Sun City

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Sun City is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, that is within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Its adjoining sister city is Sun City West. Both cities are retirement communities popular with snowbirds. Sun City was opened January 1, 1960, with five home models, a shopping center, a recreation center, and a golf course. The opening weekend drew 100,000 people, ten times more than expected, and resulted in a Time magazine cover story. The future retirement community was built on the site of the former ghost town of Marinette. Developer Del E. Webb expanded Sun City over the years, and his company went on to build other retirement communities in the Sun Belt. Sun City West was built in the late 1970s, Sun City Grand in the late 1990s, Sun City Anthem in 1999, and Sun City Festival in July 2006.

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To City Center
Q1 2019
MEDIAN SALES PRICE
$166.2k
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From Q4 2018
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$166.2k
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$159.6k
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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Zuni Hills Elementary School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
5 Peoria Traditional School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.