55+ Retirement Communities in Mesa

55+ Real Estate in Retirement Communities in Mesa, AZ

55+ Retirement communities in Mesa, AZ are an attractive option for empty nesters and retirees and for a good reason. A retirement community is a particular development that has been designed with the 55+ homeowner in mind, although the age restriction can be as young as 40 years, depending on the community's guidelines. Many of these developments include a vast array of amenities that cater to an active lifestyle such top-rated golf courses, well-appointed clubhouse/activity centers, swimming pools & spas, tennis & pickleball courts, walking/biking paths, neighborhood parks, planned activities and events and more. 

Homebuyers will find a wide range of 55+ real estate in retirement communities in Mesa to choose from in gated and nongated developments. From cozy villas and attached patio homes to condos and detached single-family homes - on and off the golf course, you're certain to find the perfect residential option in Mesa to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Single-family homes provide more privacy but also require more upkeep, while attached patio homes and condos require less maintenance, although they will usually have a higher HOA (maintenance) fee. 

In order to find the home that's just right for you among the 55+ retirement communities in Mesa, buyers will need to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a top REALTOR® in Mesa, specializing in luxury real estate and active adult communities. Offering over two decades of experience, Cathy is very familiar with the different 55+ retirement communities in Mesa and has all the resources and information you need for making the best home purchase decision. Get the home search process started today by giving Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch with her here

55+ Retirement Communities in Mesa

Below is a list of 55+ retirement communities in Mesa, AZ: 

1). Sunland Springs Village is an active adult golf community in Mesa situated near the Superstition Freeway (60), providing quick and easy access to Phoenix and the surrounding attractions of the East Valley. Sunland Springs Village is perfect for buyers looking to escape the mainstream adult communities nestled throughout the Phoenix Valley. This  55+ age-restricted community includes 2,890 homes ranging in price from the low $200s - mid $500s. Residents enjoy close proximity to the nearby Superstition Gateway shopping plaza with big name stores and specialty shops along with restaurants and a movie theater, only a short drive from home.

2). Leisure World is a large active adult retirement community in Mesa for residents as young as age 45 (as long as 80% of all residents are 55 and over). The community features 2,664 homes ranging in price from the high $100s to the high $300s, and offering breathtaking views of Superstition Mountains to the east. Leisure World offers a small town atmosphere comprised of 8 different districts with 12 man-made lakes. Residents enjoy numerous amenities including two lush golf courses, clubhouse privileges, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, swimming pools, miles of walking/biking trails throughout the community, and easy access to Phoenix via Highway 60 and the 202 Freeway.  

3). Sunland Village East is a well-established 55+ community in Mesa that includes 2,437 homes ranging in price from the mid $100s to the high $300s. The community offers a wide array of amenities including two clubhouses with a fitness center, restaurant, hobby rooms, woodworking shop, and a variety of clubs and social activities. Outside amenities include an 18-hole golf course, 3 pools, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball, and shuffleboard. Residents enjoy a great location that’s close to shopping and restaurants along with quick and easy access to the Superstition Freeway (60) and the Santan Freeway (202).

4). Dreamland Villa is an established 55+ retirement community in Mesa featuring 2,732 affordable homes that include a wide selection of layouts. Homes in the development range in price from the low $100s to the high $200s. Residents enjoy two clubhouses and a large variety of social clubs and activities. Dreamland Villa homeowners also enjoy close proximity to large shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment, and the airport.

5). Fountain of the Sun is an established 55+ gated golf course community in Mesa featuring 2,296 residences situated on 582 scenic acres. The community offers low-maintenance homes ranging from the low $100s to the mid $200s in a variety of styles and sizes. The clubhouse is the central hub of the community. Homeowners enjoy a wide array of indoor and outdoor amenities including a fully-equipped exercise room, ballroom, multi-purpose rooms, game rooms, and a library. Popular groups and classes meet on a regular basis including golf leagues, water aerobics, softball teams, yoga, and Pilates, just to name a few. Outdoor amenities include a pool, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, and pickleball courts. Separate amenities can be found at the Fountain of the Sun Country Club a private, members-only golf and country club. The 18-hole executive course is perfect for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels. Membership options are available ranging from seasonal to social packages. 

6). Las Alegres is one of the smaller 55+ retirement communities in Mesa, featuring 84 attached patio homes ranging from the low $100s - mid $100s. Built between 1980 - 1986, these charming residences offer approximately 950 - 1,256 square feet and come with two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Las Alegres offers numerous amenities including a well-appointed clubhouse, exercise room, arts and crafts room, bocce ball, and an outdoor pool. The clubhouse's outdoor recreation area is the perfect place to socialize with friends. Homeowners enjoy a quiet and serene setting, while still being close to everything that the greater Phoenix area has to offer. 

7). Apache Wells is a 55+ age restricted community in Mesa featuring 1,823 residences, including condos, attached villa-style homes, and single-family homes that range in price from the low $100s to the high $400s. Residents enjoy a vast array of resort-style amenities and a vibrant social lifestyle with plenty of clubs, events, and activities to stay active. Residents enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, ballroom, arts & crafts rooms, library, computer lab, billiards, and more. Outdoor amenities include a pool & spa, bocce ball, pickleball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and softball. The community is surrounded by beautiful grounds that include scenic lakes, a doggie park, community garden, and walking/biking trails. The Apache Wells Country Club offers a semi-private 18-hole golf course with golf practice facilities, a restaurant, and pro shop. Ideally situated just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix, homeowners enjoy all of the daily conveniences close to this desirable location. 

8). Encore at Eastmark is a newer 55+ active adult community in Mesa located within the master-planned community of Eastmark. Developed in 2015, the community features 973 single-family homes ranging in price from the high $200s to the low $500s. The 15,000 square-foot Encore Club serves as the social hub of the community. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, arts & crafts studio, library, billiards, and more. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool & spa, outdoor patio with firepits, tennis, bocce ball and pickleball courts, an event lawn, walking/biking paths,  Conveniently located, Encore at Eastmark is near a variety of attractions and local culture. From museums to world-class dining, there is plenty to do and nearby airports make travel easy. 

9). Verde Groves is a smaller 55+ community in Mesa featuring 210 ranch duplex homes ranging from 1,206 to 1,612 square feet  All the homes are maintenance-free and include two-car garages and shared courtyards. Constructed between 1999 and 2004, homes are priced from the mid $100s to the mid  $200s and come with 2 and three bedrooms. At the center of the community is a beautiful 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with a variety of amenities such as small ballroom, a fitness room, card room, ceramics studio, arts & crafts studio, library, billiards, and an outdoor pool along with a number of clubs and interest groups. Verde Groves provides close proximity to the Superstition Gateway shopping plaza, restaurants, a movie theater and more, all just a short drive from home.  

10). Greenfield Glen is a 55+ active adult community located in Mesa. Developed between 1986 - 1994, Greenfield Glen features 208 homes ranging in price from the low $100s to the high $100s and provides residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle. At the center of the community is a beautiful clubhouse with dining and planned activities to stay engaged. Greenfield Glen offers numerous amenities including a card room, arts & crafts studio, billiards table, and library. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool & spa, tennis courts, and shuffleboard.  Just down the street is Stonebridge Plaza with the Superstition Springs Center and a Walmart Supercenter just ten minutes away. Highway 60 is just outside of the community and residents enjoy easy access to Banner Gateway Medical Center and are a quick drive from the airport. 

Partner with The Best Mesa REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

Whether you’re interested in investing in 55+ real estate in retirement communities in Mesa or it’s time to list your current home, Cathy and her professional and friendly team provide the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. Cathy truly understands how important it is to build trust and long-standing relationships with all of her clients and prides herself on her many client referrals over the years. One of the things Cathy loves most about being a top Chandler REALTOR® is being able to share the joy that her clients feel when they find the home of their dreams. When you partner with Cathy, she will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns and will always have your best interests in mind - her phone never goes unanswered.

Serving the community since 1994, Cathy is very familiar with Mesa and the surrounding area, which is an asset that her clients quickly come to appreciate. She is also a highly trained relocation specialist who will cater to your every requirement when you are moving into or out of the area. By partnering with Cathy, you’ll have an expert by your side who will protect your interests, advocate for you, and handle the complexities of the real estate transaction for the most favorable outcome. If you would like to learn more about 55+ real estate in retirement communities in Mesa, feel free to call Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch with her here

2450 S. Arizona Ave, Suite 1 
Chandler, Arizona 85286 
Cell: 480-459-8488 

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