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15900 S. Rancho Resort Blvd., Sahuarita, Arizona 85629
Friendly Rancho Resort is a Small 55+ Community within Rancho Sahuarita in Sahuarita, Arizona and Has Single Level Homes, a Large Clubhouse and More than 50 Activity Groups
Originally built by Pulte Homes and Hamco Homes over a 10 year period in the early-2000s, Rancho Resort is a friendly 55+ community in Sahuarita, Arizona. It is gated, although gates often stay open during the day, and it has just 370 single family homes.
The community is at the southwestern edge of a larger, master planned development called Rancho Sahuarita, which has 5,000 homes and 18,000 residents. Rancho Resort itself has four neighborhoods, two with Hamco-built homes, one with Pulte-built properties and one with new D.R. Horton homes. Residences sit close to one another and to the street and feature Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial or territorial architecture. Dwellings are single level with 750 square feet to 2,000 square feet and one to two bedrooms. Each home has an attached one or two car garage, a walled backyard and landscaping consisting of decorative rocks, bushes and cacti. Highway 19 runs next to the community on the eastern edge, so the western side is a little quieter.
Prices start in the low-$100,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change. The HOA fee is around $150 per month. Rentals are available, too.
Amenities include a 20,000 square foot clubhouse, a heated swimming pool, a spa, pickleball courts and tennis courts. More than 50 activity groups and clubs keep residents active.
Visit www.rancho-resort.com for more information. See tinyurl.com/y7pmzqnq for listings.
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The cities, too, are packed with things to do. Phoenix has one of the area's best Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Tucson's Folk Festival attracts thousands to its showcase of bluegrass and country artists. It's film festival, over 25 years old, has screened more than 2,600 films from 90 plus countries. Scottsdale has a handful of food festivals and launches balloons from the Salt River Fields. Prescott hosts "the world's oldest" rodeo. Held every July 4th weekend, the event has everything from bull riding to wild horse racing.
ASU, a public research university, has five Phoenix campuses and four regional learning centers. The university's Sun Devils field 24 varsity teams. ASU's collaboration with the Mayo Clinic is bringing cutting edge-medicine and medical care to the Southwest. Its Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers a full season of exhibitions, theater, film, and dance.
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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