City Mayor & Councilwoman

Presented Dolce Vita with a Certificate of Recognition Award

(September 9, 2019) – Apache Junction City Council had this to say: “A major shout out to Dolce Vita, again named one of the best master-planned communities in the nation by Where to Retire magazine. Mayor Serdy, members of the city council and Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce CEO Denise Hart presented the Community Manager  from Dolce Vita with a recognition.


Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

Presented Dolce Vita with the Apache Junction Proud Award

(September 9, 2019) – Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce had this to say: “We had the pleasure of recognizing one of our members Dolce Vita Luxury Homes at Superstition Mountain along with City of Apache Junction , city council members. Jeff Serdy, Mayor Apache Junction AZ, our board members, ambassadors, our staff and CEO Denise Hart during their coffee and donuts meeting this morning.

They made the short list of Top 50 Master Planned Communities in the United States in Where to Retire Magazine.…

Congratulations to them, their community and everyone that was in attendance this morning. They do fantastic things for our community such as the Teddy Bear Drive (see all teddy bears in the background) and so much more. We are elated that you are a member of our chamber and all that you do.”

Where to Retire Magazine

Named Dolce Vita One of the Best in the Nation!


Where to Retire Releases 11th Biennial List

(June 4, 2019) – Where to Retire reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” in the July/August issue, on newsstands June 11. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first-person testimonials by current residents.

Dolce Vita, in Apache Junction, is one of seven master-planned communities in Arizona to be recognized this year. The age-restricted community 35 miles east of Phoenix has a 33,000-square-foot clubhouse, complete with a movie theater, an arts space with a kiln, sports courts, a zero-entry pool and more. One resident reported, “Dolce Vita has everything you’re looking for.”

The selected 50 best master-planned communities showcase the variety of housing options and amenities that enrich the lives of relocating retirees. “Moving after retirement doesn’t mean just a new home; it means a new life,” Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said. “Yes, each of our 50 communities builds attractive homes, but they also nurture new friendships. Most developments offer trails, sports courts, fitness equipment, restaurants, pools and more. The settings are gorgeous, near mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes and low-humidity deserts. Climates generally are mild, allowing daily communes with nature.”

Nearly a year ago, editors began gathering and evaluating information on hundreds of communities, but chose only established neighborhoods with enough acreage to build at least a year’s supply of homes. The communities come from 17 states. Florida has nine of the winning 50 communities, followed by North Carolina with eight, Arizona with seven and South Carolina with five. Home prices begin in the $120,000s and go upward of $3 million; 35 communities on the list have homes that start at less than $300,000. Almost half of the neighborhoods are age-restricted or age-targeted while the rest are all-ages. The communities are not ranked; rather, they are listed alphabetically by state and then by development name. A two-page chart gives a snapshot of all 50 choices and a guide to their amenities.

As the authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire has covered hundreds of the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. The magazine is published six times a year and has a national circulation of 200,000.

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National Teddy Bear Day

Dolce Vita Residents Donated Over 200 Teddy Bears

(September 9, 2019) – Dolce Vita residents are AMAZING and their hearts are so big!!

For National Teddy Bear Day they donated over 200 teddy bears. The teddy bears are donated to the police and fire department and presented to the children who are in crisis.

Additional thank you for donations go to city officials, Chamber of Commerce staff, and Murex Management.


(September 11, 2019) –

We were humbled yesterday. Our hearts are with all who were lost on the fateful September 11th.

And we thank the Dolce Vita Veterans Group for hanging this beautiful flag in remembrance of the emergency personnel who gave their lives.