Explore Arizona’s Best Communities

If you love a purple-orange desert sunset or a picturesque backdrop as you sip a glass of wine, consider moving to Arizona. This state has grown rapidly in past years, and there’s good reason for it: Arizona is simply gorgeous.

Why move to Arizona?

Arizona is a hotspot (literally!) for relocating and retiring. You get great weather, sunshine all year long, plenty of outdoors space, a low cost of living, and much, much more. If you’re looking for an affordable yet active place to live, Arizona is an ideal spot for you.

What are the benefits of living in Arizona?

From game night to tasty meals, top-line health care to home cleaning services, there are so many reasons people opt to stay in a senior living community. Read on to learn the benefits that people find when they choose this lifestyle. Then consider if it might suit you, too.

  • Relaxed pace of life: Arizonians know how to live life. You’ll find that because you’re surrounded by natural beauty, it’s easy to connect with the world around you and experience life in the moment.
  • Warm weather: Sun is aplenty in Arizona. If you’re a fan of the heat, you’ll love it here. Period.
  • Low taxes and reasonable cost of living: Arizona is a popular destination for those fleeing taxes in California or the cold of the Midwest. The low cost of living here makes it an easy choice for those who want to live big but spend little.
  • Natural wonders: Look out over the Grand Canyon and try to not feel inspired by this world we live in. Arizona will fill you with awe. But this famous park isn’t the only one to explore. See giant cacti at Saguaro. Experience ancient trees at Petrified Forest. Explore 24 national parks and monuments here, enough to fill years of adventure.
  • Outdoor activities: Don’t get us wrong—this desert place is more than red dirt. Arizona is dotted with rolling green wine countries (so get ready to go tasting at Alcantara or Oak Creek!), or you can get a boat and take it out on Havasu or one of the many sparkling blue lakes. Grab some binoculars and go bird watching, or peer around majestic red-rock buttes of Sedona.

Ready to live in Arizona?

There are so many communities to choose from in Arizona—but don’t let the options intimidate you on your search. Take your time exploring the options below and really picture yourself in each community. Does it draw you in?

 

When you’ve chosen a few Arizona communities you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative from each. You can ask questions about the community, chat with someone living there, and get a feel for the amenities it provides. You can even get specifics like health care options, clubs and activities offered, and the general atmosphere of the destination.

If you’re seeking a certain town or area, try using the filtering options on the left to narrow down your options and find the Arizona community that you’ll love to live in.

 

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Las Palmas | Active 55 Community | Arizona Thesman Community | AZ

Las Palmas

Mesa, AZ

Affordable Active 55+ Resort Living.

It’s easy to see why so many of our residents feel like they’re on vacation all year long. Las Palmas is a world-class resort with year-round activities, luxury amenities and a friendly group of active 55+ adults who enjoy life to the fullest, just like you.

Visit our impressive selection of custom-built homes beginning in the $70’s. Whether you’re looking for the best value in retirement or simply the best place to take life easier, you’ll enjoy the lifestyle at Arizona’s premiere 55+ resort. Las Palmas is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980. Gated with 24 hour security. Visit us today, open daily for tours 8-5.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

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  • Briarwood
  • Las Palmas Grand
  • Las Vegas Meadows
  • Palmas Del Sol
  • Palmas Del Sol East
  • Sunrise Village
  • Village Green
  • Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $30’s.

    Step into this active 55+ community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You’ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30’s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, a courtesy shuttle bus to get around town, a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool and so much more. Sunrise Village is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

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    Montesa Gold Canyon | Arizona Gated Communities | Swimming Pool

    Montesa at Gold Canyon

    Gold Canyon, AZ

    Featuring views of the stunning Superstition Mountains, Montesa at Gold Canyon is the perfect place to stay active, make long-lasting friendships and enjoy the life you deserve. Much more than a place to live, Montesa offers a first-rate style of living, with resort amenities, a stunning natural landscape and premier homes.

    Play pickle ball, bocce ball, shuffleboard and water volleyball with your new friends, exercise in our well-equipped fitness center, enjoy a game of billiards, or hit the tennis courts–there are so many ways to stay active. Our performing arts center and ballroom hosts a number of parties, dances, banquets and art classes for you to enjoy. On site professional management and activities staff are dedicated to ensure your satisfaction.

    Montesa’s homes combine state-of-the-art design with the finest construction. And now with rooftop party decks there are more ways to take in the beauty of these tranquil surroundings. Fill out the form below to learn more about this exciting place to live.

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    SaddleBrooke TWO

    Tucson, AZ
    Homes $300K - 1M Plus

    It’s easy to see why Where To Retire magazine chose SaddleBrooke as one of America’s top 100 best master-planned communities. Within this stunning Sonoran desert setting just 25 miles north of downtown Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find an appealing combination of natural tranquility and vibrant excitement. Your new home will boast spectacular views of the 9,000-foot Santa Catalina mountain range, nearly perfect weather, and an abundance of community amenities, events, groups, and traditions to fill your life with joy and inspiration.

    SaddleBrooke TWO is a true Active Lifestyle Community. With more than 200 clubs, our residents enjoy a wealth of educational and social opportunities, including an Institute of Learning in Retirement that offers an assortment of courses to satisfy your interests. Three on-site restaurants, a 478-seat performing arts center, two championship golf courses, fitness centers, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and even a softball field are just around the corner.

    Welcome to a world of possibilities to Live Your Dreams, at last.

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    Victory at Verrado

    Buckeye, AZ
    Homes: $300K - $600K

    Nestled in the foothills of Arizona’s White Tank Mountains, Victory at Verrado offers luxurious living amongst the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert. A short drive outside of Phoenix, Victory at Verrado invites you to join its vibrant and active 55+ community.

    Perched high above the desert floor, the Victory Club is the hub of activity at Victory at Verrado. Community happenings, classes, and events make for a packed social calendar. For those focused on fitness, you’ll find a 7,000 square foot gym, a movement studio, lap pool, and yoga lawn. Once you’ve cooled down, unwind at the resort style pools, admire the professional grade art studio, or head to the full-service spa. Spend an afternoon at the Victory Vineyard, where you can take part in wine tastings, guest vintner dinners, wine making classes, and the annual Crush party. Close out your evening at The Vic Bar + Kitchen, a modern farm-to-table dining experience overlooking the desert valley and downtown Phoenix in the distance.

    If you’re looking to spend the day on the green, you’ll have your choice of two Championship golf courses designed by Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman. Winding through the White Tank foothills, the courses offer a thrilling challenge and spectacular views.

    At Victory at Verrado, there is a home that suits every style and need. The thoughtfully designed, single-level houses range widely in size; you can find a four-bedroom floorplan that allows for frequent visitors, or a two-bedroom duplex, perfect for those who seek the tranquility of their own space. The energy-efficient homes are available in a variety of architectural styles, from Craftsman bungalows to Mission style haciendas, lending each neighborhood a unique charm and character. Additionally, the incorporation of patios and courtyards allows homeowners to enjoy the mountain views and indoor-outdoor living Verrado is known for.

    The bustling Main Street, abundance of parks and trails, and thriving community of greater Verrado allows you to enjoy all the charms of a small-town life for all ages, while the adults-only environment at Victory at Verrado allows you to escape and let loose.

    Request more information to see what awaits you in the desert oasis of Victory at Verrado.

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    Las Palmas Grand | Arizona Active 55 Resort Community | AZ Real Estate

    Las Palmas Grand

    Mesa, AZ
    Pre-Owned Homes from $70's and New Homes from $196K

    The Phoenix-metro area, known as the Valley of the Sun, is experiencing an influx of new residents with its rich culture, amazing food, reasonable cost of living, and that iconic southwest landscape. If this sounds like your perfect desert oasis, look no further than Las Palmas Grand.

    Located 30 miles east of Phoenix in Mesa, Las Palmas Grand is a 55+ active adults’ community where the young at heart come to live life to the fullest. Although the average age in the area is 33 years old, the residences perfectly combine the youthful Phoenix spirit with the good taste and wisdom that comes with a few extra years.

    Slowing down isn’t exactly the style at Las Palmas Grand. They have a full-time activities director who schedules parties, dances, and community outings. The multi-million-dollar, 30,000 square foot clubhouse has all the trimmings expected of a high-end community, including a ballroom, fitness center, heated pool, sauna, and various sport courts. Just outside the gates, there are not one, but ten golf courses nearby. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, you’ll have ample opportunity to play them all.

    Back at Las Palmas Grand, you’ll find a wonderful selection of pre-owned homes starting around $80K, with new homes starting a little below $200k. Each is designed for energy efficiency and a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance, so you can make the best use of your time.

    With museums, concert venues, fine and performing arts just minutes away, you’ll be in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area without the high cost of living. Arrange your visit to Las Palmas Grand and see why so many people call Phoenix home.

    Request more information from Las Palmas Grand below.

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    New Homes near Phoenix | Galloway Ridge by K. Hovnanian Homes | AZ

    Galloway Ridge

    Cave Creek, AZ
    Homes from the lower $700K

    On the surface, Cave Creek may seem like a frontier town, but it actually has many modern-day luxuries, including the homes at Galloway Ridge. Presented by K. Hovnanian Homes, these new villa-style properties combine sophistication and function to make your life as enjoyable as possible.

    Located about 35 miles north of Phoenix, Galloway Ridge consists of 68 homesites. The low-maintenance homes are between 2,090 and 2,294 square feet, depending on which of the four floor plans you choose. Stainless steel GE appliances, maple cabinets, and granite slab countertops all come standard, lending a sleek look that doesn’t compromise durability. In the master bathroom, a large soak tub and walk-in shower allow you to unwind and wash your cares away.

    For further relaxation, Galloway Ridge has a refreshing pool with a firepit, a barbecue pavilion for all your grilling and socialization needs, and a dog park to get in some play time with your furry friends. A fitness center, pickleball courts, and the nearby (and notoriously challenging) Black Mountain Trail will all keep you on your toes. Wind back down with a visit to Rancho Manaña Golf Club just a mile away, or a good book from the Desert Foothills Library across the street.

    The frontier mindset runs deep in Cave Creek, a town of around 6,000, where people riding into town on a horse as regular as driving a car. Yet there’s still a sizable shopping district, with a handful of beloved restaurants and boutiques. The town also hosts several fine art festivals throughout the year.

    A Galloway Ridge by K. Hovnanian Homes is the ideal desert escape for those who want to live an Old West life with modern conveniences.

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    K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Victory at Verrado

    Buckeye, AZ
    Homes from the upper $400K

    High above the desert floor, overlooking Phoenix, sits K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Victory at Verrado. This luxury 55+ active adult community is fortuitously surrounded by the White Tank Mountains and Skyline Regional Park, allowing residents to be immersed in the raw splendor of the American southwest while living in comfort and style.

    Each of the five floor plans offered by K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Victory have a natural flow from indoor to outdoor gathering areas, in addition to high-end finishes and materials used throughout. These spacious layouts include up to three bedrooms and approximately 1,924 to 2,288 square feet of living space.

    The community amenities of Victory at Verrado are equally impressive as the homes found within. Luxe pools flanked by lounges and palm trees overlook craggy mountains. All your workout needs are seen to at the 7,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, and you can recover at the full-service spa. Two Championship golf courses designed by Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman will provide hours of enjoyment. And for those oenophiles, the Victory Vineyard hosts wine tastings, guest vintner dinners, wine making classes, and an annual Crush party.

    With its stunning scenery and endless amenities, Victory at Verrado is the ultimate in refined, active adult living. K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons matches that standard with beautiful, thoughtfully designed houses, ready to become homes.

    Sign up today to receive more information on the new offerings with K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Victory at Verrado, and begin your journey to a better way of life.

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    Palmas Del Sol Active 55+ Community in Mesa AZ

    Palmas Del Sol

    Mesa, AZ

    Designed for retirees and other active adults, Palmas Del Sol is an age-55+ community for those who want affordable luxury living in one of Arizona’s most popular destinations.

    Palmas Del Sol has been developed by Thesman Communities and features single-family homes that need only a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance. All of the residences are designed with energy efficient air conditioning systems and appliances in a variety of floor plans with custom accents.

    The 12,000-square-foot Palmas Del Sol Clubhouse is the heart of the community’s resort lifestyle. The heated pool and spa, complete fitness center with Yoga and Zumba classes, and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and basketball are among the healthy exercise facilities. There are also walking and biking paths with stops at the pet park and putting green along the way. A community activities director organizes interest clubs, lifelong-learning courses, dances, dinners, and special holiday events.

    In the nearby city of Mesa, Palmas Del Sol residents have convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and top-rated medical services. The location just a short drive from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area means that all of the region’s world-class golf courses, natural attractions, and vibrant nightlife are among your year-round entertainment options.

    Request more information below and discover the sunny Arizona lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol.

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    Active Adult 55+ Community near Phoenix AZ

    Sunrise Village

    Mesa, AZ

    Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $30’s.
    Step into this active 55+ community in East Mesa and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You’ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and newly remodeled homes from the $30’s. Our gated community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, a courtesy shuttle bus to get around town, a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool and so much more. Sunrise Village is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

    Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

    Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



    Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

    Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
    Briarwood
    Las Palmas
    Las Palmas Grand
    Las Vegas Meadows
    Palmas Del Sol
    Palmas Del Sol East
    Sunrise Village

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    Palmas Del Sol East Active 55+ Community in Apache Junction AZ

    Palmas Del Sol East

    Apache Junction, AZ

    Palmas Del Sol East is an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults who want a carefree lifestyle in the year-round Arizona sunshine.

    The Palmas Del Sol East Clubhouse offers resort-style amenities, plus meeting space for community clubs and lifelong-learning classes. There’s also a fireside lounge, game rooms, a library, and a full-time activities director. Healthy lifestyle facilities include a fully-equipped fitness center, heated pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, miles of walking and biking paths, and a fishing lagoon.

    As a Thesman Community, Palmas Del Sol East features single-family homes that combine quality and affordability. Their custom-built “Palmas Homes” are energy-efficient designs with unique floor plans and low maintenance costs. A selection of completely remodeled and upgraded homes are available.

    The nearby town of Apache Junction is just a short drive or complimentary shuttle bus ride away. You’ll find grocery markets, pharmacies, and medical services there, plus convenient shopping centers, golf courses, and other recreational amenities throughout the area. The cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, and world-class health care centers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area are just to the west.

    Request more information below to find out about the Arizona resort lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol East.

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    Scottsdale Heights

    Scottsdale, AZ
    Home prices from the mid $700K

    Scottsdale Heights is a gated community in the highly sought-after area of North Scottsdale, and just opened the highly anticipated Phase 2. This new Active Lifestyle neighborhood is for those 55 and better and offers four designs of single-family homes. Designed for low maintenance these villa-style homes will provide just the right amount of private outdoor space and many amenities throughout the neighborhood. Scottsdale Heights has a community pool, spa and barbecue pavilion and walking trail, with a dog park, pickleball and bocce ball courts coming in Phase 2. Homeowners will love being nearby some of the best golf courses in the state.

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    K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Sun City West

    Sun City West, AZ
    Homes from the upper $300K

    K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Sun City West, a active adult 55+ community in Arizona, offers three designs of single-story homes close to shopping and recreation. Enjoy an amenity-filled, resort-style experience within an easy commute to Phoenix.

    This brand-new community featuring 50 single-family homes, is already at Final Opportunities, with only a few homesites left. Homes feature up to 1,736 sq. ft. of living space, with two bedrooms, up to two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car attached garage. Residents will also have access to four recreation centers with over 100 chartered clubs, seven golf courses, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, movie theater, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a wide range of other amenities.

    In Sun City West, you can enjoy Arizona’s natural beauty while living conveniently close to Peoria, Glendale, and Phoenix. Go on a hike at the nearby Peoria Regional Preserve or enjoy one of the many great restaurants the surrounding area has to offer. This 55+ community in Sun City West, AZ, is also only a few miles from the excellent Banner Del E Webb Medical Center.

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    The wild west awaits you—Arizona style. The best way to get to know a place is by exploring it. Plan your trip to visit your potential homes. Many communities offer discounted stays or tours for future residents, so it’s easy to learn more. Select a few options, plan a visit, and get ready for a desert sunset that’s unimaginable.

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