Wondering where to retire in Arizona? Looking for the best in recreation, lifestyle and contemporary new homes? Where to Retire Magazine has done the leg work with its biennial The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. for 2019 and Eastmark made the list.

Eastmark made the ranking with its Encore community, a 55-plus community where every day feels like a vacation, and residents can set the tone for a well-lived life at the private Encore Club. Opened in 2016, the Encore Club offers a sophisticated retreat where residents can gather with friends old and new, keep healthy at the state-of-the-art fitness center, and relax and stay fit at the resort-style pool. 

“Taylor Morrison has been specializing in 55-plus communities for some time,” said Andrea Murphy, vice president of sales for the Taylor Morrison Phoenix division. “We choose great locations are part of exciting communities with private clubhouses and amenities, and events and activities. Plus, Taylor Morrison offers a wide selection of single-story homes with contemporary designs and features that today’s 55-plus homebuyers are looking for.” 

Taylor Morrison offers 12 ranch-style floor plans crafted for active living. Perfectly sized and easy to maintain, the homes feature bright and airy open-concept living spaces, well-appointed owners’ suites, and floor plans from approximately 1,339 to 3,205 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 to 2.5 baths and 2- to 3-car garages.

Prices start in the upper $200,000s.

The selected master-planned communities included in the list were chosen based on first-person testimonials. Of Encore at Eastmark, one resident said the community “feels like such a wholesome environment.” 

The selected 50 best master-planned communities showcase the variety of housing options and amenities that enrich the lives of relocating retirees. Nearly a year ago, editors began gathering and evaluating information on hundreds of communities.

“Moving after retirement doesn’t mean just a new home: it means a new life,” Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said. “Each of our 50 communities builds attractive homes, but they also nurture new friendships.”

Homeowners at Encore at Eastmark can explore fresh possibilities with a variety of community-hosted classes and events, organized by the on-site Lifestyle Director, and through resident-run social clubs that offer an endless array of activities. 

To learn more about Encore at Eastmark, visit https://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/arizona/phoenix/mesa/encore-at-eastmark-community or call 480-346-1738.

New-build and new, move-in-ready homes are available. Explore more at https://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/arizona/phoenix/mesa/encore-at-eastmark-community/floor-plans.