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Overview of Sun City

A unique community located northwest of Phoenix, AZ, Sun City is one of the best places in Arizona to call home. Originally planned as a retirement community in the mid-20th century, the city has grown into one of the most sought-after areas for people in their golden years. Home to an active population, bustling business atmosphere and the scenic landscapes of the the Grand Canyon State, it should come as no surprise that Sun City apartments for rent have become a hot commodity in recent years. This area is home to a thriving retirement community, as the average age of a resident here is around 73, according to City-Data. Many residents here enjoy their way of life because Sun City is within driving distance to everything Phoenix has to offer.

Living in Sun City, AZ

Sun City got its start in 1960 with just six homes as part of a senior residential plan with the Del Webb Development Company. The community was an instant success and quickly filled with plenty of senior citizens who were ready to begin the next chapter of their life. By the end of 1960, around 2,000 homes had been built and the area was well on its way to becoming one of Arizona's brightest communities. Today, the city is home to more than 37,000 residents, according to 2010 information from the U.S. Census Bureau. People who live here enjoy their own hospital, recreational facilities, commercial businesses and community events. Senior citizens also enjoy living here because it doesn't break the bank. According to City-Data, the cost of living index in Sun City is approximately 5 points below the national average.

Sun City Attractions and Special Events

There are plenty of recreational amenities here, but the most popular is golf. Sun City is home to 11 esteemed golf courses and country clubs, all of which offer 18-hole fareways—perfect for a community that sees plenty of sunny days.

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