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Sun City West was the brainchild of the renowned land developer Del Webb; the grand opening of the original Sun City was on New Year’s Day 1960. This event began a groundbreaking trend in retirement communities; the opening weekend drew an astounding 100,000 people, which was ten times more than was expected. Obviously, Del Webb’s new concept met a need for active retirement living that could be found nowhere else.
The Sun City brand proved so popular, fourteen years later, Sun City West was launched; the minute there were Sun City West homes for sale, it began to sell out. By 1998, the 11,000-acre Sun City West real estate development was complete, and Sun City Grand was begun. Without a doubt, active retirement living is very popular here in the Valley of the Sun. Among the things Sun City became famous for was the ability to go everywhere in your golf cart and “rock lawns”; you’ll never waste another minute of your retirement doing yard work in Sun City.
The amenities available to the residents of Sun City West are many; the 25,000 residents can enjoy seven manicured golf courses as well as state of the art recreation facilities. There are bowling alleys, billiards, shuffleboard courts, tennis and racquetball courts, and swimming pools. The huge gym has all of the exercise equipment you’ll need to stay in shape. Furthermore, the four recreation centers are not just about exercise; in fact, residents can enjoy many different crafts, such as ceramics, stained glass, silversmithing, and, woodworking. Just the rec center alone can keep you busy all week.
Sun City West real estate not only makes retirement living easy, but it’s also safe; the total crime rate here is 13% lower than the rest of Arizona. In fact, Sun City West’s livability score is 74/100 putting it in the 80th percentile for every city across the United States. Sun City West scores an impressive A+ for amenities; the convenient shopping and medical services, as well as the interesting things to do make Sun City West very pleasurable. Finally, Sun City West homes for sale today will only appreciate; home appreciation here for the last 10 years has been 8.7%. That means a home in Sun City West is a legacy for you and your family.
Living in Sun City West allows you to have an easy, enjoyable lifestyle, with perfect weather all winter long. It’s the place where you can simply kick back, and enjoy life to its fullest.