Category Archives: Arizona

Ring In the New Year With an Encore

If you’re ready for a fresh start where the sun shines all year long, and lifelong friendships are made, AV Home’s newest 55+ community of Encore might be the perfect fit. Nestled within the beautiful master-planned community of Eastmark, this age-restricted enclave has everything active adults could ever dream up right at home. Located east of Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona, seasonal snowbirds, and year-round residents will find an all-inclusive resort style community designed to leave a lasting impression.

Construction of Encore began in 2015 with the goal of 973 homes upon completion. Earning nine awards from the National Association of Home Builders, AV Home’s commitment to excellence is evident from the moment you walk in the door. Encore features a four series design concept the Composer, Director, Producer, and Executive collections each featuring beautiful floor-plans starting in the $200’s, and boasting generous square footage. Low maintenance landscaping compliments Arizona’s desert climate, and options for Spanish-Colonial, Tuscan, Craftsman, and ranch style exteriors cater to every taste. Today’s 55 or better homebuyers desire homes that are built to evolve with them, and these modern, yet classic layouts feature age-friendly innovations that blend seamlessly into the overall design and offer timeless finishes. Flex spaces provide convenient functionality as home offices, or hobby areas, and spacious great rooms, and open kitchens are the ideal setting to host gatherings

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This Extreme Sport Takes Boomers to New Heights

The term “second youth” is more than just a buzzword that defines the baby boomer generation. These go-getters have spent decades planning for what they’d consider the best years of their lives, and there’s no limit to what they’re dreaming up. Reinventing their parent’s retirement is what they do best, and today’s boomers are taking on everything from advanced degrees to skydiving? Yes, hardcore sports may not be for the faint of heart, but older adults are proving that the sky’s the limit.

If making the leap into the wild blue yonder with a parachute in tow sounds a bit too extreme, companies like SkyVenture Arizona are taking the adventure inside.  For anyone wanting to learn, or craving the adrenaline boost without braving the real thing, indoor skydiving venues are a fantastic way to experience this type of extreme sport while in a controlled environment. Whether someone is a first-timer or an experienced flyer, places like SkyVenture cater to all levels of expertise offering specialized coaching from basic maneuvers to advanced aerial skills.

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Escape The Chill At Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort

This the season for snowbirds to trade their parkas for sunscreen, and flock to where the temps are mild and the outdoor recreation is plentiful. Welcome to Casa Grande, Arizona. Located halfway between Tucson, and Phoenix, this fast-growing city is a fantastic place to relax, and be near the action. At Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, 55+ active adults will find the perfect home away from home, and with all this community has to offer, they may never want to leave.

With everything from a seemingly infinite number of social clubs, to unique outdoor sports activities, Palm Creek has it all. Residents can bring their RV, or choose to rent or purchase a new or pre-owned manufactured home. Active adults have the choice of 2 bedrooms 2 bath Village Homes, and 400 square foot Park Homes, each move-in ready, and designed using the highest quality materials. These days four-legged friends are part of the vacation, and Palm Creek offers all the creature comforts they’ll need including pet friendly accommodations, nine dog parks, and an agility course for those up for some canine competition.

Population Ghost Town

Eclectic, ghostly, and wildly refined, Jerome Arizona is a quaint mining town with a big personality. Like a scene from a movie set, this once thriving copper mining town has the rough and tumble appeal of the old west, with a polished, cultural alter ego. If you happen to be traveling between Flagstaff, and Prescott, this unique little town is definitely worth the stop. Sitting atop Cleopatra Hill, Jerome was the largest copper mine in Arizona, and despite it’s current population of about 456, it’s now a favorite for local artisans, musicians, diverse shopping, and great food. From it’s infamous haunted landmarks, and well preserved historic buildings, to the views that photographers will be mesmerized by, it’s no wonder Jerome earned the namesake, “The Wickedest Town In the West.”

Founded in 1876, Jerome was home to a booming copper industry where hard labor, and investment moguls turned the city’s underground riches into a prosperous community. After the closure of the mines in 1953, Jerome State Historic Park has since become an extraordinary, hilltop destination still set in the past, but with a modern twist. Remnants of old mines, and much of the original architecture mingles with contemporary art galleries, and shops. The Jerome Historical Society’s Mine Museum brings the town’s past to life displaying original mining equipment, and what remains of its gambling, and multicultural history. Back in the day, the city was both unorthodox, and civilized with brothels, and churches operating within the same vicinity to cater to wealthy, and working class citizens.

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Suburban Living With the Volume Turned Up

Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on the go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and exciting entertainment. Active adults will love this age-friendly city for all the ways they can get involved whether it’s joining a book club, going back to class, or taking up water skiing.

Venturing through mountain trails, and enjoying water recreation isn’t the first thing someone envisions when moving to the desert. Lake Pleasant is the go-to spot for everything from boating to jet skiing and features two marina’s, a restaurant, and an RV resort. West Wing and Sunrise Mountain offer a spectacular trail excursion for avid hikers, and mountain bikers to elevate their outdoor experience. With over 300 days of glorious sun, golf enthusiasts can get ahead of the game year-round at one of Peoria’s challenging courses including the Westbrook Village Golf Club Lakes Course, and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia.

Victory at Verrado Coming This Fall!

Fall is only weeks away, and while the year may soon be winding down, Taylor Morrison is just getting started with the debut of Victory at Verrado. Part of the thriving, master planned community of Verrado, this premier builder has taken feedback from 55+ homebuyers and crafted a beautiful collection of homes designed to meet their needs, and desires. The community’s picturesque Buckeye, Arizona location is exactly why so many call this state home. Affordability, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of recreation make it an idyllic destination for active adult living.

Victory at Verrado will offer an impressive array of resort-style amenities with unbeatable scenic views, and the all-inclusive lifestyle of a master planned community from restaurants, and shopping, to over 70 neighborhood parks, and 21 miles of trails available to all Verrado residents. Active adults will have a variety of opportunities to achieve their fitness goals whether it’s strength training at the gym within the 35,000 square foot Victory Club, perfecting a pose on the Yoga Lawn, or enjoying a refreshing swim in one of four pools. The Victory Club will also be home to the Vic Bar and Kitchen, as well as a day spa for the perfect way to wind down.

Meritage Sets the Gold Standard For Energy Efficiency

At Meritage Homes, state-of-the-art energy efficiency pairs with elegant design to create a lifestyle that’s both luxurious, and cost saving. Located in the sun-drenched city of Maricopa, Arizona, The Retreats at Province is a gorgeous destination for active adult living. With homes starting at $204,900, buyers will find an impressive array of amenities and innovative home features that offer high-end living at an affordable price. This outstanding 55+ resort style community gives active adults the luxury lifestyle they crave, with the cutting edge home technology that comes standard.

Perhaps the most desirable feature of Meritage Homes is the high-tech home automation package offering everything from weather sensing irrigation, and a video doorbell, to smart lock doors for the ultimate peace of mind. Buyers have four contemporary models to choose from ranging in size from 1,690-2,270 square feet, with uniquely beautiful exterior features including coach lights, covered front, and back porches, as well as the low maintenance practicality of xeriscape landscaping. These homes may have a small carbon footprint, but they’re big on interior design featuring large master suites with private baths, gourmet style kitchens equipped with Energy Star appliances, and spacious 2-3 car garage. One of a kind options include having a dedicated golf cart garage, and a special retreat area for four-legged residents.

Overture Kierland Coming to Scottsdale 2018!

An overture defines a beginning, a start of something, and for residents of Overture Kierland, it’s the first part of living the carefree lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of. The sun-drenched city of Scottsdale, Arizona will soon be home to the luxurious, age restricted community of Overture Kierland. Near Scottsdale Promenade, and Kierland Commons, this prime location will have everything active adults could ever need right at their fingertips. This vibrant rental community will feature 171 maintenance-free apartment homes and an exhaustive list of exciting upscale amenities

The unique Soul program provides convenient services, and opportunities for Boomers to connect, and savor a carefree lifestyle. With home maintenance providing peace of mind, Lyft transportation services, and complimentary, delicious Sunday brunches, Overture Kierland inspires a resort style experience. The amenities offered are virtually limitless and embrace whole body health from the Flex fitness center, Namaste yoga studio, and nutritional education, to fueling the mind with computer software classes that prove to learn something new is ageless. Residents will have a full social calendar with the book, and crafting clubs, cooking classes, happy hour, and an on-site salon to try a new look! Overture Kierland approaches active adult living in a way that sparks creativity and brings people closer together.