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Welcome to Sun City ...

Sun City is located in Maricopa County<1>.

Sun City is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sun City lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Sun City lies within the (623) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sun City: 85351, 85372-85373<3>

Communities Also Named Sun City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Sun City - they are located in California, Florida, Kansas and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sun City.

Communities near Sun City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sun City.

  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
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    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Sun City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<5>
  • Glendale [Maricopa County]
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    • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Sun City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<5>
  • Surprise [Maricopa County]
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    • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Sun City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<5>
  • Avondale [Maricopa County]
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    • Avondale [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Sun City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Goodyear [Maricopa County]
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      • Goodyear [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Sun City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodyear<5>
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
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      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the west of Sun City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<5>
    • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County]
    • Tolleson [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleson
      • Tolleson [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Sun City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<5>
    • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield Park
      • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Sun City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield Park<5>
    • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Sun City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sun City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sun City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sun City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sun City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun City. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sun City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun City ...

Looking for more information about Sun City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sun City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sun City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sun City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sun City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sun City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sun City includes: 85351, 85372 & 85373.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sun City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sun City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5975, Longitude: -112.2721    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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