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Sun City West


An active adult senior retirement city, Sun City West AZ

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Sun City West was established in 1978 as the second Del Webb Master Planned Community.  Even though Sun City West is well established, it is still included in our Top 10 Active Adult Communities in the Phoenix metroplex.  It is located approximately 45 minutes northwest of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix between Bell Road and Deer Valley, west of El Mirage Road.

Sun City West was so well-planned and has been so well-maintained there is no reason to deny its unique place in the Valley of the Sun active adult communities. There are 17,359 homes, condos, and townhomes in Sun City West with  9 golf courses and 4 recreation centers for residents to use and over 100 chartered clubs! It took over 20 years to complete Sun City West and it is still one of the finest 55+ communities in the U.S.

The unique aspect of  Sun City West's claim to fame is that it was built as a city for active adults who are 55+ long before that concept was a culturally accepted norm - as opposed to "aging in place" in the neighborhood where you grew up. Or, simply, people retiring in the town or city where they worked their last job.

Sun City West is a town built with its own shopping centers, small businesses, bowling alley, library, country clubs, several city golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants and numerous churches. Truly, Sun City West is a city - not just a community. Everything you need is right here; there is simply no reason to leave the area!  Del Webb Hospital, numerous medical research facilities and office complexes offer state-of-the art healthcare.  There are also several highly rated assisted living facilities in Sun City West.

The intangible quality that impresses you the most about Sun City West is that there is a true feeling of a community in action working together to preserve a life of gracious living and hospitality. Neighborliness is alive and well in this community.  Other communities may be newer, or more sumptuous, but no other community will be friendlier or more inviting than Sun City West. 

The homes show pride of ownership and are meticulously maintained. Many of the homes in Sun City West are now updated and those homes that are not updated are almost always extremely well-taken care of. Sun City West homes for sale are a bargain at today's prices as an investment to buy, rent, or remodel for the discerning investor.       

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