Skip to Main Content
Sun Lakes
  • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade C
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Sun Lakes is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 14,147. Sun Lakes is in Maricopa County. Living in Sun Lakes offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun Lakes there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Sun Lakes and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sun Lakes are highly rated.

About

About Sun Lakes...
Population
14,147

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$380,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,853
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Sun Lakes
Get Rates
  • Get a Verified Approval Letter (VAL)
  • 24/7 online support
  • Wide range of loan options
  • High customer satisfaction
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Map

Home Listings

Listings by Homes.com

Sun Lakes Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    0%
  • 10-17 years
    0%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    1%
  • 35-44 years
    1%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    79%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Sun Lakes

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,148
National
$75,149

Similar Places

Places like Sun Lakes
  • grade A minus
    Fountain Hills
    • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ
    • Rating 4.07 out of 5  59 reviews
  • grade A minus
    Queen Creek
    • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ
    • Rating 4.16 out of 5  248 reviews
  • grade A
    Paradise Valley Village
    • Neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ
    • Rating 4.31 out of 5  13 reviews
  • grade A
    Gilbert
    • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ
    • Rating 4.21 out of 5  1,233 reviews

Sun Lakes Reviews

Rating 1 out of 5  2 reviews
Rating 1 out of 5  
Rating 1 out of 5  

add-to-list