East Phoenix Valley 55Plus Communities

Phoenix’s East Valley is located about 45 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport, but is still close to West Side which has the sporting arenas as well as Scottsdale cultural attractions. The Superstition Freeway (US Hwy 60) allows convenient travel to nearby attractions in the Phoenix metro area.

The area features several distinct communities including Gilbert, Gold Canyon, Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Chandler. Phoenix’s East Valley has become a popular “affordable alternative to Scottsdale” for many retirees. It is also an area often chosen by Canadians and second home buyers.

Below is information about some of the Phoenix East Valley’s popular 55+ communities.

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Sunland Springs Village – Mesa Arizona

Sunland Springs Village is an active adult master planned community in Mesa Arizona. It was built by Farnsworth Development, a local family-owned company. The community is a 900-acre development of homes and condos that encompasses a spectacular 27-hole executive golf course. The development offers single family homes and condominiums and town-homes. Models range from 1100 square feet to 2300 square feet.

Adjacent to the community is the Superstition Gateway shopping mall with stores such as Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples. An IMAX Theater, LA Fitness, several restaurants, banks, and service businesses are also part of the plaza.

  • Age Restriction: 55+
  • Type of Homes: Single Family homes,condominiums, townhomes
  • Square Footage: 1100-2300 sq. ft.
  • Amenities
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Resort style swimming pool and lap pool
    • Tennis, bocce, horseshoe, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball and pickle-ball courts
    • Library
    • Recreation Center includes a 13,000 sq. ft. auditorium
    • Woodworking shop and arts & crafts rooms
    • Billiards and card rooms
    • 27-hole public executive course with beautiful mountain views
    • RV Parking
    • Superstition Mall right next door
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Mountainbrook Village – Gold Canyon Arizona

Mountainbrook Village is an active adult community with 1659 homes and casitas grouped into small village-type communities, nestled in the impressive landscape of the Sonoran Desert at the foot of the majestic Superstition Mountains. The community boasts and extensive library, full-time activity director and planned activities that range from arts and crafts to cards and dining clubs.

Nearby is the Superstition Gateway shopping mall with stores such as Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples. There is also an IMAX Theater, LA Fitness, several restaurants, banks, and service businesses that are a part of the plaza.

  • Age Restriction: 55+
  • Type of Homes: Resale Single Family
  • Square Footage: 1300-2500 sq. ft.
  • Amenities
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Two 30” x 60” swimming pools with five lap lanes and an adjacent hot tub
    • Tennis and bocce courts
    • Library
    • Computer Center
    • 9,000 sq. ft. Superstition Center auditorium with auditorium and kitchen
      Billiards room
    • 18-hole golf course with six acre world class, custom practice facility and beautiful mountain views
    • Superstition Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Trilogy at Power Ranch – Gilbert Arizona

Trilogy at Power Ranch is an active adult private, gated community featuring more than one “collection” of homes with several different models in Gilbert Arizona.

Residents enjoy access to a 2,300 square foot athletic club, and social activities at the San Tan Club. The San Tan Club offers a Cyber Cafe and bistro, plasma televisions, a state-of-the-art culinary teaching kitchen, a performance area, a full movie theater with plush seating and a studio for artistic pursuits.

Nearby is the Superstition Gateway shopping mall with stores such as Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples. An IMAX Theater, LA Fitness, several restaurants, banks, and service businesses are also part of the plaza.

  • Age Restriction: 55+
  • Type of Homes: Resale Single Family
  • Square Footage: 1141-2505 sq. ft.
  • Amenities
    • State-of-the-art 2,300 sq. ft. athletic club
    • Two resort style swimming pools with spa
    • Four championship tennis courts.
    • Cafe Santa Fe and Lantana Grill
    • San Tan Club with 28 seat San Tan Movie Theater and culinary teaching kitchen
    • 18-hole hole championship, Dick Bailey designed golf course
    • Superstition Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Fountain of the Sun – Mesa Arizona

Fountain of the Sun is located in Mesa, Arizona, not far away from the beautiful Superstition Mountains. This resort-type community features affordable condominiums and single family home, with athletic facilities, country club, and a challenging 18 hole golf course.

Nearby is the Superstition Gateway shopping mall with stores such as Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples. There is also an IMAX Theatre, LA Fitness, several restaurants, banks, and other service businesses that are a part of the plaza.

  • Age Restriction: 55+
  • Type of Homes: Resale Single Family
  • Amenities
    • Exercise Facilities
    • Numerous swimming pools, jacuzzis, and sauna
    • Billiards room
    • Library
    • Country Club with gourmet dining room and lounge
    • Private 18-hole hole golf course
    • Superstition Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Leisure World – Mesa Arizona

Leisure World is a gated active adult community located in Mesa, Arizona. The development offers single family homes, garden homes, condominiums, and furnished vacation rentals in a variety of architectural and landscape styles to fit most price ranges.

Leisure World markets itself as a “progressive” community catering to a slightly younger, more active demographic. Among the long list of amenities residents enjoy are a computer lab and WIFI internet access zones.

Nearby is the Superstition Gateway shopping mall with stores such as Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples. There is an IMAX Theater, LA Fitness, several restaurants, banks, and service businesses that are also a part of the plaza.

  • Age Restriction: 55+ (45+ in some plats)
  • Type of Homes: Single Family Homes, Garden Homes, Condominiums, furnished Vacation Rentals
  • Square Footage: 924-2500 sq. ft.
  • Amenities
    • 10,000 sq. ft. state of the art fitness facility
    • Swimming pool and lap pool
    • Tennis courts
    • Computer Lab and Classroom
    • Complete wood-shop and arts & crafts classes
    • Dance Classes & Clubs
    • Billiards room
    • Two 18-hole hole championship golf courses with pro shops, driving range, practice greens and bunkers
    • Superstition Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Sun Lakes – Chandler Arizona

Sun Lakes is a gated active adult community located at the foot of the San Tan mountains. Sun Lakes features a vacation lifestyle and country club living with five separate country clubs. Sun Lakes residents enjoys seven golf courses, and five country clubs with restaurants, cafes, athletic facilities, stocked fishing lakes and miles of walking paths with green grass, desert-scape, and lakeside views.

Sun Lakes is located minutes away from the Chandler Fashion Center Mall, and has convenient access to major highways I-10, routes 101 and 202. Nearby attractions include casinos featuring blackjack, poker, and slots, Firebird International Raceway and Rawhide, an 1800”s old west town.

  • Age Restriction: 40+(20%) 55+(80%)
  • Type of Homes: Resale Single Family Homes, Townhomes
  • Square Footage: 1000-4000 sq. ft.
  •  Amenities
    • Several health clubs
    • Numerous swimming pools, jacuzzis and saunas
    • 24 lighted tennis courts
    • Billiards room
    • Arts & Crafts pavilion
    • Seven private and public golf courses – 81 holes
    • Numerous restaurants and cafes
    • Stocked fishing lakes
    • Chandler Fashion Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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Sunbird Golf Resort – Chandler Arizona

SunBird Golf Resort is an active adult community located near the southeast boundary of Chandler, AZ, bordering the Gila Tribal Community to the south.

Sun Lakes features a vacation lifestyle and country club living with five separate country clubs. SunBird residents have access to a 43,000 sq. ft. recreation center providing numerous social, athletic, and craft activities.

SunBird Golf Resort is located between McQueen and Cooper Roads on Riggs Road in Chandler Arizona. SunBird is located minutes away from the Chandler Fashion Center Mall, and has convenient access to major highways I-10, routes 101 and 202.

Nearby attractions include casinos featuring blackjack, poker, and slots, Firebird International Raceway and Rawhide, an 1800”s old west town.

  • Age Restriction: 55+
  • Type of Homes: Resale Single Family Homes, Manufactured Homes
  • Square Footage: 920-1676 sq. ft.
  • Amenities
    • 43,000 sq. ft. recreation center
    • Fitness room with sauna and Jacuzzi
    • Two swimming pools
    • Four tennis courts
    • Shuffleboard courts and horseshoe pits
    • Billiards room
    • Numerous craft, card, and activity rooms
    • Challenging par 66 golf course
    • Restaurant
    • Chandler Fashion Mall nearby
    • Medical and Dental facilities nearby

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