Sun City has the distinction of being the first original active retirement community for the over 55 set. Started by Del Webb in 1960, it was the model for many communities throughout the nation. The homes were built in the 60’s and 70’s and are generally ranch style homes with desert landscaping. It is a self contained city with over 26,000 homes. It is known for its low property taxes, minimal association fees, many amenities, and reasonable home prices.
Sun City is the first of four Del Webb communities that are located in the northwest valley. It has its own hospital and medical complexes and numerous retail areas. Golf carts exist harmoniously with cars on the roads. The city has well maintained and manicured grounds and has many local volunteers who help maintain the sense of community residents enjoy.
There are an estimated 200 clubs or interest groups in Sun City so you are sure to find like- minded people with similar interests. Many homes have been remodeled and upgraded in the past years with younger residents putting their stamp on the redesigned homes.