Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Real Estate Agent with Scott Schulte LLC

Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

If you are searching for a home to spend your retirement in style or you are looking to make some new friends, the Sun City Grand Surprise, Arizona, offers you a chance to get out and enjoy the Arizona sunshine. Whether you enjoy hiking, golfing, fishing, or just being out in nature, you'll find plenty to do here.

Sun City Grand Pickleball

Located near Phoenix, Sun City Grand is one of the greatest active adult communities in the state. The community has nearly 4,000 acres of land and almost 9,500 residences.

Sun City Grand is not a gated community but features several amenities. It features two fitness centers, four golf courses, and many other recreational facilities. The community is also home to several bocce ball courts, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.


The community features several onsite restaurants, including Angela's, which feature casual and upscale dining. They also feature live music. In addition, the community has a wine-tasting club, a woodworking shop, and a computer club.

Sun City Grand is located near many medical facilities, including Banner Health's Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical facility. It also has access to Luke Air Force base, which provides access to the Kansas City Royals spring training facility. It also has a thriving downtown area.


Sun City Grand residents can participate in more than 100 clubs and activities. They can also attend group discussions and social events hosted by the Lifelong Learning Academy.

Sun City Grand Amenities

Sun City Grand is a premier active adult retirement community located in Surprise, Arizona. It is home to over 9,550 residences and has more than 20,000 residents. This community has some fantastic amenities.

Sun City Grand's amenities include golf courses, tennis courts, softball fields, and bocce ball courts. Golfers can enjoy preferred membership programs, which allow them to use their carts. Golfers can also participate in other activities like horseshoes, card games, and walking trails.


Sun City Grand has two recreation centers. The Adobe Center has an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor walking track. The center also offers educational classes.

The Village at Sun City Grand has more than 40 activity clubs. Some clubs focus on hobbies and interests, while others provide a range of social activities.
The village at Sun City Grand also has a 9,000-square-foot ballroom. It is also home to the Arizona State University West Lifelong Learning Academy. It also has a lending library.

Sun City Grand Huge Wood Working Shop!

Other amenities include a woodworking shop, a fishing dock, a woodworking shop, and a wine-tasting club. Some single-family homes at Sun City Grand include wet bars, covered patios, and walk-in closets.

Sun City Grand Golf

Sun City Grand is Fun!


Located near (about an hour's drive) the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Phoenix downtown region, Sun City Grand is a golf and recreation community for older adults. This Arizona community is famous for its lush golf courses, water features, and beautiful lake and mountain views.

Residents can enjoy four golf courses: Granite Falls South, Desert Springs, Granite Falls North, and Cimarron. PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper and golf architect Greg Nash designed the golf courses. The courses have a course rating of 68.9 on Bermuda grass. Guests can book tee times ahead of time.

There are two fitness centers for residents at Sun City Grand. The Adobe Recreation Center features a day spa, an indoor walking track, and outdoor leisure pools. Those interested in sports can enjoy tennis, softball, and bocce ball courts.

Lifelong Learning Academy is an accredited center of learning that offers a wide range of courses. It also hosts social functions, hands-on classes, and group discussions. The academy also hosts accredited speakers and dozens of clubs. It is located in Surprise, Arizona.

Sun City Grand Activities

Sun City Grand Competitive Softball

Sun City Grand is an adult community for people 45 years and older in the northwest valley of Phoenix. Sun City Grand offers a variety of amenities for residents to enjoy. These include four 18-hole championship golf courses, two fitness centers, two swimming pools, and several golf pro shops.

The community also features a variety of social clubs, many of which focus on hobbies. There are clubs for golf, horseshoes, tennis, and pickleball, among other interests. Some of these clubs also offer activities such as bocce ball, horseshoes, water volleyball, and softball. There are also several arts and crafts clubs for people of all ages.

There are also several health clinics, massage therapy offices, and churches in the area. The community is also close to several hospitals, including the Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical facility.

Sun City Grand is home to a private television station, GrandTV. The station broadcasts programs that cover golf, dance, yoga, fitness, and classic cars. The station also covers news and other information about Sun City Grand.


Sun City Grand Hiking

Whether you're looking to hike near Sun City Grand Surprise, Arizona, or want to explore the area's scenery, you'll find plenty of great hiking trails. You can find trails ranging from easy to complex. The area is known for its beautiful lakes and mountains, which add a sense of mystery and excitement. You'll also find plenty of wildlife during the cooler hours of the day.

One of the best hiking trails near Surprise is the Camelback Mountain Loop, a 2.7-mile out-and-back trail. It's located in Echo Canyon Recreation Area.

The White Tank Mountain Regional Park is 15 miles from Surprise. You can explore 30 miles of trails at the park. 

There's also the Surprise Women's Heritage Trail, a community trail that pays tribute to local women. It includes historical sites, artifacts, and plaques that will interest visitors.

Sun City Grand Fishing

Located in Surprise, Arizona, Sun City Grand is a fun and active adult community for individuals 45+. The community is located just 45 minutes from the downtown Phoenix area. There are over nine thousand homes in Sun City Grand, ranging from single-family homes to luxury villas.

Sun City Grand has four 18-hole golf courses. The community is also home to the largest tennis complex in the southwest. The complex contains dozens of courts, two full-size racquetball courts, and pickleball courts. There is also a day spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

The stunning Sonoran Desert surrounds Sun City Grand. It offers two public aquatic centers and a fishing lake. Arizona Residents also have access to Lake Pleasant. The community is close to several parks, shopping, and entertainment.

The community is owned and operated by a community association management company. The company handles landscape contracting, community maintenance, and accounting for the community.

The community features a computer club, golf course, fishing dock, and walking trails. The community also offers several dining options. There are two full-service restaurants, one under construction and Angela's.

Surprise Arizona Spring Training

Surprise Arizona Spring Training

In the northwest corner of Phoenix, Surprise is the second fastest-growing community in metro Phoenix. The city was founded in 1938 on one square mile of farmland. Today, the city is home to 138,144 people, and its median age is 40.8.
The city is known for its recreational sports. In fact, Surprise is home to the state's largest pickleball complex. The park is named after former Angels infielder Billy Parker, the city's first parks and recreation director.


In addition to sports, Surprise also hosts concerts, free movies, and other special events. The city's recreation campus includes a water park, tennis center, swimming pool, and community park.


Surprise is also home to the Texas Rangers spring training team. The Texas Rangers have committed half a billion dollars to Corey Seager and Austin Semien.
The city also hosts various other events, including the annual Surprise Party, which celebrates the city's birthday. This event features live music and camel rides.

Comments (16)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Bill

Dec 02, 2022 11:27 AM
Scott Schulte

Thanks!  I Look forward to reading your posts! 

Dec 02, 2022 11:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - thank you for this introduction and overview of Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona.  Congratulations on your first ActiveRain post.  Good luck as you discover more about the AR community.  Continued success with your real estate practice.  Hopefully, we can learn more about you and the communities you serve in future posts.  

Dec 03, 2022 03:48 AM
Scott Schulte

Anytime!  Your post of an image with your father, great way to bring back some good memories, brings me back to the times I shared with my boys on the lake.  Was that an old wood Chris Craft?  

Dec 03, 2022 07:15 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Sun City looks like a fabulous city. Congrats on your first post. Welcome to ActiveRain!

Dec 03, 2022 05:25 AM
Scott Schulte

Thanks!  I checked out your post. Have you ever had a listing where you visit the home for one reason or another, and every time you do that, you run home and run the numbers to see if it fits the budget? I would probably do that with your listing. 

Dec 03, 2022 07:28 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That sounds like a community with a lot to offer and more posts like this will help to spread the word.

Welcome to ActiveRain, it can be a great boon to your business and exposure

Dec 03, 2022 05:49 AM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

Thanks! Sun City Grand is fantastic!  I noticed you are from CT.  A few years back, the family did a trip back to NY to visit family. I was able to check out Mystic Seaport, have you been there?  

Dec 03, 2022 08:19 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Dec 03, 2022 08:27 PM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

John Pusa:  Thank you!  Still trying to figure out and navigate Active Rain, but so far, so good...  The one that was tricky for a bit was I didn't see the I'm not a robot check box to post a comment.  

Dec 03, 2022 08:48 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

One of these days , I want to spend all of March in AZ , going to Spring Training Games !!

Dec 04, 2022 06:22 AM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

I love Surprise in March, Michael J. Perry. I hit KC Royals and also run to Peoria about a 20-minute drive to watch the Padres depending on who they are playing. 

Dec 04, 2022 10:05 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Schulte - This is a very nice and informative post. Welcome to ActiveRain!

When I saw you mentioned Pickleball, I thought I would tag by using the at symbol on the computer to notify Ray Henson who has a passion for Pickleball and I think he may have an interest in Arizona too. 

Dec 05, 2022 08:54 AM
Ray Henson

Thank you for the introduction, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Dec 05, 2022 10:44 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Welcome to ActiveRain, Scott Schulte.  Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP is correct, I do have an interest in Arizona.  We will be living in Goodyear full time soon and we have been to Surprise quite often.  We loved Sun City, but my dad lives in PebbleCreek so we purchased a home there.  I would love to play some pickelball in Surprise.  I have heard there is a good group of players there.  I will be looking forward to your upcoming posts. 

Dec 06, 2022 04:52 AM
Scott Schulte

Sounds good!  Contact me when you move here. Coffee is on me! 

Dec 17, 2022 08:44 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott Schulte welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Dec 17, 2022 08:00 AM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

Good Morning, and thank you, George Souto. It's been fun! I'm getting the hang of it.  Have a great weekend; hopefully, rates can come down to a normal level for you! 

Dec 17, 2022 08:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott, very interesting post for Sun City, and next time in AZ, will need to check it out! 

Jan 29, 2023 07:59 AM
Scott Schulte
Scott Schulte LLC - Phoenix, AZ

Joan Cox oh yes! We live right next to it, in Bell West Ranch.  Still raising our boys, but we love the walking trails and the amenities in Sun City Grand. Great place to live or Snowbird!

Jan 29, 2023 09:17 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Scott ~ Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on a very thorough post about all the great things about Sun City Grand.  It truly sounds like a wonderful place to call home...

Feb 11, 2023 12:21 PM