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Welcome to Encanterra®, a Luxurious Golf Community Near Phoenix, Arizona.

Encanterra is a community that offers the best in new-world amenites in a charming old-world setting. New homes enjoy sweeping vistas of the San Tan and Superstition Mountains and the tranquil lakes and streams of the championship golf course, lush and vibrant landscaping, and exceptional Shea Homes® architectural design. Encanterra, a Trilogy® Resort Community is truly an oasis in the desert.

The Algarve, The New Amenity At Encanterra, Is Grand Opening Now!

Come experience Encanterra's newest amenity! The Algarve features a resort-style pool, two bocce ball lanes, a 5,000 square foot multi-purpose room, a poolside bar, an event lawn, and pickleball courts to accomodate those Members who are joining the fastest growing sport in America. Schedule a Preview Tour appointment with your Community Representative today.

This new Club is named after a region in southwestern Portugal first introduced to the world through the 1974 novel The Drifters by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener. In the book, the Algarve represents a place of escape and creative inspiration, and our Club does the same.

Learn more about The Algarve!

Try Before You Buy: Book A "Taste The Good Life" Stay Today!

"Taste The Good Life," our try-before-you-buy program, was created for those interested in purchasing a new home at our beautiful resort community, to give you the chance to experience firsthand how incredible the lifestyle can be as a homeowner at Encanterra. Learn more and book today!

Discover Shea3D™ Homes at Encanterra:
A Revolutionary New Approach To Home Design

Our revolutionary new home designs tailor your primary living spaces to match your unique lifestyle. With Shea3D's patent-pending YourPlans™, you choose the placement of your kitchen, dining, and entertainment areas to design a home that perfectly matches how you live.

More than blueprints or floor plans, Shea3D offers YourPlans™, which let you decide how your home will perfectly complement the way you live - whether it’s hosting the whole block for a wine tasting, or having your kids over for a holiday dinner. Each YourPlan is based on an open-space design and allows you to choose from three interchangeable main living spaces: Entertainment-centric, Kitchen-centric, or Outdoor-centric, empowering you to choose the one that best fits your lifestyle.

Learn more at and watch this video to hear a professional Executive Chef describe the incredible Shea3D Chef's Kitchen.

Discover The All-New Resort Collection at Encanterra

Our new Resort Collection combines the luxury of a resort lifestyle with the ease and convenience of low-maintenance living. These homes make living The Good Life at Encanterra easier than ever, and are perfect for seasonal Members or for those who may travel frequently. Contact your Community Representative today to schedule your tour of these beautiful new homes.

About Encanterra, A Trilogy Resort Community

Encanterra® is the ultimate in luxury resort living, in a completely private setting. Ideally situated amid the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert in the Southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona - less than an hour from downtown and Scottsdale - this spectacular resort golf community is the best of both worlds including a 55+ neighborhood within the all-ages community. All Members enjoy the luxurious club and unique amenities as well as the private, Tom Lehman-designed championship golf course. Luxurious new home designs start from the high $100,000's.

Encanterra Lifestyle: Rich With Amenities For Living The Good Life.

Members here enjoy the best of The Good Life at La Casa, The Club at Encanterra. Nowhere else is Shea Homes’ philosophy of superior living more evident than in this 60,000+ square-foot showpiece designed to be an extension of every home in the community. The Club's name is derived from the Spanish "encanterra," meaning "enchanted earth." At Encanterra, The Good Life is all around you... and it is waiting to be experienced!

Encanterra's luxurious amenities include the following:

  • The 60,000+ square-foot award-winning "La Casa" Club, the heart of the resort community
  • A spectacular Tom Lehman-designed 18 hole private golf course, voted one of the "Top Ten Private Courses in the U.S." by GOLF Magazine, Golfweek and LINKS Magazine. Learn more about the golf course at
  • The Alvea Spa, recently named the "Top Club Spa in Arizona" by Arizona Foothills magazine. Learn more about the full service Spa at
  • Four incredible restaurants offering a full range of culinary experiences, from coffee shop atmosphere to poolside oasis, to exquisite dining with gorgeous indoor and outdoor seating and beautiful views of the golf course.
  • Three swimming pools, including a waveless lap pool and a stunning outdoor resort pool with cabanas
  • A Tennis Center with four lighted championship courts
  • The Artist Amphitheater, an intimate, outdoor venue with grass seating for concerts, plays, and more.
  • La Cocina, a beautifully-designed demonstration kitchen complete with TVs for watching guest chefs, and generous room for hosting private parties.

Encanterra offers its Members two community options from which to choose: Encanterra, the all-ages community; and Trilogy at Encanterra, the 55+ neighborhood. Both communities have complete access to the active lifestyle offerings and amenities available at the stunning and centrally located La Casa.

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