Surprise 55 Plus Communities

Surprise 55 Plus Communities

Welcome to Surprise Arizona

Surprise 55 Plus Communities

There are four Surprise 55 plus communities. Three communities are guard gated. Sun City Grand is the largest retirement community in Surprise with 9,800+ homes. All four communities offer numerous sporting and social activities including but not limited to the following amenities:

  • Golf Courses
  • Guard Gated
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Bar / Restaurants

Note: All of the Surprise Retirement Communities below, can be found to the left side of your page. If you want to return to the list below after reviewing a community, you will need to open links below in a separate window or, click on your web browser back screen.


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Arizona Tradition Surprise 55 Plus Communities

Arizona Traditions Surprise, AZ

Arizona Traditions a 55 plus guard gated community. Community offers 18 hole golf course. DR Horton built 1700+ homes from 1996 – 2012.

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Welcome to Happy Trails Resort Surprise 55 plus communities

Happy Trails Resort Surprise, AZ

Happy Trails Resort a 55 plus guard gated community. Community offers 18 hole golf course. There are 2,000+ manufactured home & RV lots.

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Welcome to Sun City Grand Surprise 55 Plus Communities

Sun City Grand Surprise, AZ

Sun City Grand a 45 plus community. Community offers 4 championship golf courses.  Del Webb built 9,800+ homes 1996 -2004.

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Welcome to Sun Village Surprise 55 plus communities

Sun Village Surprise, AZ

Sun Village a 55 plus guard gated community. There are  numerous amenities including a 54 par 18 hole golf course912 single family homes & 470 condominiums were constructed from 1985 -1995

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Please explore the Surprise 55 plus Communities listed above. For a more detailed home search by community, click on the community information links above. Also, be sure to check out the other Arizona Retirement Communities to your left.


Jarl Kubat Arizona's 55+ Community Specialist

Jarl Kubat

Contact Jarl Today!  (480-710-6326) for a showing appointment and/or questions about any of the communities listed above.

Arizona 55+ Community Specialist

Chandler 55 Plus Communities

Chandler 55 plus Communities

Chandler 55 Plus Communities

There are four Chandler 55 plus communities. All 4 communities are gated. Lone Tree is the newest retirement community in Chandler. Solera, Springfield, and Sunbird offer numerous sporting and social activities including but not limited to the following amenities:

  • Golf Course
  • Guard Gated
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Bar / Restaurants

Note: All of the Chandler Retirement Communities below, can be found to the left side of your page. If you want to return to the list below after reviewing a community, you will need to open links below in a separate window or, click on your web browser back screen.


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Welcome to Lone Tree Chandler 55 plus communities

Lone Tree Chandler, AZ. 85249

Lone Tree is the newest gated 55 plus community in Chandler. This is also the smallest community in chandler. Construction started in 2015 – present. A total of 72 single family homes are built by Pulte.

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Del Webb - Retirement Community

Solera Chandler, AZ. 85249

Solera a 55 plus gated community. Community was designed by Del Webb. A total of 1,149 single family homes were constructed from 2001 – 2005. Offering residents numerous sporting & social activities.

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Springfield 55+ gated CommunitySpringfield Chandler, AZ 85249

Springfield a 55 plus gated community designed by Pulte Homes. A total of 725 single family homes were constructed from 1996 – 2000. Community offers residents numerous craft, sporting and social activities.

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Arizona Retirement Community

SunBird Chandler, AZ. 85249

SunBird a 55 plus gated community designed by Robson. There were 1631 Single family and some manufactured homes constructed from 1988 – 1998.

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Please explore the Chandler 55 plus Communities listed above. For a more detailed home search by community, click on the community information links above. Also, be sure to check out the other Arizona Retirement Communities to your left.


Jarl Kubat Arizona's 55+ Community Specialist

Jarl Kubat

Contact Jarl Today!  (480-710-6326) for a showing appointment and/or questions about any of the communities listed above.

Arizona 55+ Community Specialist

Best Time To Buy Arizona Home

Arizona Home 55+ communities

Sunland Village East Arizona 55+ Community

When is Best Time to Buy Arizona Home?

When is the best time of year to buy a Arizona home in a 55 plus Retirement Community? The quick political answer: As soon you find a home that fits the majority of your needs: budget, community/location,  life style, upgrades, etc… To get the best value when buying a 2nd home — please read on….

Arizona Snow Birds

Where do our snow birds come from? Most of the home buyers that I work with, are seasonal residents. These buyers are typically from Canada, Midwest, North East or North West. They are buying second homes and living in them 3-6 months out of the year.

In my personal experience, Minnesota seems to represent the largest number of seasonal residents. Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, North & South Dakota, Wisconsin also, make up a large part of our seasonal population.

In recent years we have seen a growing trend of senior buyers making Arizona their primary residence. I call this “reverse living”. With the increasing number of retiring Baby Boomers, home prices are once again rising. In an effort to forgo the expense of two homes, buyers buy their primary home in Arizona and then take the motor home up north during our hot months (June, July, August, September). Many are downsizing to smaller homes  or condos in their original home states.

Our winter residents start migrating south by the middle of October. Several of these early arrivals, will fly home for ThanksGiving and/or Christmas and return again around the first of the year. The colder and more miserable the weather is up north, the longer these seasonal residents will stay. Around easter or the week before, they start returning home, by May 1st just about all of them are gone.

Buy Arizona Home – Spring / Summer / Fall

Planning a summer home buying trip to Arizona (3-5 days), can save you thousands($$$) on your second / year around home in an AZ 55 plus community. In my opinion May 1st through November 1st, is the best time to buy a home in a Retirement Community. In the winter time, the increased number of buyers tend to create a buying frenzy, driving prices above asking price. The homes with the most updates, tend to sell the first day on the market.

Once the temps reach 1oo+ degrees — the home buying market is wide open! If buying an estate home, by mid summer the families in charge of selling the home, are usually getting tired of paying the on going expenses (HOA fees, property taxes, utilities, yard up keep etc..) and are ready to negotiate a quick sale.

The only negative with buying a home in the summer months, there are fewer homes to choose from.

Bank Owned Homes

Bank owned homes for the most part, are a thing of the past. Pre 2008, retirement communities saw very few fore-closures. Since November 2013 (lowest point) the Arizona Real estate market has returned to normal. Most communities continue to see 3-5% annual price increase.

Probate / Estate Homes

If finding a Arizona home is more about finding a great deal(potential investment)… Probate / Estate homes in my opinion, are some of the lowest priced homes on the market. Other homes to consider are; court ordered sale, and seller relocated sale. These types of listings tend to have the most motivated sellers. Not all of the homes in the link below are in 55+ communities.

Probate / Estate  / Court Ordered / Relocating

Fixer Upper Homes

Are you handy or good at facilitating home remodeling? If so, finding a home that needs updating can be some of the lowest priced homes on the market. Most seasonal buyers want to buy homes that are move in ready.

Jarl Kubat of West USA Realty | Arizona Retirement Communites specializes in selling homes in 55+ communities throughout Arizona. Jarl works as a buyers agent – working to get the buyer the best possible price, terms and conditions. He can be reached at 480-710-6326

Note: All of the 55+ Retirement Communities in the Phoenix metro area, can be found to the left side of your page.