Near Surprise at Sun City West-Corte Bella

Corte Bella golfCorte Bella is in the NE corner of Sun City West in the NW valley of the Greater Phoenix Real Estate area. There was a growing need for an active adult area that was smaller and more intimate with the completion of enormous Sun City and also very large Sun City West. Corte Bella was uniquely designed based on feedback from retirees who wanted a small upscale, gated community with a private golf course. It has 1650 homes.

The original age restriction was for 55+ but it was changed prior to completion to 45+ as a minimum 80% of the population was 55+ which is currently the case.

Architectural inspirations range from Europe’s casual street scenes to Santa Barbara’s beautiful fountains, flowering courtyards, elegant archways and colorful mosaics. The community features tree-lined streets, walking paths, neighborhood enclaves and expansive courtyards.

Location Corte Bella is conveniently located near an abundance of shopping, dining  and popular attractions such as the Arrowhead Mall, Challenger Space Center, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium and Lake Pleasant for boating and swimming. Westgate City Center, home of the NHL Arizona Coyotes, NFL Arizona Cardinals and Tanger Outlet Mall is about 20-25 minutes from here.

Area Features An 11,500 square-foot fitness center and spa is the hub for fitness activities and classes at Corte Bella. The facilities also features cardiovascular and weight training equipment, mirrored exercise studio, heated salt water lap and resort-style pool, indoor whirlpools, outdoor Jacuzzi, separate his & hers saunas, relaxation rooms, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts and basketball hoops. The spa pampers residents with massages, treatments rooms, therapy tubs, saunas and a sun patio.

A 9,000 square-foot social hall above the Anacapa Restaurant provides awesome views of the community and surrounding mountains. The hall is the center for community social activity and here residents mingle with friends, attend club meetings and gather for events.There is even a Canadian Club that meets regularly.

A community events coordinator and a fitness instructor are continually providing residents of Corte Bella with fun and exciting events, activities, interest groups and fitness classes.

At Corte Bella, the golf course is the community’s main attraction. Lush ficus, Italian Cypress, Oleander and other exotic flora line the manicured Bermuda grass fairways. The 7,011-yard championship course has it’s challenges with wide fairways but well bunkered.

The current HOA fees for residents are $416 paid quarterly.

Homes The 1650 Homes in Corte Bella were constructed between 2003 and 2007 with an emphasis on luxury, quality and high-end finishes. All new-construction homes have been sold, but a continually changing lineup of pre-owned resale homes are available. Buyers can select from an assortment of bungalow style single-family homes that range from 1,100 to 3,200 square feet. Many of the homes feature great upgrades such as granite counters, triple car garages, casitas (detached guest suites) and large home sites with golf course views.

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