Surprise commuters can use Bell Road straight through for one more week before the high-traffic stretch near Grand Avenue closes down for seven months. At 10 p.m. April 1, Bell shuts down to eastbound traffic after the intersection with Towne Center Drive/West Pointe Parkway and to westbound traffic at 134th Avenue. The Arizona Department of Transportation is shutting down this … Read More
Del Webb combined nearly 50 years of active adult construction experience to design what has been acclaimed as one of their finest communities. Around every turn in Sun City Festival, residents of Buckeye, AZ are greeted with some of the finest amenities and active lifestyle options.
Since Del Webb first pioneered the concept of active adult communities in 1960, a lot has changed. Along the way, Del Webb has stayed at the forefront of design and technology to produce quality homes and lifestyles scarcely matched by other builders. Sun City Festival is no exception.
Sun City Festival Amenities
An exciting lineup of amenities await the residents of Sun City Festival. The 31,000 square-foot Sage Recreation Center is the main hub of activity in the community. Here, residents can partake in a variety of physical and social activities while they mingle with new friends and neighbors. The Sage Recreation Center has a massive resort-style outdoor pool with cascading waterfalls and lap pool. A state-of-the-art fitness center offers the latest high-end equipment, aerobics and dance studios and spin bikes. Plus, there is a meeting room and a grand ballroom.
The Arizona State University Lifelong Learning Academy located in the Sage Recreation Center is like having a private college campus right in your own backyard. Residents gain access to limitless learning opportunities and quality instruction from ASU professors. A variety of curriculum includes travel programs (including overseas), literature, financial planning, computer classes and foreign language.
The grounds of Sun City Festival are an active adult playground filled with enviable amenities that beckon for residents of all fitness levels to get out and be active. The community currently includes a softball stadium, outdoor amphitheater and tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, basketball and volleyball courts. In April of 2011, the community built the 9,000 square-foot Wood Shop & Craft Studio. Here, residents often meet for clubs or attend a class to learn a new class. This building features ceramics, crafts, and woodworking studios.
The 18-hole championship Copper Canyon Golf Club managed by Troon Golf is a beautiful course that winds through the community. The course provides a memorable and challenging round of golf for both novices and experts. Another championship 18-hole course is planned for future construction. After a round of golf, residents like to relax with friends at the Indigo Grille. A great menu includes both light lunches and fine dining at reasonable prices.
Sun City Festival Homes & Real Estate
The homes in Sun City Festival have been designed with the latest sought after floor plans, high-end finishes and energy saving designs. Improved technologies have led to new construction methods that reduce energy loss and promote conservation.
There are 22 different single-family floor plan designs that range in size from 1,100 to over 2,800 square feet. Buyers can choose from various new construction and pre-owned resale homes that accommodate all tastes and budgets. Homes are designed with unique Spanish, European, Ranch or Tuscany exterior themes. The competitively priced homes are favored by home buyers who want new construction and modern finishes such as granite countertops and stainless steel Energy-Star appliances.
Sun City Festival Lifestyle
At Sun City Festival a steadily growing list of clubs and classes help the residents fill their days with exciting activities and events. Regardless of your passion, you are likely to find other like-minded residents who share your lifestyle interests. Those who enjoy arts and crafts can join the fine arts club, knitting and crocheting groups, make paper crafts, and more. Fitness and sports-minded folks will enjoy the variety of fitness classes and tennis and golf groups. Special interest groups range from cultural clubs to car club and social dance club. With over a dozen activities that regularly meet, Sun City Festival has a full-time activities director that helps keep a calendar full of classes and community events.
For Del Webb’s latest masterpiece, Sun City Festival, they chose a location in Buckeye, far from the hustle and bustle of the suburban reaches of Surprise and Sun City West. Driving west on Sun Valley Parkway through 10 miles of secluded and untainted Arizona desert, visitors escape the traffic lights and congestion as their cares melt away. Right about the time it seems you are lost, Sun City Festival emerges like an oasis on the horizon.
Sun City Festival is the ideal place for active adults who want a community that offers the latest first-rate amenities and new construction homes. For retirees who want a convenient location near plenty of shopping and cultural attractions, Festival might not be the best choice. It is situated 1,600 feet above the valley floor where the air is cleaner, the summers are cooler and congestion is non-existent. The community’s remote location provides visitors a reminiscent look of what the pioneers of the original Sun City saw when construction began there over 50 years ago. Read less –