Better Lawn Care in Sun City
Sun City, Ariz., a half-hour drive northwest of Phoenix, was the brainchild of renowned developer Del Webb; the grand opening was on New Year’s Day 1960. This groundbreaking trend in retirement communities began with five model homes, a shopping center, a golf course, and a recreation center. The opening weekend surprisingly drew 100,000 people, which was 10 times more than the developers expected. Obviously, Del Webb’s new housing development met a need for active retirement living that could be found nowhere else.
Most of the 32,000 residents don’t know Sun City was built on top of the ghost town of Marinette. Marinette was promoted in the early years of the 20th century as a place to grow citrus, olives, apricots, and other crops. The town of Marinette was purchased by Southwest Cotton in 1920 and it existed until 1957, when Del Webb purchased the property.
The place to start enjoying life in Sun City may well be the Bell Recreation Center on 99th Avenue. This is only one of the seven recreation centers, and it features a 16-lane bowling alley, pool tables, an indoor shuffleboard court, and even a cafe. The gym is huge with every type of exercise equipment you’ll need to stay in shape, including a separate weight room. Then there’s the indoor spa, therapeutic massage, and a big lap pool outside. The recreation center is not just about games and exercise, in fact, residents can engage in many different crafts, such as ceramics, stained glass, woodworking, and silversmithing. Finally, there's miniature golf, bocce ball, lawn bowling, tennis, outdoor shuffleboard, and racquetball. Just the rec center alone can keep you busy all week.
The Sun Bowl Amphiteathtre hosts many concerts, all types of performances and other events. It’s a beautiful place to set up the lawn chairs and enjoy a night of music under the stars.
Let’s not forget golf; one thing Sun City became known for was the ability to go everywhere in your golf cart. The Union Hills Golf and Country Club on Lindgren Avenue are semi-private, 18-hole Greg Nash designed golf course that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. It’s a beautiful course that provides challenges to all levels of ability. Union Hills also offers a clubhouse, The Del Grill and Cocktail Lounge, a fitness center, pool, and off-track betting.
This place in the sun is also a mecca for quilters; both Sun Valley Quilts and The Quiltery are filled with gorgeous quilting fabrics, top-class sewing machines, and very knowledgeable staff.
While Sun City is well-known for its xeriscaped “rock lawns, thus eliminating the need for lawn mowing, there is still a lot that could be classified as lawn maintenance. Someone will need to trim the bushes and trees, as well as water the flowers, and that person should not be you! You didn’t retire to the “The Original Fun City” to spend your time doing lawn care.
The easy way out of lawn maintenance is to contact LawnStarter from their website. You could also get their easy to use app on your iPhone or Android smartphone too. Simply type in your ZIP code, and you’ll get a menu of lawn care services, including prices. Simply pick the services you need, click confirm, and LawnStarters will arrive, according to your schedule. You can even request special lawn care services, such as raking your rock lawn, and trimming your bushes and palm trees.
Don’t waste any more of your retirement doing yard work. Contact LawnStarter today, and enjoy your active retirement!