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What it's Like to Retire in Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes, located in Maricopa County, Arizona, is a very popular retirement town and snowbird destination, with a population of close to 14,000 and a median age of 73.  Sun Lakes is comprised of several active adult country club communities where residents enjoy several golf courses, fishing lakes, miles of walking paths, tennis facilities, active clubhouses and restaurants. The town is located 25 miles south of Phoenix, with Chandler and Mesa both nearby.


Where to Retire in Sun Lakes and Home Prices

Sun Lakes offers five country club communites within homeowners associations, some which are gated, and features several type of housing for those 55+. Residents can choose from condos, villas, townhouses, manufactured ,and single family homes with golf course views or water views. Because the community was started in the 70's until 2006, there are many different home styles and prices to be found. reports the median sale price of a home to be $257,700 in early 2016.


What is special about Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes provides a resort lifestyle with all types of outdoor activity along with clubhouses that feature fitness centers, restaurants, and classes and clubs of every type.  Sun Lakes has golf courses in each community, outdoor swimming pools, bocce, tennis courts, fishing lakes and walking trails.


What is not special about Sun Lakes

Summers can be hot!


Who will like retirement in Sun Lakes

Retirees who like to keep busy and socially active, along with enjoying outdoor recreation and plenty of sunshine, would like retiring here.


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Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 54 degrees, with July's average 94 degrees and many summer days reaching over 100 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Sun Lakes provides many social events, clubs, and trips, along with activities directors within the communities.  But for the cultural scene, Phoenix is just 25 mile away. 



Crime in Sun Lakes is very low.


Medical facilities

Chandler Regional Medical Center is 7 miles away; The Mayo Clinic has a campus in Phoenix, about 40 miles away



Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix is about 20 miles away.


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Facts about SUN LAKES
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,Golf Community,Gated,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 65+
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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