Sun City, AZ


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Sun City, AZ is a master-planned community by Del Webb (also known as Pulte Homes), featuring Sun City Phase 1 which is located between Olive Ave and Grand Ave, Sun City Phase 2 which is found between Grand Ave and Bell Rd and Sun City Phase 3 which is situated north of Bell Rd. There is also Sun City Grand, Sun City West and Sun City Festival – most are retirement communities (at least one resident must be 55+), often for snowbirds (winterers).

Water and sewer utilities are provided by a private utility, American Water. Sanitation service is also by a private hauler, Parks & Sons of Sun City. Parks and recreation services are also controlled by private organizations that sell their services by subscription. Although independent audits have shown that the community would receive more efficient delivery of services at an ultimately lower cost by incorporation, the issue is opposed by most residents.

A one-time transfer fee of $300 sets the new owner up as a member within the community. A one-time capital preservation assessment fee of up to $3,500 (as of 2018) is imposed on the purchase of all residential property in Sun City. The annual property assessment is $420 per lot and this entitles the resident owner to full use of all recreation centers and access to golf courses and bowling centers. The approximate property tax on a Sun City, AZ home assessed at $125,000 is $700.

The cost of living in Sun City, AZ for retirees is substantially lower than virtually any other US cities and Sun City enjoys a much lower sales tax (of only 7.3%) than comparable Phoenix neighborhoods.

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21000 N Pima Rd, Suite 100, Scottsdale AZ 85255