La Cholla Hills
8500 N. Coral Ridge Loop, Tucson, Arizona 85704
Established 55+ Community in Tucson, Arizona Has Single Story Homes, Two Swimming Pools, Nearby Golf Courses and a Plethora of Events and Activities
Tucked into northwest Tucson in southern Arizona, La Cholla Hills, a 55 and better community, was built by Fairfield Homes between 1984 and 1989. This well-established enclave along La Cholla Boulevard contains nearly 400 attached single story patio homes and casitas.
Floor plans range from about 700 square feet to more than 2,000 square feet with one to three bedrooms. A few dwellings have dual master suites. Residences are set on larger lots with mature, water-wise landscaping, and many homes have been remodeled, re-carpeted or retiled. Additions might include a new roof, new appliances and a gourmet kitchen.
Prices often start in the high-$100,000s, but current homes are for sale in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change. The HOA fees help manage yards and common areas.
La Cholla Hills maintains barbecue ramadas, two heated outdoor swimming pools, two spas, as well as newly refinished shuffleboard and tennis courts.
The clubhouse is a hub of events and activities. Residents enjoy cocktail parties, morning coffees, lunch bunches, poker parties and a calendar of guest speakers. Groups interested in tennis, Hatha Yoga, mahjong, ping pong, and hiking meet regularly.
The community's nearest neighbor is the Omni Tucson National Golf Course. Other nearby courses include the Arthur Pack Desert Golf Course and Oro Valley Country Club. The Northwest YMCA, with its large pool and full gym, is only a four minute drive. The University of Arizona is not far away, and downtown Tucson offers residents a full menu of sports, art galleries, museums, concerts and dining options.
Tucson has seven hospitals, and one, the University of Arizona Medical Center, has won numerous national awards. It is nationally ranked in geriatric care, cardiology and heart surgery and accredited by the Joint Commission. Medicare patients are accepted.
July's average high temperature is 100 degrees, and January's average high temperature is 52 degrees. Nights are usually cool. Precipitation is up to an inch per month, and thanks to the surrounding mountain ranges, the city is normally cooler and wetter than Phoenix, located two hours to the north. Monsoon Season comes in mid- to late-summer and can bring intense thunderstorms, flash flooding and high humidity.
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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