We love the homes and the people. The lifestyle is very easy. We loved that every day, even if we had to work, felt in part at least, like a vacation. Our only dissatisfaction was with the HOA. It may just be the "nature of the beast", but it seems as though the Board attracts people who are filled with PMA on OPM (positive mental attitude on other people's money).
I have recently retired and my wife and I enjoy all the amenities that this adult community has to offer. There are 20,000 residents, five country clubs, plenty of restaurants, pools, retail, banks and even churches.
This used to be a great place. Now the HR director has her hands in everything and the entire structure is in trouble. I don't understand why some people think they can do everything. My friends and I have stopped going to the restaurants and are actually thinking about selling our homes if things don't change very soon.
My wife and I moved here in 2007 from California. We were looking for an Active Adult Community with golf, swimming pools, restaurants, and close to Phoenix. We chose Oakwood at Sun Lakes that met all of our wants and needs. The 45 holes of golf, the restaurants and pools are outstanding. The community and all of the amenities are well taken care of and the people are real friendly. Purchasing a home in the Sun Lakes area will be like living at a resort year round. Do it now. You won't be disappointed.
I moved to Sun Lakes for the convenience for my job in the beginning but now am retired at 60 and enjoying the Community. Oakwood Championship golf course has 27 holes that offer's challenges for any handicap. In addition to the Oakwood golf course there is another 18 hole Championship course in Cottonwood and 3 other shorter courses within the Community. I like that I can leave for months at a time and not worry about my home. The Community is very well maintained & all of the Homeowners take care & pride in their homes. I am very happy with my choice to live here.
I started out selling new homes in Sun Lakes in my thirties and never dreamed I would end up living here myself. I purchased a home & moved to Sun Lakes at 42 & have never regretted it. Sun Lakes is a 40+ Community which offers so many activities & clubs that you can't get bored. The Country Club amenities are top notch & always very well maintained. You don't have to worry about your neighborhood or your neighbors yard as the grounds are always meticulous! It feels good living in a Community where people are friendly & happy & out enjoying life! I've never regretted my decision to move here.
I have lived in Sun Lakes for over 20 years, and I still think it is an amazing place. I love that everything is so clean and well kept and it is very quiet. I love that the people are friendly, that everything I need is so conveniently located, that there are so many activities within the community. I like the easy freeway access and two airports within a reasonable distance. All of this and I haven't even mentioned the restaurants, golf courses, swimming pools, and tennis-pickleball facilities within the community. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sun Lakes to anyone looking for an adult community.
Look no further, Sun Lakes really is the best active adult community in the valley.
I moved here from the midwest in 1993 and was looking for a community that offers a small town feel in a very big city. Sun Lakes offers all that and more.
Tons of amenities, there is reciprocity between 5 subdivisions so you have lots of choices regarding clubhouses, golf courses, swimming pools and much more. Many communities have just one clubhouse, maybe a couple of pools.
Easy access to the airport and major freeways. Like I tell people "We are close, but not too close." Hop on 101 and be in Scottsdale in less than a half hour.
Everything you need for day to day shopping is right here and lots of additional shopping and restaurants very close, to include Chander Fashion Square Mall less than 10 minutes away.
It doesn't get any better, been here for 20 years and no regrets!