Sun City West - Sun City West, AZ

Quick Facts
Price Range
Low $100s - High $600s
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1978 - 1997
Del Webb
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Sun City West Overview

Sun City West is a 16,900-home community 2.5 miles west of the original Sun City Arizona. Del Webb constructed the community between 1978 and 1997 and it is favored by home buyers who want reasonably priced homes in a large amenity-laden active adult golf course community.

After the completion of the incredibly popular Sun City Arizona community in 1978, Del Webb Corporation purchased a large tract of land to the northwest and began construction on Sun City West. The newer community incorporates many of the same popular active adult attractions as Sun City, but on a slightly smaller scale.

With the knowledge the Del Webb Corporation gained on the original community, they were able to design a community that matched the needs for an evolving retirement population. This active adult community includes the perfect mix of amenities and activities that cater to active adults who want to stay physically and socially active. The community was designed to intertwine with a variety of retail stores and shopping centers. Most residents find that all of their shopping needs can be accomplished via the golf-cart-legal streets. Within the community, residents have convenient access to supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, restaurants, post offices, churches and Del E. Webb Hospital.

Sun City West Amenities

This 55+ community includes an enviable lineup of amenities that includes four recreation centers, seven golf courses and nine restaurants. The recreation centers house a variety of attractions such as indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, ballrooms, dance studios, hobby and craft rooms, computer lab, Stardust Theater, concert hall and library.

The R.H. Johnson Center is spread across 48 acres and includes six activity areas with 118,000 square feet of amenities under one roof. It is the largest activity center in Arizona. The Palm Ridge Center clubhouse has three pools including one outdoor and two indoor, plus a large fitness center, tennis courts, indoor walking track, ballroom and club rooms. The Beardsley Center features an Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness center, club and meeting rooms, mini-golf course, horseshoes, greenhouse and a park with shady picnic pavilions. A fourth clubhouse, the Kuentz Center includes an exercise room, outdoor pool, tennis courts, walking track, softball field, club and meeting rooms, woodworking shop and the Stardust Theatre.

The grounds are adorned with amenities that beckon for residents to come out and enjoy the Arizona sunshine. Numerous tennis, bocce ball, pickleball and shuffleboard courts are dotted throughout the community. Additionally, the community has a softball field, lawn bowling rinks, volleyball and basketball courts, walking trails, garden plots and dog parks.

Sun City West Homes & Real Estate

There are a wide variety of housing styles to match the preferences and budgets of almost any buyer. Throughout the 19-year construction of the community there were over 140 different models offered. Homebuyers can select from single-family homes or attached homes. The single-family homes range in size from 800 to over 4,600 square feet. Attached homes include a variety of ranch villas and apartment-style flats that range from about 760 to 1,880 square feet.

As expected, some of the homes in the community that were built in the early years tend to show their age. More recently, however, many homes have been updated or remodeled with more modern floor plan layouts and desirable finishes. Buyers in the community are most attracted to the affordability of the homes. It is an ideal community for buyers who prefer price and location over new construction.

Sun City West Lifestyle

There are over 100 chartered clubs and interest groups represented in this 55+ community. Regardless of your passion, you are likely to find other like-minded residents who share similar interests. In addition to the many clubs and interest groups, the community hosts an exciting lineup of fun activities that include fitness classes, continuing education classes, parties and organized trips to area attractions.

The majority of the community is unincorporated and without schools. As a result, residents enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the nation. Plus, a large volunteer organization in the community helps maintain the grounds, organize events, teach classes and staff community buildings. The incredible volunteerism in the community helps keep the yearly association fees to a reasonable low cost.


Sun City West is situated 19 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in Arizona. Within nine 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.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Patio Homes

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

Patio Homes are attached homes that offer between 761 and 1,407 square feet of living space. These homes feature one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one to two-car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some patio home floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
G8331 - Balboa761111.5
G2531 - La Casa933111
G8531 - La Paz933112
G8533 - La Mirada1146222
G2532 - Santa Rios1185221
G2533 - Rialto1396221.5

Vacation Apartments

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The Vacation Apartments in Sun City West are attached apartment-style flats. With approximately 948 to 1,042 square feet these residences offer one bedroom and one bathroom. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some vacation apartment floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage

Duplex Homes

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

There were many attached duplex homes built in Sun City throughout the years. These homes offer about 1,164 to 1,882 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some duplex floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
D2521 - Frisco1165222
D8521 - Coconino1355222
D2522 - San Luis1374222
D8522 - Pima1597222
D2523 - Cameron1600222
D2524 - Granada1880222
D8523 - Aspen1882222

Patio Apartments

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $100s

Patio Apartments are attached apartment-style flats. These residences offer approximately 1,392 to 1,651 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some patio apartment floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage

H Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The H Series features single-family homes. Single-family homes range from 800 to 4,651 square feet. They come in a variety of sizes between one to three bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and one to two-and-a-half car garages. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some H Series floor plans may be missing.

C Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The C Series (also known as "Casitas") single-family homes that range from approximately 1,102 to 1,390 square feet. This collection offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some C Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
C2661 - Pichacho1102221.5
C2662 - Mesa1145222
C2666 - Alpine1233222
C2665 - Paradise1233222
C2562 - Conquistador1319222
C2563 - Fiesta1390222

P Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The P Series features single-family homes that are between 1,183 and 2,705 square feet in size. Most homes offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some P Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
P2606 - Willow1183322
P2601 - Cameron1295222
P2618 - Havasu15472 + Den22
P2603 - Safford1643222.5
P8542 - Granada1734222
P2604 - Chandler1761222
P2521 - Flagstaff17862 + Den22
P2605 - Ventana18092 + Den22
P2615 - Clifton18302 + Den22.5
P2619 - Prescott18362 + Den22
P8543 - Monaco1900222.5
P2606 - Pinetop19992 + Den2.52
P2620 - Catalina20192 + Den22
P2616 - Lakeside2148322.5
P2607 - Cottonwood2164222
P2610 - Sedona21902 + Den22.5
P2611 - Truxton22672 + Den - 322
P2612 - Patagonia25432 + Den - 3 + Den32.5
P2614 - San Carlos25642 + Den22
P2613 - Bellemont27052 + Den2.52 - 2.5

S Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The S Series features single-family homes that range from 1,320 to 2,859 square feet in size. These homes offer two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some S Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
S2671 - Rio Verde1320222
S2672 - Payson1528222
S2673 - Carefree1788222
S827 - San Felipe2859332.5

V Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The V Series offers single family homes that range from 1,425 to 1,975 square feet in size. These homes offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an an attached two-car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some V Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
V2551 - Morocco1425222
V2553 - Martinique1863222
V2552 - Galleria1975222

T Series

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $600s

The T Series collection includes single-family homes that offer 1,493 to 1,748 square feet of living space. These homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some T Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
T2571 - Summerhill1493222
T2572 - Royale1748222

E Series

Price RangeLow $100s - High $600s

The E Series features larger single-family homes with 2,497 to 2,903 square feet of living space. These homes offer two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached garage. Some homes include dens as well. Please note: Due to the age of this community, some E Series floor plans may be missing.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
E2617 - Somerton24972 + Den2.52.5
E2608 - Avondale26622 + Den22
E2609 - Scottsdale290322.52.5

Sun City West Amenities

Residents of Sun City West enjoy access to resort-style amenities and recreation center. In addition to these, there are everyday conveniences located within Sun City West.

  • 7 Golf Courses
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV Storage
  • Grocery Stores, Banks, Pharmacies, Retail
  • Del E. Webb Hospital
  • 18 Worship Centers

Beardsley Recreation Center

Beardsley Recreation Center is located at 12755 Beardsley Road.

  • Beardsley Recreation Center
  • Olympic-Size Indoor Pool
  • Locker Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Arts & Crafts Building
  • 2 Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Card Rooms
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Basketball Court
  • Performance Pavillion
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Picnic Areas with Ramadas
  • Greenhouse
  • Mini-Golf Course
  • Playground for Grandkids

Fred Kuentz Recreation Center

Kuentz Recreation Center is located at 14401 R.H. Johnson Boulevard.

  • Kuentz Recreation Center
  • 300-Person Stardust Theater
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Arts & Crafts Rooms
  • Lapidary/Leather Craft Room
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Exercise Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 1/4-Mile Outdoor Walking Track
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • Softball Field
  • Social Courtyard

Palm Ridge Recreation Center

Palm Ridge Recreation Center is located at 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive.

  • Palm Ridge Recreation Center
  • Summit Halls A & B
  • Palo Verde Room
  • Acacia Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Locker Rooms
  • Dance Studio
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Computer Lab
  • Indoor Lap Pool
  • Indoor Walking Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor & Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • 10 Pickleball Courts
  • 3 Tennis Courts

R.H. Johnson Recreation Center

The R.H. Johnson Recreation Center is located at 19803 R. H. Johnson Boulevard.

  • R.H. Johnson Recreation Center
  • Lecture Hall
  • Social Hall
  • 30-Lane Bowling Center
  • 29-Table Billiards Room
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Memo's Bistro
  • Fitness Center
  • 5 Indoor Shuffleboard Courts
  • Arts & Crafts Village
  • The Village Store
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Lapidary Studio
  • Video Game Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Library
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Outdoor Walking Track
  • 15 Tennis Courts
  • 14 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 8 Pickleball Courts
  • Volleyball Court
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Mini-Golf Course
  • Putting Green
  • 2 Dog Parks

Sun City West Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Agriculture
  • Arthritis
  • Basketeers
  • Beaders
  • Bocce
  • Bowlers Association
  • Bunco
  • Calligraphy
  • Canasta West
  • Canine Companions
  • Card players of SCW Euchre
  • Ceramics West
  • Clay Club
  • Club 52 Card Club
  • Club Espanol
  • Coin & Stamp
  • Computers West
  • Cooper Enameling
  • Country Western
  • Creative Silk Flowers
  • Creative Stitchers
  • Crestview Bicycle Riders
  • Cribbage
  • Dancing Arts
  • Encore Needle & Craft
  • Energetic Exercise
  • Five-Hundred Card
  • Friends of the Library
  • Garden
  • Handi-Capables
  • Hillcrest Ballroom
  • Hot Shot Billiards
  • International Social Dance
  • Investment
  • Johnson Lapidary
  • Johnson Lawn Bowls
  • Karaoke
  • Kiva West Duplicate Bridge
  • Latin Ballroom
  • Leather Carvers
  • Line Dancers
  • Macr-Cro-Knit
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Club
  • Metal Club
  • Mini-Golfers
  • Mis-Cues Ladies Billiards
  • Model Railroad
  • Musicians
  • One Partner Bridge
  • Organ & Keyboard
  • Palo Verde Patchers
  • Pan Card
  • Photography West
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle
  • Platform Tennis
  • Porcelain Painters
  • Racket
  • Racquetball/Handball
  • Recreational Vehicle (RV)
  • Rhythm Tappers
  • Rip 'n' Sew
  • Rockhounds West
  • Rosemaling-European Folk Art
  • Saturday Ladies Contract Bridge
  • Saturday Night Gamesters
  • Sheepshead
  • Shuffleboard
  • Singles Club
  • Softball
  • Sportsman's
  • Stained Glass Crafters
  • Stardust Theatre Council
  • Sun West Art
  • Sunshine Animal Club
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • The Fitness Club
  • Theatre West
  • Tole Artists
  • Toy-Ki Silvercraft
  • Tuesday Contract Bridge
  • Water Fitness
  • Weavers West Guild
  • Western Horseshoe
  • Western Square Dance
  • Westernaires Chorus
  • Women's Social Club
  • Woodworking
  • Yoga

Sun City West Reviews (8)

Average Rating for this Community
Date (Recent first)
Homeowner for several years. Disappointed on how the community spends through our money with poor decisions, redo’s and secrecy. Hang on to your wallet and do your research before you buy.
We have spent seven winters in West. Reasonable prices,solar panels and low taxes make it a star in senior living. The golf is low price and the opportunity to play all sports is unequal. Meeting people is as available as you want. The roads are wide and the lots are large and level. We even have a town with cart access. It is filled with eateries, doctors, dentists, and hardware stores. The people are great at volunteering. Its a little slice of heaven.
Great home prices, great neighbors, everything to do if you want to.
Like - Diversity of people and interesting things to do. Dislike-too many old people, need some young blood
Bought in March 2014 for seasonal use! Have been back 5 times since and absolutely live it! There is always something going on or to do even in the off season!
People are so friendly here! It really is was of the nicest things that we have ever done for ourselves. Groceries, restaurants, gas, rec centers, pharmacies, Starbucks, hospital are just a few blocks away!
We moved here from Wisconsin and are enjoying our new lives thoroughly! Everyone is so friendly and there are so many things to do. Walking, swimming and biking for starters. Free movies in the park (and soon at the pool, too) were a lot of fun last month. Over 100 clubs to try and think about joining.
I moved in to Sun City West in 1995 after my kids encouraged me to downsize from our large family home. My husband had passed a few years prior and it was a difficult decision. Looking back it was the best decision for me and I am very happy with the friendships I've made here. I've had so many opportunities to travel and experience things I never dreamed of. I love the craft clubs and have even started making some money selling my pieces. I feel like part of a family here and that has meant the world to me.
We spent the day with Jay today and he is a great agent. Listens,helps and is so personable. A pleasure to wrk with.
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