Just south of Chandler near the Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest, Sun Lakes is mostly a suburban area filled with active adult neighborhoods and family-oriented communities. There are over one hundred chartered clubs in the area that organize anything from swimming to road trips. The city’s nearness to all the amenities of Phoenix and Chandler, yet its privacy and exclusivity make it a smart choice for any renter.
Here are some quick facts to make renting a home in Sun Lakes easier:
- About 464 homes were sold in Sun Lakes so far this year (2014).
- The average home value index is $265,000, with the median list price at $270,000 and the median sale price around $242,000, which is about 9% higher than sales last year.
- About 80% of the neighborhoods are filled with single family homes. The rest live in condominiums or other alternative housing.
- The main kinds of people who live in Sun Lakes are moderate income singles, couples without children, and retirees.
- The mortgage rate for the area is about 4% (extremely close to the national average).
- The market value is set to increase by about 3.8% in the next year!
Where You Want to Be
We find that one of the reasons renters look at Sun Lakes is the affordability of new homes and close-knit, family-oriented neighborhoods. The intimacy and exclusivity of belonging to one of the first active adult communities in the United States is invaluable. The value and popularity of Sun Lakes homes has been increasing for many years as the city expands into the ‘place to be’. We recommend checking out a map of Sun Lakes as you will see how the layout of the neighborhoods are centered around beautiful golf courses and circular streets.
As an adult community designed for active retirees, there are so many options for things to do! From the recreation centers to the sprawling golf resorts and spas, such as the Cottonwood Country Club and Oakwood Golf Course. Check out this page for more information about current events and trips the city has planned! Be sure to explore these locations when you consider buying a home in Sun Lakes. You can have access to the “Sun Lakes” lifestyle, without spending all of your savings to buy a home!
Process of Elimination
The hardest part about finding a home to rent in Sun Lakes is eliminating all of the other attractive homes from your list! Finding the perfect home takes time, but our agents are not ones to sit around a wait for the best Sun Lakes rental listing to come to you. Rather, our process is simple and aggressive. Each CENTURY 21 agent is available around the clock to create a list of exactly what your are looking for in your Sun Lakes rental home. Next, we begin to compile lists of ALL available homes on the market right now (not just the ones that are listed with CENTURY 21 Northwest). Our team arranges viewings around your schedule and always pre-approves the home before you even step foot in it. The elimination process is difficult, especially for homes in Sun Lakes! The most important thing you, as the renter, need to bring to the table is an idea of what you are looking for and, more importantly, what you are not looking for in your future rental home. Our agents will take it from there!
To see a list of all the listings for renting a home in Sun Lakes, click here.