Should You Move to a Resort-Style Community?

For homeowners nearing retirement, moving to a resort-style community  with like-minded neighbors and a lineup of envious amenities is appealing. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Before you make the move, here’s an inside look at what you should expect from a day in the life of community, like Wickenburg Ranch. 

The Benefits of Resort-style Communities 

Location

One of the most important factors in choosing a resort-style community is the location. Wickenburg Ranch, featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community, is located in the historic mining town of Wickenburg, Arizona. As a charming city rich with tradition, residents can enjoy a real, authentic taste of the wild west. Plus, welcoming residents can enjoy generally cooler temperatures than the Phoenix area. 

Although our community hosts a variety of recreational amenities, you’ll likely want to venture out once in a while. You can easily take advantage of things you enjoy, such as shopping, taking in a show, or checking out the local museums. Wickenburg is also home to the notorious Jail Tree, a dude ranch, a ghost town, and an abandoned mine.

If traveling or having regular visitors is important to you, consider the accessibility of the closest airport. Consistently rated as one of the Top 10 Best Airports in North America, Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix makes air travel simple. Sky Harbor serves more than 1,200 flights a day and is located just southeast of downtown Phoenix.

Health

Wickenburg, Arizona is the perfect setting for a healthy lifestyle. With warm weather year-round and better air quality than the Phoenix metro area, it’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Wickenburg Ranch includes parks and trails that can get you started enjoying the natural beauty of the desert atmosphere.  If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, these miles of hiking trails are your answer. Grab your friendly neighbor or your furry friend for a day in the vast Sonoran Desert, and don’t forget to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. 

If you’re looking to start a sport, the Courts & Sports Complex is the perfect spot for a little friendly competition. As a lively venue, it’s equipped with four tennis courts, six pickleball courts, three bocce ball courts, and horseshoes. 

If you’d rather get your sweat on indoors, head to Afturburn at Wickenburg Ranch. As a strength and conditioning gym, Afturburn features a cutting edge TechnoGym system, free weights, cardio machines, and the iconic Movement Studio. The Movement Studio is equipped with a fitness on-demand program and online interactive training tool with pre-recorded and live workout sessions. Our advanced fitness facility is fully staffed with personal trainers who teach classes for individuals of all fitness levels. 

Also, your new community should have a surrounding area that serves your needs in the future. This means a walkable community with easy access to health care, including a primary care physician and specialty doctors and a hospital you might need in the future.

Social

Your life in a resort-style community means like-minded people will surround you, so your neighbors will become like family. You’ll also be free from the pressure of sharing the community and amenities with young adults or young families. 

When you’re feeling social, head over to the Clubhouse  or signature restaurant, as they provide a great location to host special events or attend parties with new neighbors. Joining a club is also a great way to get out of the house, meet new friends, and learn something new.

Take a loop around the greens for a healthy social activity. Playing a round of golf has proven to provide several health benefits, including weight loss, muscle gain, agility, and stress relief. It’s also a social activity you can enjoy with your neighbors, business connections, and your closest friends.

Hobbies

Living at Wickenburg Ranch , you’ll find lots of opportunities for new hobbies. We’ve already mentioned hiking and sports, but if you want a more peaceful hobby, you can take up cooking, painting, card games, yoga, or stargazing. 

Relaxation

You’ve worked your entire life. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy a stress-free lifestyle. The best resort-style communities in Arizona should include luxurious resort-style pools and full-service spas. Our sparkling resort-style pool is heated year-round and offers a beach entry, plenty of shade, and one-of-a-kind views. 

After lounging by the pool with a cocktail, walk to Alvea Spa. Inspired from ancient healing rituals tied to the natural environment, the luxurious Alvea Spa was designed to reflect the natural elements that surround the gorgeous property. Alvea Spa features a Himalayan salt wall. With five treatment rooms and an array of services such as massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, and professional hair and nail care, residents will find a soothing environment to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. Professional Spa Coordinators are on hand to ensure a customized experience of luxury. 

Homes

One of the most significant ways your life will improve after you move to a resort-style community in Arizona is finding yourself in a high-quality, brand new house. Our community has unique floor plans, with thoughtful design and layouts from four exceptional builder partners. Functional goes hand-in-hand with beautiful. Each home has “universal design” features, including single-floor living. You can rest assured these features seamlessly blended into the architecture.

Plus, we pride ourselves on ethically-built homes. Each of our homebuilders makes a special effort to minimize adverse effects on the environment. We’re committed to being an industry leader in innovation and thoughtful design, utilizing cutting-edge technology to create incredibly efficient high-performance homes.

Choose Wickenburg Ranch as Your Resort-Style Community

Burrowed in the high Sonoran Desert is Wickenburg Ranch, a resort-style community offering homeowners an envious lineup of amenities and a lifestyle catered to your needs and wants. 

If you’ve heard about lifestyle communities and are ready to experience remarkable land and distinctive active lifestyle, you have to experience Wickenburg Ranch for yourself. We offer quick move-in homes and the opportunity to create your dream home on one of our gorgeous homesites. From luxury homes to one-of-a-kind resort-lifestyle amenities, the team at Wickenburg Ranch is always proud to show you around this exciting community.

News Addition – “Ranch House Construction to start in September!

As we continue to improve the experience at Wickenburg Ranch, for both our Guests and Members, we will be temporarily be relocating our Discovery Center operations to the Grand Living Room at the Golf and Social Club, while our Discovery Center undergoes a major renovation. Later this fall, the Discovery Center will re-open its doors at the new and improved Ranch House. The Ranch House will offer guests a better look into the unique lifestyle enjoyed at Wickenburg Ranch.


When you stop in for your Community Tour over the next few months, be sure to check-in at the Clubhouse. Be on the look out for your invitation to our Ranch House Grand Opening in January 2020!

Celebrating Trilogy’s 20th Anniversary!

To say a lot has changed over these twenty years is an understatement. Trilogy by Shea Homes has expanded from three states to seven, creating over twenty five 55+ and Resort Communities for over 35,000 homeowners. We’ve learned important lessons all along, and have worked with tireless passion, joy and diligence to serve our homeowners and Guests so they have the chance to live truly happier lives in environments that inspire and motivate them to make the most of every single day.

We are celebrating 20 amazing years of the Trilogy® brand all month long with EXCITING INCENTIVES on select Quick Move-In Designer Homes. Plus, if you tour one of our Quick Move-In Designer Homes throughout the month of September, you will receive a $20 Gift Card to use at the club!

These fabulous floorplans are loaded with designer-selected options and upgrades, and they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis. So be ready to act fast when you find your favorite!
With all of that said, we also want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to our homeowners, guests and everyone who is a part of our Trilogy family. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Thanks again for being part of the Trilogy story. Cheers to another 20! #twentyyearsyoung

The home builders of Wickenburg Ranch

As a new active lifestyle community, we’ve brought together the top home builders in Arizona to create our neighborhood communities. Explore the many floorplan options from our home builders here, and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.
Shea Homes®
Looking for the best homes for sale Wickenburg AZ has to offer? Enter Shea Homes®. These beautiful homes come with various floorplan options to Wickenburg Ranch residents. Their homes are beautiful and detailed, with modern touches and designs that accentuate the desert setting. Shea Homes gives Wickenburg Ranch residents four collections of homes each with various floorplans to choose from.
Sola Collection®
Each one-level floorplan in the Sola Collection includes a two-car garage, a master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet, and a second bedroom and bathroom. You’ll also find open areas with the kitchen, dining room, great room, and den.

The Sola Collection includes four floor plans with varying placements of each room. Some also include options for an expanded garage or a second patio. To see pictures of the Sola Collection, click here.
Vista Collection
The Vista Collection offers five one-level floor plans. These also include two-car garages (with options to expand the garage or add a second garage), the master bedroom with bath and walk-in closet, and second bedroom and bath.

You’ll find bigger covered patios, laundry rooms, and pantries. Some floorplans have more spacious kitchens while others have open dining and great room areas. If needed, you can also include a third bedroom and a golf cart garage too. Find more details here.
Ranch Collection
If you’re looking for a home with more open space, the Ranch Collection may be a good option for you. With the standard master bedroom with bath and walk-in closet and the second bed and bath, enjoy a third bedroom, casita, or Gennext Suite. Each of these options gives you plenty of space for guests and even gives them (and you) some extra privacy from each other. These floorplans also have great outdoor spaces, from large patios to courtyards with optional fireplaces.

Each of the Ranch Collection floor plans from Shea Homes builders in Arizona also includes a three-bay garage. Some even include that handy golf cart garage. See what your open home could be by clicking here.
Sky Collection
The fourth collection from home builder in Arizona, Shea Homes, is the Sky Collection. It includes three one-level floor plans with customizable outside features. Also included in each is the master bedroom and two extra bedrooms.

Enjoy more outside space in your covered patios, porches, and courtyards. Two floor plans include three-car garages, while one floor plan has a four-car garage and optional golf cart garage.

Two of these floorplans have space for an office/study. One of these also has a media room for movies with the family. While the third doesn’t have these features, it does include a master retreat connected to the master bedroom and an option to add a casita or one-car garage. See the options here.
Dorn Homes®
As long-time home builders in Arizona, it’s no wonder that Dorn Homes can boast multiple awards, including Best Architecture in the United States by the National Association of Homebuilders (several times) and Best Home Builder by AZCentral, Prescott Daily Courier, and the Quad Cities Business Journal. Dorn Homes also emphasizes building communities that reduce negative environmental impact.
Penny Lane and Sweet Caroline
The Penny Lane Floor Plan is simple at first glance, but you’ll love having 10-foot ceilings, two bedrooms (one of which is an Owner’s Suite with large bathroom and walk-in closet), a two-car garage, and den (which can become a third bedroom if needed). Out to the back, you can relax on your covered patio. You can also take the option for a golf cart garage or a hobby workshop. Check out the floorplan here.

The Sweet Caroline Floor Plan is similar to Penny Lane, but it has an expanded three-car tandem garage and large laundry room. You’ll enter the house through the foyer and continue into the great room. The great room has an optional 3-panel sliding glass door to give you better views to your covered patio and beyond. See the Sweet Caroline here.
Hotel California and Don’t Stop Believin
This floorplan, Hotel California, has an open concept great room, kitchen, and dining area, with optional vaulted ceilings and a multi-panel sliding glass door. This brings the living spaces together in a comfortable and engaging way.

The bedrooms are more private from the living spaces, especially the Owner’s Suite, which has its own hallway, bath, and closet. The garage is a three-car tandem, but with an option to make it two-car while changing the leftover space into an extra room. You’ll also have the option to make the garage an RV garage. If an open concept is your dream, click here.

Also, open concept and spacious is Don’t Stop Believin. The kitchen, dining, and great room spaces are central to the rest of the house. On one side is the Owner’s Suite and on the other are bedrooms two and three. If three bedrooms aren’t enough, there is an option to add a fourth bedroom, and if three bedrooms are more than enough for you, you can have the third bedroom turned into a den. To see a home with plenty of space, see Don’t Stop Believin here.
Wild Horses and Come Together
Similar to the Hotel California is Wild Horses, a floorplan with a large common area and Owner’s Suite with a private hall, bath, and walk-in closet. The large kitchen also hosts an oversized pantry, great for stocking up the food when family comes to visit.

Speaking of family visiting, why not offer them a little extra privacy too? You can add a casita to Wild Horses to have some extra room if three bedrooms aren’t quite enough for you and the family. Click here to explore this floorplan.

If space is what you need, Come Together has what you’re looking for. Your Owner’s Suite has an extra-large bathroom and walk-in closet, so you can easily go shopping without worrying about no space. Your guests will have two bedrooms and bathrooms for their use, and entertaining them will be simple with your large great room and den.

You’ll also have the option of a 3-car tandem garage with additional workspace or a 2-car garage and a bonus room in the house for even more space. With its large kitchen and dining area, covered porch and patio, and plenty of space to relax, Come Together gives you the house of your dreams. See the interactive floor plan here.
K. Hovnanian Homes®
A home builder in Arizona known for long-lasting quality, K. Hovnanian Homes takes care to build a home that will last you the rest of your life. And their reach goes beyond just Arizona. You’ll find K. Hovnanian Homes to be a trusted home builder across the nation. Part of their work as home builders in Arizona includes five floor plans for Wickenburg Ranch. You’ll love how easy these homes are to maintain while still being inviting and comfortable.
Alamar
In Alamar, your kitchen will open right into the great room, making company and conversation easy and comfortable. The dining separates just off the great room, giving a bit of privacy and distance between the rooms.

Your Owner’s Suite is taken to another level with spa bath and large walk-in closet, and the second bedroom has a separate bathroom to give guests their own living space. Storage is built strategically into the house with spacious closets and a section of the 2-car garage built especially for storage. To see if this mix of comfort and practicality fits you, click here.
Camarillo
Though similar to the Alamar, the Camarillo has a more open concept, with the kitchen, great room, and dining area dividing the bedrooms from each other. You’ll still find your spa bath and huge walk-in closet, not to mention a den for lounging and entertaining.

In addition to the garage and closet storage spaces, you can add in plenty of cabinets. You’ll find it hard to run out of space with all the storage available in Camarillo. For a den and extra storage space, see the floorplan here.
Cavallo
Cavallo, as K. Hovnanian Homes most popular floorplan at Wickenburg Ranch, includes the split bedroom areas with an entirely open great room, kitchen, and dining area. This open area connects smoothly and directly onto the covered patio. You’ll also have a larger den along with the spacious Owner’s Suite and second bedroom. To see a walk-through tour of Cavallo, click here.
Esperia
Esperia rearranges the 2-bedroom plan with both bedrooms on the same side of the house, allowing more space for the den and storage. Relax the moment you step into the house into your larger, more welcoming foyer and settle in the den or open concept great room and dining area.

If you enjoy cooking, you’ll love that Esperia features a larger kitchen, perfect for cooking for large families or dinner parties. With all the space in Esperia, you can’t go wrong by choosing this floorplan here.
Tovero
Tovero, as the largest of K. Hovnanian Homes’ floor plans at Wickenburg Ranch, gives you more space to spread out and includes all of the special features this home builder in Arizona can offer. You have the option to include a drop zone and K. Hovnanian Homes’ signature HovHall (replacement for a mudroom) and HovHub (a low built-in desk for anyone to check emails, etc.).

You’ll also find the biggest kitchen in Tovero, along with the open concept great room and dining area. Your den has extra space and an option for double doors. This is K. Hovnanian Homes at their best, so check it out here.

CSE & Associates, Inc.
CSE & Associates Inc. has a world-class reputation as home builders in Arizona and, having won awards at the PCBC Gold Nugget Awards, the NAHB Nationals, and Builder’s Choice Awards since 2008, their floorplans’ quality and beauty can’t be questioned. Enjoy looking over their floorplans below.
Cinnabar
Spreading out in a 3,261 square footage and simple, rustic design, you’ll feel right at home in the Cinnabar floor plan. This floor plan includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3-car garage. This floorplan is semi-customizable, so you can include a study, expand to a 4-car garage, or add details like a horizontal fireplace. Figure out how you’d customize this floorplan here.
Turquoise
Boasting a 3,656 square footage (the largest floor plan offered at Wickenburg Ranch), Turquoise isn’t just for living, but for loving life. It’s a 2-bedroom plan with a lock-off casita, 3.5 baths, and a 3 car garage. It also features a media room and a nook off the kitchen. Like the Cinnabar, Turquoise is semi-customizable, with options for two 2-car garages or an office. Turquoise was designed as a dream home. Find floorplan options and pictures here.

Wickenburg Ranch, featuring a Trilogy Resort Community, is proud of our home builders in Arizona. We look forward to you enjoying their work as much as we do. Contact us today to schedule a tour of the model home of your choice.

How to choose the right neighborhood when buying a home

Have you found yourself looking for new homes for sale in Arizona? With a population of over 7 million people in Arizona, there are a lot of options for homes and communities throughout the state. But having a lot of options might make your decision harder, not easier.

When you buy a new home, you want a place that welcomes you, a place that gives you what you need with minimal effort, and a place that you never need or want to leave. The best kind of home is one you can stay in for a long time, so choosing the right neighborhood matters when looking for a new home for sale in Arizona. Here are some things to consider as you look:
Where Do You Want or Need to Live?
Knowing where you need to find a home is the most important thing to consider as you start house hunting through homes for sale in Arizona. This might depend on whether you’re being transferred for work or looking to move closer to family. Those priorities will determine the area you need to look at most.

You’ll also need to decide things like whether city life is really for you, or how long your commute might be from any given location. You might be able to find a community that puts you in a nice middle-ground between city and rural areas if that’s what you’re looking for.

If work isn’t really a concern, consider taking a step back from the city so you can have more recreational outdoor time. You might be surprised to find that in Arizona, places like Wickenburg Ranch offer you the perfect setting for a quieter community while still be only a short drive from cities like Greater Phoenix.

Whatever your needs are, take them into account. You don’t want to rush into a new home in Arizona only to find that you are further from family, the city, a hospital, etc. than you ever wanted to be. Plan ahead, consider your needs and search for neighborhoods that can give you your most important priorities.
Find Your Kind of People
A neighborhood is, of course, made up of more than nice new homes for sale in Arizona. It includes the people around you, and this can make a huge difference as to whether a neighborhood is the right one for you or not.

So think about what matters to you, what you like to do, and what your lifestyle is. Do you like quiet afternoons inside working on your latest project or reading a novel? Or do you prefer being able to get outside, going to the gym, and taking the dog for a walk? Maybe you like a mix of these indoor and outdoor activities.

Once you’ve figured out what you value in a community, you can take a good look at your potential new neighborhoods to get an idea of what sort of people live there. If you find a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle well, then the people around you will share similar lifestyles to you.

That means if you want to find a morning walking buddy, it should be easy to step next door and find someone. And that finding someone to take care of your dog while you go on a trip won’t be a problem since you’ll probably have neighbors happy to help you out.

Remember, the people around you are just as important to your new home as the house itself. They can make your life exciting and enjoyable, or they can frustrate you constantly. Finding a neighborhood that fits your social needs should be a top priority as you search for your new home for sale in Arizona. Places like Wickenburg Ranch, featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community, offer connected and fun neighborhoods to people looking for comfort and an active social circle.
Keep Your Health in Mind
You might think that making sure you’re near a hospital or doctor’s office is all you need to do when hunting for your new home for sale in Arizona. Even though that is important, there are other things to consider when it comes to your health.

No matter what age you are, physical activity is important to a healthy lifestyle. So are social activities. So look for a neighborhood that will help you emphasize these healthy activities.

Maybe you’ll want to try out a gym. Or improve your golf game. You might have stressed yourself out at work, so a nearby spa would be a blessing. Even being able to walk to a park or to take your grandkids to a playground can make a big difference in your physical and mental health.

The possibilities don’t stop there. Arizona offers stunning hikes near new homes all over the state, and you can take horses on some of the trails if you’ve been dreaming about going on a ride. Some communities include man-made lakes so you can relax and enjoy the fresh air. And if you are in a smaller Western town, like Wickenburg, the nighttime skies will awe you every night.

A health-focused neighborhood can give you the lifestyle you’ve been missing. It just takes finding the right neighborhood.
Discover Activities at an Easy Distance
When you settle into a new neighborhood, you don’t want your favorite activities far away. After all, you want to enjoy your new home in Arizona as long as you can, so settle down in a place where almost everything you want to do is within walking distance.

One great thing to look for in a community is a Sports Complex. A Sports Complex gives you access to tennis, pickleball, and other sports that you can play with your family. It’s a great way to bring neighbors together too.

A golf course nearby can really make a community enjoyable. Wickenburg Ranch hosts two different golf courses, and the championship 18-hole Big Wick course took 7 years to perfect. If the 18-hole course isn’t for you, but you’d still like to spend an afternoon golfing, the 9-hole Li’l Wick will have you enjoying your tee time even after dark.

What good is a new home for sale in Arizona if it isn’t near some restaurants and bars? Luckily, you’ll find plenty of options for fine dining and drinking in Arizona, so take a look at what restaurants are in your potential new neighborhood and plan to try a couple of them as soon as you move in.
Settle in at Wickenburg Ranch
While many new homes for sale in Arizona have great neighborhoods, you won’t find a better neighborhood than Wickenburg Ranch’s Trilogy community. In fact, Wickenburg Ranch is more than a neighborhood – it’s a way of life.

In addition to its golf courses, Wickenburg Ranch includes nearby hiking trails, a dog park, a 5-star social club, a spa and gym, and various one-of-a-kind restaurants and bars such as Jake’s Spoon and Wick’s Hideaway.

This idyllic Western community combines luxury with health and social activities. With this combination and proximity to Greater Phoenix, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose any other new homes for sale in Arizona than the ones in Wickenburg Ranch. Contact us today or schedule a tour with us so you can see for yourself what your life could be at Wickenburg Ranch.

Why Resort-Style Living is More Popular Than Ever Before

The new generation of homebuyers, especially in Arizona, has evolved from traditional country clubs to resort-style communities. Being more interested in experiences rather than possessions, they’re blazing a trail of their own. There’s no doubt that resort-style living is the hottest trend in communities, as it offers residents the comforts of their own home with the amenities and atmosphere of a destination resort. 

Wickenburg Ranch, featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community, is an active lifestyle 55+ community in Wickenburg, Arizona. Situated along an 18-hole championship golf course, Trilogy is a gated neighborhood within the master-planned community of Wickenburg Ranch.

Here’s why more and more people are flocking to resort-style living communities, particularly Wickenburg Ranch. 

The Allure of Resort-Style Living

Homes are created with ease and comfort in mind.

More and more homebuyers are searching for a simpler lifestyle. New construction along with open floor plans have been a popular find among new retirees as they spend more time enjoying the amenities than doing yard work. 

Here at our Trilogy community, residents can work closely with some of the most talented home builders in Arizona for an outstanding home building experience. We’re proud to bring superb architectural design and enthusiasm to every project. From open-floor layouts to serene backyards, you’re sure to find a home that suits your lifestyle.

There’s a strong sense of community.

Resort style communities are more than just a place to live. They’re about being a part of something greater and experiencing a true sense of community.

Life is better when shared with others. Our community make it easy to meet new people and find lifelong friends. Living the Wickenburg Ranch lifestyle helps you experience new places and feel more connected thanks to regular community events, community travel and trips, and a vast array of member-led clubs.

Resort communities offer a handful of amenities. 

From relaxing resort-style pools to invigorating group fitness classes, our amenities are designed to bring homeowners together, allowing you to discover new interests, hang out with new friends, and pursue a new level of health and wellness. 

Wickenburg Ranch’s Amenities 

  • Resort Pool: Our sparkling resort-style pool is heated year-round and is completed with a beach entry and lap lanes. This opulent resort-style pool is the ideal place for members to lounge all day in comfortable outdoor seating while enjoying the weather and panoramic desert surroundings. 
  • Alvea Spa: Inspired from ancient healing rituals tied to the elements of nature, the lavish and holistic Alvea Spa helps residents find peace within their mind, body, and soul. The peaceful amenity features a Himalayan salt wall and five therapy rooms complete with a handful of soothing rejuvenating services, including massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, and professional hair and nail care.
  • Championship Golf Course: At Wickenburg Ranch, award-winning golf awaits right outside your door. Our community offers an 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course, and a 9-hole, par-3 course.
  • Signature Restaurants: After hitting the greens, stroll over to Jake’s Spoon, Jake’s Sip, The Watering Hole, or Wick’s Hideaway to sip carefully selected wines, expertly poured cocktails, and craft beers. While enjoying a variety of cold drinks among friends, snack on culinary delights while soaking in the mountain landscape and lake-side settings. Our experienced chefs aim to bring you elevated dining every night. 
  • Art Barn Studio: Everyone can purchase their own piece of fine art or jewelry, but imagine creating your own. The Art Barn is a place for members to explore their artistic side with relaxing scenery all around, which will inspire fascinating pieces.
  • Culinary Studio: Sophie’s Culinary Parlor, a demonstration kitchen with professional-grade equipment, is a place for members to relax with friends. Whether members choose to do the cooking or enlist the help of one of our culinary experts, it’s the perfect place for TV viewing parties and cooking lessons.

Residents can enjoy a variety of health and wellness activities. 

Commitment to healthy living has skyrocketed in recent years. Yoga studios are full, markets are packed with organic produce, and walkable communities are all the rage. So it makes sense why home buyers are seeking easy access to their healthy pursuits. 

We believe wellness is a key part of happiness. That’s why we offer all kinds of ways to get out and get active so you can feel better longer. Our experts will make sure you’re on track and have fun. Here’s a glimpse of our health and wellness activities:

  • The Courts & Sports Complex: The Courts & Sports Complex is a spirited venue with four tennis courts, six pickleball courts, three bocce ball courts, and horseshoes. Whether members at the complex go to play with friends or watch with wine in-hand, they couldn’t have pictured a better way to embrace their active lifestyle.
  • Gym: Afturburn is a strength and conditioning gym, featuring the advanced TechnoGym™ System, free weights, cardio machines, and the iconic Movement Studio. The Movement Studio features a Fitness on Demand™,an online interactive training tool with pre-recorded and live workout sessions. If you’re new in your fitness journey, we’ve got you covered. Afturburn offers group classes and equipment for all fitness levels. 

Resort-Style communities are led by lifestyle experts.

Our commitment to service isn’t just backed by words. The Wickenburg Ranch lifestyle was created with the help of a full-service hospitality management team, led by industry leaders from some of the most recognized brands in travel, such as Westin, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Intrawest, and more. The hospitality management team plans all of the activities, manages the club, and so much more.

Resort-style communities are perfect for your four-legged friend.

What would life be without our furry family members? Dog parks have become the norm in new communities. Pet-friendly communities offer a safe and fun place where dogs can run and play. 

Take a walk through Charlie’s Park with your dog, or take a hike through the natural beauty surrounding Wickenburg Ranch. The nearby hiking trails range from easy to difficult and from long to short, so you should have no trouble finding a hike that fits your needs.

Choosing the Right Community For You

Resort communities share the same general commitment to health, nature, and environmental sustainability. However, not all communities are created equal.

With so many lifestyle resort communities on the market than ever before, how do you choose the right one? Location is the first thing to consider. Wickenburg Ranch is located outside the hustle and bustle of the Phoenix metro area. As a true western town, people come here for the small-town change of pace, the stunning vistas of the desert and mountain ranges, and the star-filled, dark night skies.

On top of the location, take a look at the amenities. Some communities go above and beyond for their residents. Offering the finest resort living, Wickenburg Ranch is in a class by itself, offering freedom, wellness, connection.

When you come to Wickenburg Ranch, you won’t find just a place to visit – you’ll find well-designed homes, stylish touches, and top-notch amenities. Join us here in Arizona and treat yourself to our top amenities.

Live Your Story – Wickenburg Ranch as Your Resort-Style Community in Arizona

Imagine 40,000 acres of pristine desert landscape surrounding deluxe, award-winning homes–sprinkled with friendly residents, old and young.

There’s no reason you shouldn’t experience vacation all year-round. If you’ve heard about resort-style communities and are ready to experience an active lifestyle and modern conveniences, you have to experience Wickenburg Ranch for yourself. 

Alluring amenities, outdoor recreation, scenic drives along the rugged terrain, and perfect year-round weather can be yours too. We offer quick move-ins to semi-custom choices. If you’re interested in real estate or property in the Wickenburg area, we invite you to come see the new homes available for sale today.

Stay & Play at Wickenburg Ranch

Get a taste of what it’s like to call Wickenburg Ranch home by experiencing four days-in-the-life here—from a morning dip in the pool to an afternoon on the golf course, we think you’ll enjoy your stay.

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament at Wickenburg Ranch Raises $138,000 for scholarships

On May 17, Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle resort community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, supported the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation with an inaugural golf tournament.

Community supporters, 82 golfers, and 12 sponsors joined together to honor the spirit of Semper Fidelis at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Inaugural Golf Tournament at Wickenburg Ranch, where $138,000 was raised. Funds raised at the golf tournament will help the Scholarship Foundation provide post-high school, undergraduate, and career technical education scholarships for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

The Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children for more than 55 years. This year alone, they awarded $7.2 million in scholarships to more than 2,330 students. At a time when the rising cost of higher education significantly outpaces the average military family income, scholarships make a significant difference in the lives of Marine families.

“The Van Tuyl Company firmly believes the children of our nation’s Marines should never be denied the opportunities their parents served to defend,” said Cassie Broemmer, tournament organizer and member of The Van Tuyl Company. “We greatly appreciate the support of Wickenburg Ranch and the participation of our many sponsors – your contributions made this event possible. With your help, we will continue to ensure that no Marine family in-need is left behind.”

In addition to raising $138,000 for the children of Marines, Wickenburg Ranch and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation auctioned off three Navy SEAL jump packages. The golf tournament also featured long-drive competitor, Mike Zeigler.

About Wickenburg Ranch: Located in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch is a luxurious all-ages community with a modern western flair, offering championship golf, innovative home designs, and a five-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information visit www.WickenburgRanch.com.

About the Scholarship Foundation: Established in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Since its inception, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded $125 million in scholarships to 40,000 deserving families. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, please visit www.mcsf.org.

12 Tips for a Happy Retirement

Congratulations! You’ve finally retired and are ready to settle into your life of freedom. We’re here to help you do that.

Arizona hosts several retirement communities, and now that you’re retired, you may be considering moving into one. Wickenburg Ranch, as one of the most luxurious retirement communities in Arizona, can give you the community you need to enjoy the retirement you’ve earned.

With our tips for a happy retirement, you can’t go wrong.

  1. Simplify Your Life

You’ve worked hard your whole life. Between supporting your family and holding down a job in an unstable economy, you’re stressed and tired.

Now that you’re retired, it’s time to take a hard look at your life and decide what you need and what you don’t. And what you want or don’t want in your life.

So simplify.

If you have too many projects sitting around, get rid of some. If your house has a lot of maintenance that you can’t do or don’t want to do, sell it. If you want to live closer to your family, move closer to them.

Moving is a great way to simplify your life, especially if you move into one of Arizona’s retirement communities. Moving forces you to go through everything you have in your life to figure out what you really want, but it also means gaining a new community and purpose in your life.

2. Head to the Heat

Heading to a warm, relaxing place is a hallmark of retirement. And you won’t find somewhere warmer than retirement communities in Arizona.

No more will you have to worry about shoveling snow or slipping on ice. Instead, take in the year-round warmth of Arizona’s desert while you enjoy sitting by the pool or hopping in a golf cart to the next hole.

After all, nothing makes retirement better than having warm, clear weather all year long.

3. Buy Your Dream House

Now that you’re retired, you don’t have to base where you live on your job location. You can move closer to family or head to the warmth of retirement communities in Arizona.

Retirement communities offer high-quality homes to their residents. These homes are designed to build community between the residents and, at Wickenburg Ranch, to enhance and match the community’s surroundings.

Most retirement communities provide various floorplans for residents to choose from. For example, Wickenburg Ranch has floorplans specific to different parts of the community, but they also have an area of the community with highly customized homes.

The best part is these homes are fairly affordable, depending on how customized the house is and which floorplan has been chosen. To give you an idea of a baseline, Wickenburg Ranch starts pricing their homes at $200,000.

So build yourself a dream home – but do it in an affordable, convenient way in a retirement community.

4. Join a Community

When you retire, you no longer have a social life built into your workplace. To have a good social life, you probably have to go look for it.

What you don’t want to do is abandon any sort of social life. Having no social life can bring loneliness and lack of purpose. If you want to enjoy a happy retirement, build a social life into it.

One of the best ways to do that is by moving to a retirement community in Arizona. Retirement communities give their residents personal homes, but also offer countless activities and venues for meeting new people.

If you want your retired social life to be simpler, a retirement community is your best choice for building up a rich social life.

5. Embrace the Active Lifestyle

The last thing you want to do when you retire is let yourself go. After all your time in the office, you deserve to make the most of your life. So don’t sit around on the couch watching TV and doing nothing else. That might be relaxing for a day or so, but it won’t be fulfilling.

Instead, find some new activities. You could try taking a morning walk or run every day. Or start biking. Arizona has lots of hiking trails, so you could take some time exploring nature. You might even take up horseback riding on those trails instead.

And if the outside isn’t for you but you want to stay active, try joining a gym. Many retirement communities have gyms on their premises, which makes finding a gym simple.

However you choose to be active, set up an active routine and stick with it. You’ll feel happier and stronger, and you’ll have plenty of energy to keep you going through any other activities you want to try.

6. Learn to Relax

This is for you workaholics out there. After retiring, you can sometimes feel like you are being lazy or unproductive. Or maybe you just feel a constant need to be working on something – a project, a business, a goal.

And those are good things to do.

But you’ve been working for decades, and now you have a chance to rest. So learn to relax.

You could go to the pool, wade around, soak in the sun, and read a book. Try out a spa, (many retirement communities in Arizona have one) and get a massage or manicure. Or just sit in the park with your dog, chatting with family and neighbors, watching the world go by.

Remember, it’s healthy for our bodies and minds to relax. Take some time for yourself, and let the stress go.

7. Taste Fine Dining

What if you could eat amazing food, sample delicious wine or other drinks, and not have to be the one cooking?

Of course, you could travel around the world eating all the best foreign foods, but that gets to be pretty expensive after a bit.

This tip is something retirement communities can help you with. Retirement communities in Arizona, like Wickenburg Ranch, have high-quality restaurants available for their residents. Sit near a golf course, take in the views, and enjoy your diverse menus and carefully selected range of drinks.

8. Take Day Trips

If traveling the world isn’t in your budget, try taking day trips. Day trips are a great way to get out of the house and spend some time experiencing new things.

Visit a nearby museum, do some shopping, hike a mountain, learn about historical sites, or experience new cultures. You could also take your grandkids to the zoo or lake.

But to do these things, you need to live in a community that is near both the outdoors and a city. Otherwise, your options for day trips may be limited.

Some retirement communities in Arizona are better placed than others. Before you rush to move into a community, check the surrounding areas for potential day trips so you know that you are in the best place for you.

9. Lower Your Golf Score

Another hallmark of retirement is golf, and for good reason. Golf is a great way to spend time outdoors while being active, and when you’re retired, you actually have the time to go through all 18 holes without rushing. You can finally take the opportunity to improve your golf skills and score.

If you’re a golfer or want to be a golfer, try moving to a retirement community that includes a golf course. As part of the community, you should have full access to the course year-round. And living in a warm place means the weather almost never gets in the way of your golf game.

A top golf course in Arizona and the country is Big Wick, an 18-hole, 71-par course that can be both fun and challenging. For a smaller course, try the Li’l Wick, a 9-hole course that fits all levels of golfers and has nighttime lighting for anyone wanting to keep golfing after the sun is down.

10. Try New Hobbies

Not only does retirement give you the time to golf, but it also gives you the time to learn new hobbies. And in an Arizona retirement community, that’s a pretty simple feat.

Like we’ve said in this article, retirement communities offer lots of activities to their residents. When you move to one of these communities, take a look at what they offer and pick something new to try.

You could try your hand at art. You could get into swimming laps. Or take a cooking class. Even do some outdoor yoga or stargazing. Spend some time at sports courts learning pickleball.

Just try something new and get out of your comfort zone. It’s a great way to make retirement more meaningful.

11. Gather Your Family

Moving to a retirement community doesn’t mean cutting off family or friends. And with a new home in Arizona, you’ll be ready to host your family anytime they come over.

Your home will have plenty of space for everyone, you’ll have stunning views to share with your kids, and plenty of activities to include the grandkids in.

Retirement should be a time to bring your family closer to you, no matter how far apart you live.   

12. Decide Now

Moving is a big decision, but the sooner you decide that moving to a retirement community in Arizona is right for you, the sooner you’ll have the retirement you’ve been dreaming of.

As one of the top-ranked retirement communities in Arizona, with award-winning amenities and a nationally ranked golf course, Wickenburg Ranch would like to invite you to take a tour of our facilities today. Our location in the Wickenburg mountains put us near mountains, hikes, the nearby town of Wickenburg, and we’re only a short drive away from Phoenix.

Come see if Wickenburg Ranch is the right community for you, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

The Luxury Amenities at Wickenburg Ranch

Tucked in the stunning Arizona mountains is Wickenburg Ranch, a resort-like community offering its residents and members a living experience like no other. Embracing both modern amenities and the area’s Old Western heritage, Wickenburg Ranch brings the best of old and new together.

Each part of Wickenburg Ranch enhances and accentuates the surrounding landscape, enchanting you with the rural, desert beauty from first-class facilities.

When you come to Wickenburg Ranch, you won’t find just a place to visit – you’ll find yourself home unlike ever before. Join us here in Arizona and treat yourself to our top Wickenburg Ranch amenities.

Comfortable Homes

For all its resort-like comforts, Wickenburg Ranch is designed to be a home for its residents and members. With various floorplans and customizable options, your new Arizona home will be the dream house you’ve always dreamt of – with some extra perks.

Each home is at least 1,500 square feet and can reach up to 5,000 square feet. Additionally, you can work with our talented home builders to ensure that your home fits your lifestyle and the community beautifully.

When you join us at Wickenburg Ranch, you’ll find a community and family everywhere around you, whether you walk next door or relax at our social club above the 18th hole. All of Wickenburg Ranch’s homes and amenities work together to set up the ideal community for you.

Nationally Ranked Golf Course

Wickenburg Ranch combines both community and golf club with its two golf courses and comfortable social environments. Our 18-hole, 71-par course, the Big Wick, stretches its perfectly manicured greens all across our property. Golf Digest has called it one of the “Top Ten New Courses in North America.” With its impressive views and challenging play, Big Wick is one of the most popular Wickenburg Ranch amenities.

If high-level golf isn’t for you, but you still like to spend some time on the green, try our 9-hole course, Li’l Wick. Enjoying equally stunning views, Li’l Wick gives you a round of golf that fits any golfer, no matter their skill level. Along the course is raised seating, allowing you or others in your party to watch the golfers near the green.

And for the times that you want to keep your golf game going into the night, Li’l Wick has four holes with nighttime lighting so you don’t have to stop when the sun does.

Award Winning Social Club

Perched above Big Wick’s 18th hole, you’ll join us in our Social Club for 5-star luxury treatment. As the winner of the 2018 Gold Award for Best Community Amenity, the Social Club is widely seen as the best Wickenburg Ranch amenity.

As you walk inside, you’ll enjoy our living room, set up so you and your neighbors can enjoy chatting, relaxing, or maybe some reading. The room features large windows so you can take in the 18th hole, the mountains, and other features of the area around Wickenburg Ranch.

If you continue through the club, you’ll find a full bar and a saloon, each with TVs keeping you up with your sports teams. Take a load off and enjoy some time for a drink as you check the scores and catch up with your neighbors.

Another favorite place in our social club is the workout gym, Afturburn. Whether you want to spend some time on the cardio machines or join a workout session in the Movement Studio, Afturburn has something for everyone’s workout.

Without a doubt, you’ll find your best social and luxury time in Wickenburg Ranch’s top amenity – the Social Club.

Fine Dining

Wickenburg Ranch’s amenities include three restaurants for fine dining. Jake’s Spoon, with its new-American cuisine, is one of our most popular eateries in the community. Featuring daily dinner specials and the Chef’s famous green chili pork stew, you’ll enjoy the fantastic meals that have made Jake’s Spoon the go-to restaurant in the area. Also connected with Jake’s Spoon is Jake’s Sip, the next-door bar for all your drink needs.

Another favorite restaurant is The Waterhole. Placed scenically near Li’l Wick, The Waterhole includes outdoor dining, drinks, and a fresh menu when you’re looking for a place to rest after your golf game.

Wick’s Hideaway is best known for its drinks, specializing in bourbons and whiskeys. However, if you’re looking for a tasty breakfast spot, stop in for one of our hearty breakfast burritos.

Finally, if you want to skip the restaurants and try your own hand at cooking, join us at Sophie’s Culinary Parlor, where you can learn from experts and take cooking classes. It will give you all the flavors of fine dining with the satisfaction of knowing you can make the food again anytime.

Spa

In a peaceful section of our Social Club, you’ll embrace tranquility into your day in the Alvea Spa. Building on holistic and natural elements, the Alvea Spa includes a Himalayan Salt wall, professional massages, manicures, hair treatments, and more.

Also featured in our spa are therapies such as aromatherapy and reflexology. Key to Wickenburg Ranch amenities is the belief that our residents deserve to have the best and feel their best. In the Alvea Spa, we seek to give you the best care possible for your body, so you can enjoy the rest of the community in your highest frame of mind and body.

Endless Activities

A community like Wickenburg Ranch is the best place to find new hobbies. Wickenburg Ranch amenities offer such a variety of activities and opportunities that you’ll have no shortage of new hobbies in your life.

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at art, come by the Art Barn, the perfect place for new and experienced artists to practice their craft. You can do pottery, draw, and paint with resources like a kiln, deep sinks, and rolling tables.

Maybe art isn’t for you, but physical activity is. Wickenburg Ranch has an outdoor sports complex with courts for pickleball, tennis, Bocce ball, and horseshoes. And if you’d rather watch, the sports complex features raised seating where you can sit back and enjoy.

Take a walk through Charlie’s Park with your dog, or continue through to the nearby hiking trails. The hikes range from easy to difficult and from long to short, so you should have no trouble finding a hike that fits your needs.

Our club also includes a swimming pool with a beach entrance for a relaxing wade and a lap pool if you want to work out in the water. You can strengthen your swimming skills or float along through the afternoon.

Whatever your needs, Wickenburg Ranch amenities offer you all the activities and luxury you could want. Contact us today to set up your tour with us, and we’ll look forward to meeting you in our community.

6 Sustainable Housing Trends to Watch

Thanks to technological advancements, sustainable and eco-friendly homes have grown more popular over the years. Here are six sustainable housing trends to watch.

Sustainable Housing Trends

  1. Energy-Efficient Features

More and more homes are implementing cost-effective, energy-efficient features. While high-performance features come with initial upfront costs, the investment reduces operating costs in the long run and improves quality of life. These state-of-the-art features provide a safe and healthy indoor environment for you and your family.

  1. Solar Energy

Installing solar panels on homes helps power your home while helping you save money on your energy bills, earn tax credits or rebates, and decrease your carbon footprint.

  1. AeroBarrier

AeroBarrier is a revolutionary sealing technology that fills gaps as tiny as a hair follicle that can leak energy. Reduced envelope leakage means improved energy efficiency, less dust, fewer pests, and less outdoor pollution entering your home.

  1. High Efficiency Windows

At Wickenburg Ranch, our homes use windows with a low U-factor. The U-factor is a value indicating the insulation performance of the window. The lower the U-factor, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating properties.

  1. Architectural Shading

The front entry and extended covered patios on Wickenburg Ranch Homes are designed to shield doors and windows from direct sunlight.

  1. LED Lighting

High efficiency LED lighting is included in your Wickenburg Ranch home. LED lights not only have superior energy efficiency, but they also have an exceptionally long operating lifespan.

Award-Winning Energy Efficient Homes at Wickenburg Ranch

Our award-winning luxury homes provide greater comfort, style, health and energy efficiency for homeowners. Our homebuilding partners are committed to being industry leaders in innovation and thoughtful design, utilizing cutting-edge technology to create incredibly efficient high-performance homes. Our luxurious community has a pioneering spirit and the chance to create the spectacular life you want, all within the cozy desert mountains of Wickenburg, Arizona.