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Morning Moon over White Tanks in Arizona from Sun City Grand

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Sun City Communities Have Something For Everyone

Launched in 1960, Sun City drew more than 100,000 during its opening weekend, ten times more than planned. Known as a popular destination for snowbirds, the Del Webb Development Company, designed Sun City to be a series of active, self-sustaining, retirement communities. Fifty years and four communities later, these communities are the standard by which all are judged.

Buying a home in Sun City, residents have a choice of four communities:

After Sun City, Del Webb started construction in the late 1970s with Sun City West. Less than 20 miles from Phoenix, this community is home to nine golf courses including four championship courses, a newly renovated 40,000 volume library, chartered clubs and cutting edge fitness facilities.

In the 1990’s came Sun City Grand  – Nearly 4,000 acres of land, residents of this active retirement community have access to a variety of social and professional activities, 18-hole golf courses, a variety of volunteer and employment opportunities and much more. As a self-governing community, the home association keeps residents well informed and well represented about meetings and community news.

Not long after came Sun City Anthem. Described as one of the best place to live in Arizona, Sun City Anthem is known for his mountain vistas, hiking and other recreational activities. This is one of the few Sun City communities that is not age restricted.

In late 2006, Sun City Festival was born. Named one of the top Where to Retire communities, Sun City Festival is the latest Del Web community for 55 and better. This community is more opulent than the others having a more resort-like feel. While residents have access to pools, golf courses, ASU Learning Academy they also have a Lifestyle Director as a resource to those who want to know more about available classes and trips. At Sun City Festival, it’s all about green; All one- to three-bedroom homes are built with a 1.8kW solar power system.

Average home sizes in all of these communities start at about 1,000 square feet to over 3,000 square feet while prices have remained affordable.  From the 1960’s to the 21st century, Sun City has redefined what it means to be a retirement community. Whether you’re buying a home or renting, each of these Sun City communities has something for everyone.To view Sun City homes for sale and Sun City Real Estate simply click the link.