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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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Sun City West is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 25,444. Sun City West is in Maricopa County. Living in Sun City West offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun City West there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sun City West and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sun City West are above average.
About Sun City West...
Population
25,444

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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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
    0%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    0%
  • 35-44 years
    0%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    84%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Sun City West

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,739
National
$55,322

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Sun City West Reviews

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Affordable, peaceful, very safe. No kids! Yes.
Adult community; very well kept. Not so much conservative as one thought. Diversity is starting to flow into town. Great to relax, play some golf, swim.
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Great area that’s up-to-date. Lots of amenities and restaurants to choose from. Traffic can get heavy sometimes but goes by pretty quickly. Close to the loop 303, which allows for easy highway access.
Sun City is know as the city of volunteers! There are many retired couples as well as young families. In the winter we see more traffic due to snowbirds coming in from Canada or the east coast. I would consider Sun City to be one of the safest and friendliest neighborhoods in Arizona. Aside from being one of the few cities that allows you to have a golf cart as a daily with designated parking spots at the local Fry's.