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Welcome to Sun City West, Arizona

Welcome to Sun City West, Arizona

Located about an hour to the northwest of downtown Phoenix is one of Arizona’s premier retirement communities – Sun City West – which quiet literally has something to offer every walk of life! After the tremendous success of the first master-planned community for active adults, Sun City, the Del Webb Corporation began a second project in 1978. By 1997, Sun City West had attracted 31,000 residents from 50 states, Canada and other countries.


Sun City West is actually an unincorporated community and does not have the same city government structure as other metro cities do. Although Maricopa County provides the street maintenance, building and zoning codes, law enforcement and public health safety the other community affairs are managed by two organizations known as The Recreation Centers of Sun City West and The Property Owners and Residents Association. Together, these two groups of elected volunteers maintain the renowned reputation that Sun City West has built over the past 30+ years.

Whether you are looking for the simple life in a condominium, a golf course home or a private residence, Sun City West has housing accommodations for all of the above. Sun City West boasts a variety of lifestyle amenities between 4 Recreation Centers, 9 premier golf courses, fitness centers, 6 pools, 30 lane blowing, a private 40,000 volume library and two dog parks.

R.H. Johnston Center is the largest activity center in Arizona sprawling over 118,000.
The Palm Ridge Center features 3 swimming pools and tennis courts.
Beardsley Park Center offers an Olympic sized pool, mini-golf and horseshoe pits.
The Kuentz Center includes a softball field, a woodworking shop and the prestigious Stardust Theater.

Between all 4 state-of-the-art Recreation Centers, there are:

  • 6 pools (three indoor, three outdoor)
  • 30 Lane Bowling Rink
  • 27 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Mini-golf Courses
  • 2 Walking Tracks (one indoor, one outdoor)
  • 14 Bocce Courts
  • 32 Lawn Bowling Rink
  • 30 Billiard, Snookers Tables
  • 2 Racquet/Handball Courts
  • 5 Shuffleboard Courts
  • 2 Large Ballrooms

Each Recreation Center has a fully equipped fitness center with treadmills, stair steppers, stationary bikes, isometric machines, free-weights, stretching machines as well as planned exercised groups that meeting regularly.

Activities, Clubs
Along with all the options provided throughout 4 recreation centers, Sun City West also offers its residents, a wide variety of social and artistic activities and clubs. Some clubs include:

  • RV Travel (organized travel tours as well)
  • Men/Woman Clubs
  • Tennis Tournaments
  • Pickle Ball Leagues
  • Photography
  • Sportsman’s Club
  • Woodworking
  • Metalworking
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Computer Club

Within Sun City West, you can enjoy a host of special events, concerts, dancing, plays, art shows and dining choices. If you are a sports fan, you can catch a spring training game at one of the Valley’s many spring training facilities, like Peoria Sports Complex or Surprise Recreation Campus. Just a short drive away is the state-of-the-art Phoenix University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. Shopping is conveniently located at either Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale or the newly acclaimed Westgate City Center located at 101 Loop and Glendale Avenue.

Safety and Medical Services
If you plan to winter in sunny Arizona but spend your summers “back home” then you won’t need to worry with the Sun City West Sheriff’s posse. This is a group of Sun City West volunteers who patrol the area, offering vacation watches for absentee homeowners.

Within the community of Sun City West, is Del E Webb Memorial Hospital or Sun City Boswell Hospital located in Sun City, Arizona. In addition, Phoenix is the home to Barrow Institute and Mayo Clinic. Surrounding the hospitals are many private doctor’s offices, clinics and medical facilities. Within each community fire station are members of the hospitals emergency room staff as well as professional paramedics, to ensure residents that in the even of an accident, heart attack or other life threatening injury, your needs will be met with prompt attention.