Map of Sun City CDP, Arizona

Sun City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, that is located within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The population was 39,931 as of the 2020 census. Its adjoining sister city is Sun City West. Both Sun Cities are retirement communities popular with snowbirds.

Sun City CDP overview:
Name:Sun City CDP
LSAD Code:57
LSAD Description:CDP (suffix)
County:Maricopa County
Elevation:1,142 ft (348 m)
Total Area:14.59 sq mi (37.80 km²)
Land Area:14.42 sq mi (37.35 km²)
Water Area:0.17 sq mi (0.45 km²)
Total Population:39,931
Population Density:2,769.14/sq mi (1,069.16/km²)
ZIP code:85300-85399
Area code:623
FIPS code:0470320
GNISfeature ID:11953

Online Interactive Map

Sun City online map. Source: Basemap layers from Google Map, Open Street Map (OSM), Arcgisonline, Wmflabs. Boundary Data from Database of Global Administrative Areas.

Sun City location map. Where is Sun City CDP?

Sun City location on the U.S. Map. Where is Sun City CDP.
Sun City location on the U.S. Map.
Sun City location on the Arizona map. Where is Sun City CDP.
Location of Sun City in Arizona.


Sun City was opened January 1, 1960, with five home models, a shopping center, a recreation center, and a golf course. The opening weekend drew 100,000 people, ten times more than expected, and resulted in a Time magazine cover story. The future retirement community was built on the site of the former ghost town of Marinette. Developer Del E. Webb expanded Sun City over the years, and his company went on to build other retirement communities in the Sun Belt. Sun City West was built in the late 1970s, Sun City Grand in the late 1990s, Sun City Anthem in 1999, and Sun City Festival in July 2006.

The community is well known to law students, as it is featured in the case Spur Industries, Inc. v. Del E. Webb Development Co., 494 P.2d 700 (Ariz. 1972), commonly used in first-year property law courses to illustrate nuisance law.

The community’s street network design consists largely of concentric circles in four main pinwheels.

Sun City Road Map

Road map of Sun City
Road map of Sun City

Sun City Satellite Map

Satellite map of Sun City
Satellite map of Sun City


Sun City is located 16 miles (26 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix at 33°35′31″N 112°16′19″W / 33.59194°N 112.27194°W / 33.59194; -112.27194 (33.597439, −112.272052). It is bordered to the north, east, and south by the city of Peoria, to the southwest by Youngtown, to the west by El Mirage, and to the northwest by Surprise.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Sun City CDP has a total area of 14.6 square miles (38 km), of which 14.4 square miles (37 km) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km), or 1.19%, are water.


See also

Map of Arizona State and its subdivision: Map of other states:
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