Victory at Verrado

New New New in the South West Valley!  Victory has opened.

Located west of Luke Air Force Base, south of the White Tank Mountains and north of I-10 in Buckeye, Victory is the newest Active Adult Community in the southwest Valley of The Sun.

It is located in the all age master planned community of Verrado.  The concept of locating a 55+ Active Adult Community within a multi-generational one is not new, but is gaining rapidly in popularity.  Victory offers the home designs of four different builders.

Each of the builders is well established in Arizona and each emphasizes a different lifestyle.

Standard Pacific designs a home with the kitchen and the activity it creates encouraged  to flow to the outdoors and utilizes the great room concept to facilitate this.

T.W.Lewis features what they call Open Concept Living.  This utilizes the courtyards and patios as part of the living space.  They are known for their attention to detail and luxurious lifestyles. 

Lennar is featuring their Next Gen living style.  They have created a perfect two family integrated but separate home!  This is so much in demand with today’s  return to a multiple family lifestyle with two  generations back under one roof.

Maracay has created the Freedom Line, with split masters, wider hallways and doorways and more conveniently placed appliances to meet the needs of a handicapped family member.

With the four builders, Victory truly offers something for every over 55 person looking to continue living their active lifestyle in a resort setting.



retired couple riding bikesCantaMia is another great example of locating an Active Adult Community within or adjacent to a multigenerational community.   It offers the opportunity for the 55+ family members to enjoy their extensive exclusive Active Adult facilities as well as share the additional recreational activities with their families who live in the Estrella ranch community.   This I think is the best of both worlds.   It is also interesting to see that as families in Estrella grow and reach the empty nest stage, they are purchasing in the adjacent CantaMia!


CantaMia was designed by Engle Homes, but no construction was started. It was saved from bankruptcy by Joseph Carl Builders, who then joined with Avatar homes (AVHI on the NASDAQ) under the name of Vitalia by AV Homes.   The total number of homes when built out will reach 1700, a fairly small community by some standards.   The recreational activities however are equal to those of the much larger communities.  The 29,000 sq ft Village Center has indoor and outdoor pools, a beautifully equipped demonstration kitchen, an excellent variety of exercise and activity centers as well as a mini café and wine bar.  The workout room boasts a cushy bamboo floor and the computer room and fitness center have instructors from Estrella Community College.  The common areas use reclaimed water for irrigation in keeping with their entire energy saving theme.  There are 14 model homes to guide your home choice, with emphasis being on their Green building techniques.  Check the current prices on our website.  The builder is a member of the Environments For Living, and is a Green Certified Builder.  The homes have been tested for efficient use of utilities and are awarded very high scores. All homes include solar as an energy source.    In keeping with the Green living, the exercise, cooking and activity programs are designed to encourage healthy life choices.  CantaMia’s Sierra Estrella Mountain views and many lakes provide a tranquil and relaxing setting in which to enjoy your healthy retirement.

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Sun City Festival

retired walking coupleSun City Festival Active Adult Community at Festival Ranch in Buckeye is located on the north-west corner of the White Tank Mountains. This new Del Webb/Pulte Community has a 31,000 sq ft Sage Recreation Center .   Every amenity imaginable including an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy is available in the community.   Del Webb/Pulte has long been known for the excellence of their activities for active adults in their many award winning 55+ communities. The community surrounds the Copper Canyon Golf Club, a Troon course that sports 4 sets of tees from 5200 to 6800 yards, a game for every level player.  The setting is quoted as being similar to that of the first Sun City, but with much more extensive experience in homebuilding and 55+ communities.

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Senior man reading in a libraryVerrado, in Buckeye, has an unusual concept. It is designed as a small town community with a Main Street shopping center with condos above the shops, and homes with front porches and back entry garages.  All homes are within two blocks of one of the 20+ parks, creating an intimate neighborhood feeling.

Verrado backs to the White Tank Mountains and the 30,000 acre White Tank Regional Park. The community opened for sales in 2004. When complete it will have 14,080 homes. All amenities are represented with its 18 hole golf course, clubhouse, health and fitness center and swimming pools. Although the community falls within 3 different school districts, it has permission for its own elementary, middle and high school. Commercial development is planned to include medical facilities, office buildings and jobs for as many as 15,000 people.

In this community you can build a custom home, or have one of the Artisan Builders create your new home. The Artisan Builder group includes several of the best known and successful Arizona builders. We are experienced in the new home building process and would be pleased to assist you with the steps involved. In order to work with you in the Verrado new home community, we must accompany you on your first visit to the model homes.

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Estrella Mountain Ranch

Senior couple in sports carEstrella Mountain Ranch is snugged into the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains adjoining the Estrella Mountain Regional Park. It has 72 acres of lakes for sailing and fishing complete with a lakeside pavilion. It is about 20,000 acres and is zoned for 42,000 residential units in addition to its’ commercial services in support of the community. It is located in the city of Goodyear. It has 40 acres of parks, playgrounds, lighted tennis courts & basketball courts, swimming pools, an 18 hole golf course and 30 miles of walking paths plus an award winning elementary school. The building process began in 1990 and is expected to continue for several years. It is all single family homes with luxurious estate homes rimming the tops of the ridges.  Canta Mia, an Active Adult Community which began construction in 2010 is at the southern edge of the Estrella community.  

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PebbleCreek  is one of Robson’s Resort Communities.  Robson is listed in the top 100 builders and this community is on the list of the top 100 best master planned communities in the country.  The amenities fulfill all of your resort requirements.  Much of the resort lifestyle centers around the two 18 hole golf clubs, the Eagle’s Nest and Tuscany Falls. The clubhouses and recreation centers are beautifully equipped and offer a tremendous variety of activities, with more than 70 clubs directed at specific interests! There are restaurants ranging from elegant to coffee shops.  There are pools, courts, a performing arts theatre, a ballroom and many multi-purpose activity rooms.  The new Sports & Aquatics center has indoor and outdoor pool, pickle ball, tennis and a very well equipped fitness center.

Construction in this gated community began in 1994.  The build out will reach over 6000 homes.  At present there are just over 4000 homes completed. Robson is offering from a selection of 10 model homes. 


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Sundance located in Buckeye is a Master Planned Community. It was opened in 2002 and is expected to continue sales until it reaches its 7000 home build out. Located between the Estrella and White Tank Mountains its multiple builders have done a great job of designing an active adult community within a family oriented community. There is a network of trails linking the neighborhoods, community facilities and shopping centers. The Sundance Active Adult Community borders its public 18 hole golf course and has a full service country club and adjacent fitness center, swimming pool and tennis courts. The Active Adult community is smaller than some of the others in the Phoenix valley, but with the golf course ,2 swimming pools, spa, fitness center, pickle ball and bocce courts and lots of activity groups it compares quite well to the large communities.

The Active Adult Community of Sundance is presently being built by the Meritage builders and LGI Homes. There are more than a dozen different single level floor plans in the community, truly something for every taste with an emphasis on energy efficiency and affordability.  The community is located just south of I-10 approximately 6 miles west of the 303 loop. Between Sundance Active Adult Community and the 101 you will find a good assortment of restaurants and shopping. Since the opening in 2002 the growth in the area has been phenomenal and with the completion of the Rte 303, connectivity to major west valley activities is assured.


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