Active Adult Communities in Marana, Arizona

Marana is a fabulous place to retire, with over 350 days of sunshine each year and very mild winter weather. There are many age-restricted communities that cater to active adults and retirees, but there are also many other wonderful neighborhoods near golf and local activities that can make your retirement dreams come true.


Sunflower Community at Continental Ranch is a Del Webb Community for Active Adults. It is 15 minutes from downtown Tucson, allowing access to all of Tucson’s local multicultural activities and entertainment, while also having easy access to the University of Arizona. Sunflower boasts a fantastic community village center with swimming pools and spas, tennis courts, a clubhouse for games and socializing, and a fitness center for staying in shape. The Sunflower Community has 967 homes and over 50 clubs and special interest groups, and there are multiple community activities every month.


The Highlands at Dove Mountain is located in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains and is an active adult community. There are only 1297 homes in this community, and one-third of its area is dedicated to remain open space. A golf course designed by Arthur Hills within the community offers golf with six different sets of tees, a driving range, and a pro shop. The Highlands at Dove Mountain is also very close to other local courses, including the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, which hosts the World Golf Championship each year and is a huge draw for all golf enthusiasts. The Highlands at Dove Mountain is less than a half hour away from all that metropolitan Tucson has to offer, including programs and athletic events at the University of Arizona.


The Preserve at Dove Mountain, Canyon Pass, and The Gallery are luxury gated subdivisions in Dove Mountain, located at the foot of the beautiful Tortolita Mountains. These neighborhoods boast fabulous views and large lot sizes, and are on the northwest outskirts of Tucson with easy accessibility to Oro Valley shopping and amenities. In addition to hiking trails and neighborhood parks, Dove Mountain has three breath taking desert golf courses including The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, The Gallery Golf & Sports Club, and Highlands at Dove Mountain.


The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are a collection of luxury homes and home sites that offer beautiful homes and an unparalleled view high in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, with access to the legendary amenities of the Ritz-Carlton at all times. Twenty-seven holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf right outside your door utilize 350 days of Tucson sunshine each year, and there are many other golf courses in the area for the enthusiast. Homeowners at the Residences have hotel-like privileges available as well, such as housekeeping, groundskeeping, access to valet and concierge services, and more.


The Marana Senior Program offers community services and activities for residents over age 50, including access to a fitness center, a computer lab, and educational class offerings. Membership programs can be tailored for individual needs, whether annual or seasonal, and two locations in town offer senior programs so that classes are nearby. Seniors can enjoy socializing at a movie, exercising with the walking club each morning, and many other daily activities through this program.