Sun Lakes, AZ
In the northeastern corner of the Sonoran Desert, 24 miles from downtown Phoenix is the community of Sun Lakes, Arizona, which is within the city limits of Chandler, Arizona.
Sun Lakes is a master planned community developed by a single builder named Ed Robson. Since there are nearly 300 sunny or clear days per year, watching the sunrise over the Phoenix Mountains is something that can be done almost every day during a morning walk.
Sun Lakes is a planned adult community and residents must be 40 years or older and most are over 55 years of age.
Quality housing is available on golf courses, lakefront homes, single-family subdivisions and attractive apartment complexes. Golf carts are street legal and most households own golf carts as second vehicles for activities within the community.
Activities and Distractions
Golf courses, restaurants, fitness centers equipped with pools, hot tubs and tennis courts are within walking distance of every home. There are also stocked fishing lakes, pro shops and miles of walking paths.
Scattered about the community are clubhouses with ongoing meetings and classes serving those interested in computers, photography, art and other subjects based on interest.
There are groups forming regularly to share commonly enjoyed activities while socializing. The Grand Canyon National Park is an easy 4-hour drive and the old west towns of Prescott, Rawhide and Jerome are fun and interesting places to visit within a 2-hour drive.
Numerous casinos and the Firebird International Raceway are very close.
Access to Essential and Non-Essential Services
The City of Chandler is 19 miles or a 20-minute drive from Sun Lakes and has the Chandler Fashion Mall, the closest regional shopping center.
Chandler is also home to the Chandler Community College, a beautiful public library and restaurants of all varieties. The Chandler Regional Medical Center delivers a full spectrum of medical services.
Within the boundaries of Sun Lakes is a Walgreen’s pharmacy and Basha’s, an Arizona-based, family-owned and operated grocery chain with a bakery, butcher shop and fresh local produce.
Why Move to Sun Lakes Arizona
Sun Lakes Arizona is the ideal home for those seeking a winter vacation country club way-of-life. It is hot but very arid and many find this type of climate to be comfortable.
People who move to Sun Lakes also find good value in home prices and necessary services. Arizona is known for its quality health care and Sun Lakes is an excellent value for amenities, recreation and services.