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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Sun City West, Arizona

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Where to Retire in Sun City West and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value in Sun City West to be $428,026, in mid-2022. Sun City West offers single family and attached homes, and are resales only.

What Is Special about Sun City West

Sun City West provides seniors with a choice of different housing costs and neighborhoods (with low taxes), along with a host of activities to keep residents busy all day long. There are many volunteer opportunities within the community, health care is nearby, and politically, Sun City West was just about evenly divided during the last election.

What Is Not Special about Sun City West

The population is not very diverse (95% white). It is very hot during the summer months with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 53 degrees, with July's average at 95 degrees and the high around 105. Sun City West only gets about 9 inches of rain annually, (the national average is 39 inches).

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurants within Sun City West, but Phoenix is just 25 miles away for many cultural events and all types of restaurants.


The crime rate is low.

Medical Facilities

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is located here.


Golf carts are a popular means of transportation around Sun City West, and there are many bike trails. The nearest International airport is in Phoenix, about 35 miles away.

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