Sun City, Arizona is unincorporated town just northwest of downtown Phoenix. With a population just shy of 40,000 residences, Sun City has been a favorite destination for retirees since the 1960s. On January 1st, 1960 Sun City, Arizona attracted 100,000 visitors to view the five model homes, golf course, recreation center and shopping facility. Later expanded by the developer Del E. Webb, Sun City has plenty to offer an active adult lifestyle with 120 clubs and seven beautiful recreation centers. Known as the “City of Volunteers” Sun City is known for its community involvement and active volunteers. As an unincorporated town, the community of Sun City relies heavily on the residents’ support. The “Sheriff’s Posse of Sun City” has earned its notoriety by helping maintain the lowest crime rates in the nation.
Throughout the 14.5 square miles there are plenty of shopping and dining options, plus residents are just a short drive from neighboring communities like Glendale and Peoria that provide a wide variety of entertainment options. The real entertainment can be found in one of seven recreation centers in Sun City, Arizona.
The beautiful weather and clear blue sky make for the perfect environment for outdoor living. Sun City is known for its pristine neighborhoods and of course plenty of golf. There are eight private golf courses in Sun City, Arizona and three public courses.
Besides all the beautiful golf courses in Sun City, there is also plenty of arts and culture, such as the Sun City Concert Band, Sun City Piano Band, Rhythm Ramblers and Sun City Chamber Orchestra. The Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus and Sun Cities Symphonic Chorus are additional organizations that residents and visitors can enjoy.
With fitness centers, tennis, shuffle board, dancing and softball, there are 130 chartered clubs in Sun City, to also include arts, crafts, computers, bridge, yoga and bowling to name just a few. Whatever it is that you may want to do during your golden years, you will find it at one of the recreation centers.
Some of the best medical and health care can be found in Sun City, Arizona. The first hospital broke ground in 1969, after a community fund raiser generated $1.2 million in donations to James G. Boswell. Today there are two hospitals servicing the residents, Banner Boswell Medical Center which is among the top 100 hospitals and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Arizona.
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