Four Arizona communities made the list of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017.
That’s according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting who researches and compiles the list each year.
The #1 community on the list, The Villages in Florida, sold a whopping 2,231 new homes in 2017!
The Arizona communities that made the list did not sell nearly as many as that, but let’s take closer look at the ones that made the list and see how they fared.
Eastmark – #6 Overall, #1 in Arizona
With 919 new home sales in 2017, Eastmark was the only Arizona community to crack the top 10 on this year’s list.
Located in Mesa, Eastmark is a large-scale community comprised of several communities being developed and built by a number of builders.
There is even one neighborhood geared towards retirees.
Encore at Eastmark, offers an active, resort-style community for the 55-Plus crowd. Encore is being planned for approximately 900 single story homes upon completion and has its own clubhouse, The Encore Club which boasts and exciting list of exclusive features: fitness center, pickelball courts, locker rooms, billiards room, arts & crafts center, resort-style outdoor pool, and much more!
Vistancia – #21 Overall, #2 in Arizona
Located in Phoenix’s Northwest Valley, Vistancia is another large community with multiple neighborhoods and builders in them.
Last year they combined for a total of 462 new home sales.
Just like Eastmark, Vistancia has a 55+ component and that is Trilogy® at Vistancia.
Trilogy® at Vistancia is the centerpiece of America’s Best Planned Community. A vibrant resort community enjoys a pristine desert setting, award-winning golf, spectacular resort-style amenities, and easy access to all of your favorite Valley retailers and entertainment.
Trilogy® at Vistancia was named 2015 Best 55+ Community of the Year at the prestigious “Best in American Living” awards, receiving the top-rated Platinum Award.
Verrado – #26 Overall, #3 in Arizona
Verrado is a master-planned community located in the city of Buckeye, Arizona, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Phoenix.
Verrado is know for it’s walkable tree-lined streets, inviting front porches, and easy access to shops and restaurants located right inside the community.
Homes range from roughly the $200k’s to more than $500k.
Last year the builders there sold a combined total of 429 new homes.
Estrella – #30 Overall, #4 in Arizona
Last but not least is Estrella which comes in with 399 new home sales last year.
Estrella is located in Goodyear, AZ which is a suburb of Phoenix.
Again, several smaller neighborhoods make up the master-plan of Estrella and there are a handful of different builders. But again, there’s one (Taylor Morrison) who is building a 55+ section called CantaMia.
CantaMia’s active baby boomer lifestyle is the inspiration for this expansive 55-Plus community. With more than 500 acres of parks and open space, including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, over 20 miles of paths and hiking trails, and the Nicklaus Design championship golf course, The Golf Club of Estrella, a CantaMia home offers you the freedom you deserve during the best years of your life.
Every year that this list comes out, I always like remind readers to keep in mind that “top-selling” does not always mean “best”.
Finding the best Arizona community for you is a very personal decision that you can only come to after plenty of research and time spent visiting a number of communities that seem like they may be a fit.
In addition to the above communities, be sure to check out the many Featured Communities on our site.
Also, if you are interested in communities in other states, you can see the entire top 50 list here.