Homes & Costs

The Ideal Active Adult Retirement
Community For You Is In Sun City West!

Single Family Dwellings: These comprise the majority of our homes and are from 920-sq. ft. to more than 3,500-sq. ft. with large lots, small lots, golf course lots and some homes in neighborhood associations which handle landscaping and other services for a monthly fee. Prices range from $100,000 to more than $500,000 depending on age, size and location.
Duplexes: Side-by-side units, each individually owned and from 1,200 to more than 2,000-sq. ft. Prices range from $95,000 to $220,000.
Garden Apartments: Several units attached in a row that range from 700 to 1,400-sq. ft. and priced from $70,000 to $120,000.
Additional Options: Grandview Terrace offers luxurious condos in a six-story building complete with fine dining, indoor pool, walking track, craft and clubrooms and an active calendar of events. The Madison offers apartment style living, and takes care of the details of daily life so that you may enjoy your retirement years to the fullest. The Heritage Tradition offers independent living in luxurious, resort-style apartments, patio homes with private garages, heated pools, and more, and the finest in elegant Assisted Living.
Fees, Taxes and Cost of Living

Asset Preservation Fee: Assessed on all first-time home purchases in SCW, these monies fund capital improvements and minor maintenance of recreation centers and other community-owned facilities. The buyer also pays a Resale Transfer Fee.

Annual Recreation Center Fee: All property owners pay for membership in the Rec. Center Association. Golf and bowling fees are paid when participating.

A consolidated list of Recreation Center Fees can be found here.

Living Expenses: Based on 1,600 sq. ft. two-person household in SCW, estimated monthly expenses would be (does not include Rec. Center fees):
Real Estate Taxes ¹$67
Water & Sewer$46
Trash Collection (2/week)$14
Electricity ²$158
Gas ²$40
Basic Cable Television$80
High Speed Internet$45
¹ The majority of SCW homes do NOT pay school takes because they are not in a school district.
² SCW homes utilize either an "electric heat pump" for both heating and cooling or a natural gas heat system and an air conditioner. Solar power is also available and could reduce the electric cost substantially.

There is a 6.3% sales tax in Sun City West on most purchases. There is no sales tax on groceries.

Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions

Among the key CC&Rs that Sun City West property owners are to follow are:
  • One member of the household must be at least 55 years of age and no one under the age of 19 may reside in SCW. Visiting children may stay a maximum of 90 days in one year.
  • No motor home, boat, RV, trailer, bus or commercial vehicle may be parked at a residence for more than a total of 72 hours in any one month, and may not be used as living quarters at any time. (Note: a secured storage area is available for Sun City and Sun City West residents at a very reasonable fee.)
  • Shrubs, trees, grass and plantings must be kept neatly trimmed, free of trash, weeds and other unsightly materials at all times.
  • All properties must be kept in good repair and adequately painted. Carports and garages must be kept in a tidy manner if visible from the street.
  • Only generally recognized household pets are permitted. Maricopa County leash laws apply.
  • Residential properties may not be used to conduct business.
  • No storage buildings, sheds or other structures may be erected.
The above items represent only key CC&Rs.

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