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  1. David Martin

    David Martin New Member

    New resident, hopefully soon. I'm a City of Phoenix retiree with Hoosier roots and California Beach seasoning. A widower after 40 years.

    I'm focused on the older Condos. I'm severely downsizing from the 40 years of "stuff" accumulation that I'm sure most have suffered through.
     
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  2. Kim-Sandy Kline

    Kim-Sandy Kline New Member

    Hi David,
    Welcome... Very sorry to hear about your wife’s death. That is a great many years of sharing your life with another.
    We are in the process of downsizing from our Alaskan home to our new Sun City home. We are remodeling the house in Sun City and trying to prepare our properties to sell in Alaska, the task is a hefty one. I have lived in Alaska for thirty-five years so tying to weed through things is overwhelming. We have been visiting frequently and love Sun City. We have the nicest neighbors, started using the rec centers and libraries and are so very excited about the various clubs. My hope is to find a volunteer group and make a solid contribution there too. It is all very exciting for us.
    I wish you the best in your move.
    This group is a nice help with lots of knowledge on Sun City. It sure has helped give me info.
     
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  3. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Sun City.
    It is truly a wonderful, friendly place.
    BTW. All the condos are "older"! Some are just older than others.
    I live in Phase II that is in the middle of SC and very convenient to everything.
    Just don't get too small a place.
    Who knows, you might have house guests sometime.
     
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  4. David Martin

    David Martin New Member

    Sept 2020 update

    I made it! After a lot of work I'm temporarily learning about my future in the SunCity area. I'm renting a twin home here in SCW.

    I'm not sure where I will eventually find my next home but I'm loving it so far.

    The frustrating part for me is that I underestimated the effect that Grand Avenue and the RR's have on the vicinity, then they have tossed the residential streets into the mix. Thank heaven for the GPS system.
     
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  5. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    Hi David and congratulations on your move.
    SCW and renting are good choices to start. Either SC or SCW are fine. Differences of course but well established and affordable.
    I think most of us here now are SC residents so I would love to hear your take on SCW.
    We have an occasional poster here who is a realtor and very knowledgeable on SC properties.
    I wish you the best on your home sale. It's amazing to me how much the prices have gone up everywhere in our area.
    Take care and be well.
     
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  6. David Martin

    David Martin New Member

    Another step forward in my life. Since landing here in SCW in September I'm starting to get the hang of things here. Definitely not as GPS dependent, happily.

    After a renovation of my house of 30 years, with the usual surprises I was fortunate to have multiple bidders and it went to escrow within 2 days.

    Soon, I will be happy to say that it's done and over while I am enjoying my own place
     
  7. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    And welcome to this little part of the greater Sun City Metropolitan Area, find, or start, something of interest and jump right in.
     
  8. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    I hope it worked out well for you. Anything here in Sun City doesn't seem to be on market too long and prices seem to be still on the rise.
     
  9. George F

    George F New Member

    Hello. My name is George and I moved to Sun City in December. My sister recommended this website. Cheers.
     
  10. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    Hello George - there is a lot of pretty detailed Sun City history stuff - mostly by Bill, to be found here. Feel invited to jump in on any of the many threads to be found and offer an opinion.
     
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  11. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Hey George welcome. Best buy for your retirement dollar. As my friend Ben says; "ya done good."
     
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  12. George F

    George F New Member

    Thank you very much Bill and Carp. I am intrigued by the rich history of Sun City, and pleased to find much pride in the community.

    I have read and enjoyed the 25th anniversary “Jubilee” book of Sun City, and have heard that there is also a 50th anniversary book. Does anyone have more information about it?
     
  13. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    Well no, not about that book, but there is also a "Churches of Sun City" book floating around and I am thinking of doing a tour of the buildings and doing a spread (thread?) about them. Perhaps a picture of each - there is some (opinion) interesting architecture involved, and perhaps a shot of their stained glass, where it can be found.
     
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  14. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Couple of quick responses here. First to George, kudos for reading Jubilee. When i ran for the RCSC board in 2012, i produced a 4 page newspaper as a campaign piece. Oddly there were only 3 candidates for 3 spots, but i wanted to layout my objectives as a board member. One of the things i said was both RCSC management and anyone on or running for the board should have to read Jubilee. Knowing/understanding our history will only enhance your enjoyment of just how special the community is.

    The second part is sad in part. Our 50th anniversary was in 2010 and the timing sucked. The economy was in the shits and the initial plan was to produce a beautiful coffee table pictorial of Sun City past and present. It would have been expensive to produce and sell and there wasn't a single company willing to back us financially. We spent all of 2010 holding monthly events, all on a shoestring budget. The good news was an out of town publisher stepped up and did a good sized 50th anniversary magazine. They sold the ads in it and gave the museum thousands of copies to distribute. I have a few copies left and if you want one, let me know and we can work out where to meet. As an aside, you should make an appointment to see the Museum, you will be blown away.

    Finally; Carp, what a great idea. The Church book you are talking about was produced by Emile Fisher. He was on the Museum board and hand sketched in pencil or chalk every one of the churches in the book. It is quite impressive. We have one on display at the Museum and a handful of copies there as well. It would be totally cool to replicate it in photo form and show them side-by-side. Let me know if you are interested and we can work out the details.
     
  15. George F

    George F New Member

    Thank you for your responses.

    Bill, I appreciate your advice to take the museum tour. Do I understand correctly that you conduct some of the tours? I would love to bring my wife and her parents sometime soon (4 of us). Perhaps we could schedule when you are leading the tour? We are early risers.

    Yes, I would also take you up on your offer to purchase the 50th Jubilee magazine (or 2) from you. You are very kind. Please let me know when you may be available.
     
  16. George F

    George F New Member

    Carptrash, the churches of Sun City are a topic of great importance, especially during this Easter. Hallelujah!!
     
  17. carptrash

    carptrash Active Member

    Yes I am interested and will start seriously checking out where to shoot from and what time of day works best for each building.
     
  18. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

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