Sun City is a 55-plus age-restricted community located in a city of the same name. It came to fruition in 1960 after Del Webb began building single-family homes on the site of the Marinette, Arizona ghost town. The building of new homes continued through 1978. Homes that agents like Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty sell now in Sun City are resale houses only.
Sun City is famous for being the first age-restricted community in Arizona, as well as the entire U.S. In fact, its opening day garnered more than 100,000 visitors. Del Webb sold more than 400 homes in the first month that Sun City was open. The company sold more than 2000 new homes in the community’s first year.
It continues to be the age-restricted community of choice for retirees because of its remarkably low taxes, quiet way of life, affordable houses, and low homeowners association fees. It prides itself on catering to the dreams of retirees and people who are in the over 55 age demographic. It is now home to more than 40,000 residents.
Along with Del Webb, home builders like HBE, Ryerson, and K. Hovnanian joined in the efforts to build new single-family homes in Sun City. The homes for sale here are priced from the low $100,000s to the upper $600,000s. These home prices get buyers residences with at least two, if not three or more bedrooms, at least two full bathrooms, and two and three-car garages.
The large, luxurious homes for sale in Sun City also come with features like:
- Desert landscaping
- Laminate or tile floors
- Carpeted living rooms and hallways
- Kitchen islands
- Granite counters
- Ceiling fans
- Arched doorways
- Sliding patio doors
- Walk-in closets
Most of the homes in Sun City also come with utility rooms for washers, dryers, and deep freezers.
Aside from the upscale, comfortable houses for sale here, Sun City offers community amenities like:
- Seven recreation centers
- Several onsite restaurants
- Fitness centers
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- An indoor walking track
- Racquetball courts
- A woodworking shop
- Cards and hobby rooms
There are also 30 churches on the premises of Sun City, as well as a synagogue. Residents also have access to a social hall, grand ballroom, performing arts theater, two libraries, and two onsite hospitals.
Residents who are fans of working out, staying fit and taking part in sports can use facilities like:
- Miles of walking trails in the community
- Pickleball courts
- Tennis courts
- Horseshoe pits
- Lawn bowling
- Bocce ball courts
There are also fields for softball and baseball and several community fishing lakes.
Sun City is also conveniently located close to some of the best cultural attractions in the area. People who live here are minutes from the Challenger Space Center and West Valley Art Museum. They are also close to the Wildlife World Zoo, as well as Arizona State University West, Rio Salado College and Lake Pleasant.
The homes for sale in Sun City go quickly once they are available on the market. People from all over the U.S. clamor to move into this engaged and active community, which prides itself on being a city of volunteers where its residents take part in numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
People who want to count themselves as among the new arrivals to Sun City are encouraged to work with experienced Sun City real estate agents like Carl Chapman REALTOR. They can also be among the first to know what houses are for sale in Sun City, as well as find out important details like the homes’ age and asking price, by visiting the website for West USA Realty.