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Sun Lakes is a 3,500 acre master-planned community
for active adults. Located seven miles south of Chandler in
Metropolitan Phoenix, Sun Lakes offers a small-town atmosphere
with excellent resort amenities.
Established in 1972 by Edward J. Robson of Robson
Communities, Sun Lakes is home to more than 15,000 residents
who enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. Along picturesque boulevards
lined with stately palm trees is a world of carefree recreation
and easy relaxation. Stunning multi-million dollar country
clubs showcase oversized swimming pools, lighted tennis courts,
superb dining and more. Magnificent 18-hole golf courses provide
challenging play for golfers of all skill levels.
The exceptional quality of life available at Sun Lakes has been
recognized locally and nationally. New Choices Magazine, a
national publication by Reader's Digest, has listed Sun Lakes as
one of the "Top 20 Retirement Communities in America" for
the past several years.
The majority of Sun Lakes residents are retired and income
is derived from Social Security, stocks and bonds, investments
and savings. The surrounding communities are a center for high
tech industry. Motorola and Intel have four plants in the area.
Other high-tech industries include Rogers, Avnet, Aircraft Gear,
ST Microwave, Orbital Sciences and Microchip Technology.
Sun Lakes is easily accessible to the Valley's expanding freeway
system, bringing all areas of metro Phoenix within easy
reach. Sun Lakes is central to many of Arizona's scenic attractions.
To the northeast lie the fabled Superstition Mountains,
location of the legendary Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Also
northeast of Sun Lakes, the Tonto National Forest contains
scenery ranging from rugged desert to cool pines. Water sports
are popular at several huge man-made lakes within the forest.
Ruins of long-disappeared Indian civilizations are also common in
the Valley area.
Just 23 miles south of downtown Phoenix, residents can
enjoy many recreational opportunities. Professional sports
include baseball, basketball, football, and hockey, as well as
horse and dog racing. Cultural pursuits range from symphony to
theater to art galleries, shows and museums.
The Southwestern desert's sunny climate permits year-round
pursuit of outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting,
boating, hiking, golf and swimming.