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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Sun City is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 39,348. Sun City is in Maricopa County. Living in Sun City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun City there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sun City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sun City are above average.
About Sun City...
Population
39,348

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Sun City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    0%
  • 10-17 years
    1%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    1%
  • 35-44 years
    1%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    76%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Sun City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,899
National
$55,322
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Sun City Reviews

14 reviews
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I am a mother to two young boys, so safety is a huge factor in where I choose to live. Our area feels very safe, and our neighbors are super friendly! There is also a lot of good places to shop and go out for dinner. All in all Sun City in a clean, safe, and fun city to live in.
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This is a 55+ community with charm. The people are more active and very friendly. The streets are very clean and I feel very safe & comfortable ridding my bicycle anywhere around town. There are many great local businesses I try to support and recycling centers located around to help us keep the town beautiful. I've enjoyed talking with the elderly and helping my neighbors while staying in Sun City. Keep it beautiful 😊
Quiet place to live. Great neighbors from all over the United States and Canada.
Affordable homes to purchase or rent.
Recommend Fry's Food Stores and the Dollar Tree - both have great prices.
Arrowhead Mall is a close mall where you can find JC Penneys, Macy's and other great stores. And you can walk around in a cool environment during the hot summers.