Sun City and Sun City West Real Estate Information

Sun City and Sun City West are more commonly referred to together as “The Sun Cities.” They are both located northwest of Glendale and are comprised of master-planned communities designed to support some of the Phoenix area’s most affluent families and residents. The first community built was Sun City, today home to almost 40,000 people. Sun City West was built after the original community was filled to capacity and today serves about 30,000 residents. Together, the Sun Cities primarily cater to the retirement communities and are often devoted to snowbirds. Because the neighborhoods were all planned prior to construction, the sweeping streets, grand architecture, and wonderful landscaping provide for an enjoyable living experience on Sun Cities’ beautiful properties.

Because of the cities’ perceived social status, there are plenty of golf courses scattered throughout the area. While there are over a dozen local links, it is usually quite difficult to find a tee time due to the popularity of the courses. Sun City West includes Desert Springs Golf Club, Granite Falls Golf Club, Grandview Golf Course, Echo Mesa Golf Course, Trail Ridge Golf Course, Desert Trails Golf Course, Deer Valley Golf Course, Briarwood Country Club, and Pebblebrook Golf Course. Sun City features Sun City South Golf Course, Sun City Country Club, Sun City North Golf Course, Sun City Riverview Golf Course, Willowcreek Golf Course, and Palmbrook Country Club.

For Sun Cities’ residents who would prefer to run errands, shop, or eat instead of spending a day on the greens, there are several alternative options that provide exceptional store selection, entertainment, and eating options. Sundome Mall, Crossroads Towne Center, Grand Shopping Center, Sun Bowl Plaza, and Arrowhead Mall are all nearby and within a few minutes’ drive. Residents are never far from exceptional medical and health services. The Sun Health Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City and the Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital are both located in the Sun Cities and provide excellent emergency and standard medicinal services.