you, that might mean self-care like aromatherapy, dermaplaning, waxing, or hair treatments. See the full Alvea Spa menu here.

Events Happening at Sterling Grove

September Events

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE AT STERLING GROVE: Mark your calendars for this month’s recreational and social activities at Sterling Grove!

Farmer’s Market:Every Sunday, September–May  |  10 am–2 pm
Enjoy open-air shopping with some of your favorite local vendors.

Rise & Shine Workout*: Every Tuesday & Thursday  |  6 am–6:45 am
Start your day with a 45-minute total body workout, incorporating strength and conditioning movements and heart-pumping HIIT

Move & Flow*:Every Saturday  |  7 am
This 45-minute mobility and stretch class focuses on functional movements that help awaken muscle groups while improving recovery and flexibility.

Movie in the Park*:September 25  |  7 pm
Bring your family out for an evening under the stars and enjoy the classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark

*Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Meritage Homes: Live your Dream

Now through September 30, save up to $10,000 off select quick move-in homes, plus you’ll get a move-in package and we’ll pay your closing costs. Browse homes online and contact your favorite Active Adult community today to open the door to Life. Built. Better.®

EVERY ACTIVE ADULT MERITAGE HOME IS BUILT STANDARD WITH THE FOLLOWING ENERGY-EFFICIENT FEATURES:


•ENERGY STAR® Certified Appliances
•Low-E Windows
•M.Connected Home™ Automation Suite
•Spray Foam Insulation
•Advanced Thermostat
•Energy-Efficient Lighting
•Low-to-Zero VOC Materials, Paints, Stains & Adhesives
•Minimum SEER 14 HVAC

Victory Club Virtual Tour

Virtual Tours are becoming more common. This is for the Victory Club at Victory at Verrado. Check it out!

Here is the link if it doesn’t load fully.

After trying to get it to fully load on my site, I apologize you will have to click on the link to view the tour.

Embracing being 55+ Discounts Galore

A couple of months ago I officially turned 55. As I learn to embrace my new age, I am letting my grey go, soon you will see new photos with my short grey hair. I am also learning the benefits as well.

Here is a list of stores currently offering discounts for your age.

In addition in the Phoenix area, most of our grocery stores offer 10% off on the first Wednesday of the month.

Banana Republic: 10% off (No regular days; 50+)
Bealls Outlet: 15% off every Tuesday (50+)
Belk: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (62+)
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days; 20% if you use the store’s proprietary credit card (55+)
C.J. Banks/Christopher Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dressbarn: 10% off Tues and/or Wed (call ahead-varies by location – 55+)
Goodwill: 10% – 20% off one day a week (date varies by location – 55+)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location; age may vary depending on the product)
iParty: 10% senior discount every day; ask for a discount as soon as you get to checkout
Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (60+)
Michael’s: 10% off every day (with AARP card – 55+
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off every day (65+)
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Up to 50% off, days vary (55+)
SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
TJ Maxx: 10% on Mondays (FLORIDA only at this time – 55+)
Walgreens: 20% off once a month, “Balance Rewards” card required. (65+ and AARP)

“We’re Back” Wickenburg Ranch

Wickenburg Ranch is BACK! And life at the Ranch has never been better.

Lil' Wick

We are excited to announce that we are back, and so is the Town of Wickenburg! 

As of this week, Wickenburg Ranch restaurants are open again for dine-in service and both Big Wick and Li’l Wick are now open for tee times. The health and wellness of our guests continues to be our first priority, and we have implemented additional safety protocols across the community. From hourly sanitation at the Ranch House and reduced capacity at our restaurants, we remain committed to your safety and peace of mind here at Wickenburg Ranch. 


The businesses, shops and restaurants that make the Town of Wickenburg such a special place to live have also re-opened their doors with additional safety measures in place. There has never been a better time to experience the small town charm and rich history Wickenburg offers its residents.

Sun City West re-opens golf courses

Golf opens Monday; other facilities remain closed

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West reminds residents that although five golf courses will open on Monday, the other facilities including chartered clubs remain closed.

Stardust, Grandview, Echo Mesa, Trail Ridge and Deer Valley will open to residents on Monday. Pebblebrook and Desert Trails remain closed until fall for overseeding and maintenance. Social distancing restrictions will be in place at the five courses on Monday; the courses will remain closed to the public with the exception of registered public players.

There has been some confusion that chartered clubs will reopen as well on Monday. That is not the case. The Rec Centers is working on a Recovery and Reopening Plan for its other facilities. However, reopening even under the plan with restrictions in place, will follow the federal “Opening Up America Again” approach, which requires a downward trajectory of Covid cases over a 14-day period.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a testing blitz, which aims to test 10,000 to 20,000 Arizonans every Saturday for three consecutive weeks, beginning Saturday, May 2. “We can expect to see our numbers increase after that date,” said RCSCW General Manager Bill Schwind. “But that doesn’t explain the leap in cases we saw last weekend before the blitz began.”

Sun City West’s zip code saw a jump from “6-10” cases on April 26 to 45 on April 27. There are 47 reported as of today. There is a reported 4-7 day lag time between testing and reporting, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

Of particular concern is the impact Covid-19 has on those 65 and older, particularly those with a chronic condition. According to Maricopa County, people who are at least 65 and have a chronic condition account for: 43 percent of all cases in the county; 73 percent of the hospitalizations; 77 percent of the ICU admissions; and 98 percent of those who have died.

The Rec Centers will release its Recovery and Reopening Plan as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check suncitywest.com for further announcements, and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Data Dashboard at azdhs.gov for the latest case information.

Active Adult Communities come together during social distancing

During our Social Distancing, the most important thing for our mental health and sanity is to connect with others. In the Active Adult / 55+ communities they are keeping their distance and connecting with their neighbors. The clubhouse may be closed, the community however is coming together.

Sterling Grove

Designed and built by Toll Brothers Sterling Grove is a mixed community, a newer trend in the Active Adult Lifestyle communities. Opening the start of 2020, there will be 2200 home at completion in the community. There are neighborhoods that will be 55+ only and neighborhoods that will be all aged. With everyone sharing in the recreation facilities. The 788 acre community will have 15 miles of trails, and 5 parks. The clubhouse will be a 35,000square foot facility featuring health and wellness spa, fitness center and movement studio. Also golf, tennis, pickle ball, bocce ball, pool tables, ping pong tables, 3 pools, one lap pool, one resort pool, and one tranquil pool, dining, and poolside bar as well as a grab and go market will also be available.

The community golf course is a Private Nicklaus designed course, golf membership is optional with an initiation fee as well as monthly dues.

Events at Wickenburg Ranch

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, 3/19 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Shea Homes® presents: Happier Hour with Shea Member Lifestyle Advisors
Come meet the Shea Member Lifestyle Advisors at the Clubhouse! These are members of the community that are already Living the Good Life here at Wickenburg Ranch, and are ready to answer all of your questions about what life is really like here. Enjoy the appetizer buffet and a drink on us, and mingle with members. RSVP Here

Saturday, 3/21 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Taste of Trilogy
With live music, great company and a Taste of Trilogy – we’ve got all the ingredients for a tasty afternoon at Wickenburg Ranch! Come grab lunch at one of our delicious food trucks, explore our beautiful model gallery and Ranch House, and enjoy live music all afternoon. Join in on the Bocce Tournament while you’re here and enter to win a pair of stellar tickets to see the Eagles when they come to Talking Stick Resort Arena in April. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

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