APACHE JUNCTION, AZ
Once known as “Youngberg,” Apache Junction is coursing with youthful exuberance and flanked by natural wonders–it’s clear why it wears its motto, “surrounded by legends,” with pride. Rock Shadows places you in the beating heart of Apache Junction, with opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and convenience at every turn. Take in the fresh air of the marvelous nature cradling this charming city, dine at one-of-a-kind local favorites, and discover downtown Apache Junction within steps of home or Phoenix, only 36 miles away. Enjoy your downtime admiring historical structures or your friend’s swing. Wherever your adventurous spirit leads you, returning home is never far. At Rock Shadows, coming home never feels like the end of your journey.
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The Charms of Apache Junction
Enjoy classic, unfussy American eats and a weekly fish fry at this down-home shack.
lost dutchman museum
Discover inspiration and education at this 12-acre museum featuring exhibits with regional artifacts and folklore–plus an Elvis chapel on site.
apache creek golf club
Tee up and practice your technique on year-round lush greenery with stunning mountainous views.
the good apple
Stock up on organic ingredients for your next designer meal at this quaint local market.
Discover the moment your neighbors become new members of the family, the comfort of a stylish resort, and endless opportunities for vibrant excitement in the stunning landscapes just beyond your door.
DOWNTOWN APACHE JUNCTION
Our 55+ community is located at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, steeped in tradition, and teeming with charm and convenience. Stepping into downtown Apache Junction feels like stepping out of a time machine. Lined with country bars, western apparel shops, antique boutiques, and quaint restaurants, downtown is remarkably colorful with an undeniable Arizona charm. Grab a down-home bite with loved ones at Dirtwater Springs, stock up on organic produce at The Good Apple Natural Market, or catch a stellar performance at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center. At Rock Shadows, each day is drenched in adventure and charm.
With easy access to several major roadways and AZ Hwy-60, you’ll find you’re connected to even more excitement beyond the small-town charms of Apache Junction. Only 36 miles from Phoenix, Rock Shadows extends your adventures into the Valley of the Sun. This vibrant city has a sunny disposition and a rich, colorful culture. Treat your eardrums to an opera at the Orpheum Theatre, catch a Phoenix Suns home game, or indulge your tastebuds at restaurants from all over the globe. Regardless of where your adventurous spirit, taste for the finer things, or need for relaxation takes you, from Apache Junction to Phoenix and beyond, your new home is never far.
Swaddled by natural wonders scattered throughout the Sonoran Desert, Rock Shadows is in the perfect position to kick off your next adventure. Grab your irons and putters for an experience in the year-round warmth of a golfer’s paradise, explore desert hiking trails and wildlife at the Lost Dutchman State Park, or look back in time at the living museum and gold mining town at the Goldfield Ghost Town. Enjoy the great weather, stunning surroundings, and endless possibilities of Apache Junction with the comfort of knowing that home is only moments away.