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About Gold Canyon
Gold Canyon, AZ is a suburb east of Phoenix, AZ, 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 a relatively new community. Many of the homes for sale in Gold Canyon were built after 2000. So, the community has a modern, clean aesthetic that blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape.
As of 2020, 11,612 people were living full-time in Gold Canyon, but that number more than doubles during the winter months when the flocks of Canadian and US “snowbirds” come to their favorite winter retreat to enjoy the endless sun and warm weather.
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 nightclubs, 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 dozens of courses and clubs within a short, half-hour drive.
If you prefer more active, adventure-oriented outdoor pursuits, don’t forget that 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, and horseback riding. Many trails can be accessed from various points throughout Gold Canyon.
Where to Live in Gold Canyon
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. 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, many within the area are 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 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 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.