The Sun City Communities of Phoenix, Arizona

Pool and pool deck with orange lounge chairs underneath yellow and orange sail canopies.
Sun City 55+ communities in Phoenix give active adults with a wide range of budgets and interests plenty of options.

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Del Webb’s Sun City communities offer an exceptional lifestyle for active adults. Designed to meet every daily need, these self-contained communities provide everything from resort-style amenities to on-site health care and post offices. Let’s explore what makes the Sun City communities of Phoenix a top choice for today’s active adults.

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Sun CitySun City, AZ

Below $100k – Low $600s

Lounge chairs surrounding the outdoor pool at Sun City in Sun City, Arizona

The original Sun City was the first 55+ community in the country, and it’s still a popular option for active adults seeking a vibrant lifestyle. This sprawling community is home to over 27,000 residences. Homebuyers can choose from a great selection of condo, single-family, and attached homes.

Sun City is known for having an unbeatable lineup of amenities. Residents have access to many different activity centers scattered throughout the community. Amenities include fitness centers, resort-style swimming pools and spas, studios for woodworking and other hobbies, libraries, and ballrooms. Those who enjoy golf will appreciate the 11 on-site golf courses.

Outdoors, residents can relax in the parks and natural spaces, explore the walking trails, or go fishing at the on-site lakes. With eateries, a hospital, and nearly 20 shopping areas, residents can live an easygoing lifestyle in this self-contained community.

Sun City WestSun City West, AZ

Mid $200s – High $900s

Chairs and tables beside the tennis courts at Sun City West in Sun City West, Arizona

For those seeking the Sun City lifestyle on a slightly smaller scale, Sun City West is a great choice. With 16,900 residences, this 55+ community offers a smaller atmosphere while still providing all the great amenities expected from a Sun City development. The community’s selection of single-family homes and attached homes come in hundreds of floor plans.

With access to several amenity centers, residents of Sun City West can live a well-rounded lifestyle. The community is home to fitness centers, an Olympic-size indoor pool, several additional swimming pools, a 300-person theater, a greenhouse, and more. Residents who enjoy sports will love the on-site courts for tennis, basketball, pickleball, and volleyball. There are also nine golf courses, restaurants, grocery stores, and a hospital.

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch – Florence, AZ

Mid $300s – Mid $500s

Exterior view of the clubhouse at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence, Arizona

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is situated in the quiet desert town of Florence. With gorgeous views and a neighborly atmosphere, it’s a top choice for those seeking an active lifestyle while avoiding big-city congestion. Development of this 55+ community began in 2006, but new properties are still being added. Upon completion, there will be about 3,800 single-family homes.

Residents can embrace an active lifestyle with the community’s state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor lap pool, aerobics studio, and indoor walking track. The 48,000-square-foot clubhouse also features a restaurant and cyber cafe, an ASU Lifelong Learning Center, a library, and a ballroom.

Outdoors, residents can swim in the resort-style pool or enjoy some friendly competition on the tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. Since Sun City Anthem is part of a larger master-planned community, residents also enjoy full access to the amenities located within Merrill Ranch. These amenities include a fishing lake, softball and baseball fields, an 18-hole golf course, and more.

Sun City GrandSurprise, AZ

High $200s – High $800s

The golf course at Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona

Sun City Grand is a beautiful, modern community designed for active adults aged 45+. It’s home to 9,802 residences, including condos, single-family homes, and attached homes.

Sun City Grand’s several amenity centers contribute to the community’s friendly, social atmosphere. From working out in state-of-the-art fitness centers to participating in clubs, there’s always a way for residents to make lasting connections with neighbors.

On-site amenities include studios for woodworking and other hobbies, resort-style swimming pools, courts for tennis and pickleball, a softball field, and more. Residents can also pursue their interests at the ASU Lifelong Learning Academy, which offers intellectual enrichment with various classes and lectures.

Sun City FestivalBuckeye, AZ

Low $200s – Mid $600s

The outdoor bar at Sun City Festival in Buckeye, Arizona

Sun City Festival is a fantastic 45+ community that appeals to modern active adults. Nestled at the base of the White Tank Mountains, this community will be home to 7,200 single-family residences upon completion. Development began in 2006 and is ongoing, so homebuyers can choose from a great selection of new and resale homes.

Residents of Sun City Festival are served by a 31,000-square-foot recreation center. Amenities include a ballroom, a top-notch fitness center, an ASU Lifelong Learning Academy, and studios for aerobics, dance, and spin bikes. Outdoors, residents can enjoy a resort-style pool and spa, an amphitheater, and courts for tennis, volleyball, basketball, and more. Sun City Festival is also home to an 18-hole golf course.

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