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Sundance at Buckeye

22626 W. Antelope Trail, Buckeye, Arizona 85326

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45+ Desert Community of Sundance at Buckeye Has Southwestern-Style Single Family Homes, a Beautiful Golf Course and a Spacious Feeling

Originally developed by Hancock Homes and then later taken over by Meritage Homes, 45+ Sundance at Buckeye started out in 2002, with building continuing today. It is in Buckeye, on the western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and it will eventually have 1,110 energy-efficient, single family homes.

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Sundance properties have a Southwestern style, with stucco exteriors and tile roofs. Sizes range from 1,390 square feet to 2,209 square feet, and most homes have either a golf course view or a desert view. Neatly laid out on quiet lanes, all dwellings are single story with two bedrooms, a den and an attached two car garage. Low maintenance, water friendly Xeriscaping (rocks, cactus, desert grasses and small trees) is standard.

Prices start in the low-$100,000s. Check with the community or a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.

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Buckeye sits at the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains and White Tank Mountains, and these loom in the distance. With plenty of sun and blue sky all around, the community has a clean, spacious feeling about it.

Amenities are many and include a large clubhouse with a spa, tennis courts, a fitness center and a swimming pool with a chair lift. Walking paths meander throughout the community. The Sundance Golf Club has an 18-hole, Greg Nash-designed golf course. It is a green gem in a yellow and tan desert landscape.

Buckeye has grown by 365% within the last couple of decades. Yet town leaders think it will be another 30 years before the town is completely built out (a strict water conservation ordinance helps ensure future growth).

West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, 15 miles away, is the nearest accredited hospital.

This area has very hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures are in the 90s and low-100s. Winter temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. On average, Buckeye receives about 10 inches of rain per year

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Visit www.sundanceadulthoa.org for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/y9vthvc6 for listings.

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Arizona:

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.

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Stats:

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

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Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?

Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.

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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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