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Sun City West Overview

Sun City West Overview

Sun City West is a retirement and adults-only community designed for residents aged 55 and older. It is located in Sun City West, Arizona, just 2.5 miles from the original Sun City community. Like the original Sun City, Sun City West enjoys immense popularity for a variety of reasons, notwithstanding its upscale and active lifestyle and convenient location to local attractions.

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The home designer Del Webb began construction on new homes in Sun City West in 1978. the homes built here were designed to be like those in Sun City, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. The most recent of them were finished in 1997. Today, there are close to 17,000 single-family houses located in Sun City West.

The homes for sale in Sun City West that real estate businesses like West USA Realty and Carl Chapman REALTOR show to interested buyers in Sun City West are resale homes only. No new construction is currently allowed in the area.

Prices for the homes in Sun City West are also affordable, particularly given the number of amenities and recreational opportunities, including several golf courses, that are available to community residents. The lowest home prices start out at around $150,000 to $200,000. The highest homes prices average around $600,000.

For that price, buyers get 1800 to 2000 square foot homes that have, on average, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some homes also have half baths while a select few homes have three bedrooms.

Additionally, the homes that are located in Sun City West feature southwest architecture, complete with arched doorways, attached one and two garages and desert landscaping. They include luxury additions like:

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  • Open floor plans
  • Kitchen islands
  • Wide windows with mini blinds
  • Enclosed backyards
  • Gated front yards
  • Covered patios
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Ceiling fans
  • Recessed lighting
  • His and her sinks
  • Walk-in showers and closets

Moreover, the homes for sale in Sun City West come with utility rooms for washers, dryers, and deep freezers.

The homeowners association that manages the day-to-day life in Sun City West also prides itself on accommodating lifestyle ford the area’s growing retiree population. The HOA offers a host of community amenities, which are supported in part by the residents’ annual HOA dues. These amenities include nine onsite restaurants and seven golf courses.

There are also four recreation centers available to residents. These recreation centers offer amenities like:

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness centers
  • Ballrooms
  • Indoor and outdoor walking tracks
  • Dance studios
  • Rooms for arts and crafts, as well as meetings
  • Computer labs
  • Libraries
  • Concert halls
  • Woodworking shops
  • Mini golf courses
  • Picnic areas
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Greenhouses

Sun City West also has its own Stardust Theater available to residents.

There are also a number of facilities available for Sun City West residents who like to take part in sports. The athletic facilities available to residents include:

  • Courts for tennis, volleyball, bocce ball, pickleball, and basketball
  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Softball fields
  • Lawn bowling rinks

Sun City West also offers garden plots for residents who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables. There is also several dog parks where residents can take their dogs for walks, exercise, and playtime.

Finally, Sun City West is conveniently located to major attractions and facilities in the area. The community is only 19 miles from downtown Phoenix. It is also just minutes away from a number of retail and shopping venues, such as Arrowhead Mall, where residents can shop for groceries, clothing, and other necessities.

Sun City West is likewise just minutes from the Wildlife World Zoo and Challenger Space Center. It is also close to the West Valley Art Museum, Arizona State University West and Rio Salado College. Lake Pleasant is just a few minutes drive from Sun City West, as are a number of sporting venues that are used by professional baseball, hockey, and football teams.

The homes for sale in Sun City West can offer the ultimate comfort, style, and luxury for homeowners aged 55 and over. People who are interested in moving into this age-restricted community can find out what homes are up on the market by visiting with West USA Realty. They can also contact Carl Chapman REALTOR to set up a tour of the available homes in person.