All of these were built by Del Webb and are within a few miles of each other and approx. 45 minutes to downtown Phoenix.
Note: Del Webb chose to give them similar names, however, today they are separate and not connected.
The communities are not gated. You are welcome to drive around. There are Visitor Centers open - times vary. To see homes for sale, you need to go with a Realtor. The area is known for its low crime rate.
1) Sun City - The first Sun City has the most amenities and is the largest with 26,000 homes, 7 rec centers and 11 golf courses. It is also the most affordable with prices ranges from $40,000 to $400,000. Sun City is not a city but an incorporated area.
2) Sun City West - Near Surprise - 17,000 homes - As the communities are built, they have fewer and fewer amenities. 4 rec centers and 7 golf courses. They also are higher priced.
3) Sun City Grand - Surprise - Construction dates: 1996-2005 (the newest) - 4 golf courses
All are resales
Location: Sun City near Surprise
Feature: Largest Sun City community
Contact: 16824 N. 99th Ave., Sun City (Visitors Center) - 623-977-5000
The first and largest with the most amenities of the three Sun Cities in Arizona by Del Webb near Surprise. It is also considered the most affordable price-wise. There are 4-plexes with a starting price of approx. $40,000 and single family homes can go to $400,000.
Condos have a maintenance fee and covers several maintenance items (verify). You do your own maintenance in the Single homes (verify all information.) There is an annual fee (currently $456.00 for amenities and can be increased yearly). A one-time fee is charged which is currently $3000. (verify all information).
Location: Sun City West
Feature: Large resort-style community
Contact: 13823 Camino del Sol - 623-214-8629 - Closed Sundays
23 miles Northwest of Phoenix in Surprise, Ariz. $-$$$$$ Large community is resort-styled with golf, pools, and much more. Recreation fee annually (verify what is included). Home prices range from affordable to luxury. New and resale duplexes, singles, condos and apartments. Also rental community available. Medical on site. Near Luke AFB. Developed by Del Webb.
Location: Sun City West
Feature: Country club ambience
Contact: 13823 Camino del sol, Sun City West - Visitor Center - 623-214-8629 - Open M-F 9-3 - weekends vary by season
Located within Sun City West - gated resort by Del Webb famous for its golf course and country club ambience. 1600+ single homes, clubhouse, Del Webb lifestyle. (verify info)
Feature: Resort style with golf
Contact: 19726 N. Remington Dr. - 623-546-7468
Older community of resales in Surprise, 18 miles from Phoenix. The Colonnade is a life care community of villas located within the Grand. Large, resort-styled with golf. See local Realtors for resales.
Last Single-Family Homes in Sun City:
Location: Sun City
Contact: 10915 West Edgewood Dr.
By K Hovnanian - Last community built in Sun City - don't miss! Medium to large single-story homes started from mid-$200's.
It all started here when Del Webb built and developed the first ever active adult retirement community west of Phoenix in 1960 with the Sun City brand of communities with resort amenities for those over 55.
He was a legend and pioneer. There are now 59 Del Webb communities (and growing) in over 20 states dedicated to 55 adult living.
The brand continues to evolve now offering such cutting edge programs as wellness centers and lifelong-learning programs. There are now over 1000 active adult communities modeled after the Del Webb philosophy of amenity-filled communities for seniors.
If you want a new construction 55+ home in the Sun City area, here is a 55+ community by K Hovnanian Homes you may wish to explore: (You can also return to the 55+ Phoenix page to see many other new retirement communities nearby.)
Location: Sun City
Feature: Part of sold-out master community Ventana Lakes
Contact: Beardsley and 107th Ave., Sun City - 602-824-7836 - Open Daily
Lots of recreational choices to stay active. Stocked fishing lake. Resort-like 55+ community with medium to large homes starting in $300's.
Independent senior communities in and around Sun City :
If you are not familiar with the term "independent community," it is a community (usually apartments) that is for 62+ (can also be for 55+) and has assisted living available if you should ever need it. Lifecare communities and CCRC's would also be considered independent communities.
Return to Phoenix over age 55 Communities for other areas around Phoenix.
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