The benefits of our Homeowners Association:

One of the best things about living in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is you can relax knowing your community will keep on looking as beautiful as the day you first saw it. That's because your Homeowners Association (HOA) dues help pay for maintaining your community's common areas and amenities. Not only does that help protect your property values, it ensures you'll always be proud to call Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch your home.


Items covered by the HOA

  • Community center with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, State of the art fitness center, Ball room, Demonstration kitchen, Craft rooms, Pickleball courts, Tennis courts, Bocce courts, Horseshoe pits
  • ASU Life Long Learning program
  • Clubs
  • Monthly lifestyle events, Concerts, Dances, Comedy shows, Bus tours
  • Amphitheater


Sun City monthly assessment: $149.00m monthly, paid quarterly. TOTAL QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT:                         $449.00


Common Questions

How is the governing board structured? 
The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of the Declarant throughout the development of the community.  As the community grows, positions open up for residents to join the BOD ultimately providing a full resident BOD at the time the community is completed. 

Various committees are established and provide opportunities for residents to become involved in the government of the community as well.  Some examples are:

  • Finance Committee
  • Neighborhood Representative Committee
  • Design Review Committee
  • Activities Committee
  • What committees contribute to the governing board?
  • Finance Committee
  • Neighborhood Representative Committee
  • Design Review Committee
  • Other committees may be developed as needed

Who operates the golf course?
The golf course is managed by Troon Golf.  It is owned by the community and overseen by the Council BOD.

Does the HOA survey residents to find out about new interests?
The HOA formally surveys all of the residents each year. This is a comprehensive assessment of how each department in the HOA is performing with opportunities for comments.  In addition to the annual formal survey, the HOA also provides many informal surveys. We survey the participants of the large lifestyle events specifically about the event. We survey “hot topics” on the community website.  We have a comment box for input from the community and the responses are posted on the community webpage.

Are all the community activities included in the fees?
All of the facilities are provided for the use and enjoyment of the residents of the community.  However for some of the special events/activities a nominal fee is required from the participants to offset the additional financial burden assumed by the HOA for that specific event/activity.

Does the HOA have a reserve fund?
The HOA has a professional reserve study performed and updated on a regular basis that provides the basis for the reserve fund.  A reserve fund is in place and will continue to be guided by the study provided.

How often are HOA fees increased?
There is no established frequency for when the HOA fees are increased.  However, during the development period of the community, it is not uncommon for the fees to increase on an annual basis.

Does the HOA maintain all the amenities?
The HOA will maintain its own property whether through direct employees, or contracted services. However, property such as the roadways and sidewalks are property of the Town of Florence and as such are maintained by them.

Does the HOA have a community newsletter or intranet site for residents?
The community enjoys a monthly printed newsletter as well as an intranet site that is updated on a regular basis with detailed information about the community.  A weekly email is sent to residents with updates and information.  Residents can also receive text updates from the community.

Is there a process in place to get a new club chartered?
All official clubs of the HOA are chartered according to the established guidelines.

What are the rules for visiting grandchildren?
A formal guest policy is in place along with the written rules and regulations for the community.  It is recommended that each resident make themselves familiar with these documents.

Are there activities for visiting grandchildren?
Activities are established for the enjoyment of the residents of the community.  As such they are typically focused on the 55+ age patron.


HOA is managed by:

Randy Paul

1600 W. Broadway Rd, Ste. 200

Tempe, AZ 85282