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All about Sun City, Arizona

Sun City is the first-ever active retirement community in the United States. A month before Sun City’s grand opening, the community’s name had still not been chosen. However, that was by design to ramp up publicity. 

The Webb Construction Company, which built the community, sponsored a nationwide contest to choose a name and awarding a brand new home to the winner. More than 100,000 people came to see Sun City during the opening weekend in January of 1960. The owner of Webb Construction Company was featured on the cover of Time magazine. A journalist wrote a five-page article about the company and the new Sun City community. 


Living in Sun City, Arizona

When you look at retirement communities and the amenities they have to offer, most of what’s featured originated right here in Sun City, AZ. It all began with an idea to build a large community in the sunny Southwest, dedicated to a lifestyle of leisure and unlimited recreation choices for the retired and active adult. 

Fifty years later, Sun City, AZ, has flourished and become an unsurpassed leader in value and vitality. This incredible legacy provides residents with a place to live in an enriching and unique environment to enjoy their golden years.  


Avista Sun City West near Sun City, Arizona

There couldn’t be a better location for a memory care community than Sun City, Arizona. Avista Sun City West is centrally located and close to all amenities. 

Avista cares about your family and wants all residents to feel at home in our community. The benefits of family visits are second to none. Visiting residents brings joy to everyone involved and is the key to keeping your loved ones feeling young. Avista is not only for your loved one but for you and your family too.  

Read this review from Hilda Anali Galvan:

This place is absolutely incredible! All the staff are so kind to my mother, and she genuinely is happy there. It’s never easy to place our loved ones in a nursing home, but my family and I feel we made the right choice with this place.


Bell Recreation Center near Avista Sun City West

Are you looking to pump up your workout in a state-of-the-art fitness center? Do you want to relax each morning with a leisurely pool walk? Perhaps, you prefer to challenge your friends to an exciting game of racquetball?  

Whatever it may be, you will find it at Bell Recreation Center, only a 9-minute drive from Avista Sun City West Memory Care. 

Adults can work up a sweat in mini-golf, tennis, lawn bowling, billiards, darts, shuffleboard, and bowling. And for the artsy types, spend your time in the woodshop, metal shop, ceramics, and craft room. Join the quilters club or learn lapidary and stained glass.

Bell Recreation Center features a traditional lap pool, social halls, a branch of the Maricopa County Library, the Visitors Center, and many clubs. Whatever your interest may be, count on visiting Bell Recreation Center.  


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