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Arizona Traditions Overview

Arizona Traditions in Surprise, AZ offers a small community feel with big community attractions. With 1,700 homes, it is significantly smaller than some of the large-scale active adult communities of the Phoenix northwest valley. Yet, it offers world-class amenities and an exciting lifestyle.

D.R. Horton designed this community to meet the requests of retirees who wanted an active lifestyle community in a smaller, more intimate setting. Unlike some of the larger Sun City communities of the area, Arizona Traditions focused on creating a community that offered a small-town-like charm with close-knit neighbors.

Arizona Traditions Amenities

There is an exciting array of amenities and social activity available to the residents of Arizona Traditions. The 20,400 square-foot clubhouse is the central hub for community activities. It includes a 700-person ballroom, arts and crafts studios, library and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Outside, residents enjoy three pools, a softball field, biking trails, bocce ball, shuffleboard, pickleball and tennis courts. The 18-hole Arizona Traditions Golf Course designed by Dick Bailey winds throughout the community. It provides an exciting and challenging round for golfers of all skill levels. After a round of golf, many residents like to gather with friends at the Arizona Traditions Bar & Restaurant. It offers a sports bar for cocktails and casual lunches plus a dining room for elegant dinners.

Arizona Traditions Homes & Real Estate

The first home was built in 1997 and in 2013 D.R. Horton finished this active adult community with 1,768 homes inside of Arizona Traditions. Buyers can select from single-family homes that range in size from 1,105 to 2,391 square feet. Many of the homes feature some of the latest sought after design features and upgraded finishes. Select home sites provide magnificent golf course and mountain views.

Arizona Traditions Lifestyle

Whether you are focused on your socially or physically active lifestyle, you'll be sure to find an activity to attend or club to join that suits your unique interests. Arizona Traditions encourages an active lifestyle with a large range of activities that are regularly held in the community. Residents often meet for cards and table games, crafts, sports, fitness classes, and plenty of social groups.


While separated from the hustle and bustle of other nearby active adult communities, residents of the Traditions are close to their desired shopping and cultural attractions. Within a mile, there are numerous everyday shopping conveniences such a grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants. Plus, Arrowhead Mall, West Valley Art Museum and numerous sporting venues are within 20 to 30 minutes.

It is nestled near the base of the White Tank Mountains just west of the 303 transit corridor. Here, sprawling subdivisions meet untainted Arizona desert. Since opening in 1997, Arizona Traditions has been heralded as an oasis for adults who want age-restricted living without crowds and congestion.

Single Family Homes

Built between 1997 and 2013, there are 1,768 single-family homes inside of Arizona Traditions. These low-maintenance homes were designed for active adults with one-level living. Ranging from 1,052 to 2,319 square feet in size most homes offer one to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Orangewood 1,052 1 + Den or 2 2 2 or 2.5
Encanto 1,105 2 + Den 2 2 or 3
Cholla 1,198 2 2 2
San Marcos 1,233 2 2 2
Arcadia 1,283 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Adams 1,373 2 2 2
Ocotillo 1,402 2 + Den 2 2
Kenilworth 1,424 2 2 2
Idylwilde 1,439 2 or 2 + Den 2 2
Saguaro 1,515 2 + Den 2 2
Hermosa 1,666 2 + Den 2 3 or 3.5
Willo 1,666 2 + Den 2 2.5
Jokake 1,699 2 + Den 2 2
Coronado 1,704 2 + Den 2 2
La Posada 1,704 2 + Den 2 3
Westward Ho 1,728 2 + Den or 3 2 2 or 2.5
Ingleside 1,829 2 + Den or 3 2 or 2.5 2 or 2.5
Tapatio 1,933 3 2 2
Biltmore 1,957 2 or 2 + Den 2 or 2.5 2 or 2.5
Papago 2,213 2 + Den 2.5 2
Sonoran 2,268 2 + Den 2 2
Phoenician 2,319 2 + Den or 3 2 or 2.5 2 or 2.5

Properties in Traditions

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