The top 6 Arizona Active Adult Communities with Resort Pools

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If you love to relax around a beautiful pool then these communities should be at the top of your list.  All of these communities have stunning resort feeling pools.  Each pool has a gentle sloped beach entry.  There is plenty of shade available to relax and enjoy your time around the resort pool.  Loades of lounging chairs and restaurant and/or bar service.

If you are looking to experience every day as a vacation day, then checkout these communities.

Shea Homes has figured out the Resort Pool experience with 4 communities on this list.

CantaMia

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 Anthem at Merrill Ranch

PotterSun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence is an active adult community with extensive amenities within the new Anthem at Merrill Ranch master plan community.  The master planned community combines  three separate communities.  The residents will have the choice of using their own 55+ age restricted facilities or those of the other, larger Merrill Ranch communities.   It is a great solution for adults who wish to be near their families, while still having the ability to  their leisure with other adults.  The sister Sun Cities in Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Grand are recognized as having superior facilities and amenities.  Sun City Anthem will be an equal of it’s other sisters.

Amenities that are exclusive to Sun City Anthem Residents are; Union Center for Wellness and Higher Learning, Clubs and classes for every interest, Activities Directors, Indoor walking track, Cyber cafe with wireless internet access, Revere Plaza amphitheater, ASU Lifelong Learning Academy, Multi-purpose rooms, Fitness center with aerobics and locker rooms, Indoor pool and spa, Outdoor resort-style pool and spa, Pickleball courts, Bocce ball courts and Horseshoe Lanes.

 

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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

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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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Sun Lakes

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Sun Lakes is a large Active Adult Community in the south-east valley built by Robson.  The total community is close to 6 square miles, divided north and south by Riggs Road and east and west by Dobson and Alma School Roads.  It has three 18 hole private golf courses, one 18 hole and three 9 hole public courses. It is a golf cart friendly community with reserved golf cart parking at all of the recreation centers. There are five clubhouses, one for each section.  There are several restaurants and cafes within the recreation facilities.   

It separates itself into three neighborhoods with 3 separate HOAs.

The first neighborhood, Sun Lakes #1 was started in the mid 70’s, and consists of manufactured homes and small casitas.  

The next neighborhoods built include Cottonwood and  the gated Palo Verde,  followed by Oakwood and Ironwood completed in 2004.  Both Oakwood and Ironwood are gated.    

The most recently completed neighborhood is Oakwood which combined with Ironwood is called IronOaks.  There are some unusually large homes there, as compared to most Active Adult Communities, even having some two story homes. All five sections have homes backing up to lakes and golf courses. Oakwood and Ironwood share large recreation complexes which include the fitness center, tennis club, golf club, pools, craft and games, libraries and restaurants.

Each of the three main neighborhoods have club houses, activities centers, exercise rooms, tennis courts and swimming pools.  The size and number of each amenity varies.  For example each of the neighborhoods has tennis courts, but the IronOaks clubhouse has a dozen courts with a membership tennis club and a membership fitness center.   The HOA fees in each section cover use of that section’s basic facilities. Use of the more enhanced facilities, such as the IronOaks Tennis club, is available by separate membership fees. 

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Trilogy at Power Ranch

Man Gardening OutdoorsTrilogy at Power Ranch is a gated, private Active Adult Resort Community. Located in Gilbert, Arizona, near the spectacular San Tan Mountains, you will enjoy the relaxation of resort style living while being conveniently located in Phoenix’s rapidly growing Southeast Valley.

Trilogy at Power Ranch is the ideal place to enhance your personal growth, promote wellness, and explore life’s many possibilities. Their community has been designed to make it easy for you to create the life of your dreams and make the most of every day. Shea Homes has mastered the art of Active Adult Communities.   Features include the San Tan Club, Center for Well Being, Center for Higher Learning and a championship golf course. The Power Ranch Master Planned Community had more than a dozen different builders each creating small neighborhoods within the large Ranch.  Power Ranch and Trilogy at Power Ranch are separated by Queen Creek Road, creating a really great solution for families who want to live close but separate lives.   Power Ranch has one of the most outstanding recreation facilities in the county as well as an elementary school in the center of the community.

 

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Anthem Country Club

Senior woman  happy and relaxing Anthem Country Club surrounds two award winning 18 hole golf courses designed by Greg Nash.  The more challenging Ironwood course and the Persimmon course wind through the community offering spectacular mountain, golf and city views.  The two clubhouses have complete state of the art fitness centers, activity centers, dining facilities, pools and nine tennis courts. The Country Club consists of all one story homes and is guard-gated. All Country Club residents have full use of the Anthem Parkside recreational facilities in addition to the two centers available only to Country Club residents.

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Ventana Lakes

Woman with waterVentana Lakes Active Adult Community boasts of 9 lakes complete with waterfalls. Waterfront property in the desert is an unusual commodity, but in this 55+ community you can enjoy your waterfront home, or just enjoy walking the paths around the lakes. There are 4 pools and a clubhouse with exercise facilities and class rooms and a diverse selection of clubs and activities. It is located just off the NW corner of the 101 Freeway, just west of Sun City. There are only 1700 homes in this recently completed community built by Lennar Homes of AZ It is within minutes of the Arrowhead Towne Center and its’ shops and restaurants. Although located in Peoria, next to Glendale, it is convenient to the Stadiums for football and hockey along the 10

 

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Sun City West

Senior Male Golfer Playing Bunker Shot On Golf CourseSun City West is the second of the Sun Cities in the NW corner of the Phoenix Valley.  Construction and homes sales began in 1978 as the first Sun City sold out.  It took until 1997 for Sun City West to complete their build-out.   The community boundaries are Bell Rd to the south, Grand Avenue to the east and El Mirage to the west.  The new state road 303 curves around the northern boundary. Most of Sun City West is excluded from the Maricopa School Districts, and therefore enjoys lower real estate tax.   The lower real estate taxes combined with the low maintenance fees make Sun City West a very desirable location for the retiring active adults on a fixed income. The financial incentive plus the tremendous number of clubs and activities and of course the opportunity to play 9 golf courses all combine to create another extremely desirable 55+ retirement location.  The variety of single level home styles, patio homes, and condos offer a wide range of home pricing. Within the community the streets are approved for driving your golf carts and you will find shopping, churches, and banks, drug stores, grocery stores and the Del Webb hospital. 

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