Sun City Arizona was not only the first 55+ active adult community in Arizona, but also the first in the country. Del Webb started Sun City Arizona in 1960 and it now has over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. It is renowned for its incredible home values, low property taxes and minimal association fees. On New Year’s Day 1960 Del Webb’s Sun City Arizona opened their doors to the public. Years of anticipation led to an astonishing 100,000 visitors who toured the property in the first weekend. Del Webb went on to sell 400 homes in the first month and 2,000 in the first year making Sun City one of the most popular active adult communities in Arizona. Between 1960 and 1978, Del Webb continued to build the community that has catered to the dreams of thousands, most recently including "Baby Boomers". Sun City Arizona is now home to 40,000 full and part-time residents.