The Best Arizona Active Adult Communities with Mountain Views

Views from Trilogy at Verde River

There is something more than majestic to mountain views.  They draw us to them like any aspect of nature.  They help us stay calm, focused and centered.  It is not surprising that people love a home that has a beautiful view of the Mountains.

The challenge is building homes on a hillside is much costlier than building on flat land.

Most of the Phoenix area Valley of the Sun is flat as well.  We do have Mountains surrounding the city.   Where will you have the best chance of having magnificent Mountain Views?  In the communities closest to the biggest mountains.

The most significant mountains in the area are to the north and east of Phoenix; Tonto National Forrest, and Superstition Mountains.  There are a few other notable mountains scattered around as well.

In the northeast, the views of Tonto Nationa Forrest and McDowell Mountains from Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Trilogy at Verde River are truly spectacular. Then I would head to Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch, the terraced lots have created amazing views from many of the home sites.  Heading out to Gold Canyon the views of the Superstitions are awesome at Mountain Brook Village.  Next on my list would be to the north of Tucson the SaddleBrook Communities with views of the Catalina’s.

This next group have fewer homes with mountain views, but views are available.  I then would go to Canta Mia next to the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, and Sun City Festival with views of the White Tank Mountains.  Lastly I include Solera at Jonson Ranch located next to the San Tan Mountains.

Rio Verde & Tonto Verde
Trilogy at Verde River
Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch
Mountain Brook Village
SaddleBrook Communities
Canta Mia
Sun City Festival
Solera at Jonson Ranch

Queen Creek/ San Tan Valley

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Queen Creek and San Tan Valley are located 20 miles southeast of Phoenix. The area offers spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains to the north and the SanTan and Goldmine Mountains to the south. Once large ranches and farmland, the area is bustling with growth. The production builders have created several  Master Planned Communities in the area and the reasonable pricing has had homeowners flocking south. The area in the past known as Queen Creek was split by the Maricopa/Pinal county boundary lines. The southern half was called many names, Bella Vista, Queen Creek, Johnson Ranch, “south of Queen Creek” and even has a small community called Santan. In 2009 the Post Office changed the postal zip codes and the new area voted on a name for itself. San Tan Valley was selected and although still working on incorporation, the newly divided Pinal County portion of Queen Creek is now is the largest community in Pinal County with 80,000 residents. The Maricopa County portion, the incorporated town of Queen Creek has a population of about 26,000.The quiet rural atmosphere has made this area a popular one. The town of Queen Creek is close to the SE corner of the 202 freeway loop. Freeways have yet to be developed in the Pinal County portion.

 

Johnson Ranch

Solera at Johnson Ranch

 

 

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