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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Casas Del Oro Norte and Casitas de Castilian, Tucson, Arizona

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Tucson  |  September 15, 2011 2:45 PM  |  3,028 views  |  No comments

    Tucson, Arizona active adult communitiesArizona retirees in search of smaller-scale active adult communities in Tucson will appreciate Casas Del Oro Norte and Casitas de Castilian. Both of these communities offer a much more intimate size than the typical resort-style Arizona active adult community.

     

    Casas Del Oro Norte (pictured left) is a small 55+ community of just 130 townhomes within the Omni Tucson National Golf Course and Spa. This private gated community boasts stunning golf course views and nicely updated homes. Although the community was built between 1969 and 1981, many of the resale homes have been renovated with the latest in modern home features such as granite countertops, hardwood flooring, updated appliances and more. There are seven attached townhome floor plans to choose from sized from 1,800 to nearly 3,200 square feet. All of the homes feature two or three bedrooms and prices range from the high $200’s to the mid $400’s.

     

    This Arizona active adult community is perfect for the homeowner who wants more privacy and less amenities. The main amenity highlight is the location within the Omni Tucson National Golf Course. This highly acclaimed course has been home to numerous PGA Tours and NCAA events. The community also offers two outdoor swimming pools and some park space. Residents can enjoy just relaxing by the pool or walking throughout the community with a private feeling of quiet serenity.

     

    Another option for active adult living in Tucson is Casitas de Castilian. This 55+ community features 120 attached townhomes with attractive pricing from under $100,000 to the low $300’s. The community was built between 1969 and 1974. The ideal location and attractive pricing is what makes this community a perfect fit for Arizona retirees in search of a value community featuring low maintenance living.

     

    Amenities at Casitas de Castilian include a small clubhouse, two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court and 17 acres of park space. The homes range in size from 800 to over 2,600 square feet and most include a 1-car carport. The location is just minutes from the Tucson Mall, the Quail Valley Golf Course, downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona.

     

    Both of these smaller-scale Tucson 55+ communities offer a nice option in 55+ living other than the massive-sized communities so popular throughout Arizona. Retirees who don’t have the time or the desire to use countless amenities will appreciate the scaled down atmosphere of these communities, both of which offer attractively priced homes and ideal Tucson locations.

     

    For more information and photos of this and other AZ active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.

     

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  • SaddleBrooke, Tucson, Arizona

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Tucson  |  March 3, 2011 6:08 PM  |  1,523 views  |  No comments
    SaddleBrooke, Tucson, ArizonaArizona active adults as young as age 40 are welcome at the SaddleBrooke community in Tucson. With a lower age-restriction than most active adult communities in Arizona, SaddleBrooke is a popular community for younger residents wanting to start enjoying a world-class community with award-winning amenities. Set at the base of the towering Santa Catalina Mountains, SaddleBrooke boasts amazing mountain views and endless outdoor recreational opportunities. The Coronado National Forest is within walking distance and offers hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, skiing and more. Being located 25 miles north of downtown Tucson at an elevation of 3,200 feet means the summers are cooler and the air is cleaner yet within just 10 minutes of the community are everyday conveniences, restaurants, shops and more.

    The amenities of this award-winning Arizona active adult community include three clubhouses and 63 holes of golf. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the fabulous fitness centers with aerobics studios and four sparkling outdoor swimming pools including resort-style pools and lap pools. There are miles of trails for walking or biking, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, softball field and basketball court. Other features include various rooms dedicated to cards, arts & crafts, sewing and ceramics. There is a computer center, billiards room, grand ballroom, and even an auditorium with seating for nearly 500. Golfers will be thrilled with the two 18-hole championship courses with are both semi-private as well as the 27-hole SaddleBrooke Country Club which is completely private. The amenity package rounds out with an on-site market, various restaurants, a dog park and even RV parking.

    With over 100 special interest resident clubs there is always something exciting to discover at SaddleBrooke. A full-time activities director is on-hand coordinating special events, guest speakers, daytrips and more to ensure the lifestyle at SaddleBrooke is vibrant and rewarding.

    The homes at SaddleBrooke are available in a wide variety of styles and price ranges. The community was built by Robson Communities between 1986 and 2010 and today has nearly 4,600 homes. Prices begin in the high $100’s and go all the way up to over $1 million. Today there are a limited number of new construction homes remaining with the majority of options being resale homes.

    For more information and photos of this and other AZ active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.


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