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Why Living in Gold Canyon, AZ Makes Sense
Gold Canyon, AZ is a suburb to the east of Phoenix, Arizona in Pinal County, but suburb does not accurately describe Gold Canyon, AZ. This community is more along the lines of a hidden oasis or enclave.
Nestled in the shadow of the Superstition Mountain, the scenery around Gold Canyon is positively breathtaking. When you consider the sheer amount of open land, diverse flora and fauna and beautiful, unobstructed vistas – it’s hard to imagine that the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is just 45-minutes away.
Gold Canyon is relatively new community. In fact, many of the homes for sale in Gold Canyon were built after 2000. So, the community as a whole has a modern, clean aesthetic that blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape.
As of 2010, there were 10,159 people living full time in Gold Canyon, but that number more than doubles during the winter months when the flocks of Canadian and US "snow birds" come to their favorite winter retreat to enjoy the endless sun and warm weather.
Gold Canyon's MountainBrook Village is one of the best Active Adult communities in the west!
What to Do in Gold Canyon, AZ
Like many areas that attract seasonal visitors, the quality of amenities and services in Gold Canyon far exceeds what is expected in a community of just over 10K people, but unlike some seasonal destinations, you won’t find many night clubs, dive bars and boardwalks. Gold Canyon is an older community – over 53 percent of the population is 45 and older – and offers a more sedate lifestyle.
Golf is one of the top past times around here. Within Gold Canyon, there are five, 18-hole championship length golf courses, and many are surrounded by some of the best, luxury real estate in the area. In addition to the golf courses within Gold Canyon, there are literally dozens of courses and clubs within a short, half-hour drive.
If you prefer more active, adventure-oriented outdoor pursuits, don’t forget that the Superstition Mountain is right in your backyard. The Superstition Mountain has literally thousands of miles of public land filled with trails that are ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding and many of those trails can be accessed from various points throughout Gold Canyon.
If just relaxing is your preferred way to spend your free hours, Gold Canyon has a great downtown area. You can spend hours just browsing the local boutiques, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. For the days when you crave the variety provided by a larger city, Chandler, Phoenix and Mesa are just a short drive away – perfect for a day out.
Where to Live in Gold Canyon, AZ
Gold Canyon has a well-deserved reputation as an affluent community, but that does not mean that every home for sale in Gold Canyon will cost a million dollars or more. Far from it, there are many affordable home options in Gold Canyon. In fact, every price point is available within this desert community – including those multi-million dollar luxury properties.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance, affordable property with world-class amenities there are several townhome and condominium developments in Gold Canyon such as Casas of Mesa del Oro, Tesoro Townhomes, Fairway Views and Toscano Villas to name a few.
For those who prefer a single-family development and enjoy having a front and back yard, there are many within the area -- both gated and open. Some to consider are Gold Springs, El Mirador, Peralta Trails and Sierra Vista. These communities are very distinct. Some have no HOA while others offer community amenities such as pools, clubhouses and even schools.
Gold Canyon is home to many luxury communities. These exclusive communities offer expansive lots, magnificent floor plans, the best homes and top-notch community amenities. Each of these communities must be seen to be believed. Each home is a unique work of art. Some luxury communities within Gold Canyon are the Hieroglyphic Trails, Mesa del Oro (an equestrian community), Mountain Whisper, Pasion and Vista del Corizon.
Do you want to live on a golf course? You can. Several of the communities already mentioned are adjacent to a golf course, but if you want to live right on the fairway or green try Fairway Views, Gold Canyon Estates, Quail Canyon and the Superstition Mountain and Golf Club.
In addition to all these other communities, Gold Canyon also has a critically acclaimed active adult (55 and above) community called MountainBrook Village. If a community like that is something you are considering, you can definitely find it here.
Gold Canyon has much to offer to everyone. If a quiet, peaceful community is what you desire, moving to Gold Canyon might just be for you.
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