Hello to TOSC: It will be a few years until I can retire, but I am researching 55+ communities in Florida and Arizona. I am looking to get out of the snow, cold winters, high property taxes and higher cost of living in Chicagoland. I have some questions about the original Sun City and Sun City West in Arizona. Are late baby boomers (age 60 to 55) buying more homes in SC and SCW? It looks like there are a lot of activities/clubs for the residents of Sun City and Sun City West – that is what I am looking for in a 55+ active adult community. Any comments on the variety of activities and clubs in Sun City and Sun City West are welcome. How active is the singles communities SC and SCW? Do many SC and SCW residents “go north” during the summer months, or do most residents stay in Arizona year round? Even though SC and SCW are retirement communities, do some of the residents work on a part-time basis? Do most residents of SC and SCW own golf carts? As a single woman concerned about security and living in a safe place, how safe are SC and SCW especially considering that Phoenix is fairly close by. For a detached home or condo, 2 bdrms of about 1,200 square feet, what are the electric bills like in the hot weather months when the A/C is running 24/7? Property taxes are a major consideration for me as property taxes in suburban Chicago where I have lived for many years are quite high, and will probably be too large of an expense in my “golden” years. I have looked on line at several homes for sale in Sun City and Sun City West in my price range, and the property taxes are usually less than $1,000. Are the property taxes so low because there are no school districts within Sun City and Sun City West? Some listings in Sun City show a Preservation and Improvement Fee of $3,500 (please correct me if this number is wrong) when a new owner buys in SC. Is this fee paid by the new buyer at closing? Does this fee apply to all homes in Sun City, whether for condos or single family detached homes? If someone buys a home in Sun City, pays the fee, sells that home in a few years and buys a different home in SC, does that buyer pay the fee again, or is this a one-time fee for the initial purchase of a home in SC? Does the Preservation and Improvement Fee also apply when a new owner buys a home in Sun City West? Hopefully I can schedule a visit to Sun City and Sun City West by spring 2017 to check it out for myself. Thank you in advance for answering my questions.