Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Master-Planned Communities for 2022

Article originally posted on AZ Big Media on April 17, 2022

Here are the Top 10 master-planned communities in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

2,300 homes or more

Here are the Top 10 master-planned communities in Arizona, as featured in the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona:

Background: Set amongst the natural Sonoran Desert foothills in the Northwest Valley, the 7,100 acre-master-planned community of Vistancia in Peoria offers stunning panoramic desert and mountain views along with excelling schools, parks and trails, recreation centers, golf courses, and resident lifestyle experiences. Opening in 2004, Vistancia is now home to over 17,500 residents in four unique lifestyle communities –Trilogy at Vistancia an active adult resort community, The Village at Vistancia a family a friendly-friendly community with access to two K-8 elementary schools and planned resident activities and recreation centers, Blackstone at Vistancia a luxury golf course community featuring the private Blackstone Country Club, and Vistancia’s newest community Northpointe at Vistancia offering an elevated desert living experience with some of the most spectacular views in the Northwest Valley.

1. Vistancia

2. Morrison Ranch

3. Las Sendas

4. Power Ranch

5. Eastmark

6. Tortosa

7. Estrella

8. Verrado by DMB Associates

9. Anthem by Del Webb

10. Sun City Grand


2,299 homes or fewer

1. Mountain Bridge

Background: Mountain Bridge is a resort-style master-planned community set amidst scenic mountains with a signature stone bridge connecting the northern and southern areas. Picturesque covered grand entryways, clock tower, rustic old world Mediterranean and Andalusian architecture, and extensive open space, trails, and paths add to the community’s beauty. Our robust lifestyle program and intimate gated neighborhoods cultivate a tight-knit feel. A perfect place to gather, the Owners Club offers a heated pool, spa, fitness, tennis, event lawns, parks and is a centralized hub for lifestyle activities and resident connection. Great schools, dining, shopping, and recreational areas are just minutes away!

Strengths: “Our resident engagement and pride of ownership, strong lifestyle program participation, and active board and committees are a huge part of why our community is ranked as number one. Our homeowners are the shining stars of the Mountain Bridge community. Without them, it wouldn’t be the number one master-planned community.”

2. Spectrum at Val Vista

3. Ironwood Crossing

4. Cadence at Gateway

5. Firerock

6. Bridges at Gilbert

7. Fulton Ranch

8. Terravita

9. La Estancia

10. Adora Trails