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Overview of Sun City West

   
 After the roaring success with Sun City, Del Webb moved down the road and built it's second Active Adult Retirement Community called Sun City West. Sun City West is located in the North West Valley of phoenix, Arizona in Maricopa county. It's about 4 miles West of Sun City and virtually across the street from Sun City Grand. It is considered one of the most popular and most affordable retirement communities in the area.

Del Webb began building the community in 1978. It sits on 7,100 acres with almost 17,000 homes. Homes for sale in Sun City West range from $70,000 to over $700,000. Sun city West Real estate is affordable and you can find large lots with beautiful mature desert landscape.

Amenities in Sun City West include 4 recreation centers, 9 golf courses, 6 pools and many wonderful clubs and activities to keep you busy from dusk to dawn. The community is focused around a town center with homes spreading out in a circular fashion from the middle. Sun City West is self contained with most everything for everyday living on your door step. When driving a golf cart or car, you can get just about anywhere in the community within 15 minutes. The town center includes a variety of retail stores for your convenience including 3 supermarkets, drug stores, hardware stores and restaurants. The sales tax for purchases is one of the lowest in the country and there is no sales tax on food. You will also find a post office, library, banks and Del Webb Hospital.

To the delight of home buyers, Sun City West has many homes that are in a low tax area where home owners pay no school taxes (more information below). Sun City West is 55 and older age restricted community. One person on the title must be 55 plus.
 
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Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

Prices of homes for sale in Sun City West range from about $70,000 to over $700,000. Golf course homes starting at about $230,000. Whether you are a full time resident or a snowbird here for only the winter months, there's a home and a floor plan that will fit your criteria and lifestyle. Some of the most sort after homes have open floor plans with kitchens opening up to a great room. There is no formal living room or dining room which many see as wasted space or just another room to clean. Homes on the golf course fetch a premium price.. 

Real Estate Sun City West AZ

 Sun City West real estate is an affordable choice for many retirees who want lots of amenities, clubs and activities.Del Webb built Sun City West between 1978 and 1997. There are 16,900 homes with over 120 floor plans to choose from. You will find 4 types of home choices (living options) single family homes, patio homes, garden apartments and duplexes. The majority of the homes are single level, two bedroom, two bath with two car garages.

Single family-detached homes make up the majority of homes in Sun City West. They range from 900 Sq.ft. to more than 3,500-sq.ft. You will find varying lot sizes, mature landscaping and many golf course lots to choose from, as there are 9 golf courses. Many of the homes have been remodeled and up-dated, perfect for those buyers who are looking for a move in ready home. If you don’t mind a fixer upper, you can find some excellent bargains. Many young retirees, who have time and energy, are buying these homes with the intention of gutting the interior and reinventing the living space. 
 
Who lives in Sun City West?
 
Here are the demographics.  The current population of Sun City West is just over 28,000 with the median age of 75. Sun City West's median household income is $45,769, and the average household net worth is $388,335. 
 
Buyers who consider Sun City West also consider Sun City Grand, PebbleCreek and Trilogy at Vistancia.
 
 

Amenities in Sun City West

Sun City West offers more than $125 million worth of amenities that includes four recreation centers, 9 golf courses, nine restaurants state-of-the-art 30-lane bowling center, a recently renovated 40,000-volume private library, a retail arts and crafts store, more than 100 chartered clubs and much more.

There are four beautiful recreation centers to meet your physical, social and creative needs. Sun City West’s Recreation Card Fees are very affordable at $408 per person (of the area’s retirement communities only Sun City is lower). Between them, these recreation centers offer 6 swimming pool, 27 tennis courts, 15 pickle ball, racquet/handball courts, 14 bocce courts, 30 bowling lanes, miniature golf, outdoor and indoor walking tracks, 32 lawn bowling rinks and 1 softball court. There are 2 dog parks, one for the small dogs and one for the large.

R. H. Johnson Recreation Center


The R. H. Johnson Center spreads over 48 acres and consists of 6 activity areas with 118,000-sq. ft. under roof. It is the largest activity center in Arizona.

Palm Ridge Recreation Center


The Palm Ridge Center offers three pools – two indoor and one outdoor-- large fitness center, tennis courts, indoor walking track, ballroom and club rooms.

Beardsley Park Recreation Center


Beardsley Park Center features an Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness center, club rooms, mini-golf course, horseshoes, greenhouse and a park with shady ramadas.

Kuentz Recreation Center

The Kuentz Center includes an exercise room, outdoor pool, tennis courts, walking track, softball field, club rooms, woodworking shop and the Stardust Theater.

Sun City West Life Style

When you live in Sun City West AZ, you are living the resort life style with most everything within the community. Between enjoying the sun, golf, recreation amenities, organized trips and social actives, you can be as busy as you like. Many residents keep very busy and don’t know how they had time to work.
 
PORA is the governing body and is a member-supported organization that provides services to the residents of Sun City West in all civic matters except those strictly dealing with the administration and operation of the recreational facilities. PORA also runs the Visitor Center, staffed by resident volunteers. It’s a wonderful resource if you are considering buying in the community. They offer daily tours, answer questions on the community and surrounding area.

Volunteering is big. The volunteers of the PRIDES keep the community streets neat and clean. The Sun City West Posse patrols the local streets. You can expect a phone call if you leave your garage door up past 10 pm. Benevilla provides help for those house bound. There are many opportunities to volunteer, whatever your passion.

Sun City West Golf

There are a total of 9 golf courses in Sun City West, so you can play a different course every day of the week and then some. The community is known for having swans on most of the golf courses small lakes. The recreation center maintains 7 public golf courses. The additional 2 courses are BRIARWOOD, a private country club and HILLCREST which is open to the public. Golf fees are very reasonable and one of the lowest in the Phoenix area.

Sun City West AZ REALTOR, Sharon Rowlson

As a REALTOR who specializes in Sun City West Retirement Community and other Phoenix area 55+ Active Adult Communities, I have the knowledge and expertise to help you be successful in buying or selling your home. If we didn't answer your questions about Sun City West or if I can be of assistance, please fill out the request form below or feel free to contact me directly at 623-552-0028 or Sharon@RetireAZ-ResortStyle.com

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