Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence is a 4,200 home active adult community southeast of the San Tan Mountains 60 miles from Phoenix. Residents of the Sun City age-restricted neighborhood enjoy exclusive use of a private clubhouse plus access to the Merrill Ranch master plan amenities. Florence, Arizona is one of the oldest incorporated towns in Arizona and has a unique and cherished history. Located approximately 45 minutes from Phoenix and Tucson, residents can take advantage of big city amenities, yet return to the quiet comforts of home. From museum exhibits to regional attractions, Florence has something to do for everyone. Characterized by a quaint downtown and historic main street, Florence and the area around Sun City at Merrill Ranch is still fairly rural. Nonetheless, a number of everyday shopping conveniences are close to home and several large retail stores have set up around Florence. Larger shopping trips are a quick 30 mile drive to the northwest in Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler. Nearby state parks such as Lost Dutchman State Park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park and the Casa Grande Ruins are ideal places for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. The grounds of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are dotted with open spaces, gorgeous views and miles of walking and biking trails. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Amenities Residents of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch have a vast array of world-class amenities at their fingertips every day. Within the private Sun City active adult portion of Merrill Ranch, homeowners enjoy an immense 48,000 square-foot clubhouse featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and cyber cafe, ballroom and a variety of hobby and game rooms. The immaculate 18-hole 7,300 yard Poston Butte Golf Course designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf winds throughout the community. Memorable par three holes featuring island greens, stacked stone walls and bunkers stretching from tee to green captivate players of all skill levels. In addition to the usual tennis, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch has the added benefit of being a part of the larger Merrill Ranch master plan. Some of Sun City's most active residents are regulars on the Merrill Ranch basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and rock climbing wall. Plus, the massive Merrill Ranch water park is a big hit when grandchildren visit. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Homes & Real Estate Sun City at Merrill Ranch offers 14 single-family floor plans that range in size from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. Buyers can choose from homes that offer courtyards, front porches, 2-car and 3-car garages and casitas. The homes in Sun City Merrill Ranch are favored by people who want new or nearly new construction with the latest desirable upgrades and modern floor plans. Home buyers can select from both new construction and a small selection of resale homes. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Lifestyle Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch has a full-time activities coordinator who is continually providing an exciting lineup of fun activities, classes and events to insure the homeowners enjoy a socially active and physically engaging lifestyle. Sun City is also committed to continuing education and has instituted an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy that provides residents the opportunity to partake in continuing education classes without leaving the community. Culture / Entertainment Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (10 miles) Schnepf Farms (14 miles) McFarland State Historic Park (16 miles) Phoenix Art Museum (63 miles) Desert Botanical Gardens (51 miles) Musical Instrument Museum (66 miles) ASU Gammage Theater (47 miles) Recreation Cactus League Spring Training (10 stadiums) Chase Field (58 miles) University of Phoenix Stadium (80 miles) Mt. Lemmon (114 miles) Medical On-Site Emergency Medical Technicians Florence Hospital at Anthem (onsite) Mercy Gilbert Hospital (26 miles) Banner Gateway Medical Center (32 miles) Utilities Electricity, Power, Energy: Arizona Public Service (APS) Gas: Southwest Gas Water: Johnson Utilities Cable & Internet: Cox Communications Cable: CenturyLink Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is serviced by Sky Harbor (PHX) International Airport. Non-stop to Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and more. One-stop flights to hundreds of domestic and international cities. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is an additional nearby airport.