Sun City Grand is a popular choice for many retirees. As a real estate agent specializing in Phoenix retirement communities, I have worked with many buyers who have chosen to purchase a home in Sun City Grand. In fact, the community is one of the top 3 I sell the most homes in. Many buyers explore a few other communities at the same time, so I often get asked, why they should choose Sun City Grand? After explaining the same thing many times, I finally decided to write an article to refer my clients to. So whether you are a client or not (hopefully soon to be), let’s explores the top 5 reasons to retire in Sun City Grand. They are in no particular order.
Sun City Grand is conveniently located about 41 minutes from the Phoenix Airport in the North West Valley of the sun. The community resides in the city of Surprise, Arizona. You will find lots of grocery and retail shopping choices, as well as, many restaurant options close by. The closest big mall is at Arrowhead shopping mall in Glendale. To the delight of many residences, 2 baseball teams hold spring training about 5 minutes away. There are a plethora of medical services with the closest hospital being Del Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West. Another perk of the location is Sun City Grand’s close proximity to the White Tank Mountains. Views of the beautiful White Tank Mountains can be seen often as you move about the community.
As one of the newer retirement communities, Sun City Grand’s amenities are world class. Amenity highlights include 2 recreation centers, 4 pools and 4 golf courses. You feel like you are at a 5 star resort lounging by either one of the resort style pools or being pampered at the spa. The outdoor pools have golf course views, towering palm trees and thick cushioned chaise lounges for your enjoyment. The recreation centers are luxurious and the workout facilities are state of the art with all the right equipment. You will also find well cared for tennis & pickle ball courts, a softball field, 2 doggie parks and much more. The community is maintained beautifully with regular updates and remodels.
Del Webb started building Sun City Grand after completing Sun City West. The community is Del Webb’s third active adult community. The first home was constructed in 1996 with the last home built in 2006. So, compared to some of the other area’s retirement communities Sun City Grand is newer. Many of the homes have the latest desirable open floor plans with great rooms that have no formal living and dining room. Some of the most sort after homes are on the golf course, back to a preserve or common area. Compared to other parts of the country Arizona’s real estate taxes are very reasonable. You can purchase a $400,000 home and expect to pay less than $3,000 a year in real estate taxes.
With over 300 days of sunshine Sun City Grand appeals to many retirees from cooler climates. Much to their delight there is no snow to shovel or car window shields to scrap. January through the end of April is considered high season for snowbirds flocking to Arizona to enjoy the warm sunny weather. Outdoor activities are in prime swing whether that be golf, walking, biking or happy hour out on the back patio with friends.
Sun City Grand has a strong HOA that ensures the community is well maintained. The HOA is self-managed and HOA reserves are strong allowing them to update and make improvements on a regular basis. Common areas include 2 main entrances, the golf courses, amenities and beautiful water features. Pride of ownership shows in the community. Homeowners keep both their yards and homes well maintained. When you buy a house in Sun City Grand, the HOA inspects the exterior of the house and yard to make sure everything is in compliance with the rules. The seller must fix any infractions before a house closes in order to sell the house.
So to sum it all up, if you are looking for a newer retirement community with world-class amenities and affordable homes Sun City Grand may be for you. I highly recommend you visit with an experienced realtor as they will be able to answer questions and recommend floor plans you might like. Many buyers who consider Sun City Grand you may also like PebbleCreek or Trilogy at Vistancia. Both these communities are in the North West Valley of Phoenix, are newer and both are gated.
Hope you have found this article on the top 5 reasons to retire in Sun City Grand informative. If you are interested in following the real estate market in this retirement community, you can view monthly reports by clicking on the Market Report image.
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