Sun City West

This active retirement community builds on the success of its sister city, Sun City, offering many diversions – from golfing to dancing to community theater – for seniors.

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Welcome to a retirement community in which the residents are anything but retiring. Where an early rancher saw land unfit for lizards, thousands of active retirees are happy to call Sun City West home.

Building on the success of Sun City, the Del Webb Corporation decided to create a sister community in the late 1970s with an “Emerald Valley” – Hillcrest Golf Club – at its core. Hillcrest, which is open to the public, is one of three golf courses in Sun City West.

The Sun City West Visitors Center offers guided tours of the community as well as VIP passes for seven days of access to its recreation centers (at least one person in the group must be 55 or older). The four recreation centers offer facilities for working out, swimming, bowling, tennis, pickleball (a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong), miniature golf, walking tracks, bocce, lawn bowling, billiards (including snooker), racquetball, handball, softball, shuffleboard, dancing, gardening, and crafts.

In addition to an abundance of nearby shopping centers, stadiums, and entertainment, Sun City West is also home to Ghostlight Theatre, whose performances are open to the public. Lake Pleasant and White Tanks Regional Parks are both within a short drive, as well.

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For Visitor information

Sun City West Visitors Center | 13823 Camino del Sol | Sun City West, AZ | (623) 214-8629 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1978 1,237ft 24,535