55+ Communities in Arizona | Area Info

Find top rated Arizona 55+ Communities for active adults considering retiring to Arizona. Searching for 55+ Communities on Retirenet.com is simple and easy. You will find many communities and homes to fulfill your retirement dreams. All retirement options are available including golf course living, new home communities, waterfront homes, condominiums, villas, manufactured home living and more. Your perfect place to retire is just a few clicks away.

Arizona 55+ Communities

55+ Communities also called 55 Plus Communities are active retirement communities and developments cater to active adult retirement living. These types of communities really offer anything and everything for an active retirement lifestyle. You will find upscale golf course homes as well as quite city living surrounded by like minded neighbors. Amenities often include swimming pools, Pickle Ball, Shuffleboard, Tennis Courts, Clubhouses with community kitchens, championship golf courses and everything else you can think of in a gated retirement resort type environment. That being said, many 55+ communities also offer a quiet more reserved type living for those residents that appreciate a slower pace lifestyle. Almost all have community centers or clubhouses that feature many community activities. Almost all have pets allowed policies. About the only thing you don’t find in 55+ communities are a lot of children, which can visit but cannot reside full time in most communities.

Arizona and its abundant sunshine is one of the biggest retirement destinations in America. Phoenix, a city for every style is affordable with many activities. Scottsdale, for those looking for high-end resort living and a higher elevation, which makes it milder than other parts of Arizona. The Grand Canyon state has over 70 highly ranked golf courses.

There are many activities for seniors including white water rafting, championship golf courses, hang gliding through desert, skiing and fishing in the many lakes including the Colorado River.

There are three major population centers in Arizona: Tucson in the south; the gigantic Phoenix metropolitan area in the south-central region; and Flagstaff in the north-central region. Arizona's far northern region is vast and largely empty, consisting of widely separated small settlements and large tracts of national parks, monuments, and recreation areas. It is also home to some of the largest Indian reservations in the country.

Arizona is Retirement Friendly
Arizona is moderately tax-friendly for retirees. Like most U.S. states, it does not tax Social Security retirement benefits. However, other types of retirement income are taxed, either partially or fully. ... Arizona's average state and local sales tax rate is 8.25%.

Lets go over the 5 Best Areas to Retire in Arizona and why.
1) Sun City West located north and west of Phoenix. It’s ranked nationally as one of the top 25 places to retire. There are numerous 55+ retirement communities offering many activities and lots of things to do.
2) Green Valley, a town in Southern Arizona about an hour north of the border ranks 40th nationwide for places to retire.
3) Sun City itself is a planned retirement community located near Phoenix. Nearly 75% of the population are seniors.
4) Litchfield Park – another community close to Phoenix. Boast the third highest number of medical centers.
5) Scottsdale Arizona, this city is a Phoenix suburb that is famous for its nightlife and close to Indian Casinos.



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