Manicured landscaping surrounding the sign for Sun City Texas in Georgetown, Texas

If you're looking for an active adult community with resort-style amenities and affordable, low-maintenance homes, a Sun City community may be the place for you.

One of the most recognizable names among active adult community builders, the Del Webb brand has constructed over 120 active adult communities across the country. The builder’s renowned Sun City communities offer some of the most desirable amenities, lifestyle activities, and floor plans for active adult homebuyers.

With so many Sun City communities throughout the nation, retirees can find their dream retirement community in an ideal location. Start your search with the best-selling Sun City communities so far this year. 

1. Sun City Texas - Georgetown, TX

High $100s - Low $1Ms

The best-selling Sun City community of the year is Sun City Texas in Georgetown. This 55+ community exemplifies all the best that Del Webb has to offer right in the heart of Texas Hill Country, a retirement destination known for its affordability.

The impressive Village Center Amenity Complex boasts 86,000 square feet of indoor amenities that include a fitness center, an indoor walking track, two indoor pools, a restaurant, and a cafe. The outdoor amenities include two resort-style swimming pools, nine miles of walking and biking trails, and three 18-hole championship golf courses. The Cowan Creek Amenity Center features even more amenities to enjoy. Both facilities feature plenty of gathering spaces to host an abundance of clubs, activities, and classes to support an active social lifestyle.

2. Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC

High $100s - Mid $1Ms

One of the best-selling and most popular active adult communities near Hilton Head, South Carolina is Sun City Hilton Head. This gated 50+ community provides a prime location less than 20 minutes from Hilton Head Island.

With plans for 9,900 single-family and attached homes upon completion, potential homebuyers can find both new and resale homes for sale. The residences range from 1,055 to 2,948 square feet with dozens of floor plans to choose from.

Some of the luxury amenities include three 18-hole championship golf courses, four outdoor resort-style pools, and three fitness centers. A few of the unique offerings include RV and boat storage, a fitness trail with exercise stations, and two croquet fields.

3. Sun City Anthem - Henderson, NV

Low $200s - Low $1Ms

Located just 20 miles south of the Las Vegas strip, Sun City Anthem in Henderson, Nevada provides residents within easy access to some of the world’s best entertainment, nightlife, and dining options. This 55+ community even has scenic views of Downtown Las Vegas while maintaining enough distance and elevation to enjoy cooler temperatures and less traffic. 

At Sun City Anthem, three clubhouses provide over 130,000 square feet of indoor amenities. Some of the sought-after outdoor amenities include two swimming pools, three 18-hole championship golf courses, courtyards, and walking and biking trails.

Built from 1998 to 2008, the community consists of 7,114 single-family, attached, and condominium homes. Many homes offer views of the well-maintained golf courses, surrounding desert landscapes, or Downtown Las Vegas.

4. Sun City West - Sun City West, AZ

Low $100s - High $600s

With affordable single-family and attached homes for sale, Sun City West has become the best-selling Sun City community in Arizona so far this year. Active adults who dream of an Arizona retirement often find what they’re looking for at this 55+ development.

Adjacent to the original Sun City community, Sun City West boasts many of the same desirable amenities, but on a smaller scale. The original Sun City includes approximately 27,000 homes, while Sun City West consists of 16,900 homes.

Residents enjoy living in a 55+ community that feels like a small town and offers everyday conveniences such as worship centers, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and even a hospital. Four recreation centers and nine golf courses ensure that amenities are almost always within reach.

5. Sun City Huntley - Huntley, IL

Mid $100s - High $400s

Active adults who want to retire in Illinois also have a best-selling Sun City community to consider. Sun City Huntley, located about one hour northwest of downtown Chicago, consists of 5,489 homes across 2,300 acres.

This community’s collection of luxury amenities is one of the grandest in Illinois. It features the 94,000-square-foot Prairie Lodge with a restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, indoor walking track, and a ballroom. The community also includes a 20,000-square-foot amenity center, a 4,800-square-foot woodworking shop, and a 19-acre fishing lake.

The affordable homes for sale near Chicago offer desirable Del Webb floor plans at a budget-friendly price. Homebuyers can choose from single-family, attached, and condominium homes that offer low-maintenance living.

6. Sun City Grand - Surprise, AZ

Low $200s - Mid $800s

Some of the best reasons to retire near Phoenix include a low cost of living, sunny weather, and enviable outdoor recreation. There are also plenty of active adult communities to choose from, including the best-selling 55+ community Sun City Grand in Surprise.

Designed to support almost every hobby and interest, the amenities at Sun City Grand cover a complete spectrum of lifestyle activities. Residents can enjoy four clubhouses, four championship golf courses, a day spa, and an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy. 

When active adults want to explore the surrounding area, they can enjoy outdoor recreation at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, and Tonto National Forest. During seasonal MLB spring training, baseball fans can watch some of their favorite teams play nearby.

7. Sun City - Sun City, AZ

Below $100k - High $800s

Since 1960, Sun City has been a premier retirement destination for active adult retirees across the country. This sprawling community of over 27,000 homes ranks as one of our 55 Best 55+ Communities of 2019.

An undeniable golfer’s paradise, Sun City has one of the highest rates of golf holes per capita in the nation. The resort-style amenities also include seven recreation centers, 19 shopping areas, 30 churches, restaurants, an amphitheater, and indoor and outdoor pools. 

Neighbors can also pursue social clubs, activities, and classes to explore new hobbies. Some of the regular activities include concert band, dancing, RV club, exercise classes, dog club, and mini golf club.

8. Sun City Lincoln Hills - Lincoln, CA

Low $300s - Mid $1Ms

Located in Northern California just northeast of Sacramento, Sun City Lincoln Hills boasts an extensive lineup of world-class amenities and an adventurous array of lifestyle activities. The 68,000-square-foot Orchard Creek Lodge and 37,000-square-foot Kilaga Springs Lodge serve as the central places in the community where residents gather.

With 6,783 single-family and attached homes, potential homebuyers can find the residence that best suits their needs and preferences. The attached villas begin at 917 square feet, while the single-family homes can include over 3,000 square feet.

Check out some of the rave reviews from residents, including one who said, “Moving here quickly became one of the best decisions I ever made...The grounds are stunningly beautiful, the staff caters to our needs, and the residents are incredibly nice and helpful.”

9. Sun City Mesquite - Mesquite, NV

Mid $200s - Low $500s 

With a full-time activities director and a full social calendar, residents at Sun City Mesquite have constant opportunities to participate in social activities and interest groups. Some of the most popular community events include garage sales, bingo and pizza, game days, concerts, craft bazaars, trivia nights, and theme parties.

Many of these groups gather at the Pioneer Center Clubhouse, which has 30,000 square feet of amenities. The clubhouse features a coffee bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool and spa, indoor walking track, and a computer lab.

Those who want to stay active can enjoy outdoor amenities including two resort-style pools, an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole putting course, walking and biking trails, and courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and basketball. 

10. Sun City Festival - Buckeye, AZ

Low $200s - High $500s 

For retirees looking for a brand new home in a Sun City community, Sun City Festival in Buckeye offers new and resale single-family homes for sale. This 55+ community plans to include 7,200 homes upon completion, with plenty of customization options available across nine floor plan collections

At the Tuscan-style Sage Recreation Center, the 31,000 square feet of amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a computer lab, a library, a ballroom, and an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy. Outdoors, residents can enjoy a lap pool, a resort-style pool and spa, an amphitheater, athletic courts, and walking and biking trails. 

The Copper Canyon Golf Club centers around an 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, a pro shop, a restaurant, and a snack bar. For those who would rather stay busy indoors, the 9,000-square-foot Wood Shop and Craft Studio offers studios for arts and crafts, ceramics, and woodworking.