Master Planned Communities in Arizona

Golf course lake in an AZ planned neighborhood
Master planned developments are large communities that are typically located near commercial plazas making it easy for residents to shop for groceries, grab a bit to eat, or stop by the local convenience store. In most cases, you’ll find that planned communities include several individual neighborhoods from various new home builders. Each builder will have their own home styles, floor plans, home options and home prices. Additionally, many Arizona master planned communities usually have more amenities than you would find in a typical one home builder neighborhood. Below is a list of master planned developments throughout Arizona and brief descriptions about each community. Use the “click here” button to visit the developments official website where you can find out more details about a the home builders in the community, the neighborhood amenities, and the new homes for sale.



Visit Vistancia

Vistancia offers a wide variety homes, beautiful surroundings, and amenities including miles of trails, parks, schools, two golf courses, and a planned five hundred acre mixed-use regional center. The Vistancia Custom home builders include Ashton Woods, Gehan Homes, David Weekley Homes, Mattamy Homes, Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Brothers, and Woodside Homes. There are also move in ready homes in Arizona master planned communities.

Vistancia is comprised of three distinct communities. The Village is a family-friendly locale with many diverse recreational opportunities that appeals to young and old alike. New homes are priced from the high $100s to mid $400s, ranging in size from 1,473 to 4,762 square feet. The gated Blackstone community, home to a private golf course, is characterized by casual elegance that combines a luxurious lifestyle with spectacular vistas of the surrounding Sonoran desert.Custom homes start in the low 400k. The resort style Trilogy caters to adults who enjoy balancing hiking, golf, and other recreational activities with a relaxing environment with congenial neighbors. Homes prices begin from the mid 200k.

Despite being a world away, Vistancia is also a short car ride away from Phoenix’s top restaurants, entertainment and sports venues, and shopping areas.


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Visit Estrella

Seventeen miles west of Phoenix nestled along the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains are the three new-home communities of Estrella. Located in a lush oasis surrounded by the Sonoran desert, Estrella features two lakes, a scenic golf course, and custom residences by William Ryan Homes, Gehane Homes, Beazer Homes, Shea Homes, David Weekley Homes, KB Home, and AV Homes.

Mountain Ranch’s neighborhoods have homes with Spanish Colonial, Ranch, and Craftsman style architecture, ensuring that any sized family can find the right home to fit their needs. Prices Start under $200K.

CantaMia by AV Homes is a private, gated community for adults 55-Plus that offer energy efficient homes starting in the high $160s. Infused with a resort-like atmosphere, this community offers an extensive selection of activities including indoor and outdoor pools at the Village Center, which also features a state-of-the-art fitness center, lakeside lounging areas, pickleball, and art classes. There is also a dog park where neighbors and their four-legged friends meet and greet one another.

Montecito is a nature lover’s delight with more than three hundred acres of open space and 18 planned parks. Homes reflect Spanish and hacienda influences and meet the strict ENERGY STAR standards. Prices from $200K.


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Visit Adora Trails

Located in Gilbert, Arizona, near the San Tan Mountain, Adora Trails is new home builder Taylor Morrison’s family-friendly community designed for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Residents enjoy an array of amenities including a 10-acre neighborhood park, fitness facility, aerobics studio, 12 miles of walking or jogging trails, soccer and baseball fields, basketball court, community swimming pool and water playground, and Adora Trails Lake where residents can spend the day fishing. There are also picnic tables and grills as well as regularly scheduled activities from exploring walking trails to soccer or basketball tournaments.

The community has single and two-story homes featuring floor plans with spacious rooms and plenty of natural lighting. There are four collections: the Encore II features newly elevated single and two story homes with open floor plans; Discovery II, perfect for growing families; the Summit’s homes include Spanish and Tuscan influenced architecture; and the Passage Collection. Homes begin in the $200s.


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Visit Barrington at Verrado

 Barrington Neighborhood in  Verrado is nestled against the White Tank Mountains, Verrado is home to an award winning golf course designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought.  Our new Barrington neighborhood, in the Heritage District, features five distinct, energy efficient plans from $229,990,  with 3 to 7 bedrooms and options to suit every taste and lifestyle!  Verrado provides a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere with authentic architecture, front porches, and over 50 community parks. There is also a vibrant downtown area with shopping, restaurants, and a grocery!

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Visit Encanterra(R) a Trilogy(R) Resort Community

Encanterra® is the ultimate in luxury resort living, in a completely private setting. Ideally situated amid the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert in the Southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona – less than an hour from downtown and Scottsdale – this spectacular resort golf community is the best of both worlds including a 55+ neighborhood within the all-ages Country Club. All Members enjoy two resort clubs, swimming, athletic club, culinary studio, art studio, and more. Luxurious new home designs start from the high $100,000’s to $800,000’s.

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Visit Heritage Collection at the Rim

The luxury mountainside retreats of The Heritage Collection at the Rim, complemented with all the prized amenities of The Rim Golf Club, will be among the most coveted homes in Arizona.The Heritage Collection at The Rim offers a variety of properties and build types which is just one more expression of The Rim Golf Club’s individualized attention. Whether you choose to build your own custom home on one of our estate homesites or choose from one of our pre-designed luxury residences, you are just around the corner from the Clubhouse, Pool and Mountain Spa, and of course, nestled among the greens and fairways of the Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course.

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Visit Trilogy(R) at Verde River (TM)

Trilogy® at Verde River(TM) will combine thoughtfully designed floorplans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations, and architectural inspiration. This exclusive community will feature a stunning resort club that is being designed by famed architect Bing Hu of H&S International. The resort club is planned to be rich with a unique style not found in any other North Scottsdale club. Designed to exceed your expectations, our goal is to create an environment that’s simply not available anywhere else. With so many ways to relax, be pampered, or get active, homeowners at Trilogy Verde River will find the Club to be the social hub of the community, offering world-class resort amenities and service. Inspiring architecture will define the club, which may feature a state of the art fitness center, terrific dining, special interest clubs, enriching classes, tennis, and much, much more.

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Visit Rancho Sahuarita

Pine Canyon features an award-winning Jay Morrish golf course, a full-service clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pools and other private club amenities in a family-friendly environment less than 10 minutes from downtown Flagstaff.  Residents of the 600+ acre property enjoy quick access to Flagstaff-area shops, restaurants and entertainment, as well as the region’s extraordinary outdoor attractions, including the adjacent high country of Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Snowbowl ski area and the Grand Canyon just over an hour away.

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Visit Trilogy(R) at Wickenburg Ranch

Trilogy(R) at Wickenburg Ranch is a new Arizona golf and resort community taking shape in the high Sonoran desert about an hour northwest of Phoenix. This active lifestyle resort community in the historic mining and ranching town of Wickenburg is an all-ages residential development with select 55+ neighborhoods. Wickenburg Ranch includes a scenic desert golf course and a five-star resort club with a spacious full-service clubhouse and an active program of outdoor activities and social events throughout the year. The property is surrounded by picturesque dessert terrain in an area once dubbed the Dude Ranch Capital of the World, and it remains a popular destination for Western trail rides and equestrian sports.

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Visit Mountain Bridge

Mountain Bridge, set amidst the prestige and beauty of scenic mountains. This new signature community for all ages features 45% open space including Extensive Trails and Paths. The Signature Feature of this Resort-Style Masterplanned Community will arguably be the Rustic Stone Bridge that will connect the southern and northern areas of Mountain Bridge for both vehicle and pedestrian access. Covered Grand Entryways, Clock Tower, Rustic Old World, Mediterranean and Andalusian architecture in intimate gated neighborhoods with open space behind most homesites. The Mountain Bridge Owners Club with resort-style amenities offers heated pool, spa, fitness, tennis, event lawns, parks, and lifestyle activities. Great schools, dining, shopping, boating and recreational areas just minutes away!

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Visit Talking Rock Ranch

Talking Rock Ranch is a 3,600-acre private, master-planned community with a casual western lifestyle and all the amenities of an exclusive country club. Ideal for those searching for a second home or a place to retire full time, the community is located 12 miles from Prescott, Arizona. Centered around a “Ranch Compound”, the amenities offered in this high-country golf community include the Barn Fitness Center and spa, tennis courts, a lap pool, Coops Coffee Shop, Morgan’s Bar & Grill, a golf pro shop and miles of natural hiking and biking trails. The community’s Jay Morrish-designed championship golf course intertwines through more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space and has been named one of “Arizona’s Top 25 Golf Courses” by Golf Digest for four consecutive years. This year the golf course was ranked 15th in Arizona by Golf Digest. With a choice of golf, valley or mountain views, real estate options include homesites, Ranch Cottages, Cooper Ranch Homes or custom homes – each designed in an authentic ranch style and built by the area’s finest craftsmen.

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Visit Blue Horizons - The Meadows

Within the shadows of the White Tank Mountains, the master planned community of Blue Horizons offers extensive community amenities and is conveniently located close to the Interstate 10. Walking paths with fitness stations, ball fields, basketball courts, play structures and sand volleyball courts provide a variety of opportunities to keep you active. In addition, the grand pavilion is the perfect spot for outdoor events. The Meadows at Blue Horizons features six well-designed home plans ranging from 2,068 to over 3,400 square feet with three car garages, generous bedroom counts and open Great Room layouts.

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