Homes for Sale in Sun City AZ
Homes For Sale in Sun City AZ, 85351 and 85373
About Sun City
Sun City is Del Webb’s first Active Adult Retirement Community located in the North West Valley of Phoenix Arizona. Founded in 1960, Sun City is the largest retirement community in the nation and is world-famous for its active, resort retirement lifestyle. It has set the standard for other retirement communities to follow. Sun City is a self-contained town with many retail stores, restaurants, and medical facilities. Convenient for many Sun City residents, Banner Boswell Medical Center and lots of medical services are right on your doorstep. For those on a budget, Sun City is often the top choice. Homes for sale in Sun City AZ are very affordable, and you will pay no school tax on your property taxes. Home prices start at around $150,000 and reach close to $1 million for prime properties. The Sun City AZ real estate market is strong, and homes are appreciating.
Sun City boasts the largest concentration of year-round recreational facilities including seven recreation centers, seven pools, and a whopping 11 golf courses. The community also offers one of the lowest recreation fees compared to other Phoenix retirement communities. To live in Sun City one person on the title must be 55 or older.
Sun City AZ Real Estate
Sun City sits on 8,900 acres with close to 40,000 residents living in 26,000 homes. Houses in Sun City are well constructed and include single-family, duplex, and apartment homes. Del Webb built the homes between 1960 and 1970. There are over 300-floor plans to choose from. Many of the homes are being remodeled and updated with the latest features. In most cases, the lots are large with beautiful mature landscaping. You will find some 1-acre horse properties and lakefront properties. A developer purchased a few blocks in 2016 and 2017. They tore down the existing homes and built brand new ones. A few of them have come up for resale.
All the homes in Sun City have no school tax which effectively cuts your property's real estate taxes in half. Homeowners can expect to pay about $1,250 per year on a home that is valued at $250,000. Of course, don't expect it to be on the golf course as you pay a bit more for that. Buyers that consider Sun City also consider Sun City West as parts of Sun City West have no school tax as well. They also consider Arizona Traditions if they want a gated retirement community that is affordable.
Who lives in Sun City?
The current population of Sun City is 39,549 with a median age of 72. Sun City's median household income is $37,652, and the average household net worth is $327,775.
Homes for Sale in Sun City AZ
Homes for sale in Sun City AZ range in price from around $140,000 to close to $1 million. Updated homes on the lake or golf course fetch a premium price. For those on small budgets, Sun City can be a very affordable choice. There are four home styles including garden apartments, multi-level condos, patio homes, Gemini twin, and single-family homes. The condos and garden apartments are the most affordable starting at around $130,000. Single-family homes start at $200,000+
Home prices in Sun City are considered low compared to the newer retirement communities. An interesting fact about Sun City is that 5 to 7 homes are purchased a day in the community.
Sun City Amenities and LifeStyle
Sun City has the most recreation centers and the most clubs of any of the active adult retirement communities in the area. Highlights of amenities include seven recreation centers, eight public golf courses, three private country clubs, seven pools, two branch libraries, two bowling centers, pickleball, tennis, softball, and the list goes on. You can be busy from sun up to sun down if you choose. There are many clubs and activities including shows and day trips. Sun City offers an active lifestyle where you can be as busy or not as you want. Everything is on your doorstep including shops, restaurants, and medical. The icing on the cake is that you can drive around anywhere in Sun City in your golf cart.
Sun City is a value that can’t be ignored. It is known as the city of volunteers and has a ton of amenities, low property taxes, low sales tax, and a very convenient location only 2 miles from the 101 freeway. So, if you are looking for a friendly, wonderful place to retire while getting the best value, consider looking at Sun City. You won’t be disappointed.
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