Sun City, Arizona 

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+1.7% since 2020

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4.0 / 8.7

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Sun City, Arizona is situated in Maricopa County featuring numerous attractions such as R. H. Johnson Recreation Center or Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve combined with stores like Bell Plaza Shopping Center and local food spots like Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: Sun City
Zip Codes: 85351 85373
Cost of Living: -2.3% lower
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Sun City, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant winters
Air service
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


The unemployment rate in Sun City is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sun City jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Sun City's cost of living is 2.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sun City's Cost of Living

April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Sun City, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Sun City's population is 37,693 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Sun City is Real Estate: $285,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.3%.

Sun City public schools spend $7,490 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Sun City. More Education

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Housing Market in Sun City

It's a good time to buy in Sun City. Home Appreciation is up 11.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sun City is $285,400.
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Reviews for Sun City   9 Reviews
Beautiful Sun City - 2/14/2014
We are so happy to live in Sun City. The Sun City Recreation Centers are available for use by all citizens who pay the yearly membership (required). There are many... Read More

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Sun City life - 12/4/2010
Sun City, Arizona is a great place to live either year round or as a snow bird. Sun City has wonderful recreation centers (8 and counting) with over 150 clubs with... Read More

Retirement living - 7/8/2010
I lived in Payson, but moved away searching for some Culture, drama, & musicals. I really enjoyed the hiking, and ourdoors living in Payson. After I recuperated from... Read More

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