Introducing Sun City Arizona

Discussion in 'Sun City Phoenix (Original), West & Grand - Arizon' started by LAPPY50, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. LAPPY50

    LAPPY50 Super Moderator

    Sun City Arizona was not only the first of the 55+ active adult communities in Arizona, but also the first in the country. Del Webb started Sun City Arizona in 1960 and it now has over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. It is renowned for its incredible home values, low property taxes and minimal association fees.
    On New Year’s Day 1960 Del Webb’s Sun City Arizona opened their doors to the public. Years of anticipation led to an astonishing 100,000 visitors who toured the property in the first weekend. Del Webb went on to sell 400 homes in the first month and 2,000 in the first year making Sun City one of the most popular active adult communities in Arizona. Between 1960 and 1978, Del Webb continued to build a community that catered to the retirement dreams of thousands of Americans. Sun City Arizona is now home to over 44,000 full and part-time residents.

    Del Webb pioneered the active adult concept with the notion that residents should be able to live in an entirely self-contained community with access to nearly every imaginable amenity. Residents of Sun City enjoy the community’s interconnectedness with the surrounding attractions. The golf-cart legal streets provide a convenient mode of transportation to the recreation and shopping centers within Sun City, AZ.

    Sun City Arizona Amenities

    Other active adult communities in Arizona model their amenities after Sun City Arizona. Sun City Arizona boasts one of the highest rates of golf holes per capita of any active adult community in the country. Although Sun City has been a favorite destination for golf enthusiasts, there are many exciting attractions for non-golfers as well. There are seven recreation centers that host a vast array of amenities including restaurants, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor walking track, racquetball courts, woodworking shop and numerous hobby and card rooms.

    In addition to the recreation centers, Sun City Arizona is home to 30 churches, a synagogue, social hall, grand ballroom, performing arts theater, two libraries and an on-site hospital.

    The grounds of Sun City Arizona are an active adult playground rich with amenities that cater to physically active adults. On any day of the year, it is common to see residents walking on the miles of trails or socializing with friends on the pickleball, tennis, horseshoe, lawn bowling and bocce ball courts. Plus, the softball field and fishing lakes are a great place to take the grandkids when they come to visit.

    Sun City Arizona Homes & Real Estate
    Homes in Sun City Arizona are applauded for the affordability. As expected, homes built in the 1960’s and 70’s show their age and lack some of the modern features and floor plans favored by active adults.

    There were over a hundred floor plans offered by Del Webb throughout the 18-year construction of Sun City, AZ. Although, due to remodeling, many homes no longer retain the original floor plan as when the home was built. Buyers can select from ranch style single-family homes, patio homes (duplexes) and garden apartments. The many home styles and prices accommodate buyers of almost any budget.

    Sun City Arizona Lifestyle

    There are an estimated 200 clubs and interest groups represented in Sun City. Regardless of your passion, you are likely to find another like-minded group of residents who share similar interests. In addition to the many clubs and interest groups, Sun City hosts an exciting lineup of fun activities that include fitness classes, continuing education, parties and organized trips to area attractions.

    Sun City Arizona is known as “The City of Volunteers” for its overwhelming sense of community organization and resident participation. The impeccably maintained grounds, well-manicured shrubs and trash free boulevards are attributed to the volunteerism of the residents.

    Association fees in Sun City are only $420 per year and property taxes are among the lowest in the country. A homeowner with a $200,000 home can expect to pay around $800 per year in property taxes.


    Sun City, AZ is situated 16 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. While originally constructed in the middle of the desert, the explosive growth of the northwest valley has encapsulated Sun City with great shopping and many social and cultural attractions.
    Within six miles, residents can enjoy the Arrowhead Mall, Challenger Space Center, West Valley Art Museum, Wildlife World Zoo, Arizona State University-West, Rio Salado College and Lake Pleasant. Plus, sports enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity to sporting venues hosting local teams such as the Cardinals (NFL), Coyotes (NHL) and several Major League Baseball spring training camps.

    Attached is a very comprehensive list of Services and resources for the Great Sun City Area under the Senior Resources Listings

    ADA Mobility Center 602-716-2100 4600 E. Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix
    Alzheimer’s Association 602-528-0550
    Alzheimer’s Association Helpline 800-272-3900
    Alzheimer’s Education & Referral Cntr. 800-438-4380
    American Cancer Society 602-553-7129
    American’s With Disabilities 800-514-0301
    American Diabetes Association 602-861-4731
    American Heart Association 602-414-5353 2929 S 48th St Tempe
    Area Agency on Aging – info on social services 602-264-4357 1366 E Thomas Rd Ste 108 Phoenix
    Area Agency on Aging 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE 602-230-9132
    Arizona Bridge to Independent Living 602-424-4100 4136 N. 75th Ave Ste. 111 Phoenix
    Arizona Caregivers Resource Line 888-737-7494
    Arizona Health Care Association 602-265-5331
    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities 602-542-6276 100 N 15th Ave Phoenix
    Asbestos by Mesothelioma 800-615-2270

    Banner Health’s Physician Referral
    and Resource Line 602-230-CARE (2273)
    Banner Health’s Behavioral Helpline 602-254-HELP (4357)
    Banner Poison Control Center 602 253-3334
    Beatitudes Center for Developing Older Adult Resources 602-274-5022
    Better Business Bureau 602-264-1721
    Catholic Outreach Center 602-532-2981 12301 W Bell Rd Ste A103 Surprise
    Catholic Social Services 602-285-1991
    Center for Aging Services Technology 202-508-9463

    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Certified Fiduciary Services – financial & investment services 623-977-6310
    Civic Foundation of Sun City 623-974-3193 12630 N 103rd Ave Sun City
    Condominium Owners Assoc. of Sun City 623-974-9035 12630 N 103rd Ave Ste 215 Sun City
    DES Support Services for Seniors
    Do Not Call Registry 888-382-1222
    Easter SEALS – in home, non-medical services 480-222-4130
    Eldercare Resources – assessment tool 480-632-8170
    Employment – West Valley Career Center 602-372-4200 1840 N 95th Ave Ste 160 Peoria
    Employment – Olive Branch Senior Center 623-974-6797 10765 W Peoria Ave Sun City
    Epilepsy Foundation 602-246-3581
    Eve’s Treasure 623-583-1434 10765 W Peoria Ave Sun City
    Exercise Prescription on the web
    Family Counseling Center 602-264-1800
    Family Service Agency 602-264-9891
    Foundation for Senior Living – see spinner rack 602-285-1800
    Good Grief Support Group 623-933-0161 15826 N Del Webb Blvd Sun City
    Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging 602-542-4710

    Health Care Information

    Health Watch – personal transmitter 623-815-1100
    Home Help For Seniors – assist finding geriatric 520-881-8008
    Homeless Shelter 623-334-6813
    Interfaith – Home Care Assistance 623-584-4999
    Jewish Family and Children Service 602-257-1904
    Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind) 623-977-6020 9449 N 99th Ave Sun City
    Lifeline – personal transmitter 888-669-2273
    Medicare Information 602-417-4000 2200 E Camelback Ste 120 Phoenix
    National Family Caregivers Association
    Notary – Valleywide Legal Services 910-8771
    Nursing Home Comparison
    Polling Place Locator
    R.U.O.K. – Welfare Check System 623-972-2555
    Rebuilding Together (home Rehab) 480-774-0237 2123 S Priest Ste 213 Tempe
    Recording for the Blind (now called Learning Ally) 623-977-6020 9449 N 99th Ave Sun City
    Red Cross 602-336-6660 6135 N Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix
    St Mary’s /Westside Food Bank 602-242-3663 13050 W Elm St Surprise
    Salvation Army 623-977-1084 10730 W Union Hills Dr Sun City
    Senior Law Hotline – legal assistance for 60+ 800-231-5441
    Senior Residential Placement Service 623-566-8900

    Additional Services

    Social Security Ofc 602-298-4120
    800-772-1213 5907 W Kings Ave Glendale
    Sheriff’s Posse of Sun City 623-972-2555 10861 W Sunland Dr Sun City
    Sun City Foundation 623-561-4600 10626 W Thunderbird Blvd Sun City
    Sun City Homeowners Association 623-974-4718 10401 W Coggins Dr Sun City
    Sun City Posse – “Where Are You” Program 623-972-2555
    Sun City Post Office 623-933-9887 9802 W Bell Rd Sun City
    Sun City Taxpayers Association 623-933-7530 10195 W Coggins Dr Sun City
    Sun Health Community Education Center-Classes 623-876-4999
    Sun Health Fdn. 623-876-5330 13180 N 103rd Dr Sun City
    Sun Health Geriatric Medicine 623-875-6580
    Sun Health Helpline 623-876-5432
    Sun Sounds – provides specially tuned radios 602-255-5578
    Sunshine Service 623-974-2561 9980 W Santa Fe Dr Sun City
    The Wellness Community 602-712-1006 360 E Palm Lane Phoenix
    Typing Service 602-242-4748 Christina Pine (student)
    VA Clinic 623-251-2884 13985 N Grand Ave Ste 101 Surprise
    VA- Questions related to health care 623-251-2884
    VA- Questions related to pension, compensation, etc. 623-583-1025
    Valley View Community Food Bank 623-933-3358 11115 W Nevada Ave Youngtown
    Valley Visiting Nurses – collection bins 602-265-6805
    Valleywide Legal Documents 623-910-8771
    Veterans Admin. 602-640-2981
    Westside Social Services – Impact 623-934-1991
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012
  2. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Just a quick update on the RCSC assessment fees: They are now at $450 per year lot assessment (the price listed above was $420 and was from a couple three years ago). Great list of numbers for orgs, agencies and what have you. The property taxes may be a touch higher than the numbers shown as well, but if they are off, its not by much.

    All in all it's tougher to find a better value with as many amenities at such an affordable cost.
  3. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Since 2013, the lot assessment has gone up 50 cents per month each year so it's now $462 per year.
  4. David Martin

    David Martin New Member

    Good afternoon. I just want to say that after my first contact with you many months ago, I have arrived in SunCity West!

    The rocketing real estate market has allowed me to escape from Maryvale.

    Not sure where I will eventually end up out here but after 30 years in Phoenix I'm feeling blessed.

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