This guide to the Valley’s best neighborhoods for a variety of personalities can help you navigate today’s crucible of a real estate market and find your ideal home.
Trilogy at Verde River
For active, sophisticated Boomers who don’t want the Sun City stigma.
When South Carolina residents Harold and Margaret Tabor retired, they looked around the country for a place where they could enjoy hiking, biking and social events with other active types. Their search led them to Trilogy at Verde River, where they’re having almost more fun than they can handle.
They’ve joined Trilogy’s hiking club, wine club, bourbon club and book club. They play pickleball and bocce. They’ve gone on the community’s organized trips to the Prescott rodeo, Tubac’s art galleries and the Verde Canyon Railroad. Their neighbors introduced them to tent camping, and now they bivouac around the state every month. Several nights a week, they do potlucks at foodie friends’ homes. “Sometimes we enjoy our down days when we think we’re going to watch TV,” Harold says, “and then the phone rings and someone invites us over for a glass of wine. It’s a busy, active life here at Trilogy.”
And there’s even more action on tap in this mostly 55-plus community. At Trilogy’s adventure hub The Outfitter, residents can rent kayaks to paddle the Verde River, mountain bikes to slalom between saguaros in the Tonto National Forest and e-bikes to throttle through the community. Creatives can hone their painting and pottery techniques in the Art Loft. Golfers can play the Tom Lehman-designed course. And fitness fans can do HIIT and boxing, because it’s never too late to be badass.
’Hood Price Range
Two-bedroom homes start at $638,000. By comparison, two-bedrooms can sell in the $400Ks at Trilogy’s Encanterra community in Queen Creek.