Learn Which West Phoenix Community is Right for You
On January 1, 1960, Del Webb Corporation and retirees hit the jackpot when the first active retirement community Sun City, Arizona opened its doors for sales. They tell us that in that first weekend, 237 homes were sold. This was amazing!
And here we are today, 55 years later with a vibrant community still flourishing. The homes have been maintained leaps and bounds above average, because that is what folks of the retirement age did in years gone by. They took pride in their homes and you can still see that today. The third generation of residents are purchasing the homes and revitalizing, remodeling and reinventing them. There are not many places in this country where you can purchase homes for the prices we have here in this community and the tax basis we have here and still have funds to remodel, rejuvenate your home. Many find they can or still want to work, some telecommute today; and with the growth in the west valley, they find jobs and live a fun, active life.
We are seeing these homes updated with today’s modern conveniences and amenities and the home values being raised daily by these innovations being brought into the homes and this community. The Recreation Centers are doing the same with their facilities which are state of the art. You cannot find these amenities in other communities or parts of the country for the prices you pay here.
The long and short of it is, don’t be afraid of the homes here in this wonderful community because of preconceived “age of the home” fears. These are solid, well maintained homes ready for your personal touches, awaiting the next generation of active senior adults. And if you want one already updated, those are available as well. We have it all here awaiting you! Will we see you on the track, in the pool, at the pool table or on the golf course? There is more to do than can be mentioned here.
This active adult community (55+) gives you a choice of home locations—on a golf course, the lakefront, close to shopping or near the recreation center. The Recreation Centers of Sun City oversee 8 golf courses and seven recreation centers which offer fitness facilities, swimming pools, social halls and a wide variety of events and activities. Over 120 chartered clubs, ranging from computers to crafts to community theater, provide endless opportunities for involvement. Duplex and single family homes in Sun City, Arizona are available in a wide variety of floor plans. Homes for sale in Sun City range from $30,000 to $750,000. Start your Sun City, Arizona home search e here. (back to home page)
Sun City West, Arizona
One of Arizona’s premier golf communities, Sun City West has everything you need for a fabulous, active retirement. In addition to the seven golf courses run by the Recreation Centers of Sun City, this community also gives you access to the private Briarwood Country Club and the public course at Hillcrest. Golf carts are used not only on the links, but also as a fun and easy way to access the four recreation centers, shopping, places of worship and a hospital —all on-site. Homes for sale in Sun City West include garden apartments, duplexes, condos and single family homes, ranging from $60,000 to $650,000. Start your Sun City West, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
Sun City Grand, Arizona
Residents of this active retirement community enjoy the use of four golf courses, 11 tennis courts, two fitness centers, a fishing lake, pet park, walking trails and swimming pools. A wide range of interests is covered in the large number of clubs and organizations. The on-site Cimarron day spa offers a full menu of massages and spa treatments. Homes for sale in Sun City Grand include condos, casitas and detached single family residences. Prices range from $71,000 to $850,000. Start your Sun City Grand, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
It’s no surprise that this community, located 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, is attracting homebuyers from all over the U.S. Surprise, Arizona offers affordable housing and abundant recreational opportunities in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, mountain parks and a lake. Numerous golf courses accommodate everyone from beginners to pros and courts and lessons are available at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. Surprise Stadium is the spring training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. Residents enjoy exploring White Tanks Mountain Regional Park, cooling off at the Surprise Aquatic Center and visiting the nearby Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. Surprise is served by the Dysart Unified School District. Homes for sale in Surprise, Arizona range from $27,000 to $2,999,999. Start your Surprise, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
One of the fastest growing cities in the country, and the fourth largest city in Arizona, Glendale’s roots go back to the late 19th century. Today, Glendale offers its residents a wide variety of affordable housing in tandem with excellent city services including numerous parks, year round swimming, biking and hiking trails and a senior center. Glendale is a sports fan’s paradise as it is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team and will host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. The city is served by three school districts: Glendale Elementary School District, Glendale Union High School District and Deer Valley Unified School District . In addition, it is home to Glendale Community College, Midwestern University and the top-ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management. Homes for sale in Glendale, Arizona range from $29,000 to $2,000,000. Start your Glendale, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
Peoria was named after its counterpart in Illinois, although it has now surpassed that Peoria, in population and is the ninth largest city in Arizona. Although the city’s roots date back to the 1870s, Peoria experienced its largest growth from 1970 to 1990. The city has managed its growth well and was the first in Arizona to use water availability, rather than land area, for growth projections. In 2004, the Desert Lands Conservation ordinance set aside 4,000 acres of open space land and mountain preserves to be enjoyed by Peoria’s residents.
The Peoria Sports Complex serves as the spring training and year-round player development site for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners and is also host to a variety of events including concerts, art shows, car and RV shows and charity fundraisers. The Parks and Recreation Department runs year-round sports programs for youth and adults and also oversees the Rio Vista Recreation Center. Peoria, Arizona residents are proud of their Center for the Performing Arts which has a main stage auditorium, black box theater, classrooms and office space. The city has its own public library system and is served by the Peoria Unified School District. Homes for sale in Peoria range from $46,000 to $3,200,000. Start your Peoria, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
Litchfield Park, Arizona
This small, residential community was named after Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company executive, Paul Litchfield, who planted acres of cotton there in 1917 to be used to reinforce automobile and truck tires. Litchfield was also instrumental in the establishment of Luke Air Force Base just north of the city, which was responsible for a large population increase during and after World War II. Litchfield Park was incorporated as a city in 1987 and today is a charming, planned residential community with a small town atmosphere.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department offers classes and team sports for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Residents can go boating and fishing at Tierra Verde Lake Park and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities, soccer fields and jogging/biking trails at the city’s three other parks. Litchfield Park hosts a full schedule of events including outdoor concerts, an arts festival, a fishing derby and golf tournament. The city is served by the Florence Britton Litchfield Memorial Library and two school districts: Litchfield Park Elementary and the Agua Fria Union High School District. Homes for sale in Litchfield Park, Arizona range from $120,000 to $1,500,000. Start your Litchfield Park home search here. (back to home page)
Winner of the All-America City award from the National Civic League , Goodyear was named after the tire company, which purchased 16,000 acres there in 1917. The city’s major growth came about in the mid 1990s, when a number of master-planned communities were built there. Today, Goodyear has a great number of these communities including Estrella, Palm Valley and Pebble Creek.
The city is home to Goodyear Ballpark where the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds hold spring training. Nearby shopping includes Goodyear Centrepoint and The Market at Estrella Falls. The Parks Division maintains more than 175 acres of parks and runs classes and sports programs throughout the year. Goodyear has its own library branch and is served by three elementary school districts: Avondale, Liberty and Litchfield as well as two high school districts: Agua Fria Union and Buckeye Union. Homes for sale in Goodyear, Arizona range from $60,000 to $1,200,000. Start your Goodyear, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
Westbrook Village, Arizona
An active adult community located north of Peoria, Westbrook Village has nearly 4,000 homes as well as two recreation centers, two swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, bocce courts, a fine arts center and on-site restaurants. Classes and activities are offered for beginners and experts alike in arts, computer, dance, games, crafts, sports and fitness. Golfers enjoy playing the two 18-hole championship courses: the Lakes Course and Vistas Course.
Arrowhead Town Center, with over 200 stores and restaurants, and an AMC move theater, is just a short drive from the Village. Homes for sale in Westbrook Village include condos, single-family dwellings and eco-friendly, energy efficient homes. Prices range from $110,000 to $500,000. Start your Westbrook Village, Arizona home search here. (back to home page)
Avondale is a wonderful community with magnificent open spaces, including 9 parks with many athletic fields, walking trails, a dog park and a Japanese Garden. The parks department also sponsors classes, teams and camps for everyone from toddlers to seniors. The two branches of the Avondale Public Library offer e-media, programs, workshops and events, and interlibrary loan privileges. Events in Avondale include Farmer’s Markets, outdoor concerts and the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival. Avondale is the home of Phoenix International Raceway, attracting NASCAR fans from all over Arizona. The city is served by 6 school districts - 2 high school and 4 elementary. Homes for sale in Avondale, Arizona range in price from $40,000 to $500,000. Start your Avondale home search here. (back to home page)