Farnsworth is a trusted name in Mesa, Arizona and we are the pioneers of retirement 55+ communities in Mesa and the East Valley. We have served Valley residents for over 60 years with integrity
Our first community, designed to meet the needs of active adults, began when Joseph A. Farnsworth and his son Ross, broke ground for their first development. Dreamland Villa started in 1958 with a parcel of 200 acres of land near the corner of Main and Higley. The grand opening was celebrated in January of 1959, a full year prior to the opening of Sun City by Del Webb.
Farnsworths began building their dream on borrowed time from their regular jobs, working nights and weekends to build the homes. Ross personally dug the water line trenches that brought water from a well and storage tank, to meet the need for supplying water in the desert.
Their pioneering vision set a standard for age-controlled community living, as Farnsworth led the way for the growth of retirement communities in the Valley of the Sun. Needed amenities and services were conveniently located within each community where residents participated in community centered activities, events.