Sun City 74 Excellent
Sun City Livability #64 ranked city in Arizona#7,778 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Sun City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Sun City Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than Arizona
Sun City
9010% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sun City cost of living
F Sun City Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Arizona
Total crime
3,32242% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3142% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Sun City crime
C- Sun City Employment Household income is 28% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$37,05933% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,2265% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%65% lower than the US average
Sun City employment
D+ Sun City Housing Home value is 33% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$119,40035% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9864% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%28% higher than the US average
Sun City real estate or Sun City rentals
C+ Sun City Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:130% higher than the US average
Sun City K-12 schools
A Sun City User Ratings There are a total of 12 ratings in Sun City
Overall user rating
80% 12 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
78% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Sun City, AZ

      Sun City is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 39,363 inhabitants. The majority of Sun City residents report their race to be White; this is followed by 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. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 88% of the population considered married and 99% with kids under the age of 18, Sun City could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Sun City could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Sun City and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      The livability score in Sun City is 72 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 70th percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Sun City ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B). There are some categories that Sun City scores poorly for, including: crime (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Sun City, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bell Recreation Center, Sun Valley Quilts, and The Quiltery.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Sun City is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Sun City come in at $119,400, which is 32.5% 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 3.2, which is 8.6% lower than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Sun City are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Sun City homes comes in at 9.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 10.5%.

      Sun City transportation information

      StatisticSun CityArizonaNational
      Average one way commute25min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.2%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.3%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home9.6%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Sun City, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).