Country Living just Miles from Phoenix
The relaxed community of Buckeye, Arizona sits just 35 miles west of Phoenix. It provides a welcome relief to the bustle and noise of the big city.
Buckeye was established in 1877 by a group from Iowa travelling west, looking for good health in the desert. Since more people are rediscovering the charm of this Phoenix suburb, town planners created a plan to develop a 600 mile area around the city.
Buckeye keeps family at its focus offering car shows, crafts, food, and family fun throughout the year. Buckeye Days is the official “city bash,” and combines the Senior Pro Rodeo with the Pioneer Days activities to create a weekend of family-friendly events.
Buckeye offers a simple life with plenty of options for the next direction in your life. Below, we highlight some of the Buckeye retirement communities.
Active Adult Communities in Buckeye
Sun City Festival
Sun City Festival, a planned adult community by Del Webb, sits northwest of Phoenix, at the base of the White Tank Mountains. There are more than enough amenities to keep you involved – no matter what your interests. The Ballroom, fitness center, wide range of sporting sites, and outdoor amphitheater are certain to provide you with entertainment and social engagement opportunities. There are new and resale homes available from just over 1500 sq. ft. to around 2500 sq. ft.
Sundance at Buckeye
Sundance is one of the four active adult communities built in Arizona built by Meritage Homes. This active adult community features energy-efficient homes with Energy Star appliances, CFL lighting, and water-saving features like climate-sensing irrigation. Single-family homes range from 1,390 – 1,909 sq. ft. Several units are ready for quick move-in, or build your own. The community offers a bevy of amenities like a pool, fitness center, game room, pickleball courts and golf.
14th Hole at Sundance Golf Club (Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor)
Victory at Verrado (coming soon)
If you want to be part of a brand new community, lots in phase one of Victory at Verrado are set for sale in January 2015. Victory is a 55+ district within the all-ages community of Verrado. Developer, DMB Associates, will be working with multiple homebuilders to help create an active-adult community. It is being called the “next-generation community.” The district will feature about 3,500 homes, and new golf course, set to open in December 2016. Meanwhile, Raven Golf Club at Verrado is open for play.