Sun City - Sun City, AZ

Quickfacts
Builder: Del Webb
Price Range:Below $100k – Low $600s
Home Types:Single Family, Attached, Condos
Number of Homes:27,492
New/Resale:Resale Homes Only
Age Restriction:55+
Construction Dates:1960 – 1978
Gated:No
Rating: 6 Reviews
 

Sun City Real Estate Expert

Premier Agent
RE/MAX Professionals
Lic. # SA647744000
Want to learn more about Sun City? Linda is a real estate agent who specializes in helping buyers and sellers in this community. She can help you find resale homes for sale.
 

 
 
Sun City Overview

Sun City Arizona was not only the first 55+ active adult community in Arizona, but also the first in the country. Del Webb started Sun City Arizona in 1960 and it now has over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. It is renowned for its incredible home values, low property taxes and minimal association fees.

On New Year’s Day 1960 Del Webb’s Sun City Arizona opened their doors to the public. Years of anticipation led to an astonishing 100,000 visitors who toured the property in the first weekend. Del Webb went on to sell 400 homes in the first month and 2,000 in the first year making Sun City one of the most popular active adult communities in Arizona. Between 1960 and 1978, Del Webb continued to build a community that catered to the retirement dreams of thousands of Americans. Sun City Arizona is now home to 40,000 full and part-time residents.

Despite the construction of more newly established active adult communities in Arizona, Sun City Arizona remains a popular retirement destination. Preferred by buyers who want low property taxes, reasonably priced homes and mature landscaping in a good location near extensive shopping and close to the highway. These attributes, along with newly remodeled homes and recreation centers, make Sun City Arizona a value that cannot be ignored.

Del Webb pioneered the active adult concept with the notion that residents should be able to live in an entirely self-contained community with access to nearly every imaginable amenity. Residents of Sun City enjoy the community’s interconnectedness with the surrounding attractions. The golf-cart legal streets provide a convenient mode of transportation to the recreation and shopping centers within Sun City, AZ.

Sun City Amenities

Other active adult communities in Arizona model their amenities after Sun City Arizona. The community boasts one of the highest rates of golf holes per capita of any active adult community in the country. Although Sun City has been a favorite destination for golf enthusiasts, there are many exciting attractions for non-golfers as well. There are seven recreation centers that host a vast array of amenities including restaurants, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor walking track, racquetball courts, woodworking shop and numerous hobby and card rooms.

In addition to the recreation centers, Sun City Arizona is home to 30 churches, a synagogue, social hall, grand ballroom, performing arts theater, two libraries and an on-site hospital.

The grounds of Sun City Arizona are an active adult playground rich with amenities that cater to physically active adults. On any day of the year, it is common to see residents walking on the miles of trails or socializing with friends on the pickleball, tennis, horseshoe, lawn bowling and bocce ball courts. Plus, the softball field and fishing lakes are a great place to take the grandkids when they come to visit.

Sun City Homes & Real Estate

Homes in Sun City Arizona are applauded for the affordability. As expected, homes built in the 1960’s and 70’s show their age and lack some of the modern features and floor plans favored by active adults. However, many of the homes have been remodeled and now incorporate designs that include open floor plans, modern kitchens and desirable finishes. There were over a hundred floor plans offered by Del Webb throughout the 18-year construction. Although, due to remodeling, many homes no longer retain the original floor plan as when the home was built. Buyers can select from ranch style single-family homes, patio homes (duplexes) and garden condos. The many home styles and prices accommodate buyers of almost any budget.

Sun City Lifestyle

There are an estimated 200 clubs and interest groups represented. Regardless of your passion, you are likely to find another like-minded group of residents who share similar interests. In addition to the many clubs and interest groups, Sun City hosts an exciting lineup of fun activities that include fitness classes, continuing education, parties and organized trips to area attractions.

Sun City Arizona is known as “The City of Volunteers” for its overwhelming sense of community organization and resident participation. The impeccably maintained grounds, well-manicured shrubs and trash free boulevards are attributed to the volunteerism of the residents. Association fees in Sun City are reasonable and property taxes are among the lowest in the country.

Area

Sun City Arizona is situated 16 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. While originally constructed in the middle of the desert, the explosive growth of the northwest valley has encapsulated Sun City with great shopping and many social and cultural attractions.

Within six miles, residents can enjoy the Arrowhead Mall, Challenger Space Center, West Valley Art Museum, Wildlife World Zoo, Arizona State University-West, Rio Salado College and Lake Pleasant. Plus, sports enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity to sporting venues hosting local teams such as the Cardinals (NFL), Coyotes (NHL) and several Major League Baseball spring training camps.

Sun City Amenities
Sun City Arizona offers countless indoor and outdoor amenities throughout the community. Throughout their many recreation centers and neighborhoods you will find the following:
  • 11 Golf Courses (8 Public, 3 Private)
  • Restaurant
  • 19 Shopping Areas
  • Boswell Hospital
  • 30 Churches & 1 Synagogue
  • Sun Bowl Amphitheatre
  • Aerobics & Dance Studios
  • Card Rooms
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Lapidary Studio
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Ballrooms and Social Hall
  • Performing Arts Theater
  • Computer Center
  • 2 Libraries
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Softball Field
  • 2 Fishing Lakes
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Picnic Area

Bell Center
Bell Center offers indoor and outdoor amenities. It is located at 16820 N. 99th Avenue. Here you will find:
  • Bell Recreation Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Billiards
  • Walking Pool
  • Lap Pool
  • Spa
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Mini Golf
  • Bowling Alley

Fairway Center
The Fairway Center is Sun City's second oldest community center but has undergone renovations. It is located at 10600 W. Peoria Avenue and here you will find:
  • Fairway Recreation Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Lap & Walking Pool
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Billiards
  • Spa

Lakeview Center
The Lakeview Center is located at 10626 W. Thunderbird Boulevard and is situated off of the scenic Viewpoint Lake. Here you will find:
  • Lakeview Recreation Center
  • Lap Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Walking Pool
  • Spa
  • Mini Golf
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Bowling Alley

Marinette Center
The Marinette Center offers plenty of exercise opportunities. It is located at 9860 W. Union Hills Drive and here you will find:
  • Marinette Recreation Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Mini Golf
  • Outdoor Walking Track

Mountain View Center
Located at 9749 N. 107th Avenue, Mountain View Center offers sports amenities as well as a place for performances and special events. Here you will find:
  • Mountain View Recreation Center
  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Mini Golf

Oakmont Center
Located at 9749 N. 107th Avenue, Oakmont is Sun City's first recreation center built in 1960. Here you will find:
  • Oakmont Recreation Center
  • Outdoor Saltwater Pool
  • Fitness Center

Sundial Center
Located at 14801 N. 103rd Avenue, the Sundial Center offers many ways to stay active. Here you will find:
  • Sundial Recreation Center
  • Sundial Auditorium
  • Indoor Pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Mini Golf
Attached Models
Price Range: Below $100k – Low $600s
There are many low-maintenance attached homes throughout Sun City. These homes come as garden condos, duplexes, quads, patio homes, villas, and more. They range from less than 1,000 to just over 2,000 square feet. These homes vary in different sizes that range from studio to three-bedroom floor plans and include parking via a garage or carport. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some attached home floor plans may be missing.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Apartment (A-1) 689 1 1 1
Apartment (A-2) 961 2 1 1
Apartment (A-3) 1,136 2 2 1
Garden Apartment (A-101) 842 1 1 1
Garden Apartment (A-201) 1,034 2 1 1
Garden Apartments (A-301) 1,254 2 2 1
Garden Apartment (A-202) 1,108 2 2 1
Garden Apartment (G-7631) Ask Agent 1 1 1.5
Garden Apartment (G-7632) Ask Agent 2 1 1.5
Garden Apartment (G-7634) Ask Agent 2 2 1.5
Chalet 1 824 1 1 1
Chalet 2 1,136 2 1 1
Chalet 3 1,168 2 2 1
Chalet 4 635 Studio 1 1
Duplex (A-2) Ask Agent 2 2 1.5
Duplex (A-11) 697 1 1
Duplex (A-13) 1,451 2 2 2
Duplex (A-15) 1,553 2 2 2
Duplex (A-22) 1,061 2 2 1.5
Duplex (A-23) 1,322 2 2 2
Duplex (A-25) 1,425 2 2 2
Duplex (A-26) 1,544 3 2 2
Duplex (A-27) 1,168 2 2 2
Duplex (A-51) 971 2 1 1
Duplex (A-52) 1,002 2 1 1.5
Duplex (D-32) 1,068 2 2 1.5
Duplex (D-35) 1,420 2 2 2
Duplex (D-36) 1,544 3 2 2
Duplex (D-38 1,450 2 2 2
Duplex (D-40) 1,055 2 1 1
Duplex (D-41) 1,152 2 2 1
Duplex (D-42) 1,667 2 2 2
Duplex (D-43) 1,661 2 2 2
Duplex (D-61) 1,002 2 1 1
Duplex (D-300) 1,079 2 1 2
Duplex (D301) 1,212 2 2 2
Duplex (D302) 1,576 2 2 2
Duplex (D-303) 1,806 2 2 2
Duplex (D-7621) Ask Agent 2 2 1
Duplex (D-7622) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Duplex (D-7623) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Dulpex (D-7624) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Duplex (D-7821) Ask Agent 2 2 1
Duplex (D-7822) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Duplex (D-7823) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Duplex (D-7824) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Mediterranean Villa (M-1) 988 1 1 1
Mediterranean Villa (M-2) 1,325 1 1 1
Mediterranean Villa (M-3) 1,416 2 2 1
Mediterranean Villa (M-4) 1,551 2 2 2
Medditerranean Villa (M-5) 1,949 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-1) 1,814 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-2) 2,033 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-11) 886 1 1 2
Patio Apartment (PA-12) 1,160 2 1 2
Patio Apartment (PA-13) 1,160 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-14) 1,635 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-400) 944 1 1 1.5
Patio Apartment (PA-401) 1,236 2 1 2
Patio Apartment (PA-402) 1,395 2 2 1
Patio Apartment (PA-403) 1,549 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-7824) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Patio Apartment (PA-7841) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Spanish Villas (S-1) 988 1 1 1.5
Spanish Villas (S-2) 1,360 2 2 1.5
Spanish Villas (S-3) 1,416 2 2 1
Spanish Villas (S-4) 1,551 2 2 2
Spanish Villas (S-5) 1,956 2 2 2
Quad (Q-7641) Ask Agent 1 1 1.5
Quad (Q-7642) Ask Agent 2 1 2
Quad (Q-7643) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Quad (Q-7644) Ask Agent 2 2 2
Quad (QP-1) 1,160 1 1 2
Quad (QP-2) 1,395 2 1 2.5
Quad (QP-3) 1,428 2 2 2
Quad (QP-4) 1,650 2 2 2
Quad (QP-500) 1,160 1 1 1
Quad (QP-501) 1,399 2 1 2.5
Quad (QP-502) 1,523 2 2 2.5
Quad (QP-503) 1,680 2 2 2.5
Garden Chalet (200) 846 1 1 1
Garden Chalet (201) 1,165 2 1 1
Garden Chalet (202) 1,212 2 2 1
Patio House (PH-100) 1,920 2 2 2
Patio House (PH-300) 1,888 3 2 2
Patio House (PA-200) 1,852 2 2 2
Single Family Homes
Price Range: Below $100k – Low $600s
Single-family homes throughout Sun City were designed for active adults as ranch-style residences. Many floor plans have been developed throughout the years and they range in size and style. On average, single-family homes in Sun City are between 946 and 2,137 square feet in size. Most homes feature two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some single-family home floor plans may be missing.

 

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Single Family Home 1 947 2 1 1
Single Family Homes 2 998 2 1 1
Single Family Homes 3 946 2 1 1
Single Family Home 4 1,058 2 2 1
Single Family Home 5 1,219 3 2 1
Single-Family Home 6 1,411 3 2 1
Single Family Home 7 1,450 2 2 1
Single Family Home 8 1,635 3 2 1
Single Family Home 11 1,014 2 1 1
Single Family Home 12 1,070 2 1 1
Single Family Home 14 1,168 2 2 1
Single Family Home 16 1,411 3 2 1
Single Family Home 17 1,450 2 2 1
Single Family Home 18 1,635 3 2 1
Single Family Home 31 981 2 1 1
Single Family Home 32 1,010 2 1 1
Single Family Home 33 1,198 2 2 1
Single Family Home 34 1,463 3 2 1
Single Family Home 35 1,540 2 2 1
Single Family Home 36 1,720 2 2 2
Single Family Home 41 981 2 1 1
Single Family Home 42 1,038 2 1 1
Single Family Home 43 1,198 2 2 1
Single Family Home 44 1,463 3 2 1
Single Family Home 45 1,540 2 2 1
Single Family Home 46 1,768 3 2 2
Single Family Home 51 980 2 2 1
Single Family Home 52 1,038 2 1 1
Single Family Home 53 1,326 2 2 2
Single Family Home 54 1,494 3 2 2
Single Family Home 55 1,734 2 2 2
Single Family Home 56 1,888 3 2.5 2
Single Family Home 57 1,650 3 2 2
Single Family Home 62 1,144 2 2 1
Single Family Home 64 1,494 3 2 2
Single Family Home 65 1,650 3 2 2
Single Family Home 66 1,860 2 2.5 2
Single Family Home 67 1,895 3 2 2
Single Family Home (A-175) 1,833 3 2 2
Hillcrest (H70) 1,092 2 1 2
Concord (H71) 1,164 2 2 2
Lexington (H72) 1,465 3 2 2
Highland (H73) 1,646 2 2 2
Laurette (H74) 1,860 2 2 2
Rondo (H75) 1,833 3 2 2
Fleur-de-lis (H76) 1,800 2 2 2
LaFayette (H77) 2,137 2 + Den 2 2
Maisonnette 1,078 2 1 2
SIngle Family Home (H-99) 1,186 2 2 1

Loading Listings...

Sun City Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Sun City. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • 500 Club
  • Aerobics
  • Apple Macintosh Computer Club
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Armchair Photo Explorers
  • Artistic Stained Glass
  • Artistic Weavers & Fiber Artists Club
  • Artists at the Lake
  • Backgammon Club of Sun City
  • Bell Ceramics
  • Bell Crafts
  • Bell Lapidary
  • Bell Lawn Bowls
  • Bell Metal Club
  • Bell Shuffleboard
  • Bell Silvercraft
  • Bell Stitchers
  • Bell Tea Dance
  • Bell Woodworking
  • Best Friends Dog Club
  • Bocce
  • Book in Hand Club
  • Bunco Broncos
  • Camera Guild
  • Canasta
  • Card Sharks Bridge
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chess Club
  • China Painters Cupboard
  • China Painting
  • Computer Club of Sun City
  • Conservation & Sportsmen Club
  • Country Dance Club
  • Creative Quilters
  • Dance For Fitness
  • Euchre
  • Fairway Ceramics & Porcelain
  • Fairway Sterling and Stones
  • Fairway Woodworking
  • Fairway/Mountain View Lawn Bowls
  • Friday Afternoon Bridge
  • Friendship Quilters, Fabric Artists
  • Garden Club
  • Gourmet Social Club
  • Grand Slam Bridge
  • Grandmothers and Friends
  • Handbell Ringers
  • Handi-Capables
  • Handweavers & Spinners Guild
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Kachina Bridge
  • Knitters
  • Ladies Exercise
  • Lakeview Ceramics & Porcelain
  • Lakeview Lawn Bowls
  • Lakeview Woodworking
  • Leathercraft
  • Lifelong Learning Club
  • Mah Jongg
  • Marinette Clay Corner
  • Men's Club
  • Mini-Golf Club
  • Mixed Cards
  • Mixed Cribbage
  • Monday Nite Pinochle Club
  • Needle Arts & Crafts
  • New England Club
  • Newcomer Hospitality
  • NextGen Club
  • Oakmont Ceramics
  • Oakmont Lapidary & Silvercraft
  • Oakmont Lawn Bowls
  • One Partner Bridge
  • Outdoor Shuffleboard Club
  • Palo Verde Artists
  • Piano Club
  • Pickleball Club
  • Pinochle
  • Racquetball Club of Sun City
  • Readers Ensemble
  • Rhythm Ramblers
  • Rockhounds
  • Rockin' Thru the Years
  • RV Club
  • Saguaro Bridge
  • Saturday Pinochle
  • Senior Softball Club
  • Sew 'N Sew
  • Silver Stones
  • Six Shooter Horseshoes
  • So Grand Exercise
  • Spanish Club
  • Stamp Club
  • Stretch & Slim
  • Sun City Ballroom Dance Club
  • Sun City Billiards
  • Sun City Calligraphy Society
  • Sun City Carvers
  • Sun City Choraliers
  • Sun City Clay Club
  • Sun City Concert Band
  • Sun City Democrats
  • Sun City Duplicate Bridge
  • Sun City Lawn Bowls (USLBA)
  • Sun City Line Dance Club
  • Sun City Model Railroad Club
  • Sun City Players Community Theater
  • Sun City Poms
  • Sun City Republican Club
  • Sun City Singles Dance Club
  • Sun City Singles Social Club
  • Sun City Squares
  • Sun City Women's Social Club
  • Sundial Crafts
  • Sundial Dance Club
  • Sundial Shuffleboard Club
  • Swim Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Thursday Afternoon Bridge
  • Tip Top Dance Club
  • Ukulele Club
  • Water Volleyball
  • Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
  • Women's Chorus
Loading Google Map
Get Directions
Start Address:   Get Directions
Community Address: 10626 West Thunderbird Boulevard, Sun City, AZ, 85351, USA
Sun City Rating:  5 out of 5.0
Based on 6 Reviews.
Leave a Review
Sort:
September 13, 2014 11:36 PM by Greg Huss (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
By using 55 places.com I was able to search and find the "right house for me". This site was very easy to navigate and find excellent information on not only the homes, but everything else(rec centers,HOA's if any,safe neighborhoods etc.) Once I saw how easy the site was and how many properties they listed, I only used them. The one thing that does stand out is that there are "actual phones numbers" to contact agents that work these specific area's that actually call you back if you leave a message.

If I ever move again (hoping I don't have to) I will use this site again because it's easy,simple and just plain good to use.

Gregory Huss
October 19, 2013 1:11 PM by Cindy McFadden5.0
I am thinking of moving to Sun City. What advice can you give to very active 55 singl,e female. I need to rent, not buy.
September 21, 2013 10:45 PM by Louise Allen and Jim Portell (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
We love our home in Sun City. The neighborhood is neat and well taken care of. We're happy with all of the activities we can participate in, and with all of the available ammenities.
September 23, 2011 8:41 AM by Ronald Whitney (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
Almost any resident of Sun City can (and will if given a chance) give you a long dissertation about the virtues of living here. We all seem to love the active lifestyle, the many amenities, and the fact that all of our neghbors are pretty much the same as us in terms of age and interests.

That being said, however, the best way to get a feel for Sun City living is to stay here for awhile, as the previous reviewer did. Rent here for a few months in the Winter, purchase a privilege card that gives you access to the wonderful recreation centers and join clubs that have similar interests as you. It is very inexpensive to do this. Or, if you are a golfer, get involved in the golfing activities. Park your RV in our excellent, secure, and inexpensive RV storage facility. Stable your horse in the Sun City stable. Man we have it all!

If you do what I have suggested above, I can almost guarantee you that you will want to spend your retirement years living here.
September 22, 2011 9:01 AM by Judy Baerg (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
Sun City grows on you. When I moved to Arizona 10 years ago, I rented while looked around to decide where to buy. I dismissed Sun City at first because I thought everything and everyone was old. After all, the place opened in 1950.

Well, after almost a year of investigation, I ended up buying a home in Sun City because: It is very affordable; the homes, although built 30-50 years ago, are mainly upgraded and modern; the ammenities are excellent (including 11 golf courses and 7 rec centers)it's near to the 101 Freeway and only a half hour from Sky Harbor Airport; it's safe; the people are nice; there are restaurants, shopping, live theatre, movies, medical facilities (really whatever you could ever need) within a mile or two.

I could go on and on, but will end with the comment that now that I'm 10 years older, I like it even better and (guess what) people don't seem as old any more!
September 19, 2011 12:31 PM by Bill Pearson (Resident/Homeowner)5.0
Great to see this review system in place. One of the first things we learned about Sun City was there was a sense of sharing and caring that we hadn't always found in non age restricted settings.

I am a frequent poster to the 55places website and find the articles interesting and the analysis of other communities fascinating. For example, a recent column was regarding "affordable" California communities.

Which is the perfect segue into living in the original Sun City AZ development. Affordable is a relative term and Sun City (in my opinion) is the best buy for the money. More amenities at the lowest cost imaginable. My wife and i pay $432 per year; we have 8 golf courses and 7 rec centers, all within reach on our golf cars which are street legal (electric by the way). Throw in the fact our 2700 sq ft home has property taxes at $1000 a year and we are truly an "affordable" place to live.

As long as I am gushing, let me tell you the rest of the story: While Sun City is a great value, more importantly are the values that have come from 50 years as a self governed community. We run ourselves with millions of hours per year given back by residents. We have a wonderful hospital within the walls and our medical services are extraordinary.

Perhaps the best of all worlds is that age in Sun City is immaterial. My folks lived here and I refused to come to Sun City because i didn't want to be with a bunch of "old people." At 49 I broke down and within 1 day of being here I called my wife back in Minnesota and said this is where we will retire; she started laughing at me. She visited 3 months later and found the same attachment.

At 51 we bought a place, rented it out in the winter months and at 55 retired and moved to Sun City permanently. We are baby boomers and i was a flaming workoholic (please note "was"). I have never once looked back as the community has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of something very special.

Come visit us, you will be as amazed as i was. Nice to know love at first sight is still out there eh?

55Places.com is in no way affiliated with the developer of Sun City. The information you submit is distributed to the Community Adviser. The information regarding Sun City has not been verified or approved by the developer. Please verify all information prior to purchasing. 55Places.com and the developer are not responsible for any errors regarding the information displayed on this website.

Realtor LogoEqual Housing Logo

Sun City Information
Address: 
10626 West Thunderbird Boulevard
Sun City, AZ 85351
Maricopa County
Association/Clubhouse: 
623-561-4600
Additional Numbers:
Real Estate/Home Sales: 623-239-0301

 

 

Connect with 55Places.com!
55Places on Twitter 55Places on Facebook 55Places Rss Feed 55Places YouTube Channel

 

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Email: