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About Central Arizona

Retirement Living in Central Arizona


It’s no wonder why most Active Adult Communities are sprouting like mushrooms in Central Arizona. Here, retirees can experience the urban lifestyle while living close to some of the country’s natural wonders. This area is truly one of the Top Retirement Destinations in this state. In fact, a great number of age-restricted communities are found in cities like Phoenix, Mesa, Peoria and Goodyear.


55+ Neighborhoods in Central Arizona offer active adult homebuyers will an amazing line-up of gorgeous low-maintenance houses with world-class on-site amenities which residents can enjoy all year round.


Central Arizona Climate and Geography is Ideal for Active Retirement


Arizona is rich in mountains and plateaus. However, there are still some parts which are covered by thick forestry. Because of this, a lot of Active Adult Communities are being developed near the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.


Central Arizona experiences a subtropical desert climate which results to extremely hot summers and warm winters. This kind of climate is what attracted most retirees into moving to this state.


Central Arizona offers Plenty of Recreation, Culture and Entertainment for Active Adults


55+ Neighborhoods in Central Arizona are taking advantage of this region’s high-class, modern entertainment and abundant natural scenic hotspots.


Central Arizona experiences a lot of sunny days, so it’s not surprising to find several outdoor recreation and leisure amenities all over the region. Here, retirees can visit a couple of state parks and theme parks like the Enchanted Island Amusement Park and the Encanto Park. There’s also the Civic Space Park, the Central Park and the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.


Aside from sightseeing, they can also go hiking, biking and climbing in this region. Nature lovers will enjoy wildlife viewing in the desert areas. There, they’ll see coyotes, saguaro and Cholla cactuses. They can go hiking at the Piestewa Peak or at the Camelback Mountain.


In addition, there are also many private and public golf courses dotting Central Arizona. This includes the Encanto Golf Course, the Phoenix Country Club and the Palo Verde Golf Course.


For a taste of history and culture, there’s the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park and the Heritage and Science Park. In Gilbert, you’ll find a bunch of historical hotspots which are included in the National Registry of Historic Places.


If you want to participate in festivals and annual events, then Scottsdale is the place to go. Here, they celebrate a couple of festivities like the Scottsdale Arts Festival. You’ll also find dozens of art galleries and studios in this city.


Visitors can come to the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area which is an amazing place for watersports like fishing or boating.


Central Arizona offers you with world-class sporting events, great shopping and dining options, majestic natural wonders and world-class entertainment.


Cost of Living and Taxes to Consider when Retiring to Central Arizona


Overall, the state of Arizona has a low average cost of living as compared to its neighboring states. However, this may vary depending on which city you are living in. For example, the cost of living in Phoenix and Scottsdale can be a bit higher as compared to Peoria and Goodyear. Because of this, several Retirement Communities are now looking at the West Valley where it’s more affordable especially for retirees.


Nevertheless, the property taxes in Arizona are quite lower than the US national average. And here, retirees won’t need to pay any taxes for their Social Security Income. Also, they even get some exemptions for their other retirement income.


Central Arizona Healthcare


Central Arizona is made up of Phoenix along with Glendale, Scottsdale and Mesa plus other smaller towns. Here you’ll find several hospitals and medical centers like the Phoenix Memorial Medical Center, the St. Luke Hospital, and the Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. Overall, there are around 56 hospitals here.


Some of them are even included in the national ranking like the Mayo Clinic, the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Other notable medical facilities and specialized centers include the Abrazo Arizona Heart

Hospital, the Maricopa Integrated Health System and the Select Specialty Hospital in downtown Phoenix.


With all of these available health care centers, retirees won’t need to worry about getting proper medical care and treatment here in Central Arizona. In addition, 55+ Communities in Central Arizona are usually located near hospitals.