Epic Demand For 55+ Communities Seen In Arizona
The First 55+ Community In Arizona Was “Sun City”
The idea for 55+ communities started in Arizona when Del Webb developed Sun City Arizona. It was not only the first 55+ community in Arizona, it was the first in the United States. Sun City, Arizona opened on New Year’s Day 1960.
It is hard to believe, but 100,000 visitors toured the property during the first weekend. And 400 homes sold during the first month. 2,000 in the first year. Today, it is one of Arizona’s largest 55+ communities with 26,000 homes and 40,000 full and part-time residents.
Along with the homes, Sun City has 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. The demand for adult communities is as strong as it was in 1960.
Arizona and Florida have built 55+ communities for retired “boomers” and future retirees. Florida boasts over three hundred 55+ communities. Florida has more to meet the demand from the megalopolis in the Northeast.
Arizona has over one hundred 55+ communities. And almost half of those are in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
New home builders are not only building homes, they are creating active adult lifestyles.
Tucson, AZ Boasts 15 Of The Arizona 55+ Communities
Click on an image for more information and Tucson homes for sale in each Tucson retirement community.
Green Valley Is One Of A Kind Adult Community
One of the initial 55+ communities is near Tucson, AZ. Green Valley, AZ is 30 minutes south of Tucson on I-19. Green Valley is unique since it is a combination of active adult communities. The entire town is a 55+ community!
Green Valley dates back to the 1950’s. And homeowners in Green Valley have a deed-restricted membership to the Green Valley Recreation. Green Valley Recreation, Inc. is a non-profit organization. It serves the leisure and social needs of the active adult households in Green Valley.
Over a dozen subdivisions combined to form the collective GVR association.
GVR amenities are open to all members of the community. Without regard to the subdivision, they live in.
The Robson Resort Community of Quail Creek is in Sahuarita. A few minutes east of Green Valley.
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