The Verde Communities are a group of neighborhoods consisting of two active adult communities for persons 55 and older. Adjacent to the Tonto National Forest and the Verde River Recreation Area, these beautiful country club communities currently offer a total of 90 holes of golf in the unique environment of the high Sonoran Desert, just 15 minutes east of Scottsdale or 15 minutes north of Fountain Hills. As age 55 and older, active adult communities, The Verdes are exempt from school taxes and enjoy lower property taxes.
Ideally situated just 45 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, 50 minutes from downtown Phoenix and 30 to 40 minutes from major medical facilities including Mayo Clinic and the Scottsdale Health Care Hospitals, The Verdes are far enough from the city to enjoy clean air, star filled nights and lush desert landscaping. The exquisite club houses at Rio Verde and Tonto Verde offer a wide variety of casual and fine dining and social activities that are the envy of the Northeast Valley of the Sun, yet the cost of club membership along with the outstanding housing values make the lifestyle very affordable.
Rio Verde: Golf…And a Whole Lot More
First conceived as a winter golf camp in the late 1960’s by a group of Minnesota investors, Rio Verde today is a thriving community of 1000 homes ranging from $200,000 to $2 million. Rio Verde’s two Tom Lehman designed, parkland-style golf courses are its signature amenity, but residents also enjoy a Tennis Center, Community Church, Post Office, small Business district and a Community Center which houses a modern Fitness Center, Computer Learning Center, Library, Art Studio, Dance Studio and Multi-Function Rooms for everything from exercise and yoga classes to cards, games, lectures and parties. For Club Membership Information: http://www.rioverdehoa.org/default.php
Tonto Verde: A Place Like No Other
Surrounded by dazzling mountain views, Tonto Verde was named #1 Clubhouse in 2011 by Golf Inc. Magazine. You will feel the Tonto difference immediately…friendly, casual living in an incomparable setting and some of the finest golf available in Arizona. Definitely Not Your Parent’s Active Adult Community!
With just over 700 properties, the community is large enough to be cost effective, yet small enough to create amazing friendships. Townhomes and custom designed, single-family residence values range from the $400’s to $2 million, with building lots still available in the low $100’s.
Offering two distinctly different and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, Tonto Verde is a desert gem with national recognition for its charm and playability. A favorite course for the Gateway Tour, Tonto Verde is kept in immaculate condition and is known for the best greens in the valley.
For Information About Tonto Verde Club Membership: http://www.tontoverde.org/
Vista Verde: The Tradition Continues
Vista Verde opened in 2006 and is the newest addition to “The Verdes.” Designed by noted Arizona golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh, the course is reminiscent of famed Pinehurst #2 with fun greens which fall off to surrounding chipping areas. The golf course at Vista Verde has 5 sets of tees to present a challenge for every skill level, and has served as host to several Gateway Tour events, evidence of the quality of the course and its maintained condition. Prepare for your round at the state of the art practice range. Enjoy! Vista Verde is a course you can have fun playing again and again.