If you are looking for a home in a warm tropical climate where you can golf, play tennis, swim and enjoy many social activities we have some options for you! Active adult communities abound in Arizona and The Kolb Team specializes in the East Valley of Phoenix. You will find active adult communities in Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Sun Lakes Arizona.
Active Adult Communities
Arizona is a top location for those 55+ looking for active adult living. 55+ is a protected class in Arizona, meaning they can discriminate by restricting residents age to 55 and over. However, most communities allow a percentage (usually 20%) of the population to be 40 and over with no one under the age of 19 living in the home. That opens the door for the growing demographic seeking a second home in a warm climate while they are still working. We are finding many people working from their active adult home three to six months a year before returning home. They are able to enjoy the active adult lifestyle part time until they retire in a few years. It’s really the best of both worlds.
People choose the active adult communities for the lifestyle. Sure, you can buy a home in a traditional neighborhood, but you will find most of the neighbors heading off to school, work and beyond with little chance of getting to know anyone. In contract active adult living is a built-in social lifestyle if you choose to participate. You will find golf (mens, ladies and couples leagues), tennis, pickle ball, fitness centers, heated swimming pools and spas, walking paths, lakes, restaurants and other social activities such as card clubs, hiking clubs, camera clubs and so much more. You can be as busy as you like or kick back and relax. You will find these communities warm, inviting and easy to join in. We moved to Sun Lakes Arizona five years ago and we’ve never been as busy or had so many quality friendships as we have found in active adult living.
When choosing an active adult community it is important to think about location. Chandler and Sun Lakes have a superb location with easy access to all major freeways and a short distance to both Sky Harbor and Mesa Gateway airports. Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek are a little further out but offer excellent choices. It is also important to think about age of the community and the price range for property. Some are seeking homes for as little as $150,000 and those can be found in areas of Mesa, Sunbird in Chandler and in Sun Lakes Country Club. Others are seeking a villa or town home where exterior maintenance is included and you can find those in Cottonwood and Oakwood Country Clubs in Sun Lakes. And single family homes are in most communities with a variety of options including golf course lots, water and mountain views or private block fence back yards.
The KOLB Team lives in Sun Lakes Arizona – a community of just under 10,000 homes in five separate communities. You will find Cottonwood and Sun Lakes Country Clubs and then the gated communities of Palo Verde, Ironwood and Oakwood Country Clubs. We are specialists in active adult communities and can help you ascertain the best community for your needs. Contact us and we’ll tell you why we love living in an active adult community!