Casa Grande : Arizona
Living a Golf Lifestyle in Casa Grande, Arizona
Casa Grande is a town in Arizona where it is easy to find a place to play golf. Mission Royale is an active community that is big on golf and Francisco Grande is a hotel resort with golf. The population is 41,000 and the location is almost half way to Tucson from Phoenix. Casa Grande is home to many retirees and snowbirds. Most of the town infrastructure is new with chain stores and big box stores a big part of the landscape.
Where to Live & Real Estate Values
Many of the 55+ people in Casa Grande tend to live in the active adult communities spread out around the outskirts of the town (see link at top right). Most of those are gated communities and have amenities like golf courses.
Fueled by overbuilding and foreclosures, average home prices in Casa Grande have nose dived since 2006. Zillow.com reports the average selling price in 2011 to be about $84,700. Homes in some of the nicer developments will be higher than that.
What is special about Casa Grande
This part of southern Arizona is a little less overdeveloped than the Phoenix region. Casa Grande has a mix of old Arizona and modern buildings. The shopping is very good. The desert and the mountains are beautiful. The famous Hohokam Indian Ruins are 20 miles to the northeast.. Casa Grande was home to a collective farm society which was part of the New Deal. The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort was the former spring training camp of the San Francisco Giants.
What is not special about Casa Grande
The future of newly developed communities like Casa Grande, far from Phoenix or Tucson, is open to question.
Climate and Physical Environment
Casa Grande is halfway between Tucson and Phoenix in southern Arizona. The normal high temperature is 65 with a normal low of 38. The normal July high temperature is 105 with a low of 78. Casa Grande averages 10" of rain per year.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
The Casa Grande Public Library is a 16,000 sq.ft. facility with 75,000 volumes.A branch was scheduled to be opened in 2009.
Crime in Casa Grande is more than double the national average.
Casa Grande Regional Medical Center serves the residents of Casa Grande.
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