Developed by national homebuilder Del Webb, Sun City active adult communities have been around since the original Sun City opened in 1960 in Sun City, Arizona. Sun City communities became famous for introducing the active lifestyle concept to retirees who want the most out of their golden years.
Unlike traditional retirement communities, Sun City communities were designed to offer retirees a new standard of active adult living with anything and everything they could want or need within a massive self-contained environment. These communities range in size from 2,000 to more than 27,000 homes and feature countless resort-style amenities, golf courses, and a rich lineup of social clubs and activities.
In addition to world-class amenities and an exciting social atmosphere, these communities also offer low-maintenance home designs that cater to the boomer crowd who want to leave the hassles of exterior home maintenance behind. Retirees looking for a Sun City community will have plenty of options to choose from thanks to Del Webb’s long list of new and resale communities found across the U.S. Based on our internal sales data, here are the ten best-selling Sun City active adult communities from the last calendar year.
Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC
Ideally located in Coastal South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head is the largest active adult community in South Carolina and offers retirees impressive amenities, 54 holes of golf, and a large selection of home designs with pricing starting in the mid $100s. Opened in 1995, Sun City Hilton Head will consist of 8,200 homes upon completion, offered as both attached and single-family options.
The 50+ community features a 45-acre Town Center and Amenity Complex and more than 200 chartered clubs and interest groups that allow residents to be as active and social as they want. Homeowners not only enjoy the community’s numerous world-class amenities and recreational facilities, but they also enjoy living in South Carolina’s most popular resort destination. The active adult community is just 13 miles west of famous Hilton Head Island and is located close to many beautiful beaches, popular golf courses, and cultural and recreational attractions that attract retirees from across the country.
Sun City Texas – Georgetown, TX
Del Webb began construction of Sun City Texas in 1995 and plans to build a total of 9,900 homes at completion. This age-restricted community is known for its elegant home designs, resort-style amenities, and exciting social environment. There are countless amenities sprawled across the community’s 5,300 acres that allow residents to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.
The Village Center Amenity Complex is the central hub of the community that offers a total of 86,000 square feet of space and includes popular amenities like a restaurant, three 18-hole championship golf courses, indoor pools, hobby and game rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, woodworking shop, two outdoor pools, multiple sports courts, a dog park, fishing lake, and nine miles of walking and biking trails. Sun City Texas is nestled into the Texas Hill Country and offers residents a small-town vibe yet its prime location near the Austin-Georgetown Area also provides retirees with plenty of big-city attractions and entertainment options. Homeowners also love the wide selection of low-maintenance home designs, which are priced starting in the low $200s, and feature spacious layouts, luxurious upgrades, gourmet kitchens, and inviting living spaces.
Sun City Huntley is the largest 55+ community in the Midwest, spanning 2,300 acres and consisting of more than 5,400 homes. Del Webb developed this premier active adult community between 1998 and 2013 and offers Boomers reasonably priced homes starting in the mid $100s and goes up to the low $400s. The amenities found in Sun City Huntley are unlike any other community in the Chicagoland area.
The 94,000 square-foot Prairie Lodge is the central hub of the community where residents gather for social events and activities as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle. The clubhouse features state-of-the-art facilities like an indoor lap pool, indoor walking track, innovative fitness center, an on-site restaurant, hobby and game rooms, ceramics studio, performing arts theater, ballroom, and sewing room. Outdoors, residents also have endless options to stay fit thanks to an outdoor pool, 18-hole golf course, tennis and bocce ball courts, softball field, 19-acre fishing lake, and sand volleyball court.
Sun City Shadow Hills – Indio, CA
Del Webb’s second 55+ community in the Coachella Valley is Sun City Shadow Hills. This established active adult development was built between 2003 and 2016 and offers a total of 3,400 single-family homes. Sun City Shadow Hills is popular for its tranquil location in Indio, CA, which is just two miles east of Sun City Palm Desert.
This community features the latest amenities at its 35,000 square-foot Montecito Clubhouse and 14,000 square-foot Santa Rosa Clubhouse as well as modern and affordable home designs priced from the mid $200s. The diverse lineup of homes feature upgraded finishes, open floor plans, low-maintenance exteriors, and single-level living. In addition to lavish amenities and beautiful homes, residents enjoy a welcoming social atmosphere. The community offers dozens of clubs and activities that range from ceramics club and veterans club to writer’s group and bible study.
Sun City Lincoln Hills – Lincoln, CA
Another top-selling Sun City community is Sun City Lincoln Hills in Northern California. This 6,783-home community is spread across 2,992 acres of lush terrain and is located just northeast of Sacramento.
Active adults living in this established 55+ community enjoy its two 18-hole golf courses, two large amenity centers, and numerous outdoor recreational facilities that include a fishing area, 19 miles of walking trails, multiple sports courts, barbecue and picnic areas, and eleven community parks. Retirees are drawn to Sun City Lincoln Hills because of its finely crafted attached villas and single-family homes that feature modern floor plans, spacious master suites, inviting living areas, and upgraded finishes.