Green Valley Area, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Retirement Living in Green Valley Arizona


Located in Southern Arizona, Green Valley is definitely one of the Top Retirement Destinations in the country. Aside from its warm, desert climate, stunning natural wonders and resources, thriving economy and abundant local attraction, this region is an unincorporated Active Adult Community composed of 59 Homeowners Association.


This is the only place where you’ll find a massive amenity and leisure center which caters to the active adult population. At the Green Valley Recreation (GVR), you’ll find 13 different recreation centers interconnected to provide world-class, resort-style amenities which can be enjoyed by almost all residents from different 55+ Communities here.


Furthermore, retirees can choose from a long list of Active Adult Communities which feature a variety of housing options in varying price range.


Green Valley Arizona Climate and Geography is Ideal for Active Retirement


Green Valley is located at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains and is on the western side of the Santa Cruz River. This place features cycling, hiking and birding areas of the Santa Rita Mountain plus a couple of copper mines, one of which is the Sierrita Mine – the biggest mine owned by Freeport-McMoRan.


The average temperature in Green Valley is 68.90°F. It’s a bit higher than the Arizona average of 65.97°F. In a year, there are 280 sunny days and temperatures can go as high as 99°F in July and can drop as low as 36°F in January. Overall, this region experiences a borderline hot semi-arid or hot desert climate.


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


Green Valley has a thriving, active adult population thanks to the many 55+ Neighborhoods scattered around the region. And unlike the other age-restricted communities, almost all residents of Green Valley are part of the Green Valley Recreation – a huge interconnected recreation facility which contains a series of amenity centers, 13 to be exact. Retirees living in various Active Adult Communities in Green Valley can enjoy all of these world-class leisure facilities which include golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, hobby and craft studios, and other more exciting facilities.


In addition, Green Valley itself is home to a couple of interesting and fun local attractions. The Quail Creek Country Club features a gorgeous desert oasis with a Championship golf course designed by Ken Kavanaugh.


Retirees will love shopping at the Farmer’s Market, which opens every Wednesday from morning until 2pm. There, they can buy lots of different items like crafts and fresh produce. They can also try out different Mexican dishes and other great tasting food served in food trucks.


The Catalina State Park and the Madera Canyon are just some of the places where you can go hiking, picnicking and camping.


Aside from great shopping districts, must-try restaurants and local entertainment, Green Valley also over 100 lifestyle clubs which are available in various 55+ Communities. Here, active adults will surely have the time of their lives.


Cost of Living and Taxes to Consider when Retiring to Green Valley Arizona


The average cost of living index in Green Valley is 95.70 which is significantly lower than the U.S average of 100. In fact, this rate is 2.9% lower than the national average, so this means active adult homebuyers can benefit more from their retirement income. Also, property taxes are collected at the county level and in Arizona in general, Social Security Income has no taxes plus a couple of exemptions are given to active adults who have other retirement income.


Green Valley Arizona Healthcare


About 21 hospitals and medical centers are located near Retirement Communities in Green Valley. The Green Valley Hospital provides a wide range of health care services which includes emergency, inpatient and outpatient medical care.


Other hospitals include the Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System and the Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center.