1570 E. Earl Drive, Casa Grande, Arizona 85222
Ironwood Village in Southern Arizona is a Gated, Low Maintenance 55+ Duplex Community with a Clubhouse, a Spa, a Dog Park and More
Situated roughly half way between Phoenix and Tucson in the fast growing desert city of Casa Grande, Ironwood Village is a gated 55+ patio home development by Keystone Homes. With just 264 properties, neighbors know each other and enjoy a sense of community.
All residences are duplexes and feature Mediterranean architecture, with stucco exteriors and red tile roofs. There are four floor plans. The Marigold model, with two bedrooms, two baths, a small den, a wrap around kitchen and a covered patio, has 1,287 square feet. The Chuparosa comes with 1,461 square feet and has two bedrooms, two baths and a covered patio. The Primerose has two bedrooms, two baths and a den that can be converted into a third bedroom. The Mariposa has two bedrooms, two baths, a den and 1,761 square feet. All of the floor plans are spacious and airy, letting in an abundance of Arizona sunshine. Every home has an attached garage.
Prices start in the high-$100,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change.
The HOA fee includes access to the cornerstone of the community, the inviting, 9,200 sq. ft. clubhouse. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a weight room, an arts and crafts room, a multi-purpose room, an outdoor fireplace, a library with computers, a resort-style heated pool, a billiards room, a spa and a fully equipped kitchen. There are also areas for lawn croquet, horseshoes and Bocci ball.
Street maintenance and front and back yard landscaping are standard. And even though this is the desert, Ironwood Village's common areas are lushly landscaped with trees, desert vegetation and grass. The community employs an onsite activities director to ensure that residents always have something fun to do.
That something to do can be anything from enjoying a day of golf on one of several nearby courses to shopping with friends at the Promenade at Casa Grande, an open-air market in town. Casa Grande also has two senior centers, two museums, a library, a bowling center, a fitness and racquet club, one pool, 18 parks and a low cost of living. In Phoenix, just 30 miles away, professional sports teams, a botanic garden, a zoo and excellent dining and shopping venues await.
Casa Grande Regional is accredited by DNV Healthcare, Inc., a relatively new accreditation organization.
Summer temperatures reach 110 degrees, and winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives eight inches of rain each year.
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On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to join the Union. In the southwestern region of the United States, it borders New Mexico to the east, Utah to the north, Nevada and California to the west and Mexico to the south. The Cactus Wren is the state's bird, and the Saguaro Blossom is the state flower. The capital and largest city is Phoenix.
Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the nation's oldest national parks, and the Hoover Dam. It covers 113,000 square miles, making it the nation's 6th largest state. However, only a small portion of the land, about 15%, is privately owned. The rest of Arizona belongs to national parks, state parks and Native American reservations.
Interestingly, the majority of Arizonans - everyone except those in the Navajo Nation - do not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Population - 6,931,030
Persons 65 years old and over - 17%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 31%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $50,225
Median home value - $167,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Choose a 55+ Community?
Most people who choose to live in a 55+ development are looking for a sense of community with other people of similar backgrounds. Many of these developments are gated and guarded, adding to a sense of security. Often the homes are low maintenance or "lock and leave," giving owners the freedom to do things other than mow the lawn, shovel the snow or replace the roof. The biggest draw is often the amenities, ranging from lavish clubhouses to activity directors and championship golf courses, making some developments akin to country club living (or summer camp for adults). While 55+ communities are not for everyone, they continue to be a popular choice for many people.
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