Is Sun City the best place to retire ...

Is Sun City the best place to retire in AZ?

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Retiring

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 7, 2009
Heard that Sun City was the best place to retire in AZ, and very reasonably priced now! What's the scoop from the people who actually live there?
proudredneck

Tolleson, AZ

#2 Apr 12, 2009
I have lived in Sun City 8 years and like it very much...reasonably priced homes...low taxes...very low crime rate...neat, attractive, clean well mainained neighborhoods, friendly people, good clinics, major hospitals and an abundance of excellent doctors, near by malls and shopping centers, theaters and excellent dinning, rec centers galore...actually its the best kept secret in the U.S.A....Del Webb built a retirement community for over 40,000 people second to none !...prices of homes very from $50K to well over a million dollars...something for everybody.
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#3 Jun 30, 2009
proudredneck wrote:
I have lived in Sun City 8 years and like it very much...reasonably priced homes...low taxes...very low crime rate...neat, attractive, clean well mainained neighborhoods, friendly people, good clinics, major hospitals and an abundance of excellent doctors, near by malls and shopping centers, theaters and excellent dinning, rec centers galore...actually its the best kept secret in the U.S.A....Del Webb built a retirement community for over 40,000 people second to none !...prices of homes very from $50K to well over a million dollars...something for everybody.
Yep great place and reasonable
Oneluckymama

Montpelier, VT

#4 Jul 1, 2009
It sounds great, but what about finding employment in the area? I will still need to have additional income.
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#5 Jul 1, 2009
Oneluckymama wrote:
It sounds great, but what about finding employment in the area? I will still need to have additional income.
If you are willing to work there are lots of jobs in the areas
LEO Enforcement

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Jul 3, 2009
Rumor in the mill has it that a closed group from a division of L.D.S.(Mormans) have deeply infiltrated the Management-Administrative positions over the previous several years and are
believed to have engaged in activities which are not beneficial to the senior residents of this community. A current and ongoing investigation by either the State Attorney Generals Office and/or the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is rumored to be in progress which is believed to possibly be criminal in nature. Numerous areas, both believed criminal and civil in nature and in separate areas of investigation, are currently being reviewed by the local authorities. Some examples of the alleged misconduct under investigation occurred when some of the 22% of the single (widow/widowers) complained their Resident/Home-Owner annual fees were the same as
neighbors with two and more residents. The association wrongfully took remedial action by amendments which proved detrimental to the complaintants by rewording the governing bylaws. In the mainstream of complaints, the majority of homeowners in this investigation are alleging continual and repeated incidents of misconduct and criminal activities against several administrative/management personnel who appear by their past actions to be engaged in very questionable activities. It is anticipated more information will be publically forecoming in the very near future.
Taxpayer

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#7 Jul 3, 2009
LEO Enforcement wrote:
Rumor in the mill has it that a closed group from a division of L.D.S.(Mormans) have deeply infiltrated the Management-Administrative positions over the previous several years and are
believed to have engaged in activities which are not beneficial to the senior residents of this community. A current and ongoing investigation by either the State Attorney Generals Office and/or the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is rumored to be in progress which is believed to possibly be criminal in nature. Numerous areas, both believed criminal and civil in nature and in separate areas of investigation, are currently being reviewed by the local authorities. Some examples of the alleged misconduct under investigation occurred when some of the 22% of the single (widow/widowers) complained their Resident/Home-Owner annual fees were the same as
neighbors with two and more residents. The association wrongfully took remedial action by amendments which proved detrimental to the complaintants by rewording the governing bylaws. In the mainstream of complaints, the majority of homeowners in this investigation are alleging continual and repeated incidents of misconduct and criminal activities against several administrative/management personnel who appear by their past actions to be engaged in very questionable activities. It is anticipated more information will be publically forecoming in the very near future.
Investigation long over due. other things also
Retiring

Seattle, WA

#8 Jul 4, 2009
LEO Enforcement wrote:
Rumor in the mill has it that a closed group from a division of L.D.S.(Mormans) have deeply infiltrated the Management-Administrative positions over the previous several years and are
believed to have engaged in activities which are not beneficial to the senior residents of this community. A current and ongoing investigation by either the State Attorney Generals Office and/or the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is rumored to be in progress which is believed to possibly be criminal in nature. Numerous areas, both believed criminal and civil in nature and in separate areas of investigation, are currently being reviewed by the local authorities. Some examples of the alleged misconduct under investigation occurred when some of the 22% of the single (widow/widowers) complained their Resident/Home-Owner annual fees were the same as
neighbors with two and more residents. The association wrongfully took remedial action by amendments which proved detrimental to the complaintants by rewording the governing bylaws. In the mainstream of complaints, the majority of homeowners in this investigation are alleging continual and repeated incidents of misconduct and criminal activities against several administrative/management personnel who appear by their past actions to be engaged in very questionable activities. It is anticipated more information will be publically forecoming in the very near future.
Wow! So what will be the outcome of all this?
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#9 Jul 5, 2009
Retiring wrote:
<quoted text> Wow! So what will be the outcome of all this?
'

'Probably nothing
Sandy Sanders

Denver, CO

#10 Jul 16, 2009
Beware of any article that starts out "rumor in the mill has it...." "A current and ongoing investigation ...is rumored to be in progress" Does this sound like a true evaluation or a hate mail?

The house are taxed a given amount--If three people live in the house they get a break over one the maybe lost a spouse.

We have low crime rate, lots of clubs. The computer club has about 1800-2000 members ( firstsuncity.com ), RV club abt 5-600 members.( scazrvclub.com . Just about any club that may interest you. Stain Glass, Art, Sewing, Bowling, square dance,and about 60-80 others. Golf and mini golf, tennis, bocci, lawn bowl, and on and on. You can't be bored in Sun City.
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#11 Jul 19, 2009
Sandy Sanders wrote:
Beware of any article that starts out "rumor in the mill has it...." "A current and ongoing investigation ...is rumored to be in progress" Does this sound like a true evaluation or a hate mail?
The house are taxed a given amount--If three people live in the house they get a break over one the maybe lost a spouse.
We have low crime rate, lots of clubs. The computer club has about 1800-2000 members ( firstsuncity.com ), RV club abt 5-600 members.( scazrvclub.com . Just about any club that may interest you. Stain Glass, Art, Sewing, Bowling, square dance,and about 60-80 others. Golf and mini golf, tennis, bocci, lawn bowl, and on and on. You can't be bored in Sun City.
all true, but, there still could be an investigation pending
moms dance taxi

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Jul 20, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
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all true, but, there still could be an investigation pending
I personally dont understand why someone wants to live in a retirement community. The problem with society is that the elderly now don't have any community involvement and are segregating themselves from the other generations. Grandkids have restictions on visiting grandparents, such a shame. i consider theses places for cranky old people who dont like to pay school taxes (dysart school district)and thier only interest is themselves , nothing to better the community as a whole. I will always live around young people and love to volunteer and interact with all people. I'm only 45 but I really dont think this will change. I hope some of theses people get a chance to volunteer and intereact but I guarantee less than 10 probably do.. anytime I drive through there its almost a ghost town.
Taxpayer

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#13 Jul 21, 2009
moms dance taxi wrote:
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I personally dont understand why someone wants to live in a retirement community. The problem with society is that the elderly now don't have any community involvement and are segregating themselves from the other generations. Grandkids have restictions on visiting grandparents, such a shame. i consider theses places for cranky old people who dont like to pay school taxes (dysart school district)and thier only interest is themselves , nothing to better the community as a whole. I will always live around young people and love to volunteer and interact with all people. I'm only 45 but I really dont think this will change. I hope some of theses people get a chance to volunteer and intereact but I guarantee less than 10 probably do.. anytime I drive through there its almost a ghost town.
Boy have you got it wrong. There are more volunteers in Sun City that you can count. Everything from the hospital, churches, several food banks and the list goes on and on. It probably looks like a ghost town as the majority of the people are out at one of the several hundred clubs or organizations. Don't forget the snow birds that are only here for part of the year.
Daughter of a retiree

Edmonds, WA

#14 Aug 16, 2009
moms dance taxi wrote:
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I personally dont understand why someone wants to live in a retirement community. The problem with society is that the elderly now don't have any community involvement and are segregating themselves from the other generations. Grandkids have restictions on visiting grandparents, such a shame. i consider theses places for cranky old people who dont like to pay school taxes (dysart school district)and thier only interest is themselves , nothing to better the community as a whole. I will always live around young people and love to volunteer and interact with all people. I'm only 45 but I really dont think this will change. I hope some of theses people get a chance to volunteer and intereact but I guarantee less than 10 probably do.. anytime I drive through there its almost a ghost town.
My mom was a single parent who has worked very very hard her whole life she still lives in WA state but is considering a move to Sun City.I am all for her spending her older years thinking of herself for a change.She put herself 2nd for so long I will love to see her be in a community catered to her needs. I went with her last June to check out SunCity. It was NOT a ghost town at all. We just parked our rental car walked all over people were all over there was life going on. I wanted to check Sun City with her to make sure that I approved lol. I loved the area & would feel very comfortable if my mom ( my bestfriend) decides to retire there

Since: Aug 09

Peoria, AZ

#15 Aug 17, 2009
Great place to live for rich Republican but not for poor Republicans (SOL). Restaurant food are taste like baby "Gerber" process food. Great place to wait patiently in public rest until you piss in you pants & die.

Since: Jul 09

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Aug 17, 2009
wow, what a shame to say such negative, nasty things. I live in a neighboring town of sun city west and sun city grand... the volunteerism is fantastic... the folks there do not just care about themselves... there are numerous volunteers from those areas that volunteer at my kids school... the kids love them... the kids appreciate them... the volunteers are not jaded by a slim paycheck and stress that maybe some of the teachers have... very well appreciated by surrounding communities...

Since: Aug 09

Peoria, AZ

#17 Aug 18, 2009
mamma t wrote:
wow, what a shame to say such negative, nasty things. I live in a neighboring town of sun city west and sun city grand... the volunteerism is fantastic... the folks there do not just care about themselves... there are numerous volunteers from those areas that volunteer at my kids school... the kids love them... the kids appreciate them... the volunteers are not jaded by a slim paycheck and stress that maybe some of the teachers have... very well appreciated by surrounding communities...
Anything free service is great. Take anything for free is even better. They call it Conservative....
Appreciate them by give something back. Thank you is not enough. That expression work best for those people who like to keep taking but not giver. It is time to recognize those giver not those manipulative conservative takers.
LMAO

Edmonds, WA

#18 Aug 18, 2009
The Laughing Republican wrote:
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Anything free service is great. Take anything for free is even better. They call it Conservative....
Appreciate them by give something back. Thank you is not enough. That expression work best for those people who like to keep taking but not giver. It is time to recognize those giver not those manipulative conservative takers.
Wow you have some serious issues. Lookout the men in white coats should be knocking at your door soon. Go start your own thread if you want to go totally off topic.Hope you get help soon.

Since: Jul 09

Phoenix, AZ

#19 Aug 18, 2009
well, since the laughing republican thinks that people are only takers when there are volunteers around, take this... Del Webb has a junior volunteer program every summer.. My oldest son did it one summer and it was awesome... the folks volunteering in the sun cities do more than just give for others to take....they do set an awesome example. with other employers or businesses that offer volunteer oportunities for the 'junior' crowd, then even better. the folks in the sun cities are actually, mentors to some. yes, mentors.. what a wonderful example they set for 'community involvement'... So, 'laughing republican' from Snottsdale, dont be such a pessimist...

Since: Aug 09

Peoria, AZ

#20 Aug 19, 2009
mamma t wrote:
well, since the laughing republican thinks that people are only takers when there are volunteers around, take this... Del Webb has a junior volunteer program every summer.. My oldest son did it one summer and it was awesome... the folks volunteering in the sun cities do more than just give for others to take....they do set an awesome example. with other employers or businesses that offer volunteer oportunities for the 'junior' crowd, then even better. the folks in the sun cities are actually, mentors to some. yes, mentors.. what a wonderful example they set for 'community involvement'... So,'laughing republican' from Snottsdale, dont be such a pessimist...
I hate to brake it to you cheap skate, this is not the 40's nor 50's. Even the Boys Scout of America has similar or even better program. Your behind the news. What I'm trying to say that people need to appreciate those people who gave their time for the sake of goodness. I don't care if your "thrifty" fix income individual but don't be "cheap".

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