The Sun City Independent is the only local weekly newspaper devoted entirely to covering the local news of Sun City, Arizona – one of the most desirable, popular and attractive age-restricted communities in the Southwest created by the late Del Webb. Restricted to residents 55 or older, Sun City is touted as the country’s first active adult retirement community in the world. With seven recreation centers, eight golf courses, three country clubs and two bowling centers, residents can find plenty to keep them occupied close to home.
The Sun City Independent is distributed free every week to 22,000 homes in Sun City and Youngtown. It’s the oldest weekly newspaper opening in 1960 the year Sun City established.
Editorial coverage concentrates on neighborhood stories, clubs, social activities and Maricopa County issues that affect our readers.