Greater Phoenix Communities
Phoenix is America’s fifth-largest city and offers all the amenities of our great American cities including professional baseball (Arizona Diamondbacks), professional basketball (Phoenix Suns), professional football (The Arizona Cardinals), The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Ballet, major entertainment attractions and theaters, Phoenix Zoo and Botanical Gardens and much more. Phoenix lies in the heart of the Sonoran Desert and, and is the gateway to the Grand Canyon with only a only four-and-a-half hour drive to one of the seven wonders of the world. Phoenix is rich in south western culture and is the perfect setting for family vacations, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. Enjoy resorts and spas infused with Native American tradition, golf courses that stay emerald-green all year, mountain parks crisscrossed with trails, sports venues worthy of the Super Bowl and a spectrum of boutiques and fashionable malls few regions in America can match.
The magic of Scottsdale is its setting in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Here, light takes on an ethereal quality, bathing the sky, desert and mountains in rich, vibrant colors. Numerous hiking trails invite exploration and adventure in a one-of-a-kind desert experience. Downtown Old Scottsdale pulses with a vibrant energy. By day, shopping, gallery-hopping and dining are among the most popular pastimes. After dark, Old Scottsdale takes on a special glow and energy. From the world-class Marshall Butterfly Pavilion to the Talking Stick Spring Training Professional baseball facility, Scottsdale is a first class destination.
Just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Glendale is home to an incredible multi-sport entertainment complex, The Cardinals Football team and Coyotes Hockey team, elite meeting facilities, top-notch accommodations and one of the most renowned downtown shopping districts in America, Glendale is a beautiful blend of new excitement and historic charm. From family festivals to action-packed sports, Broadway shows to thrilling concerts, Glendale is a treasure chest filled with fabulous options.
Peoria is surrounded by the rugged beauty and breathtaking terrain of the Sonoran Desert. Its stunning sunsets and statuesque saguaros serve as a spectacular backdrop for a city that beckons just about anyone to venture outdoors. Whether you’re looking to take in the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert or you want to get in on the action with a little hiking, biking, horseback riding, paintball shooting and more, there’s always something fun to see and do in and around Peoria. With one of the country's best facilities for professional spring training baseball - not to mention year-round Arizona Summer and Fall League games - and convenient access to just about every major sporting venue, Peoria is a sunny playground for sports lovers.
Avondale is a vibrant city, and a premier destination for NASCAR racing, education, arts, wildlife watching, festivals, shopping, dining, recreation and family living. Nestled at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, yet right off of Interstate 10, Avondale is just a 15-minute commute from metro Phoenix, in the heart of the West Valley. With over 76,000 residents, Avondale's population is expected to top off at 123,000 by 2020.
The City of Litchfield Park in Maricopa County is a planned residential community with a small town atmosphere and casual lifestyle just 16 miles west of downtown Phoenix. It was founded in 1916 when the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company purchased thousands of acres of farm land to grow Egyptian long-staple cotton to use in tire cords. Paul Litchfield, a junior executive with Goodyear, was chosen to lead this project and, in 1926, the small town that supported this endeavor became known as Litchfield Park. In the 1960s, the town's leadership designed a master-plan for development which today is a thriving, beautiful community which is home to one of Arizona’s oldest and most famous golf resorts, The Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa. Nearby attractions include the White Tanks and Estrella Mountain Regional Parks and Luke Air Force Base.
Ahwatukee is one of the 15 villages designated by the City of Phoenix. The people who live, work and play in this thriving community share the intimacy of small town living, while enjoying the plentiful amenities of a bustling metropolis close at hand. Because Ahwatukee is nestled so closely to the surrounding mountains, it gives the feel of an independent city. Money Magazine recognized Ahwatukee as one of America’s “Best Places to Live." Ahwatukee offers fine shops, boutiques and a variety of fabulous restaurants. Residents of this prosperous village seldom have to leave the area for anything. Ahwatukee boasts large department stores, abundant grocers, health food outlets, several general retail outlets and specialty stores. You will also find a movie theater megaplex, country clubs and public recreation centers.
Anthem was developed by Del Webb in 1999 as a master-planned community in the foothills approximately 34 miles north of downtown Phoenix. This community has been described as one of the best places to raise a family by Parenting magazine and one of the best family friendly neighborhoods in the Phoenix area by Phoenix Magazine. Located at the base of Daisy Mountain, approximately five miles north of Carefree Highway off Interstate 17, Anthem provides all the amenities, services and conveniences of a big city, yet offers the serenity and charm of a small town.
Arrowhead Lakes is a beautiful lake front community located at the base of the Thunderbird mountains in Glendale, Arizona, 30-minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix and just a 25 minute drive to Luke AFB. The subdivision has over 1,000 homes, about 75% of which are lake front lots. The community is stock full of amenities including walking and biking paths, parks, lush green belts, lake access allowing residents to enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing and partying, and three beautiful 18-hole golf courses just minutes away. Freeway access is just three minutes away, and the Arrowhead Towne Center Mall; grocery stores; Arrowhead, John C. Lincoln, Banner Thunderbird Hospitals; and multiple restaurants are very close by.
Voters at azcentral.com have chosen Arrowhead as the Valley's best neighborhood. Located in north Glendale, the 1,185-acre Thunderbird Conservation Park hugs the northern edge of our Arrowhead Ranch Phase III community and welcomes picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. Views from the top include the beautiful community of over 1,700 homes, with sprawling lakes and the 'Legends at Arrowhead' golf course. The community consists of 21 neighborhoods, 10 parks, and a basketball court. The 'Excelling' Legend Springs Elementary school is at the heart of this family oriented community. There is great shopping nearby and plenty of restaurants for all tastes. The city of Glendale is home to the NHL Arizona Coyotes Hockey Team and the NFL Arizona Cardinals Football Team, 15 professional baseball teams call Greater Phoenix their Spring Training home.
Goodyear is the 6th fastest growing city in the United States, as recently named by the United States Census Bureau. As a leader in the Phoenix metro area’s West Valley, Goodyear provides opportunities for businesses and families to realize their full potential. It is a city with the right economic conditions for business to prosper and it provides a rewarding quality of life and tremendous community spirit, as exemplified by winning two prestigious national awards: the All-American City Award and city Livability Award.
Nestled near the Estrella Mountains and a mere 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, and 15 minutes from Luke AFB, Goodyear offers all the advantages of a growing community, with all the cultural and entertainment resources that the Phoenix metro area has to offer. Scenic mountain views, desert vistas, wide open spaces, golf courses, lakes, parks and palm-lined streets have already attracted over 73,000 residents who are among the most affluent and best educated in the state.
Goodyear’s 320 plus sunny days assure an active lifestyle year-round, and its many beautiful master-planned communities ensure solid home values for all life stages- singles, families, empty-nesters, those in their golden years, frontline workers and executives.
Goodyear is the Spring Training and player development home of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, and is also the site of the next super regional mall in the Phoenix metro area, Estrella Falls Mall.
Goodyear’s airport, rail service, and location on I-10 between the Loop 101 and 303 freeways make it very attractive to major employers. It boasts companies with household names such as Lockheed-Martin, Sub-Zero, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Amazon.com, Aero Turbine, Macy's-Bloomingdales, Dick's Sporting Goods and more.
CORTE BELLA IN SUN CITY WEST
Corte Bella in Sun City West, Arizona is a 55-and-older active adult community conveniently located near many shopping outlets and cultural attractions in the Phoenix West Valley including the Arrowhead Towne Center Mall, Challenger Space Center, Wildlife World Zoo, Arizona Broadway Theater, Arizona State University-West and Lake Pleasant. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity to sporting venues hosting professional teams such as the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Arizona Coyotes (NHL) and 13 Major League Baseball spring training teams.
Corte Bella provides all the luxuries of a Del Webb active adult community in a smaller, more intimate setting of 1,650 homes. It was uniquely designed based on feedback from retirees who wanted a small upscale, gated community with a private golf course. Del Webb integrated an exquisite level of detail into every aspect of its community. Architectural inspirations range from Europe's casual street scenes to Santa Barbara's beautiful fountains, flowering courtyards, elegant archways and colorful mosaics. Tree-lined streets, walking paths, small neighborhood enclaves and expansive courtyards are community hallmarks.
The residents of Corte Bella in Sun City West cherish the smaller and tight-knit atmosphere in their community. In contrast to the larger Sun City communities of the Phoenix Northwest Valley, Corte Bella caters to a smaller audience with a refined taste for upscale living in a gated setting.
Corte Bella Amenities
A 12,000 square-foot fitness center and spa is the community hub for fitness activities and classes at Corte Bella in Sun City West, Arizona. It features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment as well as an aerobics and dance studio. The spa pampers residents with massages, treatments rooms, therapy tubs, saunas and a sun patio.
A 9,000 square-foot Social Hall provides magnificent views of the community and surrounding mountains in all directions. The hall is the epicenter for community social activity in Corte Bella. Here, residents mingle with friends, attend club meetings and gather for events. Outside Corte Bella's clubhouse, residents enjoy a magnificent resort-style outdoor pool with separate lap pool and spa. There are also tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts. At Corte Bella, the golf course is the community's main attraction. The 7,011-yard championship 18-hole course rewards players. After a round of golf, residents enjoy mingling with friends at the Anacapa Grill. A wide variety of reasonably priced menu items for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches are sure to create a memorable dining experience.
SUN CITY WEST
Sun City West, the nation's premier active adult golf community, offers the lifestyle you've been looking for. Baby Boomers and Greatest Generation members alike - and everyone in between - will find the Sun City West lifestyle suits them. The majority of the community is unincorporated and without schools. As a result, residents enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the nation. Plus, a large volunteer organization in the community helps maintain the grounds, organize events, teach classes and staff community buildings. The incredible volunteerism in the community helps keep the yearly association fees to a reasonable low cost.
Sun City West includes an enviable lineup of amenities that includes four recreation centers, nine golf courses and nine restaurants. The recreation centers house a variety of attractions such as indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, ballrooms, dance studios, hobby and craft rooms, computer lab, Stardust Theater, concert hall and library.
The R.H. Johnson Center is spread across 48 acres and includes six activity areas with 118,000 square feet of amenities under one roof. It is the largest activity center in Arizona. The Palm Ridge Center clubhouse has three pools including one outdoor and two indoor, plus a large fitness center, tennis courts, indoor walking track, ballroom and club rooms. The Beardsley Center features an Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness center, club and meeting rooms, mini-golf course, horseshoes, greenhouse and a park with shady picnic pavilions. A fourth clubhouse, the Kuentz Center includes an exercise room, outdoor pool, tennis courts, walking track, softball field, club and meeting rooms, woodworking shop and the Stardust Theatre.
The grounds of Sun City West are adorned with amenities that beckon for residents to come out and enjoy the Arizona sunshine. Numerous tennis, bocce ball, pickleball and shuffleboard courts are dotted throughout the community. Additionally, the community has a softball field, lawn bowling rinks, volleyball and basketball courts, walking trails, garden plots and dog parks.
SUN CITY GRAND
Sun City Grand is an active-adult community developed by Del E. Webb beginning in 1996 and is located in the charming City of Surprise, AZ, just 45 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix. Residents enjoy the amenities of four championship golf courses, two fully equipped fitness centers, five swimming pools, tennis courts, the Del E. Webb Memorial Ball Field, over 40 exciting special activities clubs, two full-menu restaurants and much, much more.
Sun City Grand is a Del Webb master-planned community for people seeking an active retirement lifestyle. Up to 15% of the homes may be occupied by an age 45-54 owner. At least 85% of Sun City Grand will always be occupied by a person age 55 or older. An under age 45 occupant may live in the home with the 45+ owner or with a 55+ occupant. No one under the age of 19 can live in Sun City Grand.
As you enter this active retirement community through the main entrances off Bell or Grand Ave., you know you've just entered a very special place. As you drive around the community you are struck by the sweeping White Tank Mountain views and palm trees framing water features on golf fairways at every turn.
The beautifully designed multi-million dollar Village Center is the recreational focal point of the community. Surrounded by cascading water fountains and colorful landscaping, it features the Adobe Spa & Fitness Center, Chapparal Center, Sonoran Plaza, an outdoor amphitheater, fishing dock and artisan studios. The Adobe Spa & Fitness Center includes a heated indoor lap pool, an outdoor resort swimming and activity pool, indoor and outdoor spas, indoor walking track, fully equipped health and fitness area, a dance/exercise studio, plus tennis courts, bocce courts and putting greens.
The Cimarron Center, located among the newest neighborhoods on the west side of the community, features a fully equipped health and fitness area, a heated outdoor resort swimming pool and the Cimarron Day Spa for those days you want to be pampered.
Sun City Arizona was not only the first 55+ active adult community in Arizona, but also the first in the country. Del Webb started Sun City Arizona in 1960 and it now has over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. It is renowned for its incredible home values, low property taxes and minimal association fees.
Sun City Lifestyle
There are an estimated 200 clubs and interest groups represented. In addition to the many clubs and interest groups, Sun City hosts an exciting lineup of year-round activities that include fitness classes, continuing education, parties, sports and organized trips to area attractions.
Sun City Arizona is known as “The City of Volunteers” for its sense of community organization and resident participation. The impeccably maintained grounds, well-manicured shrubs and trash free boulevards are attributed to the volunteerism of the residents. Association fees in Sun City are reasonable and property taxes are among the lowest in the country.
Sun City Amenities
Other active adult communities in Arizona model their amenities after Sun City. The community boasts one of the highest rates of golf holes per capita of any active adult community in the country. Although Sun City has been a favorite destination for golf enthusiasts, there are many exciting attractions for non-golfers as well. There are seven recreation centers that host a vast array of amenities including restaurants, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor walking track, racquetball courts, woodworking shop and numerous hobby and card rooms.
In addition to the recreation centers, Sun City Arizona is home to more than 30 churches and synagogues, social halls, grand ballrooms, performing arts theater, two libraries and a world-class hospital.
Sun City is an active adult community rich with amenities that cater to physically active adults. On any day of the year, it is common to see residents walking on the miles of trails or socializing with friends on the pickleball, tennis, horseshoe, lawn bowling and bocce ball courts. Plus, the softball field and fishing lakes are a great place to take the grand kids when they come to visit.
Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life- family, work and recreation. This charming community is surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert. Its neighborhoods are clean, distinctive and unique. With over 120,000 residents, this once small farming community has, over the past 15 years, transformed into one of Arizona’s 10th largest-cities. Surprise’s Recreation Campus is home to professional sports and adult and youth recreation programming, and the Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It's also where our community comes together for free family movie night events, Fourth of July fireworks and much more. In the fall Surprise’s 25-court Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts a stop on the Champions Tour, attracting tennis legends John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova and Jim Courier.