Arizona has always been a popular retirement destination in America. Thanks to the numerous retirement communities that offer great accommodation for the elderly. It was in Arizona where Sun City, the first active adult community in the United States, started more than 50 years ago.
Arizona has hundreds of sunny days. It boasts of several spacious golf courses. There are a lot of top tourist destinations in the state so you and your guests can visit. Most retirement communities in Southern Arizona almost have the same great features: golf course, manicured lawns, cool views, abundant trees, open spaces, and that terrific retirement vibe.
All of these factors are inviting enough to decide and retire in Arizona but there are more reasons why you should consider living in this region. For one, taxes are in favor of retirees so you will have more value for money. No need to worry about finances depleting because they will last in Arizona.
Huffington Post posted "20 Reasons Why Arizona Might Be The Best State To Retire In" last year. We couldn’t agree more with the items the author listed. Allow us to share with you why HuffPost thinks you should consider retiring in Arizona:
1. Grand Canyon National Park and Red Rock State Park near Sedona usually offer free entertainment and concerts.
2. More outdoor activities. You can do a lot of stuff in AZ from fishing along the Colorado River, hang gliding, white water rafting, and more.
3. City for Every Style. There’s Phoenix if you want an affordable and livable city, Scottsdale for high-end resort style living, Flagstaff for the outdoor enthusiasts, and Sedona if you want a spiritual haven.
4. Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. This event attracts hundreds of horse owners, breeders, and trainers from all over the globe. A lot of vendors also join the event to showcase their products and services.
5. Great Weather and lots of Sunshine. It’s sunny all year round in most parts of Arizona. Winter temperatures are like summer temperatures but without humidity.
6. World’s Oldest Rodeo. Visit Prescott, Arizona and try bull riding.
7. Original London Bridge. London bridge didn’t exactly fall down. The original bridge from London is now in Lake Havasu City.
8. Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Glorious food! This festival attracts more than 35,000 visitors every year. Event lasts for six days of fine wines, gourmet food, micro brews, restaurants, and celebrity chefs.
9. Sonoran Hot Dog. Unique to Arizona, this culinary treat is a special hot dog wrapped in bacon with some chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, mustard, mayo, and pinto beans. Yum!
10. Tucson Folk Festival. Event attracts more than 10,000 music lovers. Enjoy more than a whole day of folk, Irish, western, and old country music.
11. Golf. Desert golf in Arizona? The best! There are more than 70 golf courses in Grand Canyon alone.
12. Great Outdoors in your backyard. You’ll see wildlife near your home. Get to see snakes, javelinas, roadrunners, bob-cats, and coyotes.
13. Clean Air. No more sneezing for those with allergies because air is clean and dry in Arizona.
14. Unique local foods. Ever tried prickly pear margaritas, mesquite honey, or cactus jelly?
15. American Tribes. Most tribes in the US are represented in Arizona. The state has the biggest percentage of land designated as Indian lands.
16. Not much snow. It does sometimes but honey, you won’t need a lot of shoveling.
17. Affordable Housing. No need to spend on heating bills. Pay only little for mortgage or rent because prices are affordable.
18. Arizona State Fair. The event attracts more than one million people to Phoenix coming for the food booths, livestock, rodeos, racing, and concerts. Yeehaw!
19. Alice Cooper is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona. Cool!
20. No tax on Social Security income. There’s no estate tax, gift tax, or inheritance tax in Arizona. You can save a lot of your retirement money living in AZ.