Discover Arizona 55 Communities & Lifestyle

The Phoenix area has a large concentration of Arizona 55 communities for those seeking quality living while staying physically and socially active. You'll find resort-style amenities such as community pools and spas, health clubs, tennis courts, arts & crafts centers, golf courses, driving ranges, restaurants & cafes, fishing lakes, walking & biking paths, and all kinds of personal interest clubs, classes, and planned events. The region offers year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting local culture and attractions, fabulous shopping destinations, an eclectic array of local and international cuisine, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, over 200 golf courses, 4 major sports teams, Cactus League spring training baseball, and popular annual events and festivals. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Arizona 55 communities real estate is in demand. Whether you are interested in a cozy villa on the golf course, single-family home with guest casita, or a luxury home with plenty of room for entertaining, buyers will discover a wide range of Arizona 55 communities homes to accommodate their lifestyle and needs. In order to navigate the market and secure an offer, buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is top-rated Arizona REALTOR® with over 25 years of experience in the Phoenix-area market. Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy has the knowledge and resources to help you find the perfect home in the right community. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most up-to-date listings for Arizona 55 communities homes in Phoenix and the East Valley. View photos of properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about Arizona 55 communities real estate and the many benefits of living in the  Phoenix area:

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the above listings for Arizona 55 communities homes in the Phoenix area, please contact top-rated Arizona REALTOR® - Cathy Carter.

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With her eyes on the local market at all times, Cathy is the first to know when new inventory becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable properties and securing an offer.

Featured Arizona 55 Communities in Southeast Valley

Some of the best Arizona 55 communities can be found in the Phoenix metro area's Southeast Valley: 

Chandler, AZ:

High $100s - High $300s
1,149 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

High $100s - Low $300s
742 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

The Cays at Ocotillo
Mid $200s - High $300s
278 Homes
New Homes Only

Below $100k - Mid $200s
1,631 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Lone Tree
High $200s - Mid $400s
72 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Sun Lakes, AZ:  

Communities of Sun Lakes #1, Cottonwood, Palo Verde, Ironwood, & Oakwood
Mid $100s - High $700s
6,683 Homes
40+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Gilbert, AZ

Trilogy at Power Ranch
High $200s - Low $400s
2,035 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes 

Mesa, AZ:

Encore at Eastmark 
High $200s - Low $500s
973 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
New And Resale Homes

Leisure World
High $100s - High $400s
2,664 Homes
45+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Dreamland  Villa
High $100s - High $200s
2,732 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Sunland Springs Village
Low $200s - Mid $500s
2,890 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
New And Resale Homes

Sunland Village East
Mid $100s - High $300s
2,437 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

Queen Creek, AZ

Ovation at Meridian
Mid $200s - Mid $300s
780 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
New Homes Only

Solera at Johnson Ranch
High $100s - Low $300s
727 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
Resale Homes Only

San Tan Valley, AZ:  

Low $200s - High $800s
2,400 Homes
55+ Age Restriction
New And Resale Homes

As a local expert, Cathy can help educate you about the different Arizona 55 communities, the types of homes and amenities offered, the surrounding area, nearby attractions, local community developments, and so much more. Streamline your home search by having Cathy put together a list of Arizona 55 communities real estate that is the best fit based on your individual preferences and needs. Get started today by calling Cathy at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here

The Benefits of Living in Arizona - Phoenix Area

The cosmopolitan city of Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metro area. Home to approximately 4.80 million people, the region boasts warm weather and sunshine 320 days per year, a booming economy, major corporations, exciting culture and entertainment, nationally-acclaimed school districts and universities, over 200 golf courses, and four major sports teams. Greater Phoenix has become a hub of commercial activity as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the country.  

Health care, manufacturing, and financial services are all solidly growing industries in the region and technology and bioscience major economic drivers. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the Phoenix area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, First Solar, and others.  

You will discover plenty of art and culture in the Valley of the Sun. The downtown Phoenix art scene has seen major development over the past decade, and dozens of museums span the valley including the Phoenix Art MuseumArizona Capitol MuseumArizona Military MuseumHall of Flame Firefighting Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of PhoenixArizona Science Center, and the Heard Museum.

Popular performing arts venues include the Phoenix Symphony HallArizona Opera, and Ballet ArizonaOrpheum TheatreDorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concerts can be attended at Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa supports regular independent musical and theater performances.

The Phoenix area provides an abundance of shopping opportunities with chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet malls. Some of the most popular shopping destinations in the region include Uptown Plaza (Central Phoenix), Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons (Phoenix); Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale), Chandler Fashion Center mall and Phoenix Premium Outlets (Chandler); the outdoor Santan Village lifestyle center (Gilbert); and Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills Outlet Mall (Tempe),  "Foodies" will discover exceptional dining options in Phoenix and the East Valley from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to five-star restaurants too numerous to count. 

The Phoenix area offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can be enjoyed year-round. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. South Mountain Park & Preserve, the largest municipal park in the country, includes over 51 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking for all ability levels.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers spectacular views and features more than 21,000 acres of pristine desert, with miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake. Known throughout the world for the best in desert golf, the Phoenix metro area is home to 200 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf course destinations to accommodate all skill levels from expert to novice. 

Sports fans have the opportunity to watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams, as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area. Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues. It’s also the only city in the nation to host an entire spring-training league for MLB - the Cactus League. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

One of the top destinations for golf in the country, the Phoenix area is home to 200 golf courses. Top-rated Phoenix-area courses such as Troon North and We-Ko-Pa occupy desert landscapes while Raven Golf Club features more than 6,000 mature pine trees along its lush fairways. Other great golf clubs like Arizona BiltmoreBoulders, and Gainey Ranch are part of opulent resorts where golfers can indulge themselves with a post-round spa treatment.

The Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open

Check out this list of the top 35 golf courses located in Greater Phoenix, including the level of difficulty, awe factor, value/bang for your buck, course layout, service, and proximity to restaurants and activities. Phoenix is also home to some of the biggest golf tours and events in the country such as the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, also known as the "people's open," and the "greatest show on grass.” 

Public transportation in the  Phoenix area is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. However, depending on where you choose to live in the Phoenix metro area, you’ll most likely need a car to get around. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.

Work With Cathy Carter For Unmatched Expertise in Arizona 55 Communities Real Estate

Whether you are interested in 55 Arizona communities homes or you are ready to list your current property, Cathy provides the kind of exemplary, personalized service you need and deserve. Cathy is an expert at matching her client’s lifestyle needs with the perfect home and has access to the most up-to-date MLS listings for properties across the valley. 

If you are looking to sell your home, Cathy has the experience and skills necessary to handle the sale and marketing of your home for the best possible results. She employs the latest technology to deliver massive exposure for your property to drive responses from qualified buyers. Cathy also partners with the most talented home stagers to ensure that your home is thoughtfully staged to showcase and highlight its features and amenities.

As your personal agent, Cathy will protect your interests, advocate for you, and do whatever it takes to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Cathy’s client testimonials are the reassurance that goes the extra mile in affirming everything she promises and fulfills. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Arizona 55 communities real estate in Phoenix, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.


RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578



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