Sun Village – Surprise, AZ: Real Estate & Homes for Sale
If you’re looking for a carefree lifestyle, year ‘round or seasonal, you’ll love the 55+ retirement community of Sun Village in Surprise, Arizona. This beautifully maintained and conveniently located, guard-gated community has acres of lush green grass, tall mature trees, and small ponds with bridges, so you’ll feel like you’re living in a park. A host of conveniences are literally right outside your gates, and the residents are very friendly and down to earth.
Sun Village has 1,382 homes with a population of over 2,500 residents. It covers 320 lush acres and is divided into smaller “villages” that contain condos, patio homes, and single family homes. There are landscaped walking and biking trails around the lakes throughout Sun Village. The 18-hole golf course has challenging water features and the pro shop has the latest in fashions and equipment. They even have an on-site hair salon.
Sun Village Amenities
Sun Village boasts one of Arizona’s largest outdoor heated swimming pools—7,000 square feet—and soothing whirlpool spa. The 47,000 sq.ft. recreation center with a library, Residents’ Lounge with a big screen TV, Friday night socials, and the Multi-Purpose Room to enjoy bingo and weekly movies is the central gathering space of the community.
The Kachina Ballroom/theater & auditorium is for dancing, stage productions and large get-togethers. The Activities Director and her “staff” of volunteers arrange organized activities year ‘round – including travel (local and abroad), birthday and anniversary celebrations, potluck dinners and theme parties. The community provides for non-denominational worship services, clubs and much more!
At Sun Village you’ll enjoy:
- Sport Courts: The outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits are lighted for evening fun.
- Pools: 7,000 sq.ft. pool and spa at the main clubhouse, and other pools located within the condo and patio home sections.
- Fitness Center: Equipped with aerobics and strength training equipment
- Arts & Crafts: Numerous crafts and workshops: sewing, woodworking, quilting, lapidary, pottery, and more
- Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Card Rooms, Library, Resident’s lounge with big screen TV
- Kachina Ballroom/auditorium: There are many community gatherings, socials, dances and stage performances sponsored by the community.
- Dining: A full-service restaurant is located in the clubhouse and serves breakfast and lunch daily.
- Beauty/Barber Shop: Sun Village residents enjoy the convenience of their own hair salon located within the community.
- RV Storage: Storage of RVs, boats, trailers and cars at an inexpensive monthly rental fee.
Check the HOA’s website for a full list of the numerous clubs and activities. You’re sure to find something that attracts your interest.
Sun Village Real Estate
Sun Village has a home to fit your budget. There are several options to choose from.
Townhomes in “Apache” and “Arapaho” Villages
If you are looking for a carefree lifestyle centered around a low-maintenance home, the single-level townhomes are perfect for you. There are several floor plans to choose from – either one-bedroom/one bath or two-bedroom/two bath – some are furnished. The Homeowners’ Association Condo fees take care of all landscaping and exterior maintenance.
Detached Patio Homes in “Zuni” and “Pueblo” Villages
Patio homes also offer an easy low-maintenance lifestyle, as the HOA covers all front yard landscaping here as well. Patio homeowners in “Zuni Village” – in addition to having access to the Sun Village Recreation Center and all its amenities – have their own centrally located Community Center and pool to enjoy.
Single Family Homes in “Pima” “Hopi” Shawnee” “Comanche” and “Kiowa” Villages.
There is a wide selection of models and sizes of single family homes. Many have the added luxury of a “guest house” or “casita” as we call them here in Arizona.
Most homes for sale at Sun Village have been well-maintained by the owners, but will reflect the styles and finishes of the homes built during the 1990s, so buyers sometimes will want to do a little updating and modernizing.
Sun Village Golf
The Sun Village golf course is a short 18-hole, 2,019 yard, par 54. If you think that’s too short or too easy, you might change your mind after taking a spin around the course and losing a sleeve or two of balls in all of the water hazards on the back nine! There’s a great review of the course on WorldGolf.com.
The golf course is open to the public with very inexpensive daily green fees and also has 12-month, 6-month, and 3-month unlimited play passes.
About the Surprise Area
Sun Village is located on Bell Rd, in Surprise, Arizona. I refer to this stretch of Bell Rd as “Retirement Row,” because you’ll find the 55+ retirement communities of Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Village, Sun City Grand, Arizona Traditions, and Sun City Festival, all in a straight line traveling west on Bell Rd from Peoria to Buckeye.
The town of Surprise is located in the far northwest part of the Greater Phoenix area and has always been difficult because it has not had good freeway access, but all of that is changing as the new Loop 303 freeway is being built. Once completed, it will make this part of the city much more accessible, and downtown Phoenix should be just a 30-40 minute drive from almost any Surprise community.
You’ll find all of your favorite stores and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Sun Village.
HOA INFO *
|$150/month||Community/HOA Fee – paid by all residents|
|$400||One-time Transfer Fee|
|$1,500||One-time Capital Preservation Fee **|
|$51/month||Patio Homes, Additional Maintenance Fee|
|$129/month||Townhomes, Additional Maintenance Fee|
|$160||Townhomes, Additional 1X Transfer Fee|
|$1,000||Townhomes, Additional 1X Capital Preservation Fee **|
GOLF INFO *
The Sun Village golf course is an 18 hole par 3 course that is owned and operated by the Sun Village HOA. The course is open to the public, and offers very inexpensive green fees for a course that is a more challenging short par 54 course than you might think.
A number of passes are available. These are the “resident” rates.
|$960||Couple – annual pass|
|$800||Couple – six month pass|
|$530||Single – annual pass|
|$425||Single – six month pass|
|$300||Single – three month pass|
|Golf Website:||Sun Village Golf Course|
* Information is provided as a courtesy of Golf At 55 and is not guaranteed. Communities and golf courses may change their fees or offerings without notice. If you are interested in a particular community, please confirm current pricing and terms with the HOA or golf course directly.
** The “capital preservation” fee is very common at Arizona Active Adult communities, and is used to help build HOA reserves for maintaining and updating amenities and facilities. It is a one-time only fee, charged when you first purchase a home in the community. It is also sometimes referred to as a “community enhancement” fee or a “capital improvement” fee.
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|# of Homes:||1,382|
|Years Built:||1986 – 1998|