Best Master Planned Communities in Arizona

Arizona, known for its stunning desert landscapes and vibrant cities, is an ideal destination for retirees and families seeking luxurious and well-planned communities. From the bustling urban life of Phoenix to the serene beauty of Flagstaff, Arizona offers a variety of master planned communities that cater to different lifestyles and preferences. Explore our curated list of the best master planned communities in Arizona and find your perfect place to call home.

Why Choose a Master Planned Community in Arizona?

Diverse Landscapes

Arizona boasts a range of natural beauty, from the majestic Grand Canyon and the red rocks of Sedona to lush wine countries and sparkling lakes. Each region offers its unique charm, making it easy to find a community that fits your lifestyle.

Favorable Climate

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Arizona provides a warm and inviting climate that encourages outdoor activities and a comfortable lifestyle. The state's mild winters are especially appealing to those looking to escape colder climates.

Low Cost of Living

Arizona is known for its affordable living, with lower housing costs and property taxes compared to many other states. Additionally, Arizona does not tax Social Security benefits, making it a popular choice for retirees.

Rich Cultural Heritage

From ancient Native American ruins and historic missions to modern art galleries and theaters, Arizona is steeped in history and culture. Residents can enjoy a variety of cultural experiences and festivals throughout the year.

Outdoor Recreation

Arizona offers countless opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, golfing, boating, and bird-watching. The state's diverse terrain provides endless possibilities for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community

Master planned communities are designed to provide convenience, comfort, and luxury. These communities often feature a range of amenities such as golf courses, clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, and walking trails. Residents enjoy a lifestyle that promotes social interaction, physical activity, and relaxation. Additionally, master planned communities offer a sense of security with gated entrances and on-site management, ensuring a safe and well-maintained environment.

Enhanced Social Life

Living in a master planned community fosters a strong sense of community. With organized events, clubs, and activities, residents have ample opportunities to make new friends and engage in shared interests.

Convenient Amenities

Everything you need is just a short walk or drive away. From shopping centers and restaurants to healthcare facilities and schools, master planned communities are designed to provide easy access to essential services and recreational activities.

Quality of Life

The combination of beautiful landscapes, well-maintained facilities, and a vibrant community atmosphere contributes to a high quality of life. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply relaxing at home, these communities offer the perfect setting for a fulfilling lifestyle.

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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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Active Adult 55+ Community near Phoenix AZ

Sunrise Village

Mesa, AZ

Resort Living Can Be Beautiful and Affordable. Homes from the $80’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 $80’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.

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Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
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Village Green

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K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Victory at Verrado

Buckeye, AZ
Homes from the mid $500K

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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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.

las palmas mesa retirement manufactured communityMesa’s Best!

Las Palmas was voted Best Manufactured home Community 2020 East Valley Tribune!

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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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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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Estrella

Goodyear, AZ
New Homes from the mid $400K

Surrounded by majestic mountains and wide-open desert vistas, life in Estrella is a masterpiece of harmonious balance. Dynamic, yet serene, Estrella offers young couples, families, and retirees a resort-inspired lifestyle with state-of-the-art amenities.

Estrella features the Presidio and Starpointe Residents’ Clubs, the Casa Lucero Welcome Center, fitness centers, resort-style pools, a waterpark, a splash pad, lap pools, more than 65+ miles of trails, and over 50+ community parks. With sports courts for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and pickleball, over 72 acres of lakes with complimentary usage of kayaks, paddle boats, and sail boats, award-winning Nicklaus Design champion golf course, restaurants, dining, shopping, great schools, on-site and nearby medical facilities all nestled among the Sierra Estrella Mountains, Estrella offers an unmatched lifestyle all for a low $121 base HOA fee.

Active adults can find refuge in their own gated community, CantaMia 55+ with the fully amenitized CantaMia Village Center, including its own resort-style pool, indoor lap pool, demo kitchen, art studio, cafe, dog park, pickleball courts, and event-scheduling.

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Homes near Phoenix AZ | K Hovnanian Community Santanilla

Santanilla

Gilbert, AZ
Home Prices From the Mid $600K.

Enjoy a tranquil lifestyle at Santanilla, a single-family home community in Gilbert, AZ. You and your loved ones will appreciate a spacious house with up to 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and up to 3,982 sq. ft. We also offer an optional 4-car garage for added storage space. You’ll be conveniently close to nearby outdoor recreation and entertainment like pickleball, an aquatic center, Fat Cats entertainment venue, and more.

Designed With You In Mind

· Extra Suite and Extra Suite+ additions allow you to personalize your space for multi-generational living, extended-stay guests, or an au pair

· Every one of our home designs features 4-5 bedrooms, plus a Flex Room which can be used for a home office, gym, playroom, your personal oasis, or whatever else your heart desires

· Our optional 4-car garage allows for extra space, whether it’s for another car, storage, equipment, or a workshop

· Oversized homesites are excellent for outdoor entertaining

Convenient Location

· Grab a bite at one of the many different dining options nearby

· Spend the day at the golf course with friends

· Shop ‘til you drop at San Tan Village

· Hike or bike through San Tan Mountain Regional Park

· Schedule a play date at Mansel Carter Park and Gilbert Regional Park

· Conveniently close to Hunt Hwy, AZ – Loop 202, and Hwy 87

· Plenty of major employers located within proximity

Fun Amenities & Entertainment

· Local parks with sports courts and field (tennis, racquetball, pickleball, baseball, soccer)

· Boutique shops and fine dining options nearby

· Catch a movie at San Tan Village and around Ellsworth Loop

· Horseshoe Park Equestrian Center on Riggs

· Fat Cats entertainment venue

Excellent Education

· Charlotte Patterson Elementary

· Willie & Coy Payne Junior High

· Basha High School offers AP and STEM classes

· ASU’s Polytechnic campus

· Central Arizona College

· Chandler Gilbert Community College

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Scottsdale Heights

Scottsdale, AZ
Home prices from the lower $800K

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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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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