Sun City Festival - Buckeye, AZ

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $300s - High $700s
Home Types
Single-Family
Number of Homes
7,200
New / Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
55+
Gated
No
Construction Dates
2006 - Present
Builder
Del Webb, Pulte, Del Webb/pulte, Pulte Home Corp
Reviews
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Sun City Festival Overview

Sun City Festival in Buckeye, Arizona is one of Del Webb's resort-style communities in the region. The community is located in the northwest valley of Phoenix, nestled at the base of the beautiful White Tank Mountains 10 miles west of Surprise. Community amenities feature a spacious clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center. The Del Webb Festival community features a variety of single-family floor plans for buyers to choose from. 

Homebuyers looking for Sun City Festival homes for sale will have plenty of options in this established community in Buckeye, AZ. 

Sun City Festival Amenities

There are a variety of amenities for residents of Sun City Festival to enjoy. The two recreation centers serve as the main hubs for activity in this community, where homeowners can partake in a variety of physical and social activities while they mingle with new friends and neighbors.

The Sage Recreation Center has a state-of-the-art fitness center that offers the latest high-end equipment, in addition to aerobics and dance studios. There's also a multipurpose meeting room and a grand ballroom. Outside, The Sage Recreation Center grounds provide residents access to a resort-style outdoor pool with cascading waterfalls and a lap pool.

The Saguaro Recreation Center is the community's newest collection of amenities, ensuring that residents of Sun City Festival have a wealth of opportunities to stay active throughout the year. This Del Webb Festival recreation center features an indoor walking track, a fitness center with circuit training equipment and free weights, an aerobics studio, and a ballroom with a stage. The great room offers views of the golf course and the mountains. Outside, Sun City Festival residents enjoy access to event lawns, lawn games, lounge seating, and a beach-entry pool with lap lanes and an adjacent whirlpool spa.

Residents also enjoy access to the Learning Program, which allows interested Del Webb Festival homeowners to sign up for a wide variety of educational opportunities. These informal classes are available in a wide variety of subjects taught by qualified instructors, and take place within the community itself, ensuring that Sun City Festival residents never have to travel far to learn something new or dive deeper into an existing interest.

The grounds are filled with enviable amenities that allow for residents of all fitness levels to get out and be active. Sun City Festival currently includes a softball stadium and an outdoor amphitheater, as well as tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and basketball courts. This Del Webb Festival community also includes a sand volleyball court. In April of 2011, the community built the 9,000-square-foot Wood Shop & Craft Studio. Here, residents often meet for clubs or attend a class to learn a new skill. This building features ceramics, crafts, and woodworking studios.

The 27-hole championship Copper Canyon Golf Club managed by Troon Golf is a scenic course that winds through the community. The course provides a memorable and challenging round of golf for both novices and experts. After a round of golf, residents like to relax with friends at the Indigo Grille where the menu includes both light lunches and fine dining.

Sun City Festival Homes & Real Estate

Del Webb began construction of Sun City Festival in 2006 and plans call for approximately 7,200 single-family homes upon completion. The homes have been designed with the latest sought after floor plans, high-end finishes, and energy saving designs. Improved technologies have led to new construction methods that reduce energy loss and promote conservation.

Del Webb Festival homebuyers can choose from various new construction and pre-owned resale homes that accommodate all tastes and budgets. Homes are designed with unique Spanish, European, ranch or Tuscany exterior themes. There are 30 different single-family floor plan designs that range from 1,100 to over 3,340 square feet. Floor plans feature two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and every Del Webb Festival home also features a two- to three-car garage.

The homes have been designed with open-concept floor plans, high-end finishes, and energy saving designs. Improved technologies have led to new construction methods that reduce energy loss and promote conservation. These homes are favored by homebuyers who want new construction and modern finishes such as granite countertops and stainless steel Energy-Star appliances.

Sun City Festival Lifestyle

Members of the Sun City Festival community live a low-maintenance and active lifestyle. The community features a steadily growing list of clubs and classes to help the residents fill their days with activities and events. Regardless of homeowners' interests, it is easy to find other like-minded residents who share hobbies and interests. Those who enjoy arts and crafts can join the fine arts club, knitting and crocheting groups, and more. Fitness and sports enthusiasts folks will enjoy the variety of Del Webb Festival fitness classes and tennis or golf groups. Special interest groups range from cultural clubs to car club and social dance club. With over a dozen activities that take place on a regular basis, Sun City Festival residents are never short on things to do. There is also a full-time activities director that helps keep a calendar full of classes and community events.

Buckeye, AZ Area 

Sun City Festival is located in Buckeye, approximately an hour from Downtown Phoenix. This prime location puts residents close to daily necessities and local attractions.

Members of this Del Webb Festival community are never far from what they may need. Grocery stores such as Safeway, Fry's Marketplace, and Albertsons can all be reached within 20 minutes. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS. 

Sun City Festival is also close to several health care providers, including Western Regional Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Buckeye Medical Center. 

When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Papago Freeway which leads to several restaurants, bars, and retailers. Additional attractions in the area include Estrella Star Tower and Desert Botanical Garden. 

Nature lovers looking to get outdoors have plenty of options to choose from close to home. Parks and greenspaces such as Skyline Regional Park, Sundance Park, and White Tank Mountain Regional Park can be reached in just over 30 minutes. 

Del Webb chose an intimate location in Buckeye, far from the hustle and bustle of Surprise and Sun City West, allowing Del Webb Festival residents to stay busy while still enjoying a relatively quiet area. Driving west on Sun Valley Parkway through 10 miles of secluded and untainted Arizona desert, Sun City Festival residents escape the traffic lights and congestion as their cares melt away.

Sun City Festival is the ideal place for active adults who want a community that offers the latest first-rate amenities and new construction homes. It is situated 1,600 feet above the valley floor where the air is cleaner, the summers are cooler and congestion is non-existent. The community's remote location provides visitors a reminiscent look of what the pioneers of the original Sun City saw when construction began there over 50 years ago.

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    Sun City Festival Amenities

    Sun City Festival is filled with amenities to stay both socially and physically active. Throughout the community you will find:

    • Walking Trails
    • Parks & Natural Space
    • Playground for Grandkids
    • Softball Field
    • Pickleball Complex

    Sage Recreation Center

    The Sage Recreation Center is an amenity-filled building located at 26501 W. Desert Vista Blvd. The amenities here include:

    • Clubhouse - 31,000 Sq. Ft.
    • Ballroom
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Billiards
    • Learning Academy
    • Computer Lab
    • Library
    • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
    • Aerobics & Dance Studio
    • Spin Bike Studio
    • Locker Rooms
    • Outdoor Amphitheater
    • Lap and Resort-Style Pool & Spa
    • Tennis Courts
    • Pickleball Courts
    • Bocce Ball Courts
    • Softball Stadium
    • Basketball Court
    • Volleyball Court

    Saguaro Recreation Center Amenities

    The Saguaro Recreation Center, located at 26285 W. Morrow Drive, offers residents a number of additional amenities, including:

    • Great Room
    • Ballroom
    • Fitness Center
    • Indoor Walking Track
    • Aerobics & Dance Studio
    • Resort-Style Pool with Lap Lanes
    • Whirlpool Spa
    • Outdoor Patio with Lounge Areas
    • Lawn Games
    • Event Lawns

    Wood Shop and Craft Studio

    The 9,000-square-foot Wood Shop and Craft Studio opened in April 2011 and offers a great place to host clubs or attend classes. Here residents will find:

    • Ceramics Studio
    • Arts & Crafts Studio
    • Woodworking Shop

    Copper Canyon Golf Club

    The Copper Canyon Golf Club is located at 26577 W. Desert Vista Blvd and offers the following amenities:

    • 27-Hole Copper Canyon Golf Course
    • Golf Practice Facilities
    • Golf Pro Shop
    • Indigo Grille
    • Festival Snack Bar

    Sun City Festival Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

    • Barrel Buddies
    • Block Watch
    • Bowling
    • Brew Crew
    • Canadian/American Friendship Club
    • Car Club
    • Caring Neighbors
    • Citizens on Patrol
    • Crafty Scrappers
    • Desert Harmony
    • Digital Photo Club
    • Don't Worry Bead Happy
    • Festival Association of Beauties (FABs)
    • Festival Bytes Computer Club
    • Filed & Stream
    • Fine Arts Club
    • Genealogy
    • Glass Arts
    • Golf Chartered Club
    • Gourmet Club
    • Hiking Club
    • Knit One & Crochet Too
    • Lady Putters
    • Learning Program
    • Mystery Riders
    • Paper Crafts & More
    • Paws & Claws
    • Players Club
    • Pottery & Ceramics
    • Quilting Bees
    • Republican Interest Group
    • SCF Pickleball Club
    • SW Gardening Interest Group
    • Shalom Group
    • Social Dance Club
    • Sun City Festival RV Club
    • Tennis Club
    • Woodcrafters

    Sun City Festival Reviews (15)

    Average Rating for this Community
    4.0
    Date (Recent first)
    Julie G.
    2.0
    If you are a golfer and have visions of playing very often, you better look at a different community. This is not the place for you. It’s next to impossible to make tee times and as more people move in it’s going to get worse. Otherwise, great community with lots to do and friendly people.
    January 20, 2022
    Gail J.
    5.0
    Outstanding place to live. First class, beautifully built homes at affordable prices. Quality workmanship and exceptional people from sales to field manager. They truly care about you and are quick to answer questions or help in whatever way they can. It's been a fast and exciting 6 months watching our house being built long distance, and, as promised, we are now enjoying living in our amazing new home and community. #WeLoveArizona
    July 12, 2019
    Robert C.
    2.0
    Visited my Uncle there and was initially impressed with the surroundings. Of course, this community is very isolated as it is located on the outer fringes of Surprise...and even much further away from established areas with better infrastructure. His doctors, the malls, and other important needs for living are actually 10-20+ miles away!! Yes, civilization is starting to catch up...but at what cost. You are really really car-dependent out here!

    Basically, like previously mentioned, services that were promised are not living up to expectations...that includes the activities, the landscaping, the quality of the construction. And the home costs and and the amenities are not inexpensive by any means. Like we all must understand in life, customer service and promises are always top-notched until the money is put down.

    All in all, my Uncle regrets the move here and feels he should have moved to a community more established and nearer to civilization.
    November 30, 2018
    Michelle S.
    5.0
    We looked at every active adult community in PHX before making a decision to purchase in Sun City Festival. Del Webb's amenities are awesome and the home values, energy efficiencies, and low HOA dues are only a few reasons that made our decision to call Festival HOME. But truly, it's the people who make this community. I honestly believe you'll be hard-pressed to find a friendlier community out there. I'd also recommend a few night stay in their Vacation Villa's to experience this place. You'll have full use of all the amenities and then talk with residents at the Indigo Bar and Grill and you'll see why this place is special.
    November 15, 2018
    Cameron M.
    5.0
    Have been to this community several times over the years and it is amazing to see how it is growing and offering a really great place to live. Have some friends that live here and they love how quiet it is away from the craziness of the city.
    August 20, 2018
    Steven F.
    2.0
    Purchased a brand new home from Pulte Del Webb. Within only 5 weeks the air conditioning became a problem. Upon contacting the Pulte Del Webb Service Request Office I was told that the air conditioners in these homes "struggle to keep up in the hot weather" and the impression they clearly gave me was that they just were not very concerned. After placing my concern in writing, including one email to the CEO of Pulte, I finally seemed to get the proper response. The repair technician that was sent out seemed very professional. However, it did take several days to finally get it working, apparently primarily due to the expressed lack of concern on the part of Pulte Del Webb. In any event, it is disappointing that it was so difficult to get Pulte Del Webb to honor their warranty.
    With regards to the gym, the staff there lets the disinfectant wipe containers stay empty, not refilled, so seems like an unhealthy place to work out.
    Still a lot of construction going on so plan on being woken up at 5:30 AM every morning to the sound of heavy equipment, which seems to be the time the HOA is allowing them to start work.

    August 18, 2018
    Jeffrey E.
    2.0
    The first time we visited Festival was 2 years ago. After a year of exploring other properties we decided to buy in Festival and have now been residents for a year. When we were given the realtor tour, we could see that the property, the landscaping, ponds, public areas were pristine and well maintained. During the last year, the areas visible to the prospective buyer have been maintained. What you don’t see is that deeper into the community, the landscaping needs attention, the ponds are drying up, and green space is now brown space. We were promised a quality dining venue called Indigo Grill. In the last 6 months, the quality of the food served has deteriorated a great deal while the prices were raised significantly. In the most recent report from Maricopa County, The Indigo Grill was given a “B” rating by health inspectors. During the summer months the bar in the outside patio closes and the area lacks a mister system.
    Keep in mind that Del Webb is only a name that Pulte purchased and that Del Webb's mission was to build and market a lifestyle. It is unfortunate that Pulte wants only to sell homes, refuses to expand on the amenities and is not sensitive to homeowner’s needs or wants.

    In conclusion, “BUYER BEWARE”. What you are told and what is delivered most likely don’t match.
    May 22, 2018
    Mike M.
    2.0
    We are happy we bought here. BUT it has gone down hill. The Indigo Grill has continued to offer poor food while raising the prices and poor management, even though the HOA fees have to support their losses. It appears they may have cut down the watering of the common areas (except those by the sales office). The water features on the golf course look like they may be going dry (except those by the sales office).
    I would tell buyers to be aware and be careful!
    May 20, 2018
    Mara P.
    5.0
    Beautiful and friendly community. Well built homes. Always something to do.
    November 15, 2017
    Edward and Mary Smith
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    We love it here. The weather is great and the people are so friendly. We have not had a chance to take advantage of all the activities because we are still getting settled. We love the idea that we have a place to go and eat at the restaurant near the golf course. I am sure we will be here for a very long time and will enjoy every minute of it. Looking forward to all the fun things to do here. Thanks to everyone!!!!
    November 23, 2014
    Bev
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    We are so happy we chose Sun City Festival. We bought a spec home on the model home we wanted.. We have an enclosed yard and love the privacy of our backyard, enjoying our surround sound out on the patio. Pulte does a great job in building a home. A very nice community to live in and nice to come home from the hustle bustle of Surprise to the serene quiet and beauty of Sun City Festival.
    August 30, 2014
    Desertfan
    5.0
    Unless you personally experience the tranquility of this spectacular place, you couldn't possibly appreciate its natural beauty.
    Great golf facilities, many clubs and activities
    based in the massive clubhouse.
    Barely twenty minutes away from bustling Surprise, it
    is a desert paradise with perfect weather and the starriest skies.
    We 'test-drove' the community by renting a home for a month.
    A great way to see if this is YOUR paradise!
    September 26, 2013
    terry W.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    Great community. Amenities are fantastic. Festival has that quiet, away from city lights, feel with all the things you want for entertainment. Festival is growing with lots of new construction. My wife and I are excited about growth and possible more amenities. Only problem is lack of fenced dog park, we would like to see our furry friends enjoy running, off leash, in a controlled fenced area. Maybe in future
    July 10, 2013
    Susan L.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    My husband and I are thrilled with our decision to move to Sun City Festival. We both still work so we have a short commute but we love coming home after a long day to what feels like a luxury resort. We've made a lot of new friends and our home is just beautiful. It's so nice to have a brand new home, just like a brand new car! I think my favorite thing to do is relax by the pool while my husband golfs with his friends. Then we meet up for dinner at the Grille and talk about how we're gonna start that new diet tomorrow! Ha!
    April 27, 2013
    C R Ferguson
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    This is a fantastic active adult community. The homes are generous in size and come with all the upgrades you would want. The community is beautifully kept. The activities are plentiful and the neighbors are the best. You can't go wrong adding a visit to SC Festival to your winter or spring break. There is a spectacular 18 hole golf course, beautiful, fully-equipped gym, pools, spa, craft and woodworking shops. The softball field is gorgeous! The on-site restaurant has an amazing selection and if you're into happy hour you'll love the live bands and flowing drinks. If you enjoy starry night skies and amazing sunsets, Festival is where you want to be. We are located about 10 miles from town and it's so peaceful here. There's something for everyone at Festival! Come and be our newest neighbor.
    January 21, 2013

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