The Best Places to Retire in Arizona

Arizona is a best place to retire so it has many towns and cities that make the various best places to retire lists. In fact, 6 of the top 100 (and 5 of the top 21) most popular communities on Topretirements’ 2010 best places to retire list were from Arizona. Its dry climate, cost of living, and scenic mountains and deserts make Arizona a great place for retirement. This page will help get you started finding the Arizona community that’s right for you.


Arizona towns on the 100 Best Places to Retire Lists

Six Arizona cities made it to the Topretirements’ 2010 list of 100 best places to retire:

  • Prescott . Prescott was number 3 on the 2010 list. This former cowboy town of northern Arizona is known for the ever-changing activities in this bustling town and the colleges located there.
  • Green Valley . This giant community (#6) south of Tucson and north of the Mexican border is so big that it has multiple communities within it. You can enjoy every kind of activity.
  • Sedona. The red rocks of Sedona (#16) are world famous for their amazing beauty. Hiking and outdoor sports are tops, along with an active artistic community.
  • Flagstaff. Located at an impressive elevation of 7,000, summers are not nearly as oppressive in Flagstaff (#19) as they are in the southern part of the state. The Grand Canyon and the San Francisco Peaks offer nearby recreation.
  • Tucson. Tucson (#20) is well south of Phoenix and not that far from Mexico. It has beautiful mountains and is proud to be the home of the University of Arizona. Retirees love the relaxing lifestyle and warm winters in Tucson.
  • Phoenix. The capital of Arizona has gone from small city to one of the largest cities in America in just a short time. You can find great variety either in Phoenix (#21) or in one of the many suburbs and towns close by.
  • Sun City. This is the original Sun City, where Del Webb founded the entire active adult community concept. Sun City is #64 on the Topretirements list.

    More Great Places to Retire in Arizona

    There are many other towns in Arizona that are perfect as a retirement town. Bisbee on the southern border, Goodyear, Chandler, Surprise, and Kingman are just a few.


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