Top Places to Retire in Arizona
Are you looking for the top places to retire in Arizona? Let me show you the top places to consider for retirement in Arizona. Abundant sunshine, mild winter climate, palm trees and no humidity are just some of the reasons many people choose Arizona over other retirement communities. Pair that with active adult communities and resort amenities and you have the perfect combination for a retirement home. Dell Webb started the active adult community concept in Arizona with Sun City in the west valley of Phoenix. The expansion into Sun City West, Sun City Festival and others creates a population of 37,500. Many consider that a large city and prefer a smaller, more intimate community with large scale amenities.
East Valley Retirement Communities in Arizona
Sun Lakes is a Robson developed active adult area with five separate communities. Location, affordability and did I say location are why so many choose Sun Lakes as their retirement home. Sun Lakes has just under 10,000 homes in five communities as follows:
- Sun Lakes Country Club (Phase 1) has 2,139 homes
- Cottonwood Country Club has 2,736 homes
- Palo Verde Country Club (the first of the gated communities) has 1,073 homes
- Ironwood Country Club (also gated) has 734 homes
- Oakwood Country Club (gated and the newest) has 3,285 homes
Each community has their own golf course, tennis and pickle ball courts, swimming pools, fitness center, restaurants and clubhouse. Many clubs and organizations are available to all residents within Sun Lakes. Sun Lakes Senior Softball and Sun Lakes Community Theater are two highly popular amenities offered to Sun Lakes residents. Cottonwood and Palo Verde are considered Phase 2 and share the same homeowner association. Ironwood and Oakwood are considered Phase 3 and share the same homeowner association known as IronOaks.
You will find plenty of opportunities to meet new friends that enjoy similar interests. Our clients tell us that Sun Lakes is one of the friendliest communities and one of the easiest to make new friends.
For more information on Sun Lakes and two other East Valley Active Adult Communities, see our Active Adult Lifestyle Video below.
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