One of Arizona’s great places to retire is Sun City West, AZ. It is just 2 miles west of the original Sun City, AZ, and only 45 minutes north of Phoenix. It was started in 1978 and has grown to more than 30,000 people. Residents are from all over North America and enjoy the mild winters and sunny summers.
Designed to Reward Retirees
Having to run around all over the valley for the things you need isn’t a lot of retirees idea of a enjoyable retirement. Much like Sun City, Sun City West was designed from the ground up as a wonderful place for people from all over North America to retire. The town was build with its own library, tennis courts, city golf courses, bowling alley, churches and numerous restaurants.
Housing In Sun City West
Sun City West real estate market consists of retirement communities, duplexes, single-family homes, condos, and garden apartments which range in cost from the $100k mark all the way up to seven figure territory. The city is also home to a number of retirement apartment rental companies.
What Activities & Entertainment Are Available?
The area is home to four recreation centers that have everything active retirees expect. There is bowling, swimming pools, fitness centers, softball fields, tennis, racquetball, golf, and more. With small annual fees retirees can enjoy an incredibly wide range of activities.
R.H. Johnson Recreation Center
The R.H. Johnson center provides opportunities for many types of activities, such as: Arts & Crafts Clubs, Bocce Ball, Lawn Bowling, Pickleball, Racquetball, Table Tennis, Outdoor Walking Track, Two Doggie Parks, Library, Billiards, Sports Pavilion, Tennis, and a Wii Game Center.
Palm Ridge Recreation Center
If you love to swim and exercise the palm ridge center offer 3 pools, fitness center, indoor walking track, ballroom, clubrooms, and pickleball. With wonderfully manicured landscapes the area is well maintained and enjoyable to spend time in.
Beardsley Recreation Center
If you are looking for a place to take children for a playground, a model railroad track, mini-golf, this is a great place to spend a day. The center also features an Olympic sized pool, clubrooms, and fitness center.
Kunetz Recreation Center
The Kunetz center features the same opportunities to enjoy a swim in the pool, exercise room, walking track and similar amenities as the other centers. Yet it also has a woodworking shop and Stardust Theater. This makes the Kunetz center a great place to catch a show or sharpen your woodworking skills.
Sun City West Gardening Club
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert gardener you can sharpen your skills by attending these meetings and events. Monthly programs are offered which cover how to grow, fertilize, irrigate, and maintain everything in your garden from ocotillo to apples. With all day bus trips a couple times a year and catered fall picnic, it is the place to be.
7 Golf Courses
One of the major activities for retirees in Sun City West is golf. There are seven golf courses in Sun City West. For the real experience 4 of them are championship length, and 3 are considered executive courses for the affluent golfing experience.
Who Can Live in Sun City West?
The same type of restrictions apply in Sun City West as the original Sun City. Those are that at least one member of the household must be at least 55 years of age. Children may visit for a maximum of 90 days but no one under the age of 19 can be a full time resident.
Who’s Responsible For Yard Upkeep?
It depends on the type of housing you choose. Some communities have associations that take care of maintaining landscapes while retirement communities handle all of the details for residents. If retirees choose to purchase their own home or property in Sun City West they can pay fees for landscaping services, or choose to enjoy keeping the yard up.
How Are The Healthcare Amenities?
With Del Webb Hospital, assisted living facilities, and numerous healthcare offices in the area there is an exceptional network of medical professionals in the area. In addition there are numerous medical research facilities in the Sun City West area, which continue to help provide longer and healthier lives.
Quality Senior Living Services
Retirement is a time where active adults should be able to choose the type of care they need, and enjoy the best years of life. SLS Communities offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, and home care at our various locations in Sun City West.