Sun City 71 Excellent
Sun City Livability #30 ranked city in Arizona#6,159 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Sun City

  • Commute

    The high commute score in this area could imply easy access to public transportation, as well as shorter-than-average commute times to your workplace.

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Sun City?

Sun City, Arizona is a mid-sized city with a population of 38,888 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Sun City is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Sun City is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 73, which is well beyond the United States median age average. Sun City is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 0% of residents also have children under the age of 18. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Sun City, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Sun City, Arizona could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sun City, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Sun City has received a livability score of 68 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 74th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Sun City has higher than average grades for the following: cost of living (A+) and housing (A+). There are some categories that Sun City ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F), crime (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

The Sun City unemployment rate of 0.68% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Sun City has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Sun City meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Sun City. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Sun City are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Sun City come in at $171,300, which is 3.2% lower than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sun City, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 14.3% higher than the Arizona average.

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      Sun City transportation information

      Statistic Sun City Arizona National
      Average one way commute26min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.2%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.4%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.3%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home13.7%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Sun City, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).