The Academy Village is a most unique active adult community that redefines retirement as we know it. Nestled in the Rincon Foothills of Vail AZ, approximately 15 miles southeast of Tucson, the Academy village is the Brain Child of Professor Henry Koffler, President Emeritus, University of AZ. Over time Dr. Koffler observed faculty members and colleages age 65+ as they retired and wondered what happened to them, where did they go? His view was that in most organizations, when you retired, you were through, and that we were losing the most experienced and a wisest segment of our population.
His solution was the Arizona Senior Academy (ASA) and it’s associated Academy Village, a retirement community for people not ready to retire. His vision was a community with access to life long learning and to be able to give back to the larger community.
At the heart of The Academy Village is the Community Center and the ASA, a non-profit organization devoted to life-long learning, thinking, and doing. It is a source of educational and cultural programs that complement health and wellness programs, services, and social events provided by the Village Homeowner’s Association. Members of ASA include all residents of the community as well as non-residents from Tucson and around the country.
There’s a fully-equipped Fitness Center featuring a heated pool and lighted tennis courts, all with a gorgeous view of the Rincon Mountains. The Academy Village offers single-family homes (five floor plans) and townhomes (three floor plans). Homes are clustered in groups of four, with a single driveway into each cluster to ensure privacy and some spectacular views. Townhomes are limited to four – six units per building, and each unit has a patio and garden.
Single family homes range from 1,680 to 2675 square feet and include many upgrades such as travertine tile, granite countertops, large covered patios, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and 2-car garages. Townhomes range between 934 to 1,443 square feet. Both new and resale homes are available.