About suncitiesmuseum

MISSION STATEMENT The Sun Cities Area Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the records and artifacts for Sun City, Arizona, the world’s first Active Retirement Community and its sister city Sun City West. Through documentation and display in the first model home, public programs and published written materials, the Society seeks to interpret for future generation the unique context of urban design interaction with volunteerism to maintain these progressive cities.

Grand Shopping Center

2021-05-07T13:59:33-07:00September 25th, 2020|

Sun City’s first shopping center and home to the community’s first grocery store. Another view of the shopping center showing Safeway, which opened the day before the first Sun City home was sold. Grand [...]

Mountain View

2021-05-07T14:02:29-07:00September 15th, 2020|

Mountain View Rec reation Center under construction in early 1967. Not much has changed at Mountain View over the years, with the exception of the addition of tennis courts located south of the entrance [...]


2021-05-31T20:04:44-07:00September 14th, 2020|

A courtyard with graceful arches fronted the 7,000-seat auditorium, which opened in 1980. Today, a Fry's Food Store occupies the land where the Sundome once existed. The store design replicated the arches in front of [...]

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