Guidebook for Sun City

Mary Ann

Guidebook for Sun City

Essentials
Brand new ER facility and "Top 100" hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac treatment and emergencies.
Banner Boswell Medical Center
Brand new ER facility and "Top 100" hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac treatment and emergencies.
Full grocery w/ many organic food choices, a deli, Starbucks, car rental, bank and a pharmacy all easy access from the apartment.
Fry's Food And Drug
10660 Grand Ave
Full grocery w/ many organic food choices, a deli, Starbucks, car rental, bank and a pharmacy all easy access from the apartment.
Large full grocery, organic choices, deli, Starbucks, pharmacy and gas too.
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Safeway
10641 West Olive Avenue
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Large full grocery, organic choices, deli, Starbucks, pharmacy and gas too.
Pharmacy and small general store.
Walgreens
10707 W Peoria Ave
Pharmacy and small general store.
Walk or drive 2 minutes - has drive thru - ATM
Wells Fargo Bank
10733 W Peoria Ave
Walk or drive 2 minutes - has drive thru - ATM
Pharmacy and small general store.
CVS
9856 W Peoria Ave
Pharmacy and small general store.
Health food, bulk food and produce.
Sprouts Farmers Market
13759 West Bell Road
Health food, bulk food and produce.
Wine, organic food, fresh produce and great tasty frozen quick prepare items.
Trader Joe's
14095 West Grand Avenue
Wine, organic food, fresh produce and great tasty frozen quick prepare items.
Organic produce, dairy, meat and frozen and pantry items too. Affordable wine.
Trader Joe's
7720 West Bell Road
Organic produce, dairy, meat and frozen and pantry items too. Affordable wine.
Just around the corner 2 blocks away is a modern and beautiful 2 million dollar Recreation Center w/ new "state of art" equipment, lap pool, walking pool, spa and indoor walking track. Many activities and club rooms / see miniature train exhibit and hand painted china.
FAIRWAY Rec Center
10600 W Peoria Ave
Just around the corner 2 blocks away is a modern and beautiful 2 million dollar Recreation Center w/ new "state of art" equipment, lap pool, walking pool, spa and indoor walking track. Many activities and club rooms / see miniature train exhibit and hand painted china.
Lakeview Sun City Recreation Center and main office facility. Get membership / privilege cards and buy tickets to Winter/Spring concerts here.
10626 W Thunderbird Blvd
10626 W Thunderbird Blvd
Lakeview Sun City Recreation Center and main office facility. Get membership / privilege cards and buy tickets to Winter/Spring concerts here.
Visitors Center - Find a wealth of information about Sun City, Arizona and the surrounding area to those visiting or seeking relocation information. Tours of Recreation Centers of Sun City facilities are also available.
16820 N 99th Ave
16820 N 99th Ave
Visitors Center - Find a wealth of information about Sun City, Arizona and the surrounding area to those visiting or seeking relocation information. Tours of Recreation Centers of Sun City facilities are also available.
Just in case you don't feel well - takes many insurances.
NextCare Urgent Care
9745 W Bell Rd
Just in case you don't feel well - takes many insurances.
Food Scene
Located at Fry's shopping strip corner - Excellent authentic Mexican food.
Nino's Mexican Food Restaurant
10659 Grand Ave # 14
Located at Fry's shopping strip corner - Excellent authentic Mexican food.
A short drive away.
Little Bite of Italy
15456 N 99th Ave
A short drive away.
Located at Fry's shopping strip - I love Subway - eat fresh!
Subway
10659 NW Grand Ave
Located at Fry's shopping strip - I love Subway - eat fresh!
I like the food and the atmosphere at this Chinese restaurant and it is straight north on 99th or east on Thunderbird.
Chang Lee Restaurant
13600 N 99th Ave
I like the food and the atmosphere at this Chinese restaurant and it is straight north on 99th or east on Thunderbird.
Great affordable breakfasts.
IHOP
10603 W Olive Ave
Great affordable breakfasts.
Grab an affordable breakfast, lunch, coffee or cool drink at the South Pro-shop - just 1 fairway over or about 2 blocks walk from apartment.
Sun City South Golf Course
11000 N 103rd Ave
Grab an affordable breakfast, lunch, coffee or cool drink at the South Pro-shop - just 1 fairway over or about 2 blocks walk from apartment.
Inside Safeway with good pastries too.
Starbucks
10641 W Olive Ave
Inside Safeway with good pastries too.
Good Pizza - eat a slice there or to go.
Chrissy's Nino's Pizzeria
9008 N 99th Ave
Good Pizza - eat a slice there or to go.
7 AM to 6 PM - a good place for meeting friends. By Viewpoint lake - it's close to the walkway around the grounds, duck ponds, etc.
10502 W Thunderbird Blvd
10502 W Thunderbird Blvd
7 AM to 6 PM - a good place for meeting friends. By Viewpoint lake - it's close to the walkway around the grounds, duck ponds, etc.
Good American food and brew too!
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
9748 West Northern Avenue
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Good American food and brew too!
One of many great places to eat in this area.
The Cheesecake Factory
16134 North 83rd Avenue
One of many great places to eat in this area.
Asian food and Bar too!
Ann's Asian Bistro & Bar
11340 W Bell Rd
Asian food and Bar too!
I love pizza!
Rosati's Pizza
10651 W Olive Ave
I love pizza!
Another wonderful place to eat in this area where there are so many really good restaurants. All around the Peoria Sports Complex where they have spring training.
P.F. Chang's
16170 North 83rd Avenue
Another wonderful place to eat in this area where there are so many really good restaurants. All around the Peoria Sports Complex where they have spring training.
Barbeque to die for! Go early - it's first come, first served.
Dillon's KC Style Barbeque
8706 West Thunderbird Road
Barbeque to die for! Go early - it's first come, first served.
This is a good place to eat BBQ chicken and ribs in addition to being a bar in the quaint and charming area of Cave Creek, AZ.
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The Horny Toad
6738 East Cave Creek Road
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This is a good place to eat BBQ chicken and ribs in addition to being a bar in the quaint and charming area of Cave Creek, AZ.
623-977-8940 - Thai food w/ great reviews on Facebook.
9805 W Bell Rd
9805 W Bell Rd
623-977-8940 - Thai food w/ great reviews on Facebook.
10701 W. Grand Ave, Sun City AZ Close by right on the road - corner of Grand Ave and 107th Ave. in Sun City
Starbucks
10701 W Grand Ave
10701 W. Grand Ave, Sun City AZ Close by right on the road - corner of Grand Ave and 107th Ave. in Sun City
It's the best Mexican food drive-thru I know of but you can also go inside to eat at a table. I always get the chicken tacos with extra pico de gallo.
Filiberto's Mexican Food
10777 Grand Ave
It's the best Mexican food drive-thru I know of but you can also go inside to eat at a table. I always get the chicken tacos with extra pico de gallo.
Entertainment & Activities
Beautiful stadium where the Cardinals NFL Pro football team plays. Home of Superbowl 2015. Also used for many other events.
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University of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive
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Beautiful stadium where the Cardinals NFL Pro football team plays. Home of Superbowl 2015. Also used for many other events.
Part of West Gate Entertainmet - stroll over to bars, restaurants, shopping and Arena.
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AMC Westgate 20
9400 West Hanna Lane
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Part of West Gate Entertainmet - stroll over to bars, restaurants, shopping and Arena.
Nice little movie theater just 5 min away.
Harkins Theatres Park West 14
9804 W Northern Ave
Nice little movie theater just 5 min away.
Across from Peoria Sports Complex in the middle of many popular restaurants in the P-83 area.
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Harkins Theatres Arrowhead 18
16046 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive
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Across from Peoria Sports Complex in the middle of many popular restaurants in the P-83 area.
Located in Peoria just off of Hywy 101 - a Cactus League Spring Training Ball Park. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
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Peoria Sports Complex
16101 North 83rd Avenue
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Located in Peoria just off of Hywy 101 - a Cactus League Spring Training Ball Park. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
Located in Surprise - a Cactus League Spring Training ball park. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
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Surprise Stadium
15930 North Bullard Avenue
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Located in Surprise - a Cactus League Spring Training ball park. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
This nice little theater is on the north side of Arrowhead shopping mall.
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AMC Arrowhead 14
7700 West Arrowhead Towne Center
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This nice little theater is on the north side of Arrowhead shopping mall.
Big interesting place with many exotic animals. Has a public aquarium and visitors can feed giraffes, parrots and stingrays. Sky tram, train and boat rides plus animal shows and you can walk through huge tropical like aviaries.
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Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park
16501 West Northern Avenue
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Big interesting place with many exotic animals. Has a public aquarium and visitors can feed giraffes, parrots and stingrays. Sky tram, train and boat rides plus animal shows and you can walk through huge tropical like aviaries.
One of many Cactus League Spring Training ball parks - about 15 minutes away. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
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Camelback Ranch - Glendale
10710 West Camelback Road
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One of many Cactus League Spring Training ball parks - about 15 minutes away. Also used for other baseball league games and play-offs.
Bike trail follows the river bed and you can also access it from Peoria Ave. 3/4 mile from the house.
New River Trail
Bike trail follows the river bed and you can also access it from Peoria Ave. 3/4 mile from the house.
Fall and spring outdoor Sunday evening entertainment under the stars. Also used for other events.
Sun Bowl Amphitheatre
10220 N 107th Ave
Fall and spring outdoor Sunday evening entertainment under the stars. Also used for other events.
Excellent monthly concerts, shows and many activities. Buy tickets at Lakeview Office. Plus this is a huge recreation center with two pools.
Sun Dial Recreation Center
14801 N 103rd Ave
Excellent monthly concerts, shows and many activities. Buy tickets at Lakeview Office. Plus this is a huge recreation center with two pools.
Rent a bicycle and get on the New River Trail and connect to other valley trails.
Performance Bicycle
8402 W Thunderbird Rd
Rent a bicycle and get on the New River Trail and connect to other valley trails.
This is where the bike trail head is for Skunk Creek Trail.
Skunk Creek Trailhead at 83rd Avenue
This is where the bike trail head is for Skunk Creek Trail.
All sorts of events and entertainment venues are held here in addition to where professional Hockey games (NHL) are played – it’s currently the home of the Arizona Coyotes. Watch teams practice for free during the day – it's open to the public.
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Gila River Arena
9400 West Maryland Avenue
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All sorts of events and entertainment venues are held here in addition to where professional Hockey games (NHL) are played – it’s currently the home of the Arizona Coyotes. Watch teams practice for free during the day – it's open to the public.
1st class ballpark stadium - arena for Spring Training MLB games, Fall League Minor league games and more.
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Goodyear Ballpark
1933 South Ballpark Way
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1st class ballpark stadium - arena for Spring Training MLB games, Fall League Minor league games and more.
Arts & Culture
Shopping, restaurants, cafe's, movie theater and much more. When the Coyotes are not playing then they have entertainment in the arena.
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Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N Sunset Blvd
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Shopping, restaurants, cafe's, movie theater and much more. When the Coyotes are not playing then they have entertainment in the arena.
Local and national contemporary and western art collections, artist's exhibits, sculpture, etc.
West Valley Art Museum
17420 Avenue of the Arts
Local and national contemporary and western art collections, artist's exhibits, sculpture, etc.
A Maricopa Library very close right at Fairway Rec Center - just a short walk or drive away.
Fairway Library
10600 W Peoria Ave
A Maricopa Library very close right at Fairway Rec Center - just a short walk or drive away.
I like the authentic like Native American exhibits, Kachina Doll collection, hand made native baskets, pottery, jewelry and many more artifacts.
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Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
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I like the authentic like Native American exhibits, Kachina Doll collection, hand made native baskets, pottery, jewelry and many more artifacts.
Exhibits all types of art from all time periods and has a good collection of art too.
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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
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Exhibits all types of art from all time periods and has a good collection of art too.
Theater Works - Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is only 1.5 miles straight down Peoria Ave.
Theater Works
8355 W Peoria Ave
Theater Works - Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is only 1.5 miles straight down Peoria Ave.
Sun Cities Museum - Visit this historic original 1960's model home and museum - learn the history of the Sun Cities, about Del Webb and how he created and built this community. Tour / see interesting exhibits and wonderful 1950's memorabilia.
10801 W Oakmont Dr
10801 W Oakmont Dr
Sun Cities Museum - Visit this historic original 1960's model home and museum - learn the history of the Sun Cities, about Del Webb and how he created and built this community. Tour / see interesting exhibits and wonderful 1950's memorabilia.
The Challenger Space Center is an educational experience that might appeal more to older kids and adults who have an appreciation and understanding of the Space Program and its' history. A wind tunnel and flight simulations provides “space travel” like experience. Call ahead - starting Aug 2016 open only on Saturdays 10 - 4 pm. Group tours are still available but call first 623-322-2001.
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Arizona Challenger Space Center
9617 North 83rd Avenue
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The Challenger Space Center is an educational experience that might appeal more to older kids and adults who have an appreciation and understanding of the Space Program and its' history. A wind tunnel and flight simulations provides “space travel” like experience. Call ahead - starting Aug 2016 open only on Saturdays 10 - 4 pm. Group tours are still available but call first 623-322-2001.
Shopping
Nice and new - many brand name outlet stores.
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Tanger Outlets Phoenix
6800 North 95th Avenue
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Nice and new - many brand name outlet stores.
High end shopping and good restaurants.
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Park West
9744 W Northern Ave
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High end shopping and good restaurants.
Find hidden treasures but get there early.
Lutheran Thrift Shop
Find hidden treasures but get there early.
Drinks & Nightlife
Close to Surprise Stadium
Brookside II Sports Bar and Grille
15170 West Bell Road
Close to Surprise Stadium
Neat bar! It's overlooking the musical water fountains at West Gate across from the Hockey Arena.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
6751 N Sunset Blvd
Neat bar! It's overlooking the musical water fountains at West Gate across from the Hockey Arena.
Peoria Arizona Broadway Theatre - Jan. 25 "The 1950's Rock & Roll Revue".
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Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 West Paradise Lane
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Peoria Arizona Broadway Theatre - Jan. 25 "The 1950's Rock & Roll Revue".
Parks & Nature
Picnic and hike at The Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve. This lush stream-side habitat is home to some of the desert’s most spectacular wildlife. Nature trails, Birding activities and picnic area where a natural underground river's crystal clear waters emerge. A small but interesting nature park at a little oasis in the desert. The trails are easy and intermediate hikes; a good place for bird watchers too.
Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy 60 89
Picnic and hike at The Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve. This lush stream-side habitat is home to some of the desert’s most spectacular wildlife. Nature trails, Birding activities and picnic area where a natural underground river's crystal clear waters emerge. A small but interesting nature park at a little oasis in the desert. The trails are easy and intermediate hikes; a good place for bird watchers too.
Walk through a beautiful lovely desert garden on winding paths through giant cacti and desert trees and plants. Learn all about succulents and cacti.
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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
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Walk through a beautiful lovely desert garden on winding paths through giant cacti and desert trees and plants. Learn all about succulents and cacti.
Lovely big park for a stroll or an all day family gathering. Has some interesting period buildings and a beautiful rose garden.
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Sahuaro Ranch Park
9802 N 59th Ave
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Lovely big park for a stroll or an all day family gathering. Has some interesting period buildings and a beautiful rose garden.
Just a short drive away, west at end of Olive Street. Wild flowers in season, park and picnicking, library and learning center. Also hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping.
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White Tank Mountain Regional Park
20304 West White Tank Mountain Road
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Just a short drive away, west at end of Olive Street. Wild flowers in season, park and picnicking, library and learning center. Also hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping.
A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on the lake. Fishing, water-jetting, kayaking are just 45 minutes away. River water-tubing trips - a party place or family place. Many water sports activities offered plus boat rental and there are two marina’s that feature many docks, and even restaurants, including a Dillion’s at the Scorpion Bay Marina. On the north end of the Lake, you'll find a great place for photography against the back drops of the Bradshaw and Hieroglyphic Mountains with the Agua Fria River, one of the lake’s main water sources that feeds the lake. On the south end, you’ll find the marinas and the New Waddell Dam where the water is the deepest. Other ideas include diving, sail boating, soaring (at Pleasant Valley Airport) and OHV trails around the lake.
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Lake Pleasant
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A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on the lake. Fishing, water-jetting, kayaking are just 45 minutes away. River water-tubing trips - a party place or family place. Many water sports activities offered plus boat rental and there are two marina’s that feature many docks, and even restaurants, including a Dillion’s at the Scorpion Bay Marina. On the north end of the Lake, you'll find a great place for photography against the back drops of the Bradshaw and Hieroglyphic Mountains with the Agua Fria River, one of the lake’s main water sources that feeds the lake. On the south end, you’ll find the marinas and the New Waddell Dam where the water is the deepest. Other ideas include diving, sail boating, soaring (at Pleasant Valley Airport) and OHV trails around the lake.