The active adult communities (usually planned for those age 55+) are outside the Tucson boundaries, however, there are some great alternatives within the Foothills area. Right now you can buy a very nice patio home in La Paloma in the $300,000s. La Paloma is located next to the premier Westin LaPaloma Resort and the coveted LaPaloma Golf Course. The scenery is spectacular and backs to the high Santa Catalina Mountains. The community is a 24 hour gated and guarded community and is right next door to the best restaurants and shopping in Tucson. There are community pools and spas and for an additional fee you can belong to the LaPaloma Resort. If you are willing to spend in the $500,000s and up you might want to check out Ventana Canyon Golf Villas. These detached single family homes are nestled in the luxurious Ventana Canyon Resort and Golf Course and also back to the Sonoran Desert and the high Santa Catalina Mountains and the location is minutes from Tucson’s # 1 attraction of Sabino Canyon and also minutes from the most sought after Foothills shopping, spas and restaurants. This community also has a 24 hour guarded and gated community.
Both LaPaloma and Ventana Canyon are great places to actively enjoy your retirement years! Both these communites tend to be better investments than the 55+ active adult communities since there are no age requirements for those who purchase there; there are always fewer for sale and the location is closer to the best amenities in Tucson.