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About Phoenix Area

Retirement Living in Phoenix

Phoenix offers active adult homebuyers with lots of reasons to live here permanently. First is the warm, sunny weather, which they can experience almost all throughout the year. This enables them to enjoy more outdoor activities and sports like golf or tennis. Second, this city is the birthplace of the first age-restricted community, which was developed by Del Webb. And with its success, several more Active Adult Communities have started to develop not just here, but in all parts of Arizona and the whole country. Third, property taxes in Arizona are quite low so this means retirees can still find a couple of houses, which they can afford with their retirement savings.

Fourth, Phoenix has an amazing, diverse culture which locals and visitors love. Here, you’ll find many places to visit. Plus, an array of exciting things to do and experience.

This city is truly one of the Top Retirement Destinations in Arizona. In fact, there are over 100,000 households who are currently living in different 55+ age-restricted neighborhoods here in Phoenix, AZ.

Phoenix Climate and Geography is Ideal for Active Retirement

Phoenix has been divided into several urban villages since 1979. All in all, there are 15 urban villages and these include: Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Camelback East, Central City, Deer Valley, Desert View, Rio Vista, and South Mountain. This city is situated in the south-central part of Arizona, in between Tucson and Flagstaff.

And most of the Active Adult Communities in Phoenix are located in the faraway suburbs of Mesa, Chandler, Surprise, Sun City, Goodyear and Buckeye.

As for the climate, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. This means extremely hot summers with short and moderate to warm winters. This city, also known as the “Valley of the Sun”, is located within the sunniest region in the world hence the title. And the average temperature here is around 71.08°F.

And on average, there are 299 sunny days per year here. So temperature can rise up to 105°F in July and can drop as low as 42°F in January.

Phoenix offers Plenty of Recreation, Culture and Entertainment for Active Adults

Phoenix is home to a huge number of parks and recreation areas. This includes national parks, county parks and city parks. The Tonto National Forest is the largest of the 6 national forests found in Arizona. There you’ll see vast areas of cactus desert, forested mountains and rivers. It’s a great place for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation.

The South Mountain Park is the biggest municipal park in the country. There, you’ll find more than 16,000-acres of preserved natural wonders composed of three mountain ranges. There, you can do horseback riding, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, camping, sightseeing, etc.

If you’re an animal lover and an animal advocate, you’ll love spending time at the Phoenix Zoo. It’s the biggest privately owned, non-for-profit zoo that’s internationally known for their devotion to saving endangered species.

Golfers of all ages will also enjoy living here in Phoenix, AZ. There are dozens of private and public golf courses dotting the region. Some of them are the Lookout Mountain Golf Club, the Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club and the Glen Lakes Golf Course.

When it comes to arts and culture, this city also has plenty. Several museums are found throughout the Sun Valley like the Phoenix Art Museum, the Arizona Capitol Museum and the Arizona Military Museum.

Retirees who love watching shows and performances can come down to Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheum Theater. There, they can watch concerts, ballet shows, and musicals.

Of course these are just some of the places you can visit here in Phoenix. Aside from sightseeing, you can also enjoy shopping and dining here, along with other forms of urban entertainment.

Cost of Living and Taxes to Consider when Retiring to Phoenix

The average cost of living index in Phoenix, AZ is 99.40 which is just a little lower than the U.S national average. Overall, Arizona has low property tax rates plus residents pay low income taxes here, too. Retires will find lots of affordable housing options in 55+ Communities in Phoenix. These age-restricted neighborhoods offer low-maintenance houses combined with a series of on-site amenities designed to support the active adult lifestyle.

Here, retirees can still find houses priced from below $100s.

Phoenix Healthcare for those in Retirement

Phoenix is one of the 4 biggest cities in Arizona. In fact, Phoenix Metropolitan area is serviced by 56 hospitals and medical centers. So active adult homebuyers are choosing to live in Retirement Communities located in Phoenix.

A couple of them are quite notable like the Mayo Clinic. It’s a non-profit medical facility that almost always lands on the list of “Best Hospitals” by the U.S News and World Report. Another well-known hospital is the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. It’s one of the biggest healthcare system which focuses on their advocacy of providing premium healthcare to the poor and undeserved.

The John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital. For cardiovascular health and treatment, retirees can go to Arizona Heart Institute. It’s one of the pioneer freestanding outpatient clinics which specializes in cardiovascular health.

Other medical centers found here are the Banner Health, the Barrow Neurological Institute and the Honor Health John C. Lincoln Medical Center.