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After its initial success in the early 1960s, Sun City home sales began to dwindle in the mid-1960s and it took a change in management to turn things around. more
Like most organizations, the Sun Cities Historical Society had a rough year during the coronavirus pandemic. more
The Sun City West Visitors Center, 13823 Camino del Sol, opened in 1997 to provide visitors and prospective homebuyers information on the community’s amenities and lifestyle. more
Marinette Center, 9860 W. Union Hills Drive, was the seventh — and last — recreation center constructed in Sun City by the Del Webb Development Company. more
As the Del Webb Development Co. expanded Sun City during the 1960s and 1970s, everything seemed to get larger. more
Sun City opened Jan. 1, 1960 and its enormous popularity quickly prompted the Del Webb Corp. to expand its initial development plans. more
When Sun City opened to the public Jan. 1, 1960, initial visitors were greeted by an elaborate water fountain, five model homes, a recreation center, golf course, shopping center and a restaurant. more
One of the first buildings constructed in Sun City was a medical office located directly behind the community’s first shopping center and across the street from what is today home to the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum. more
Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., became Sun City’s third recreation center when it officially opened in June 1967. more
When Sun City opened Jan. 1, 1960, prospective home buyers were introduced to a “new way of living” and the nation’s first community specifically catering to the needs of retirees. more
The Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., was the third recreation center built in Sun City West. more
Plaza del Sol Shopping Center, located on the southeast corner of 107th and Peoria avenues, was built in the early-1960s to serve Sun City’s then-growing population, which at the time was expanding to the south. more
It may not look like it, but Menke Funeral and Cremation Center on the northwest corner of 103rd Avenue and Coggins Drive in Sun City was the original home of Sun City’s first free-standing U.S. Post Office. more
The West Valley Museum of Art, which today is located at Peoria City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe St., was originally created by several art enthusiasts in Sun City and Sun City West. more
When Sun City first opened Jan. 1, 1960, prospective buyers were treated to five model homes, a shopping center, restaurant, golf course and a recreation center. more
Last week, local historian Bret McKeand shared a story of a Circle K convenience store that was built at 103rd and Grand avenues decades ago to serve the needs of Sun City. more
Circle K became the first business in Sun City to be open 24 hours when it opened a convenience market in the early-1970s at 12440 N. 103rd Ave., just south of Grand Avenue. more
When the Sundome Center for Performing Arts opened in September 1980 in Sun City West, it was billed as the largest single-level auditorium in the Southwest. more
Yesterday: This small building, left, was erected by the Del Webb Development Company in 1959 to house a salesman to answer inquiries from passersby. more
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