Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

Homes For Sale in Sun City West AZ, 85375

About Sun City West

Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

After the roaring success with Del Webb’s first community, they moved down the road and built its second Retirement Community called Sun City West. This wonderful community is located in the North West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona in Maricopa County. It’s virtually across the street from Sun City Grand. It is considered one of the most popular and affordable retirement communities in the area. Del Webb began building the community in 1978. The community sits on 7,100 acres with almost 17,000 homes. Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ 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 landscaping.

Amenities include four recreation centers, nine golf courses, six 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. You need not go outside of this retirement community as it is self-contained with most everything for everyday living on your doorstep. 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 three 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 homebuyers, many homes are in a low tax area where homeowners pay no school taxes (more information below). Sun City West is 55+ age-restricted community. One person on the title must be 55 plus.

Sun City West Real Estate

Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ

Homes for sale in 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 four 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 baths with two-car garages.

Single-family detached homes make up the majority of homes in the community. 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 nine golf courses. Many of the homes have been remodeled and updated, 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.  The median household income is $45,769, and the average household net worth is $388,335.

Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

All homes for sale in Sun City West AZ are all resale and 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 for sale in Sun City West AZ on the golf course fetch a premium price.

Buyer Tip: If you buy in one Del Webb Community can you use the amenities in the other Del Webb communities?
The answer is no. For example, if you live in Corte Bella (Del Webb’s Country Club Retirement Community), you cannot use the amenities in Sun City West or Sun City Grand. Exceptions would be things open to the public like public golf courses, shops, and restaurants.

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Sun City West Amenities

Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ

There are over $125 million worth of amenities that includes four recreation centers, nine 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. Recreation Card Fees are very affordable as only Sun City has lower fees. Between them, these recreation centers offer six swimming pools, 27 tennis courts, 15 pickleball, racquet/handball courts, 14 bocce courts, 30 bowling lanes, miniature golf, outdoor and indoor walking tracks, 32 lawn bowling rinks, and one softball court. There are two dog parks, one for the small dogs and one for the large.

In conclusion, Sun City West is a great retirement community to consider if you want a larger community with lots of amenities, clubs, and activities. Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ are affordable, and real estate is appreciating. Buyers that consider this community also consider Victory at Verrado, Sun City Grand, PebbleCreek, and Trilogy at Vistancia.

Johnson pool in Sun City West

Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ

Amenities in Sun City West

The amount of amenities in Sun City West and for that matter, clubs, and activities too, is second to only Sun City. But it’s your opinion as to which is better. I’ve written a blog article on Sun City West amenities that will tell you everything you need to know about amenities and clubs so please check that out.  Take a peek below and you will see images of Sun City West amenities.

Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ

Homes for sale in Sun City West AZ

What’s close by to Sun City West?

Sun City West is located in the town of Sun City West in the North West Valley of Phoenix Arizona.  The closest interstate is I-303 and Grand Ave (route 60) intersects.  Sun City West is 33.4 miles and 41 minutes from the Phoenix airport.  Most everything you need for everyday living can be found within the community.  This includes grocery stores (Safeway, Fry’s and Basha’s) and Pharmacies (CVS and Walgreen’s).  Del Webb Medical Center, convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants can be found in the town center.  Right outside of Sun City West you will find lots of stores including Walmart, Sam’s Club, and many chain restaurants.  Trader Joe’s is about 2 miles away and the nearest Costco is at the Arrowhead Mall about 20 minutes away.  Sun City West is literally across the street from Sun City Grand.  You can be-bop in your golf cart from one community the other.

Where is Sun City West?

Wondering where Sun City West is? From this map, you can get driving directions.  You can also move the map around to find what’s close by Sun City West like other retirement communities, stores, gas stations, hospitals etc. You can also use the search bar to find places like Del Webb Hospital.

What are the Sun City West HOA Fees and Community Fees?

Sun City West is not considered an HOA community although we all refer to it as though it is one. Your yearly dues are for the recreation centers and general upkeep of the community. There are, however, over 30 separate HOA for garden apartment, condos, duplexes and some patio homes. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please confirm and verify information for yourself.

Sun City West Fees (HOA 623-544-6100)

FeeAmountOccurrenceWho Pays
Resale Transfer Fee (per each resale)$250.00One TimeBuyer
Annual Recreation Fee (per person on title)$480.00AnnualBuyer
Asset Preservation Fee$3,500.00One TimeBuyer
Disclosure Packet Fee$125.00One TimeSeller
Tenant Activity Card (1 to 6 months)$80.00Per MonthTenant
Tenant Activity Card (7 to 12 months)$480.00AnnualTenant
Guest Card (per person)$3.50DailyBuyer
PORA (Property Owners & Residents Association) Voluntary$20.00AnnualBuyer

Sun City West Resources

Address9803 N R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375
Real Estate/Home Sales: (623) 552-0228
Sun City West HOA: 623-544-6100

Website:  HOA Website

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Sun City West Reviews

How to enjoy retirement without really trying

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2020

Sun City West where one can be as busy or relaxed as you want. Almost any recreation pursuit can be found. I favor the Woodshop which is one of the e best equipped in the country. My wife loves the pools and exercise facilities. We both love to play cards at our Bridge club.
Parties, cookouts, and social get-togethers are frequent and fun. In fact, life is fun here.

Pete R

Loving life in Sun City West!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 9, 2020

We were snowbirds for several years before we decided to take the plunge and buy a home here in Sun City West. We have made wonderful friends and are as busy as we want to be. If you are bored it’s your own fault. Lots of clubs and activities to choose from. Some of our favorites are dancing, woodshop, and pickleball.

Pickleball Guy

If you would like to share your experience at Sun City West, simply fill out the following Sun City West Reviews Form and let us know your thoughts. We and those considering buying in the community appreciate your help. Thank you!

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