Within Casa Grande, Arizona, which has 40,000 residents and is approximately 45 minutes south of Phoenix and 55 minutes north of Tuscon, is a master-planned, all-ages community called Mission Royale that was built by Meritage Homes. There is another community by the same name, Mission Royale, within the development that’s for individuals over the age of 55 and has 1,290 new and used single unit homes. New homes are still being built within this part of Mission Royale, and construction, which started in 2003, is going to go on until 2012.
If you’re interested in buying a new home, you can choose from among eleven floor plans. They are priced between $159,900 and $235,900 and range in size upwards from 1.071 square feet. The smallest homes have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a two car garage is attached; this is known as the Casa Clara model. Then, there are homes that have 2,212 square feet. They have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage is attached; this is known as the San Carlos edition. Homes are painted with neutral colors that are intended to match the backdrop of the desert. Each home is just one story, has an enclosed patio, excellent floor plans that allow a maximum amount of light, concrete tile roofs and a lovely landscape.
Including among the greatest views of the Casa Grande Mountains and surrounding desert, Mission Royal includes numerous standard amenities. Whenever they are not enjoying the desert landscape, blue skies, and dry air, residents spend good quality time appreciating the 15,000 square foot clubhouse, three swimming pools, state of the art fitness center, four tennis courts, an aerobics studio, a library, a computer lab, and biking, hiking, and jogging trails (although these amenities are separated from the greater community’s amenities). Adjacent to the Mission Royale Golf Course, which is a public 18 hole course, and also a new shopping plaza, The Promenade at Casa Grande, which includes 75 stores (anything you would want from Target to Best Buy to Dillards) just opened near the community of Mission Royale.
It costs $275 in HOA fees each quarter, and these are put towards trash removal, outdoor upkeep, access to features and maintenance of the homes.
Although Casa Grande is a rural farming community, it’s rapidly expanding, and 35% of the population is over the age of 45. In the downtown section, there are 18 parks in the vicinity, four golf courses, an archery range, a public pool, two museums, a workout facility, two senior centers and some delicious restaurants. One negative thing about the community is that it has more crime than is typical.
Summers in Casa Grande will live up to Arizona’s reputation, with temperatures passing the 100 degree mark in July and August, but the winter temperatures will drop to just the 50s and occasionally 40 degree mark. Rain is usually less than an inch most months, and the sun will shine about 90% of most months. During summer monsoon months you might see 60% humidity in the mornings, but by afternoon it’s usually down to none.
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