Caliente Casa de Sol, a 55+ retirement and RV Resort in Florence AZ is centrally located between Phoenix and Tucson, and offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and serves the social, physical and fitness needs of the 55+ community. Caliente Casa de Sol is comprised of 856 properties that are owned on an individual basis.
Many park models and spaces for 5th wheels, trailers and motor homes are available for rent from those owners, not the park itself. Lot size dictates a limit to unit length, so a check with the office is required before bringing in any unit. The park has many park model type homes, some are available for sale.
There is a realtor located in the Caliente office area and others in Florence.
HOA fees are very reasonable, property taxes around $350
Each lot in Caliente has telephone, water, electricity and sewer connections, and propane delivery is available.
The streets within the park are well-maintained and are owned by the association.
The Park is operated under the direction of a board comprised of seven property owners.
Within the park, there are four units; each containing a swimming pool, spa, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, BBQ’s, picnic tables and shuffle board courts.
High Speed internet is available through Airebeam. TV is available over the air or by satellite dish
For those who read or enjoy videos, Caliente has a large library operated by volunteers and the books and videos are donated, then borrowed and returned by the residents on an honor system. The Town of Florence also has a new large public library located at 778 N Main St, next to the Municipal Building.
To maintain health and fitness, there is a well-equipped exercise room in the Clubhouse.
There is a newly resurfaced pickleball court and a very active pickleball club looking to put in a second pickleball court.
For those who enjoy ceramics and pottery, including an assortment of craft classes, there is a dedicated pottery building that is equipped with wheels, molds, throws and kilns.
There is also a ceramics room, gourd room, silversmithing room, lapidary shop, Putt-Putt golf.
The Park has a pool room equipped with seven billiard tables. There is a multi-media room with a 70″ TV for movies and presentations and ball games
For the woodworker, there is a carpentry shop that contains a nice assortment of tools.
Other activities include: 4-wheeling, cards, quilting, line dancing, clogging, table tennis, cross stitch, sewing club, hiking club, socializing and participating in any or all volunteer opportunities.
Caliente’s Clubhouse is second to none, accommodating over 500 people. The Clubhouse is the center for dances, meals including some breakfasts, lunches and many dinners, bingo, cards, helicopters, line dancing, private parties, church services and much, much more. The Annex is a smaller clubhouse that is always busy with activities. The front office building has multiple rooms that are used for a variety of parties and activities.
The park publishes a monthly (November through March) bulletin, The Chatterbox, which lists all the activities and information about the park and the community.
Florence has the highest number of restored historical buildings in Arizona and holds a Home Tour in February. In the nearby area, there are many historical sites including, 11th century Indian settlements, ghost towns of the 1800s and gold, silver and copper mines. There is also a Greek Monastery that welcomes visitors.
There are several championship golf courses located within a 50-mile radius of Florence. Residents of the park are afforded reduced rates to a par 29, 9-hole golf course which is in Florence Gardens and is adjacent to Caliente. Caliente is known far and wide for its friendliness and welcoming atmosphere. Many lifelong friendships have been made while socializing and/or volunteering.
The slogan: “Where you come as friends and leave as family” is very true.
- You OWN not lease the land
- Units with land from $30,000
- Property taxes around $350 per year
- HOA (home owners Association)
- HOA dues very reasonable
- 4 swimming pools with hot tubs, showers, bath rooms
- 7 laundries
- Wood shop
- Billiard room
- Horseshoe courts
- Hiking Club
- Aerobic Walking
- Putt Putt Golf
- Golf Course very close
- Dancing, line dancing, clogging
- Clowns of Caliente
- Clubhouse with kitchen
- Annex with kitchen
- Multi Purpose Room with 70″ TV
- Shuffle board courts
- Exercise facilities
- Pickleball court
- Table Tennis
- Sewing Club
- Cross Stitch
- Card Stamping
- Card games
- Many clubhouse meals prepared by park volunteers
- Many activities provided by park volunteers
- Close to medical facilities
- Between Tucson and Phoenix
- Nice Neighbors