Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch
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Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is one of the newer Sun City age-restricted communities in Arizona. It is located in the city of Florence, about 30 minutes outside of Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler and about 60 minutes away from Phoenix. It sits southeast of the San Tan Mountains.
Like the other Sun City communities, this one uses the services of Del Webb and Pulte to design and build its homes. Construction began in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in 2006.
It continues today and the real estate market in this 55 and over community features a combination of both resale and newly constructed homes that West USA Realty and Carl Chapman REALTOR can readily show to interested buyers. There are over 3800 homes currently in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch.
The homes for sale in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are priced from the low $200,000s to the high $500,000s. For this price, buyers get single-family homes that are relatively larger than what are found in other Sun City communities. They can have as many as four to five bedrooms and upwards of three or four bathrooms. They also have as much as 6000 square feet of living space and are situated on a third or half-acre lot.
Further, the homes for sale in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers upscale features like:
- New interior and exterior paint
- New carpeting
- Dens, offices or great rooms
- Spacious kitchens
- Large counters
- Kitchen islands
- Maple cabinetry
- Ceiling fans
- Recessed lighting
- Tile floors
- Stone backsplashes
- Side by side fridges
- Breakfast nooks
- Built-in entertainment centers
- Arched doors and windows
- Utility rooms
The homes for sale in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch also have enclosed backyards with fire pits.
Like other Sun City communities, the one at Anthem at Merrill Ranch is managed by a homeowners association. The HOA collects dues from homeowners in the community each year. The dues are used to pay for upkeep and improvement of the community, as well as additions to the infrastructure.
The HOA also maintains the community clubhouse, which covers 48,000 square feet and has its own:
- Fitness center
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Cyber cafe
- Hobby and game rooms
There is also a 7200-yard 18-hole Poston Butte golf course. Gary Panks designed this golf course, which Troon Golf manages for Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. It features three par holes with island greens, stacked stone walls and bunkers from the tees to the greens.
Additionally, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch residents can enjoy athletic facilities like courts for:
- Bocce ball
- Sand volleyball
There is also a rock-climbing wall that homeowners in the community can make use of year-round.
Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is located in a rural setting, away from the larger cities of Gilbert, Mesa and Phoenix. As such, shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail venues are located further away than in other Sun City communities.
Still, there are a few smaller shopping areas located in Florence, close to Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. Moreover, the community is located close enough to larger towns that most residents find it simple to drive to and do their shopping without any inconvenience.
Likewise, the rural setting of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch allows it to be situated close to several nearby state parks. In fact, Lost and Dutchman State Park are minutes from the community. People who live in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Park also live close to the San Tan Mountains Regional Park, as well as the Casa Grande Ruins, is an ideal location for outdoor activities like hiking, walking, and biking.
As Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch continues to grow, so will the demand for its upscale and comfortable single-family homes. Brand new homes come up for sale often in this community. People who want to find out what homes are available right now to buy or learn how to build a new home of their own can reach out to West USA Realty or call Carl Chapman REALTOR to schedule an in-person tour of them today.