1. What is unique about your senior living community?

The Old World architecture of our state-of-the-art 33,000 square-foot clubhouse, our seven-acre recreational park and the panoramic views of the beautiful Superstition Mountains make Dolce Vita a luxury Arizona retirement resort, but at affordable prices.

2. What are the price ranges of your Arizona homes?

Very affordable. The custom designed, amenity-rich Arizona retirement housing options start in the $140s, plus taxes and custom upgrades.

3. What are my financing options?

We work with extensive number of qualified lenders who can assist you with all of your financing needs. 

4. What’s the difference between manufactured and site-built homes?

Manufactured housing is the fastest growing sector of the homebuilding industry. Manufactured homes offer a cost-effective way to have the home you’ve always desired. All new construction is Energy Star Qualified, giving you quality and the best energy efficiency. Because manufactured homes come ready to complete, the time it takes to finalize is far less than traditionally built site-homes. Finally, our manufactured homes have a one-year warranty. Traditional manufactured homes have always come with the standard vinyl exterior and a composition roof, but Dolce Vita is proud to offer the option to upgrade your home with stucco exteriors and tile roofs.

5. How long will it take to move into my new home?

Construction times can vary for a home specifically built for you with your choice of style and design.

6. What are the age restrictions in your senior community?

Being a 55+ active adult community, at least one resident must be 55 years or older and no one under the age of 40 may reside in the home. (Of course, children and grandchildren are always welcome to visit our Arizona senior living community).

7. What does the monthly lease payment cover?

The monthly lease payment offers you full use of our senior housing amenities and facilities. Our 33,000 square foot clubhouse offers an elegantly appointed book-filled library with a computer center and elaborate billiards room with eight tables. It houses a workout room featuring top-of-the-line cardio and circuit training equipment. It also offers a craft room, card rooms, a relaxing movie theatre and a 6,200 square foot ballroom that is perfect for concerts, dances and parties. Outdoors you can enjoy our 3,000 square foot ocean-entry heated pool, two spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, putting green and an amphitheater. We are a gated senior Arizona retirement community, near Mesa and the Phoenix metro, with local owners and management. For comparable properties, our monthly lease payment is the lowest in the Valley.

8. What are the advantages of leasing your land versus owning your land?

Residents at Dolce Vita do not pay homeowners association dues, monthly management charges or membership fees to live the Arizona retirement lifestyle. The space lease pays for all of the community amenities including the clubhouse and all of its facilities. On the other hand, those who own home sites often need to pay homeowners association dues, clubhouse fees, and additional costs for maintenance and improvements in addition to their mortgage. Most importantly, you do not have to spend your money for the land-your cash stays in your account. You save the expenditure for the land and have all of the amenities of a country club for far less per month. In addition to lot rent, you only pay insurance, personal property taxes and utilities.

9. What standard features are included in the price?

  • Faux wood flooring throughout home
  • Carpeted bedrooms
  • Recessed lighting in kitchen, living room, and dining room
  • Two tone interior paint
  • Stainless-steel sink in kitchen
  • Kitchen gooseneck faucet with pull out sprayer
  • Stainless-steel, black, or white appliances
  • Full ceramic tile backsplash with mosaic tile insert in kitchen
  • 42” Tall kitchen cabinets
  • Dual sinks in master bathrooms
  • Drawers in all bathrooms
  • Walk-in closets
  • Low- E windows
  • 2” faux wood blind slats with cornice
  • 9’ Flat ceilings
  • 5.5” Baseboards
  • 80” Windows
  • 6 panel doors with lever handles
  • Coffered ceiling in living room
  • Dual pane windows
  • Ceiling fan with lights in all rooms
  • Laundry room cabinets
  • Rounded corners including windows
  • 2″ blinds
  • Door bell
  • 25” side by side refrigerator with water dispenser and ice maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Energy efficient heat pump
  • Smooth top self-cleaning range
  • Built-in microwave
  • Automatic watering systems

We also offer stucco and tile roofs or cemplank siding and architectural shingles

10. How does the design center work? And, what are some of the brand names you offer?

The Dolce Vita on-site Design Center offers complete material and finish selection assistance. We have an extensive list of options and upgrades to enable you to truly personalize your home and live the Arizona retirement lifestyle you’ve dreamed of. We offer a complete line of flooring, counter tops and cabinetry selections. In fact, we can beat typical design center prices. And our design consultants are free to our residents. Brand names include: Shaw Tile & Laminate and Tuftex Carpet.

11. What types of activities are available?

Besides those listed previously, at Dolce Vita we offer performing arts trips, casino trips, outings for sporting events, pickleball, hiking, a variety of exercise classes, movie night, water volleyball, water aerobics, putting green contests, line dancing, health and wellness seminars, pool parties and cookouts. We have fashion shows, community service programs and projects, as well as card and board games, mahjongg, Bible study classes, potlucks, theme parties, ceramics, scrapbooking and other craft classes. In other words, we try to provide everything our residents have an interest in. Overall, we seek to create a great atmosphere for those wanting an active senior living experience near Mesa and the Phoenix metro.

12. What are the hours of the clubhouse?

It is there to fit your lifestyle. 7:00am – 10:30pm

13. Do you allow pets?

Yes, we allow pets. Certain rules and restrictions apply.

14. Is there an HOA?

No, there is no HOA at Dolce Vita and residents of Dolce Vita do not pay homeowners association dues.

15. Is there Lot Rent?

Yes, at Dolce Vita there is a competitive lot rent fee.  Lot Rent currently starts at $731 for a standard lot.  Residents are responsible for their utilities such as Water, Sewer, Trash, and Electricity etc.  Some of the incredible advantages Dolce Vita provides are living at a resort style, gated, controlled access community with amenities galore such as: Fitness Center, Movie Theater, Craft Room, Card Room, Billiards, Ballroom, Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Tennis, Shuffle Board, Horseshoes, Putting Green, Outdoor Amphitheater, Special Concert and Dinner events that are free and/or reduced prices, and so much more.