Sun City

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Sun City, Arizona, the nation's first master-planned, active-adult retirement community, reinvented the definition of "retirement living" when it opened its doors in 1960. Located 14 miles northwest of Phoenix, this community was cultivated from the dusty desert cotton fields once known as Marinette Ranch. Developed by master builder Del E. Webb, Sun City combined affordable housing with recreational amenities to create a lifestyle designed to rejuvenate the body and keep the mind and spirit feeling forever young. Sun City's success gave birth to an entirely new industry catering to older Americans. The famous "Sun City Lifestyle" remains as popular today as it was in 1960.
ISBN: 9780738579511
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Sun Cities Area Historical Society is pleased to share the history of Sun City with photographs from its vast archive of historical treasures. These photographs depict the rich history of the community from its earliest days to recent celebrations surrounding its 50th anniversary. The society operates the Del E. Webb Sun Cities Museum, located in one of the first homes ever built in Sun City. Along with the photographs, the story of Sun City is told by coauthor Bret McKeand, a member of the society's board of trustees and the former editor and publisher of the local newspaper.
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