Homes For Sale in Sun City AZ, 85351 and 85373
About Sun City
Sun City is Del Webb’s first Active Adult Retirement Community located in the North West Valley of Phoenix Arizona. Founded in 1960, Sun City the largest retirement community in the nation and is world-famous for its active, resort retirement lifestyle. It has set the standard for other retirement communities to follow. Sun City is a self-contained town with many retail stores, restaurants and medical facilities. Convenient for many Sun City resident, Banner Boswell Medical Center and lots of medical services are right on your doorstep. For those on a budget, Sun City is often the top choice. Homes for sale in Sun City AZ are very affordable, and you will pay no school tax on your property taxes. Homes start at around $35,000 to about $500,000. The Sun City AZ real estate market is strong, and homes are appreciating.
Sun City boasts the largest concentration of year-round recreational facilities including seven recreation centers, seven pools, and a whopping 11 golf courses. The community also offers one of the lowest recreation fees compared to other Phoenix retirement communities. To live in Sun City one person on the title must be 55 or older.
Sun City AZ Real Estate
Sun City sits on 8,900 acres with close to 40,000 residents living in 26,000 homes. Houses in Sun City are well constructed and include single family, duplex, and apartment homes. Del Webb built the homes between 1960 and 1970. There are over 300-floor plans to choose from. Many of the homes are being remodeled and updated with the latest features. In most cases, the lots are large with beautiful mature landscaping. You will find some 1-acre horse properties and lakefront properties. A developer did build a several new homes in Sun City during 2016- 17. A few of them have come up for sale.
All the homes in Sun City have no school tax which effectively cuts your properties real estate taxes in half. Homeowners can expect to pay about a $1,250 per year on a home that is valued at $250,000. Of course, don’t expect it to be on the golf course as you pay a bit more for that. Buyers that consider Sun City also consider Sun City West as parts of Sun City West has no school tax as well. They also consider Arizona Traditions if they want a gated retirement community that is affordable.
Who lives in Sun City?
The current population of Sun City is 39,549 with the median age of 72. Sun City’s median household income is $37,652, and the average household net worth is $327,775.
Homes for Sale in Sun City AZ
Homes for sale in Sun City AZ range in price from around $35,000 to over $500,000. Updated homes on the lake or golf course fetch a premium price. For those on small budgets, Sun City can be a very affordable choice. There are four home styles including garden apartments, multi-level condos, patio homes, Gemini twin and single-family homes. The condos and garden apartments are the most affordable starting at around $35,000. Single-family homes start at about $70,000.
The average home price in Sun City is $164,900. The average home price per square foot in Sun City is $102. Home prices in Sun City are considered low compared to the newer retirement communities. An interesting fact about Sun City is that 5 to 7 homes are purchased a day in the community.
Sun City Amenities and Life Style
Sun City has the most recreation centers and the most clubs of any of the active adult retirement communities in the area. Highlights of amenities include seven recreation centers, eight public golf courses, three private country clubs, seven pools, two branch libraries, two bowling centers, pickleball, tennis, softball and the list goes on. You can be busy from sun up to sun down if you choose. There are many clubs and activities including shows and day trips. Sun City offers an active lifestyle where you can be as busy or not as you want. Everything is on your doorstep including shops, restaurants and medical. The icing on the cake, you can drive around anywhere in Sun City in your golf cart.
Sun City is a value that can’t be ignored. It is known as the city of volunteers and has a ton of amenities, low property taxes, low sales tax, and convenient location only 2 miles from the 101 freeway. So, if you are looking for a friendly, wonderful place to retire while getting the best value, consider looking at Sun City. You won’t be disappointed.
Amenities in Sun City AZ
Sun City has the most recreation centers and the most clubs of any of the active adult retirement communities in the area and the country. There are over 130 charger clubs. It also has the cheapest recreation fee. Below is a list of amenities to enjoy.
7 Recreation Centers
11 Golf Courses
3 Country Club
Sun Bowl Amphitheater
Duffeeland Dog Park
2 Branch Library
2 Bowling Centers
19 Shopping Centers
Tennis and Table Tennis
Hand and Racquetball
Jogging & Walking Tracks
Softball and Basketball
Recreations Centers in Sun City AZ
Bell Recreation Center
Bell Center has a state-of-the-art fitness center, a walking pool, racquetball. Bell Center also features a traditional lap pool, social halls, a Library, the Sun City AZ Visitors Center. Lots of clubs and activities.
Fairway Recreation Center
Fairway Center was renovated in 2011. Fairway is now has a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor walking track and a lap and walking pool. Lots of clubs and activities.
Lakeview Recreation Center
Lakeview, located by the beautiful Viewpoint Lake, offers a wide array of activities and social events. You will find tennis, a pool along with the recreation centers corporate office (RCSC).
Marinette Recreation Center
Marinette Center, has been totally renovated. This recreation center has an expanded state-of-art fitness center, 20 pickle ball courts (8 under cover), outdoor spa, basketball, walking track and horseshoes.
Mountain View Recreation Center
Mountain View, has 7 new pickle ball courts and has an auditorium for special events.
Oakmont Recreation Center
Oakmont is Sun City AZ’s first recreation center. It was renovated in 2016. This recreation center has lots of activities. It has the only salt water pool in the community. Next door is the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.
Sundial Recreation Center
Sundial Center has the only indoor swimming pools in the community. The exercise pool has a special automated chair-lift for those with special needs. Sundial Auditorium hosts many events.
Sun City Golf
Sun City boasts the most golf courses of any retirement community. That’s 11 golf courses total. This means lots of chances to live on the golf course. 8 Sun City Golf Courses are open to the public and 3 are private.
What’s close by Sun City?
Sun City is located in the town of Sun City in the North West Valley of Phoenix Arizona. The closest interstate is 101. Sun City is about 9 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Think of the community as a large town with lots of retail, restaurants and medical facilities. There are 30 churches. The city of Glendale is right next door where you will find Arrowhead Auto Row and Arrowhead Mall. Trader Joe’s is about and Costco about 10 minutes away.
Where is Sun City AZ?
From this map of Sun City, you can get driving directions. You can also move the map around to find what’s close by Sun City like other retirement communities, stores, gas stations, hospitals etc. You can also use the search bar to find places like Boswell Hospital.
Sun City HOA Fees and Community Fees
Sun City recreation fees are the lowest in the area . The annual recreation fee is per lot not per person on the title. Your yearly dues are for the recreation centers and general up keep of the community. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please confirm and verify information for yourself.
Sun City Fees (HOA 623-561-4600)
|Tenant Activity Card - Privilege Card Renter||$248.00||Annual||Buyer|
|Resale Transfer Fee & Recording Fee||$330.00||One Time||Buyer|
|Annual Recreation Fee (per lot)||$496.00||Annual||Buyer|
|Capital Preservation Fee||$3,500.00||One Time||Buyer|
|Dawn Lake Preservation Fee & Transfer Fee||$1,330.00||One Time||Buyer|
|Dawn Lake Assessment Fee (pro-rated)||$710.00||Annual||Buyer|
|View Point Lake Fee 623-876-3000 (pro-rated)||$356.00||One Time||Buyer|
|Homeowner Disclosure Fee||$200.00||One Time||Seller|
Sun City Resources
Sun City Main Office Address
10626 West Thunderbird Boulevard
Sun City, AZ 85351
Sun City Home Owners Association
10401 W Coggins Drive
Sun City, AZ 85351
623 974 4718
Real Estate/Home Sales: (623) 552-0228
Sun City Association/Clubhouse: (623) 561-4600
Website: Sun City AZ Main Website
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