Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Arizona

The Palazzo

  6250 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015

The Forum at Tucson

  2500 North Rosemont Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712

Fountain View Village

  16455 East Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Sierra Winds

  17300 North 88th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382


Friendship Village Tempe

  2645 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Freedom Plaza Arizona

  13373 Plaza del Rio Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85381

North Chandler Place

  2555 North Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85224


  4555 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Pueblo Norte Senior Living

  7090 East Mescal Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

The Citadel

  520 South Higley Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

Mountain Park Senior Living

  4475 E Knox Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Palos Verdes Senior Living

  18441 North 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Villa Hermosa

  6300 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85710

Cottonwood Village

  201 E Mingus Ave
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

The Village at Ocotillo

  990 West Ocotillo Road
Chandler, AZ 85248

La Siena

  909 East Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

The Heritage Tradition

  19303 New Tradition Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375

McDowell Village

  8300 East McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Atria Bell Court Gardens

  6653 E. Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710

Atria Valley Manor

  5549 East Lee Street
Tucson, AZ 85712

Majestic Rim Retirement Living

  310 East Tyler Parkway
Payson, AZ 85541

Vista del Rio

  13619 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ 85381

Solstice at Sun City West

  18626 N Spanish Garden Dr
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Madison Meadows

  7211 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Desert Rose

  1545 S 14th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Mountain View Gardens

  3477 Rodeo Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living

  30 West Lambert Lane
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

The Peaks at Santa Rita

  661 W. Calle Torres Blancas
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Broadway Proper

  400 South Broadway Place
Tucson, AZ 85710

Fairwinds - Desert Point

  10701 North La Reserve Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

The Fountains at Lake Pleasant

  10134 West Mohawk Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382

Copper Springs Retirement

  3303 East Gary Way
Gilbert, AZ 85234


Tuscany at McCormick Ranch

  9000 E San Victor Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

CantaMia at Estrella

  17700 W Star Point Dr
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Vista de la Montana

  18510 N Parkview Place
Surprise, AZ 85374

Zen Senior Living

  11645 North 25th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Las Fuentes Resort Village

  1035 Scott Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

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