Like ants at a lakeside picnic, Phoenix, Arizona was able to capitalize on folks who decided to make the metro area their final destination. When Del Webb started his famous Sun City, Arizona back in the early 1960s, he built just a few homes. Today Sun City has nearly 27,000 homes, 11 golf courses, 55 communities in phoenix az¬†and a boatload of social clubs and amenities older people could only dream about. What’s more the community offered incredible home values, low property taxes as well as rock bottom association fees. Even though Del Webb was the catalyst in providing active adult real estate his company continued to build a community that catered to the dreams of retired Americans.


And to this day his adult community is now the proud home of 40,000 full and part-time residents. Actually, the metro Phoenix area is the home of approximately 56 retirement communities that accept age 55 and up men and women. In fact the state of Arizona is loaded with active adult real estate independent living, assisted living and active lifestyle living communities that border from Sedona to Bullhead City to Flagstaff to Kingman to Prescott to Scottsdale to Sun Lakes to Mesa and other lovely areas in between.

In case you missed the latest memo about active adult real estate communities, the original active adult community in Arizona called Sun City as been the landmark model that others have copied. In fact, Sun City homes are applauded for their affordability and the community boasts one of the highest rates of golf holes per capita of any other adult community in the United States.

retirement home And golf enthusiasts are quick to blow their horns. However, non-golfers are also quick to point-out that there are many other attractions that can get your heart pumping. There are more than seven recreation centers that host a vast array of amenities that include, but not limited to, fitness centers, restaurants, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, walking and running tracts, racquetball courts and the list goes on and on.

In fact, Sun City is also the home of more than 10 churches, a synagogue, social hall, a grand ballroom for many uses, and a performing art center. Then to top-it-off, Sun City has a hospital and two libraries-yikes! One thing that also rings the bell is that homes in Sun City Arizona are affordable. Actually, you can still find homes that Del Webb built back in 1960s and 1970s. Oh, sure, these home do show their age as well as the lack of newer features, but many of these older units have been remolded and upgraded.