Sun City Grand The Place To Live Near Outdoor Model Trains in Surprise AZ


Sun City Grand Model Trains - Outdoor Model Trains


If you like Model Trains, you might be interested in visiting Sun City Grand Outdoor Model Trains in Surprise, AZ. This place has over 1600 feet of outdoor tracks.


Sun City Grand Surprise AZ


Sun City Grand is a Del Webb 45+ adult community in Surprise, Arizona. Today, it's one of the largest retirement neighborhoods in the southwest United States.


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Although Sun City Grand is a resort-style neighborhood, it still offers residents some of the conveniences and activities of a city. For example, residents can shop at the Village Center, which is home to a grocery store, restaurants, and an entertainment center.


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Residents can also take advantage of the recreation centers in Sun City Grand. They can play tennis, bowl on the bocce ball courts, or participate in an indoor walking track. There are also several outdoor pools, including an aquatics center with slides.


The city is also known for its low HOA fees and excellent public schools. Many Sun City homes are available in a variety of styles and sizes.


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Despite the name, the location is just a short jaunt from Vegas and Phoenix. It's a good thing the folks at Del Webb built the community in the first place. The company has its share of mishaps, though. With that in mind, keeping your wits about you is best.


For starters, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor places to play. If your fancy is refined, consider looking into some of the surrounding cities. Among them, Scottsdale is only about 20 minutes away, and Mesa is a stone's throw from downtown Phoenix. So, whether you're a resident or a visitor, you'll always be close to a quality meal, an ounce of whiskey, and a nice warm shower.


Over 1600 feet of outdoor Tracks


Model Trains


The Sun City Grand has one of the nation's giant outdoor model trains. It's a hoot to see the trains of all shapes and sizes zipping around the green. To top it off, Sun City Grand has an active and growing Model Railroad Club. This group has a nifty ode to model train buffs of all stripes. The RCSC has a ruleset but is open about allowing you to show up and have a good time. Whether a resident or a visitor, you're always a welcome sight. Getting involved is easy. And you'll get to see some of the best views in town.


Great Place to Retire if you like Model Trains


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If you've always dreamed of owning your outdoor model trains, you might want to consider retiring to a state with a great climate. Arizona is ideal for those who like to spend their free time outdoors. 


Sun City Grand is a popular retirement destination for those looking for a top-quality living. It has a variety of community amenities, including a golf course, sports complex, Pickle Ball, and even a greenhouse. The area's housing options range from single-family homes to condos.


Model Trains in Arizona


If you're looking to get outside of the Phoenix area, you can find many outdoor model trains in Arizona. The state is home to many HO, G, O, and Z scale layouts. Some are in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, while others are in a smaller geographic location. But there's one layout unique to the Sun City West Area, and that's the Beardsley Recreation Center layout. It's a G-scale garden railroad with a trolley line down Front Street, plus room for building modeling.


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On a more technical note, the Beardsley Recreation Center layout has four main-line routes, and it even runs on rail and battery power. This is because it's built on a 45 mm gauge, allowing more powerful trains.


For Club, membership information, check out Grand Central Railroad

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