One of the reasons Webb choose the West Valley was for the obvious; the weather was exceptional, at least for all but about 4 months of the year. That coupled with the fact the sun shines well over 300 days per year, he understood that those coming from colder climates would love what they found. In my mind, moving from 6 months of gray to bright sunshine was pure heaven. One of the things that stood out to me when we found the house on Desert Rock Drive was the front patio. At the time there were double glass sliding doors from the living room. That was redundant, because there were also double entry doors in the large foyer. We've since removed the sliders to better accommodate the furniture and for greater energy efficiency. The previous owners also had a massive patio cover along the back of the house and a slab with an 8-sided gazebo on it (it was where the wife went to smoke her cigarettes and drink her wine). We sold the gazebo shortly after getting here, but have since added additional covered spaces. Our house wasn't/isn't unique to Sun City. Outdoor areas are prominent across the community; especially on the golf course and lake properties. But even the most modest of attached homes have wonderful patios and screen rooms. There's just no reason to limit the Sun City way of life to being indoors. For those of you who have followed my writing on this site, i have been somewhat critical of the huge investment in our golf courses. However, while on the board, i quickly voted for a $500,000 patio enhancement at the North course when it was being remodeled. And was just as supportive about the Riverview course getting a similar addition. Outdoor living is just as important at our amenities as it is in our private residence. I've started this thread because most of those living here have some sort of outdoor space they cherish. And for potential buyers, knowing their options is important as they look for their place in the sun. In this thread, i will be posting several pictures of our outdoor space and encouraging others to do so as well. Sharing with those looking at Sun City is a great way to help people understand why we opted for this community over the countless others out there.