Are you moving to Arizona and wonder what it would be like living in a 55+ community? In this episode of The Great Escape, I’m going to welcome you to Sun City West, Arizona, and give you an idea of what life is really like here. We’ll look at everything from amenities to the cost of housing so you can see if this city is right for you.

Sun City West Amenities

Sun City West is located northwest of the Phoenix area. It’s a 4-star community with golf, swimming, tennis, and clubs. One of the reasons that people like living in this location is because of all of the variety of things to do.

There’s something in Sun City West for everyone to enjoy. Take advantage of the 9 golf courses, 4 recreation centers, 6 pools, 2 dog parks, 30-lane bowling, classes, and clubs. With so many options, you can keep busy every day of the week.

Some of the clubs available include traveling clubs, tours, and RV clubs when you’re really feeling adventurous. There are also sports teams, golfing, crafts, and woodshop when you feel like staying in the area. If you love water sports, Sun City West is only 25 miles from Lake Pleasant.

The area has so much to offer, including 9 spring training clubs. It’s also close to all the sports, including the Phoenix Cardinals, the Phoenix Suns, and the Diamondbacks. There are also art and cultural events in the area and tons of restaurants and shopping.

Housing Options

Sun City West has 16,900 homes and is located 2.5 miles west of Sun City. Most of the homes were built from 1978 to 1997 with 140 different models. These range from 800 square feet to 4,600 square feet and include both attached and detached units.

What about housing prices? For an 800 square foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom house with an attached patio, expect to pay about $180,000. A 1,400 square foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom attached patio home is approximately $250,000.

A detached home at 1,200 to 1,400 square feet and built in the late 80s and early 90s ranges from about $250,000 to $350,000. For 1,500 to 2,000 square feet, expect to pay between $330,000 to $450,000. Those 2,000+ square feet homes mostly run $390,000 to $450,000. Newer homes built in the 2000s are mostly priced from $550,000 to about $1 million.

What about renting? A two-bedroom, two-bath 1,800 square foot house currently costs $1,700 to $2,000 [er month. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,200 to 1,600 square foot house runs between $1,500 to $1,600 a month.

Enjoy Arizona Living

I hope this gave you a good idea of everything that Sun City West has to offer. If you have any additional questions about this community, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask. I can send you whatever information that you need, and I’m happy to help you get to know the area.

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