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24215 South Oakwood Boulevard, Sun Lakes (Chandler), Arizona 85248
Established 55+ Desert Community of Sun Lakes in Southern Arizona Has a Wide Variety of Housing, Five Clubhouses, Seven Golf Courses, Stocked Lakes and More
Sun Lakes is a group of five 55+ neighborhoods on the south side of Chandler, Arizona. It was built from 1972 to the mid-2000s and has nearly 6,700 residences.
Sun Lakes Country Club is the original Sun Lakes neighborhood and consists primarily of manufactured housing. Ironwood and Oakwood, the most recent sections, have a mix of single family houses and attached villas. Cottonwood and Palo Verde boast the largest number and the widest variety of Sun Lake's properties. Homes range in size from about 1,000 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Most attached homes have two bedrooms, two baths and a garage. With more than 36 possible floor plans, single family home styles can differ dramatically - from one to five bedrooms with a two to three car garage.
Prices start in the low-$100,000s, but please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Gated entries and HOA fees are dependent on the neighborhood. All three current associations have an activities director to help manage events, groups, and excursions. Five clubhouses, four 18-hole golf courses, three 9-hole courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, and stocked fishing lakes help homeowners stay active.
Visit www.sunlakesofarizona.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/y8fjwfx2 for listings.
The Grand Canyon State was originally part of New Mexico. After the land was ceded to the U.S. in 1848, it became a separate territory. It did not enter the union until February 14, 1912. Copper was discovered in the area in 1848, and metals mining continues to be an important part of the economy. Cattle and tourism are two of the states other vital industries.
Although Arizona can be one of the hottest states in the union, air conditioning continues to bring more and more people to the urban areas. The Colorado Plateau spreads through Arizona from the north and is interspersed with remnants of the Rocky Mountains. The land flattens into desert near Phoenix. The Colorado River forms the state's western borders and snakes through the Grand Canyon.
Arizona is home to places with names like Nothing, a ghost town in western Arizona, and the Horspitality Resort.
The state is stubborn when it comes to time. It observes Mountain Standard Time on a year round basis.
Population - 6,931,030
Persons 65 years old and over - 17%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 31%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $50,225
Median home value - $167,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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