Sun City is an adult retirement community located in the Valley of the Sun, which is a half-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona. With a population of 40,000, the majority of residents are retirees. Younger residents, ages 19 years and older, are allowed as long as one household member is at least 55 years of age. Children are welcomed visitors and can visit for up to 3 months every year. The price range of homes can vary and are seen to be anywhere from $85,000 for a condominium to $500,000 for a home on the lake. Transportation in Sun City is usually in the form of automobile, golf cart, or bicycle.Sun City has seven recreation centers and eleven golf courses. Activities for the residents include fishing, square dancing, ballroom dancing, and bowling in one of the two bowling alleys. Other attractions include swimming pools, tennis courts, racquetball, and exercise as well as weight rooms. All of these activities take place in one of the recreational centers. Also available to the residents are numerous clubs, a library, and thirty centers of religious worship.
For visiting children, there are many enjoyable activities and programs planned throughout their vacation times. Some of these activities include swimming, tennis, and bowling.There are plenty of shopping areas in Sun City, including 7 shopping centers and many small plazas. The Sun City, Arizona business directory can be referenced for the names and locations of each of the shopping areas. Other services available for the residents include banks and financial offices, as well as insurance, accounting, and legal services. For medical services, Banner Boswell Hospital is located within Sun City as well as additional health centers within a 30 minute drive. The Sun City, AZ yellow pages are available for a complete listing of the many services offered in the retirement community.Sun City also offers many volunteering opportunities. Some of the organizations that residents have a choice of volunteering for include the Sun Health Auxiliary, the Sheriff's Posse, the American Red Cross, and the Reading for the Blind. These are just a few of the many volunteer organizations available to the residents throughout the community.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan