In 2017, Arizona claimed the number two spot on the list of most popular places for retirees to live. With Florida coming in first, it is evident the warm weather and nearly 300 days of sunshine are an important factor. But Arizona has so much more to offer than sunshine. From semi-custom homes to proximity to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, there are many compelling reasons for retirees to spend their golden years in the Valley.
5. The Great Outdoors
When you think of Arizona attractions, the Grand Canyon is likely your first thought, but that is only the beginning. From the red rocks of Sedona to the peaks of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, down to the trails surrounding Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of natural and diverse beauty to explore.
4. The Cities
No matter what type of city retirees are looking for, Arizona has it. Busy metropolises like Phoenix are perfect for those who want to stay active, while quiet cities like Paradise Valley offer a more relaxed atmosphere. Fountain Hills is among the top Arizona cities that retirees are flocking to, and it is also home to Camelot Homes’ mountainside luxury patio home community, Adero Villas. At Adero Villas, semi-custom homes await homeowners looking to design their own lifestyle.
3. Endless Activities
In addition to exploring the natural wonders of the state, Arizona offers year-round activities for every interest. With museums and performing arts, concerts, water parks and lakes, there is never a dull moment. In Arizona you will also find some of the best golf courses in the country and a thriving foodie culture. If you’re ever interested in a quick getaway, the state’s proximity to California, Nevada, and Mexico makes vacationing easy.
2. The Weather
Arizona may be hot, but it’s a dry heat. The desert lacks the humidity that is common in other warm places around the country. Little rain offers forecasts full of clear, sunny days and mild winters bring scarce snowfall. With temperatures pleasant nearly all year round, the weather is certainly a selling point for many retirees.
Arizona’s housing marketing is one of the most affordable in the nation. Additionally, residents will find gas prices and income tax rates that are lower than the U.S. average. Arizona is also one of the few states that does not tax social security checks.
Arizona has a little something for everyone and is a great place to experience your golden years. If you are interested in retiring to Arizona, contact Camelot Homes to learn more about our great state, our communities, and our luxury semi-custom homes.