Sun City

Surprise, AZ

Serene view of Dawn Lake in Sun City AZ

On Jan. 1, 1960 Del Webb opened Sun City to the public for the very first time. Sun City advertised as “America’s Most Famous Resort-Retirement Community” was the very first community designed with this concept not only in Arizona but in the entire country. Del Webb went on with his successful prototype and built more communities for decades to come throughout the United States. Del Webb also built The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Sun City started in 1960 and was completed in 1978. There are 27,492 homes. It is a 55+ age restricted community. A younger person may buy in Sun City but there must be someone 55 or over in age residing at that address.

Sun City (zip code 85351) between Jan. 1 and Aug. 23, 2022, 1007 homes have been sold. The average priced home was $303,989 at $211.81 a square foot. The highest price home sold at $860,000 for $461.13. The average days on the market has been 33 days.

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, 1743 homes sold. The average price of a home was $259,185 at $179.46 a square foot. The highest priced home sold at $887,500 at $381.71. The average days on the market was 33 days.

Sun City (zip code 85351) had 1334 homes sell between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The average price of a home sold at $209,057 for $145.39 a square foot. The highest price home sold at $697,500 for $291.20 a square foot. The average days on market was 50 days.
In 2019 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 3039 homes sold. In the fiirst 6 months of 2020 (Jan. 1 to July 15) with the corona virus 1444 homes closed. The average price sold was $233,104 for $147.87 per square foot. The highest priced home sold was $675,000 for $291.20 per square foot. Average 50 days on the market.

Sun City remains as popular today and continues to meet the retirement check list. Low property taxes, mature landscaping, green spaces, location, quality of life, and price top the list. Many buyers are enjoying buying and updating these classic homes.

Originally there were 100 floor plans; single family ranch homes, patio homes, and condos offer options today.

Sun City evolved and now has 7 recreation centers, 11 golf courses, a public fishing lake, a private lake, 200 clubs and activities. There is the Sun Bowl Amphitheater, softball field, mini golf, indoor pools, walking pools, lap pools, spas, racquetball, pickle ball, and bowling alleys.

    Homes by Dawn Lake

  • Bell Recreation Center
  • Fairway Rec. Center
  • Lakeview Rec. Center
  • Marinette Rec. Center
  • Mountain View Rec. Center
  • Oakmont Rec. Center
  • Sun Dial Rec. Center
  • And, for the dogs Duffeeland Dog Park!!!

Sun City has one of the highest concentrations of churches and a synagogue. Sun City is close to 17, 101, Grand Ave., and I 10 making it easy access to all of Arizona. Because most needs are close by most people shop around town in their gas-powered golf carts. People who enjoy history, like time period architecture, love to remodel, or want an affordable home or vacation home; we highly encourage buyers to check out this iconic American community. Let’s relive the 60’s!!!

Contact us today! (623) 800-1575  
Kamie & Suzi
"The Double Duty Agents"