Homes for Sale in Sun City West AZ

Homes For Sale in Sun City West AZ, 85375



Sun City West is Del Webb's second retirement community
Sun City West is Del Webb's second retirement community.

After the roaring success of Del Webb's first community, the builder moved down the road and built its second Retirement Community called Sun City West. This wonderful community is located in the North West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. It's virtually across the street from Sun City Grand. It is considered one of the area's most popular and affordable retirement communities. Del Webb began building the community in 1978. The community sits on 7,100 acres with almost 17,000 homes. Homes range from $180,000 to $1 million+. Real estate is affordable; you can find large lots with beautiful mature desert landscaping.

Amenities include four recreation centers, nine golf courses, six pools, and many wonderful clubs and activities to keep you busy from dusk to dawn. The community is focused around a town center with homes spreading out in a circular fashion from the middle. You need not go outside this retirement community as it is self-contained, with almost everything for everyday living on your doorstep. You can get just about anywhere in the community within 15 minutes when driving a golf cart or car. The town center includes a variety of retail stores for your convenience, including three supermarkets, drug stores, hardware stores, and restaurants. The sales tax for purchases is among the lowest in the country, and there is no sales tax on food. You will also find a post office, library, banks, and Del Webb Hospital.

To the delight of home buyers, many homes are in a low-tax area where homeowners pay no school taxes (more information below). Sun City West is a 55+ age-restricted community. One person on the title must be 55 plus.

Real Estate

There are nine golf courses, of which seven are open to the public, and two are private.
There are nine golf courses, of which seven are open to the public, and two are private.


Real estate is an affordable choice for many retirees who want lots of amenities, clubs, and activities. Del Webb built Sun City West between 1978 and 1997. There are 16,900 homes with over 120-floor plans to choose from.  You will find four types of home choices (living options) single-family homes, patio homes, garden apartments, and duplexes. The majority of the homes are single-level, two-bedroom, two-baths with two-car garages.

Single-family detached homes make up the majority of homes in the community. They range from 900 Sq.ft. to more than 3,500-sq.ft. You will find varying lot sizes, mature landscaping, and many golf course lots to choose from, as there are nine golf courses. Many of the homes have been remodeled and updated, perfect for buyers looking for a move-in-ready home. You can find some excellent bargains if you don’t mind a fixer-upper. Many young retirees, who have time and energy, are buying these homes intending to gut the interior and reinvent the living space.

Who lives here?

So here are the demographics.  The current population of Sun City West is just over 28,000, with a median age of 75.  The median household income is $45,769, and the average household net worth is $388,335.


All the homes in the community are resale and range from about $180,000 to over $1 million. The lower-priced homes are condos, apartment-style flats, and duplexes. Single-family golf course homes start in the low $400's. Whether you are a full-time resident or a snowbird here for only the winter months, there's a home and a floor plan that will fit your criteria and lifestyle. Some of the most sort after homes have open floor plans with kitchens opening up to a great room. There is no formal living room or dining room which many see as wasted space or just another room to clean. Homes on the golf course and homes with pools fetch a premium price.

Buyer Tip: If you buy in one Del Webb Community, can you use the amenities in the other Del Webb communities?
The answer is no. For example, if you live in Corte Bella (Del Webb's Country Club Retirement Community), you cannot use the amenities in Sun City West or Sun City Grand. Exceptions would be places open to the public, like public golf courses, shops, and restaurants.


Tennis and especially pickleball are very popular in the community.
Tennis and especially pickleball are very popular in the community.

There is over $125 million worth of amenities, including four recreation centers, nine golf courses, nine restaurants state-of-the-art 30-lane bowling center, a recently renovated 40,000-volume private library, a retail arts and crafts store, more than 100 chartered clubs, and much more.

There are four beautiful recreation centers to meet your physical, social, and creative needs. Recreation card fees are very affordable as only Sun City has lower fees. Combined, these recreation centers offer six swimming pools, 27 tennis courts, 15 pickleball, racquet/handball courts, 14 bocce courts, 30 bowling lanes, miniature golf, outdoor and indoor walking tracks, 32 lawn bowling rinks, and one softball court. There are two dog parks, one for small dogs and one for large ones.


Why consider Sun City West?

The answer is it's a great retirement community to have on your radar if you want a larger community with many amenities, clubs, and activities. Homes are affordable, with house values increasing substantially over the last few years. Buyers that choose this community also look at Victory at Verrado, Sun City Grand, PebbleCreek, and Trilogy at Vistancia.

Floor Plans

Sun City West Overview

Location:Sun City West
Age: 55+
* There are exceptions
Population: 28,385
Gated Community:No
S.F and Patio homes,
duplexes & garden apartments (condo's):
Builder: Del Webb
Years Built: 1978 - 1997
Type of Sale:Resale Only
Prices Ranges: $180k to $1million+
Rec Fees:
(Assumes 2 people on title)
$84.83 Month
Floor Plans: 120+
Golf Course(s): 9
Recreation Center(s): 4
Pool(s): 6
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