Home to more than 24,000 people, the thriving retirement community of Sun City West, Ariz., is an ideal location for former snowbirds and recent retirees. Noted as "Arizona's Premier Active Adult Golf Community," Sun City West is a haven for those who love the sun and fun of central Arizona. Located just 24 miles from Phoenix, Sun City West gives members of the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers an opportunity to retire in the lap of luxury, just a short drive away from all of Phoenix' big-city amenities. Those searching for Sun City West apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this gem of a retirement community.
Sun City West residents enjoy the many amenities that living in a retirement community provides. Even for non-golfers, numerous recreational activities and social groups are located throughout the community. Tennis courts, swimming pools, billiards rooms and bowling alleys are located in Sun City West, providing seniors with an opportunity to exercise, meet new friends and have fun. Seven golf courses and a miniature golf course give both amateurs and experienced golfers the chance to perfect their swings and meet fellow athletes. For those who prefer less physically demanding activities, outdoor concerts and regional parks provide socialization and entertainment opportunities.
Retirees will be happy to note that the community has a cost of living index of just 96.6, which is 3.4 percent below the national average. However, incoming residents will want to factor transportation costs into their monthly budgets. On a scale of 1 to 100, Sun City West was given a walk score of 17 by Walkscore.com, and thus, the city is considered very car-dependent. Non-driving seniors - or seniors who may not drive in the future - will want to keep this in mind when searching for apartments in Sun City West.
Sun City West's main attractions are its seven breathtaking golf courses. Three executive golf courses - Stardust, Echo Mesa and Desert Trails - provide golfers of all levels with the opportunity to practice and enjoy their time outdoors. Additionally, four regulation courses - Pebblebrook, Grandview, Trail Ridge and Deer Valley - provide more intense options for experienced golfers who desire a bigger challenge.
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