Apache Wells Mobile City started in 1962. A community of mobile and site built homes around a golf course, with a club house and a travel trailer resort in the area of McDowell Road, planned by Dorothy Garske. The Robert Hughes family acquired the land and sales progressed rapidly.
Homeowners organized to protect their interest and in 1980 a group of homeowners bought the golf course, the club house and part of the adjoining parking lot. Shortly thereafter, the homeowners organization, at that time known as the Apache Wells Recreation Center, acquired title to the property.
Seven years later, the Apache Wells Homeowners Association purchased the commercial and recreational building, five acres of undeveloped land south of the building and most of the parking lot from the Hughes family.
In 1995, the Elson Building was constructed on the vacant land, which today provides facilities for meetings, horseshoes and softball equipment storage and a garage for use by the Beautification Committee.
In 1998, our Gazebo area, complete with picnic area and gas grills, was constructed.
A beautiful new Library, computer lab and a multi-purpose meeting room opened in 2005. In 2006, the original bank building was purchased and now houses the administration offices, a meeting room and office for the volunteer Security group.
In March 2011, AW HOA purchased the last building owned by the Hughes family. Members of the Beautification Committee spent the summer months renovating what became known as the community center, now called Maricopa and Mojave, for multi-faceted use by residents and guests.
In 2014, the fitness center building was replaced with a brand new, two-story facility including upgraded fitness equipment and TVs. In addition, new locker room facilities for the pool and fitness center users were added.
Since then, the Assocation has torn down and replaced the Activity Complex which includes a large multi-purpose event center, a dedicated card room, lapidary, ceramics/glass fusion, quilt, art, and billiards rooms. During this large scale project a new stand-alone Woodshop was also constructed.
Apache Wells has been built on the strength and loyalty of our many and varied volunteers, without whom our general assessment fee would be much higher than it is. We continue to grow and thrive because of these wonderful people who we love and appreciate, our volunteers! So if you have a heart for this type of work, you will be welcomed with open arms.