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Sun City in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sun City, Arizona

 

— National Register of Historic Places —

 
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By Craig Baker
1. Sun City Marker
Inscription.  Sun City, Arizona, officially opened on Jan. 1, 1960 as the world's first master-planned active-adult retirement community. Developed by the Del E. Webb Corporation, it was an instant success and quickly led to the creation of an entire industry catering to the needs of seniors. This building was one of five model homes built and opened in 1960. The property was purchased in 1989 by the Sun Cities Area Historical Society and is today home to the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum. Recognized by the National Park Services, 2015.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1960.
 
Location. 33° 36.069′ N, 112° 17.537′ W. Marker is in Sun City, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Oakmont Drive, 0.1 miles west of 107th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10801 W Oakmont Dr, Sun City AZ 85351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. GFWC Peoria Woman's Club
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By Craig Baker
2. Sun City Marker
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); Peoria Central School (approx. 3˝ miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Peoria (approx. 3˝ miles away); Corrals and Tack House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Stable / Granary (approx. 6.2 miles away); Blacksmith and Machine Shop (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Barnyard (approx. 6.2 miles away); Dairy Barn (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Sun City, Arizona. Sun City is a residential community designed for senior citizens over age 55 which includes recreation centers and shopping centers for local residents. It was one of four "Sun Cities" designed by Del Webb who also created retirement communities in California, Nevada, and Florida. The Del Webb Construction Company also built the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Nov. 29, 2021