Active Adult Communities are neighborhoods that offer age-restricted, resort-style living for active and retired adults, age 55 years and over, in an environment where they can share common interests, lifestyles and pursuits, with all of the surroundings, amenities and pleasures that they could want and need. Active Adult living is typically in a Master Planned Community with a myriad of activities including arts and crafts, fitness programs, games, and clubs. For those outdoor enthusiasts, there are many sports activities such as golf, hiking and biking, fishing, swimming, tennis, and bocce ball. Some Active Adult Communities even have their own restaurants and offer education classes onsite or in conjunction with local colleges and universities so residents can continue to enhance their knowledge, learn new skills and exercise their minds. Casinos, museums, shopping malls, and other entertainment venues are usually nearby, as well. While no personal in-home care is provided to residents, some Active Adult Communities have onsite health centers and are conveniently located within a close proximity to medical and dental facilities, hospitals and pharmacies.
Arizona is known for having some of the most luxurious award-winning 55+ Active Adult Communities in the country, including Trilogy at Power Ranch (Gilbert, Arizona), Trilogy at Encanterra Solera at Johnson Ranch (Queen Creek, Arizona), Province (Maricopa, Arizona), Leisure World (Mesa, Arizona), and Sun Lakes, Springfield and Solera Chandler (Chandler, Arizona). Most homes in Active Adult Communities are single level with low maintenance yards, and may include a combination of Single Family Homes, Condos, Town-homes, Custom Homes, Golf Course Homes, Waterfront Homes, and Manufactured Homes.
As we mature in age and grow younger at heart, Active Adult living can be the perfect lifestyle for our retirement years. Having the ability to live in a resort-style community where you can choose between an active lifestyle or more relaxing social activities, is a great blend of perfect living. When deciding which Active Adult Community is best for you, be sure to pay attention to the housing opportunities and amenities that will accentuate your way of life.