Located in the suburbs of the Phoenix metropolitan area is the active adult community of Sun City, Arizona. At the epicenter of this community are two main circular neighborhoods as well as several manmade lakes. The city is a mixture of delightful single-family residences, patio homes, twin homes, and condominium communities; there are lakeside options as well as homes adjacent to one of the eight renowned golf courses. Original residences have often undergone renovations and updates, making them perfect for new retirees.
Sun City prides itself on offering activities for every resident, all at the lowest yearly cost of any other community of its kind in the United States. Residents pay an annual fee to the Recreation Centers of Sun City for access to and maintenance of all community facilities. Two people per household are allowed admittance to seven recreation centers, an outdoor amphitheater, a dog park, a 33-acre lake and more. Additionally, residents can recreate at one of the eight golf courses or two bowling centers for reduced rates. Facilities offer a variety of swimming pools, cutting-edge exercise equipment, racquet sport courts, libraries and more. Alongside the amenities, neighbors have access to more than 120 chartered clubs. These focus on topics such as quilting, crafting, music, exercise, dance, gardening and more.
Many residents commute to grocery stores, doctor's offices and recreation centers within Sun City via golf carts, which are popular and economical. On-site medical care includes many doctors, dentists, specialists and the Banner Boswell Medical Center, which boasts 700 physicians. The hospital has received national recognition for its care of the aging population. Additionally, Sun City has its own fire department with crews experienced in handling medical and other emergencies. Golf carts are also a great way to get around the five championship and three additional courses located within the community. Residents have first priority when scheduling tee times on any of the courses. The "Get Golf Ready" seminar and private instruction are available for those looking to take up the popular sport. Parks, trails, concert series and other community events add to the seemingly endless list of things to do in Sun City. Downtown Phoenix is only a 30-minute drive for those looking to take in a major-league sporting event, theater production or five-star meal. The variety of housing options, multitude of activities and numerous facilities continue to draw new active adults and retirees to Sun City, Arizona.