Five Incredible Arizona Retirement Communities


Arizona is known for its temperate climate, much like its warm weather counterpart, Florida. Because this desert state has gorgeous scenery, including mountains and the Grand Canyon, it has long been a retirement destination. As such, there are many Arizona retirement communities in Arizona. Today we shine the MHVillager spotlight on a few of these warm weather 55+ manufactured home communities:

Arizona Retirement Communities for Active Adults

Palmas Del Sol East, a Retirement Community in Apache Junction, Arizona

Apache Junction Arizona Retirement CommunitiesApache Junction in Arizona began as an old west mining camp. So, there are historic structures from that time period to visit. It is located at the base of the Superstition Mountain and on the eastern edges of the Valley of the Sun.

Due to its great location and wonderful weather, Palmas Del Sol East is an Arizona Retirement Community that promises to make you feel like you’re on vacation all year long. Among Arizona retirement communities, this park prides itself on combining luxury with affordability. It offers the best in social and recreational activities. They also have an impressive selection of quality manufactured homes from the $30,000s. Palmas Del Sol East is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

The Apache Junction area, near Phoenix, has become one of the most desirable locations in the world for Active Adult living. Palmas Del Sol East offers peaceful luxury in the heart of it all. Residents enjoy easy access to the San Tan or Superstition Freeways, Sky Harbor Airport, shopping, entertainment, museums, medical centers, golf, movies and more. Or, take the courtesy shuttle bus around town.

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Reserve at Fox Creek, Bullhead, Arizona

Bullhead Arizona Retirement CommunitiesBullhead City is 65 miles south of Henderson, Nevada and 77 miles southeast of Las Vegas. However, the city also has many miles of nature trails and acres of parkland for the nature enthusiast. And while water sports might not be your first thought in Arizona, the Colorado River offers a variety of activities. Seeing as it is located in a fantastic location just across the Colorado River from the casinos and all of the big name entertainment of Laughlin, Nevada, The Reserve at Fox Creek has a lot to offer its residents. If you’re looking for Arizona retirement communities with easy access to Nevada attractions, Reserve at Fox Creek is a great choice!

The Reserve has a million-dollar clubhouse. So it is the hub of an active calendar of events and activities. Not only that, but there is a lovely pool for swimming or lounging nearby. Plus there is a game room on site for billiards or cards.

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Sedona Shadows, Sedona Arizona

Sedona Arizona Retirement CommunitiesDid you know that the sun shines 300 days of the year in Sedona? (Which is more than Florida!) Or that there are more national parks and monuments in Arizona than any other state, and Sedona is near most of them?

Located in the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, Ariz., Sedona Shadows offers its residents a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle surrounded by the beauties of nature. They feature such amenities as an ample on-site library, whirlpool-spa-hot tub, spacious clubhouse, and scenic picnic area. Not only that, but Sedona Shadows sets an easygoing tone for its residents even as the well-equipped fitness center, huge community swimming pool, and nice billiard facilities keep them active.

Moreover, this pet-friendly community is located close to shopping and dining. Although, if you feel like getting away occasionally, this is one of the Arizona Retirement Communities that also has RV storage, to make your life easier.

Holiday Village, Mesa, Arizona

Holiday Village is a Retirement Community located in Mesa, Arizona. The name “Mesa” stems from the Spanish Arizona Retirement Communities in Mesaword for table. The city gets its name from the area’s distinctive table-top shaped mountains, which also is appropriate because Mesa is a culinary gateway to the Valley of the Sun. Also nearby are the Major League Baseball Spring Training facilities where the Chicago Cubs train every spring. Additionally, it is within a half-day’s drive to the Grand Canyon and other national parks.

Holiday Village is a community consisting of a variety of homes owned by permanent and seasonal residents from several states and Canada. Homes include recreational vehicles, travel trailers, single- and double-section homes.

Not only do amenities include heated pool, spa, bocce and tennis courts, billiards, cards, crafts and a great clubhouse, but the Activity Club offers many events during the fall, winter and spring months, from hiking, golfing and bingo to bridge, dancing and dinners.

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Holiday Spa, Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Retirement Communities in PhoenixHoliday Spa is a beautiful 55+ manufactured home community located at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. It’s a true desert paradise. Try the whirlpool or dip in the heated pool even during the winter months. Holiday Spa offers everything from golf, poker, pinochle clubs to bocce ball, billiards, shuffleboard and a free wifi hot spot in the Clubhouse/Community Office. There are line dance classes and Saturday night dances where you can enjoy what you learned. You’ll eat well at the potluck dinners and have fun at bingo on Wednesday during the winter.

If you love golf, it’s only a short drive to many world-class courses. If other sports are your game, you’re in luck — the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, ASU Sun Devils, Phoenix Coyotes and the Arizona Diamondbacks all play in the city. In addition, there are three local casinos for your enjoyment.

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