Sun City is known for its many recreational opportunities and active residents as well as for its safe, sunny, relaxing environment! Although situated in a desert climate in the Valley of the Sun, our Sun City rental is located on beautiful private Dawn Lake--fed by well water, stocked with Bass and Tilapia, great for fishing and kayaking, and clean enough for swimming. How wonderful to relax in a chaise reading a book on the shore of Dawn Lake and glance up at the ring a Royal Palm trees on the shore of the Lake. Fabulous mountain views abound! The White Tank Mts are 15 minutes west and Thunderbird Mt is 18 minutes away. It's within 5-10 min from 8 golf courses and numerous exercise/fitness centers and indoor and outdoor pools. Sundial, Bell, and Lakeview Rec Centers with their pools (including an indoor rehabilitation pool), many hobby clubs and computer club, bowling alleys, library, and other amenities are a few minutes drive in the heart of Sun City. Biking trails abound as well as a cycling club. Many well-known restaurants and theaters as well as live theater are within a 10-minute drive. Local restaurants and bars are closer yet within Sun City--Italian, Chinese, Thai, American, and Mexican. Golf carts are legal to drive on the streets of Sun City, and many residents regularly drive these off the golf courses as well as on them.
Sun City provides free outdoor concerts in the Sun Bowl--bring a lawn chair and enjoy the shows! Dancers love line dancing, country western dancing, freestyle, and ballroom dancing in both the Bell Recreation Center Social Hall and the Sundial Recreation Center Ballroom. Some local restaurants have bands and dancing as well.
Four baseball teams have Spring training within 10 minutes drive--Rangers, Royals, Padres, and Mariners. About 11 teams have Spring training throughout the Phoenix area. Skiers need only drive north to Flagstaff to ski Snow Bowl and Pine Top area to ski Sunrise or drive south to ski Tucson's Mt. Lemon. Sedona is a 1 1/2 hour drive and has additional breathtaking hikes and phenomenal vistas in and around it and nearby Oak Creek Canyon.
Fabulous vistas exist in Arizona. Every season exists in Arizona--Fall colors in the wooded Pine forests up north, Winter snows on the mountains and higher altitutes, Spring blossoms on the trees throughout the state, and Desert blooms in the Spring/early Summer. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is 4 hours from Sun City, shorter if one takes a guided helicopter tour of both the South Rim and the North Rim--that flight is a thrill of a lifetime! An Aerial Adventures (like parasailing/gliding) is 25 minutes north of our rental home.
GRANDPARENTS--Rent for a month in the Summer and bring your GRANDCHILDREN--for at least part of the time!! Get a monthly Privilege Card and have access to all Recreation Center facilities--pools, fitness, golf, etc. They can not only fish, but also swim and kayak in Dawn Lake. Picnicing and hiking in nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a fun adventure with its waterfall and petroglyphs. Taking the grandkids to Sedona or the mining town of Jerome is a great day trip. A fabulous waterpark is not far away as well. Bike trails along the Agua Fria provide a nice bike ride. The Wildlife Zoo is 15 minutes away as well. Better yet, your own children can bring theirs and use this Dawn Lake is their Home
Base for day trips. Finish the day off with an outdoor BBQ on the outdoor patio on the shore of the lake and enjoy the lake's fountains,jumping fish, and swans. Dawn Lake is a wonderful extended FAMILY GETAWAY during the children's Summer break from school.