The Academy Village/Altura
13701 East Langtry Lane, Tucson, Arizona 85747
55+ Community of The Academy Village/Altura Boasts Southwestern Style Single Family Homes, Town Homes and a Wide Array of Cultural and Educational Opportunities
The Academy Village/Altura, a 55+ community located on 168 acres just east of Tucson in southern Arizona, began in 2000. It has a distinctly Southwestern flavor and will have 264 homes and about 400 residents when build out is completed. The original builder, Doucette Homes, Inc., is still constructing some houses, but Miramonte Homes is the primary builder now.
Well designed with a respect for the land, the community has single family homes arranged in clusters of four, as well as town homes with just four to six units per building. The single family homes have 1,680 to 2,675 square feet, and the town homes have 934 to 1,443 square feet. Nearly half of the development is open space peppered with cacti, desert willow, prickly pear, yucca and creosote bushes. Desert wildlife is always close at hand.
All dwellings boast modern adobe and/or Territorial architecture with interior design elements that may include rounded corners, arched doorways and tile floors. Each dwelling has a private patio and some have a casita. Most have desert and mountain views. Twenty percent of homes are powered by solar enery.
Prices begin in the mid-$100,000s. The monthly HOA fee is $195. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change. Long term rentals are also available, although they start at around $75 per night.
Altura's residents enjoy a long list of amenities. In fact, some of these are the reason that people retire here. At the top of the list is the Arizona Senior Academy (ASA), an on-site, non-profit organization that emphasizes cultural and educational involvement within the community. Open to anyone age 60 or better for $75 per month, it presents weekly concerts, symposiums, movies, lectures, classes, group discussions, field trips, courses and more. The University of Arizona's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) holds many of its classes at the ASA as well.
The ASA is complemented by the HOA (AVHOA), which, in addition to providing trash removal and general maintenance, offers a variety of programs and amenities at the Community Center. Here homeowners enjoy fitness classes, a solar heated swimming pool, a spa, a library and tennis courts. A dog park, a weekly newsletter, free wireless internet throughout community buildings, happy hours, potlucks, holiday parties and restaurant outings into Tucson further enhance daily life. A golf course is just five minutes away.
In addition to the ASA and the HOA, the Academy Services Corporation (ASC) provides a wellness program. It is a fee-based system that offers personalized services such as blood pressure monitoring, wound care, review of test results and more. The Village/Altura also has a 9,000 square foot assisted living facility called Academy Villas.
Tucson is just a seven minute drive to the west and has been receiving accolades for its growing arts and cultural scene. More than 200 arts groups, 35 downtown art galleries, Ballet Arizona, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Jazz Society and the Arizona Theater Company are the reasons why. World-class spas, casinos, University of Arizona athletics and 30 museums provide further ways to stay active and involved.
The city has seven hospitals. One of them, the University of Arizona Medical Center, has won numerous national awards and is nationally ranked in geriatric care, cardiology and heart surgery. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and accepts Medicaid and Medicare patients.
July's average high temperature is 100 degrees, and January's average high temperature is 52 degrees. On average, the area receives 11 inches of rain per year.
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