Anthem at Merrill Ranch – Florence Real Estate Homes

Florence ..Live. Work. Play

Anthem at Merrill Ranch, just north of Historic Florence in the Southeast Valley of Phoenix, offers all that you’d expect from a Del Webb community. Rock climbing, a skate park, championship golf, indoor basketball and a bustling community center are just a few amenities that will be conveniently located virtually in your backyard. From the masterful entry to renowned amenities, mostly including an 18-hole championship golf course, you’ll find a place tailored to fit how today’s families live, work and play.

This 3,200 acre master planned community includes 9,100 homes and 39 home plans from the low $100s.

Beyond the beautiful homes and vibrant neighborhoods of Anthem at Merrill Ranch, you’ll find the nearby town of Historic Florence, featuring a Main Street and quaint downtown. Travel just a little further into Phoenix you’ll discover all of the cultural, recreational and entertainment you’d expect from a major metropolitan area.

You will find culture and sport venues nearby in the East valley in the Chandler Center for the Arts, Mesa Southwest Art Museum and Gammage Auditorium. In downtown Phoenix you can enjoy all the major sports as well as cultural encounters such as: Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and U.S. Airways Center, home of the Phoenix Suns.

In April 2008, it was announced that a local hospital plans to build in Florence. Anthem is in close proximity to quality medical facilities CHW Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center and Casa Grande Regional Hospital.

For the adventurous, you’ll find plenty of recreational venues nearby including the Copper Basin YMCA, Lost Dutchman State Park, Queen Creek Parks and Recreation, Florence Recreation Areas and Hohokam Park – although we don’t think you’ll ever run out of things to do Anthem at Merrill Ranch!

Anthem’s very own K-8 school is now open on site, and part of the Florence Unified School District. High School students living at Anthem attend the nearby Florence High School. For higher education, Arizona State University’s main campus is just a short drive away, located in Tempe, Arizona and Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus is located in nearby Mesa.

Poston Butte Golf Club, is operated by Troon Golf, widely regarded as one of the world’s premier golf management companies. The rare combination of Del Webb, Gary Panks, and Troon Golf ensures pristine playing conditions, a challenging layout, and impeccable service. Whether playing with your regular foursome or guests, you’ll be proud to say this is your home course.


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About Candace

Candace Robinson is an Associate Broker with Red Hawk Realty and Property Management, a real estate brokerage serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. Candace is a member of our local Arizona Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, she works with both Buyers and Sellers serving the East Valley and surrounding areas including Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Ocotillo, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Maricopa, Ahwatukee and more.


  1. So is there a website for this planned community? I think it would help sell properties a bit more if people had something to look at that represented the designers vision of the community.

  2. Staci Gietler says:

    Anthem is AWESOME! I live here, i should know! But we NEED more people so it can grow. It’s a great place for a family, it’s safe, clean, community friendly, has an awesome grade school right in it, golf courses, and w/ the community center (which offers SOOOO much!) and park there is always something fun going on. And it’s right by a safeway 2 incase u need 2 run and get something u 4got 4 dinner. So PLEASE, move here!!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    OMG! I visited Anthem for the third time this March and I fell in love with this place once more. I am from MN and want to move very soon. I am hoping to find jobs for my fiance and I so we can make the move. This community feels very safe, kid friendly and active. We noticed lots of young people everywhere, which we are excited to become friends with us and our children. Also, the prices of homes and ammenities are amazing. I can’t wait to have a barbeque in my outdoor kitchen and invite everyone over. If anyone has any job connections in the area please let me know. Thanks!

  4. Hi Candace!

    Just checking in on you and thought I’d pop over to see your site. I LOVE this website–VERY well done! Hope you’re doing well and that business is going fabulously for you. You deserve it!


  5. Jennifer Rosa-Lopez says:

    I lived in Anthem for eight months and loved it. Unfortunaley my husband lost his job and we were forced to move closer to family, but I miss Anthem all the time and so do my kids. A great place to raise a family.

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