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Jgennarelli, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ

I'm looking for a 45 active adult community in Southern CA or Arizona can you point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jgennarelli, Phoenix, AZ Tue Dec 29, 2009

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I am in Phoenix AZ. We have several active adults community. I would need to know a little more about what it is you are looking for. Size. amenities . We have some in the East Valley. Sun Lakes. Maricopa. and also several o the west side.

I can be reached at normariggs@kw.com
My website is http://www.arizonahomesbynorma.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 2, 2014
Hi Jgennarelli, to answer your question there are a lot fewer options for people who want a 45+ active adult community versus a 55+ active adult community. If you are looking for 45+ active adult communities in southern California, there aren't any that I am aware of. This link will take you to a list of all of the <a href="http://www.55places.com/california/southern-california"… active adult communities in southern California</a>. As you can see, either you need to select a non age-restricted community or find someone who is 55 to reside in the home with you.

As for Arizona, there are a few more options. This link will show you all of the <a href="http://www.55places.com/arizona">active adult communities in Arizona</a>. Most are 55+ but some of the ones listed below have a lower age requirement (either 40 or 45):

Sun City Grand - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City Festival - Buckeye, AZ
Sun Lakes
SaddleBrooke Ranch - Tucson, AZ
SaddleBrooke - Tucson, AZ
Westbrook Village - Peoria, AZ
Leisure World - Mesa, AZ
Sun City Vistoso - Tucson, AZ

I hope that helps! Also, keep in mind that a lot of builders will allow people 45 or 50 to purchase in a "55+" community but often once the developer is gone, the restriction goes back up to 55. It's complicated, I know, but it has a lot to do with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995. Long story short, 20% of residents in a 55+ age-restricted community *can* be younger than 55. But that doesn't mean every 55+ community will allow that.

Good luck in your search!
Web Reference: http://www.55places.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 31, 2009
There are several adult communities in Arizona. What kind of activities are you looking for? I currently have a great home for sale in Sun Lakes. single level 2 bedroom. 1500 sq ft. New carpet. Tile. New kitchen cabinets.Great room. Arizona Room. Cul-de-Sac lot for $145,000. There are homes on the golf course from the low 100's.to over 500k Sun Lakes offers golf, tennis, Pools, Rec center. Crafts and lots of activities. You can check my website at http://www.arizonahomesbynorma.com. Leisure World in Mesa is also a large gated adult community with lots of things to do. Please call me or email anytime if I can be of service. I will be glad to provide more information and show you the different communities so you can decide which is best for you.
Best Wishes.
Norma Riggs
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living
email: normariggs@cox.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 30, 2009
I believe that Sun Lakes in the south Chandler, AZ area is an active adult community where the minimum age is 40.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009

There are many active adult commnities. I would follow this link to get acces to these communities http://www.activeadultliving.com/AZ/arizona.htm. Once you have found a community that you are interested in contact me for further details...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
Hello Jgennarelli,

I have a home listed in a 55 + Community in Northeast Phoenix. Subdivision is Palm Lakes Village at 32nd St. and Bell Rd. Very nice Community with Tons of activities. If this one doesn't meet your needs there are others in the village.

Phyllis JC Anderson, GRI
Liberty One Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
Most of the active adult communities in AZ are 55+ with a second resident allowed to be 45+.

Leisure World in Mesa AZ is listed as allowing up to 20% of residents can be 45+. Sun City Grand in Surprise are newer homes that are listed as 45+ with HOA approval.

I would be happy to email you some information on these or other areas to aid in your choice between AZ or CA.

Matt Beck
Principal Residential Group LLC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
I just bought a place in Laguna Woods CA for my parents and they have a place Surprise AZ that has about a 1% foreclosure rate. This low foreclosure rate creates great price stability and protection of equity. I do not recommend Leisure world is Seal Beach because of it's age and HOA fees. Laguna Woods was built bby the same people and used to be called Leisure World but has branched off and HOA fees are only high in the towers. If you need help, call me at 949-232-8363
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
Since your search area is rather large "...Southern California or Arizona..." I would start out by asking you what you are looking for in a community- amenities, golf club membership, proximity to airport, medical care, cultural sites, etc. Do you have a price range in mind? Will this be a primary residence?

Like the other areas of the market, the active adult segment is seeing price reductions. Affordability is at an all time high. It's really a matter of finding the right fit for your lifestyle.

There are links to many of these communities on my website.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 29, 2009
What exactly do you want to do in these communities?

Golf? Garden? Knit? Wood work? or Drink all day and play bridge?

What size home do you want? Will you be a snowbird? How close to your neighbors do you want to be?

Do you drive or will you be relying on public transportation?

Some adult communities cost upward of $400 per month HOA. What type of budget will you be on?

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