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Benefits of Retiring in Arizona

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015 09:23 AM

When looking for a place to settle down later in life, retirement in Arizona is one of the more desirable locations in the United States. Whether it is a retiree looking for great weather, an active experience, or a safe community, Arizona has a lot to offer. Here is a look at some of the biggest benefits to consider when seeking retirement in Arizona.

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  1. The Weather -While not quite as nice as New Mexico, Arizona offers some of the best weather for retirees, as there are more than 300 days of sunshine per year. The downfall is that there are two months of incredibly hot temperatures in the middle of summer. However, compared to other retirement communities across the United States, the percentage of great weather days outnumber those few unbearably hot days.
  2. Cost of Living - One of the key benefits of retiring in Arizona is the cost of living. According to Zillow, the median home value in Arizona is $191,300, which is slightly above the national median of $178,400. However, when looking at the top retirement destinations such as Tucson, which is regularly ranked as one of the best retirement communities in Arizona, the median home price is a low $130,600. Other cities in Arizona that rank below the national median are Mesa and Phoenix, two more great retirement community options.
  3. Retirement Communities - When it comes to age-restricted retirement communities in Arizona, there are plenty to choose from. The increased options that are available mean that retirees can find the one that best fits their needs compared to states with limited options. There are at least 88 unique 55-plus retirement communities in the state of Arizona, with locations in Sun City, Surprise, Tucson, Mesa, Peoria, and more.
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  5. Golfing - One of the biggest lures of retirement in Arizona for many people is the amazing golfing opportunities. There are numerous retirement communities that include access to golf courses in Arizona, including the amazing PebbleCreek community in Goodyear. Most of these communities don't just include golf courses, but also many other amenities including swimming pools, bowling alleys, shopping districts, walking trails, and more.
  6. Crime Rate - Overall, the property crime rate in Arizona is slightly above the national median, at 33.99, compared to the national rate of 27.3. However, when breaking it down, a closer look at retirement communities tells a slightly different story. Scottsdale has only a 1.57 violent crime rate, compared to a 4.16 for the national level. The property crime rate there is also lower than the national level.
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