In 2018, SmartAsset ranked Arizona as the number two state for where retirees are moving. The warm weather, affordable housing, and many golf courses make this state a popular destination for both retirees and snowbirds.
With that said, there are many active adult communities throughout Arizona. These are typically built for people 55 and over and may offer amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, or golf course.
Here are some of the top active adult communities in Arizona:
1. Sun City
Sun City, AZ
The idea of building an active adult community originated in Sun City over 50 years ago. There are recreation centers, eight golf courses, pools, and a lot more for adults to enjoy.
Sun City West, AZ
Residents of this community can take part in activities such as swimming, golf, arts and crafts, pickleball, or even take their dog to the dog park.
San Tan Valley, AZ
This community has two resort clubs, a private golf course, fitness facilities, a spa, and houses start in the low $200s.
4. Sun Lakes
There are five adult communities, a golf course, community pools, restaurants, and fishing lakes with walking paths.
Adults can go hiking, enjoy walking trails, or dine at one of the restaurants within the community. They have six different home builders to choose from.
Amenities of this community include two resort clubs that have pools, fitness centers, culinary and arts studios, and a grab-and-go market.