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View Poll Results: Do you agree that Arizona is a great place to retire to?
YES 39 76.47%
NO 12 23.53%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Can't speak for every corner of the Phoenix-metro area, but in my neighborhood...Arizona is a popular place to die.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Can't speak for every corner of the Phoenix-metro area, but in my neighborhood...Arizona is a popular place to die.
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says you live in Scottsdale, surely you are not saying it is a high crime area? You must mean they die of old age which is pretty normal.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Did anybody stop to think that perhaps some of us don't want Phoenix to keep being known as the top retirement destination? The best retirement areas are usually small to mid sized and somewhat tranquil. Phoenix, being the sixth largest city in the nation & 12th largest metro area, is no longer small or mid sized, and not exactly tranquil anymore. Sure, some spots in the metro area are prime locations for retirement: Sun Lakes, east Mesa, and the Sun Cities come to mind. But come on! A metro area this size should be trying to attract more than just senior citizens and snowbirds who are here for the climate. Besides, I've heard some retirees complain about how the Phoenix area has gotten too big, too spread out, has too much traffic, etc.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Definitely a top retirement location especially up here in Scottsdale! Lower cost of living, hot, low humidity, conservative. What more could they want?! They love it! It's great for the medical field.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Did anybody stop to think that perhaps some of us don't want Phoenix to keep being known as the top retirement destination? The best retirement areas are usually small to mid sized and somewhat tranquil. Phoenix, being the sixth largest city in the nation & 12th largest metro area, is no longer small or mid sized, and not exactly tranquil anymore. Sure, some spots in the metro area are prime locations for retirement: Sun Lakes, east Mesa, and the Sun Cities come to mind. But come on! A metro area this size should be trying to attract more than just senior citizens and snowbirds who are here for the climate. Besides, I've heard some retirees complain about how the Phoenix area has gotten too big, too spread out, has too much traffic, etc.
I agree with you. Phoenix is too big to be a top destination. Tucson has everything Phoenix has to offer retirees in a much smaller, more pleasant package. Go to Tucson!
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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I moved to Gilbert AZ about 6 year's ago and it's very nice the only problem is that I am tooo far from my family and the
travel is to much so I will move to Naples Florida once I sell my home in gilbert az so I can be closer to my family in Jersey.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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It's affordable, but--speaking from experience--the older the get, the more you tend to be sensitive to extremes in weather. In my 20s, I could tolerate the heat here; in my 60s, it's hard to get through the summer.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Oak Bowery
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I love our area, Ahwatukee, but as soon as my wife retires, we’re outta here. That’ll be 5-6 years from now. I want a smaller city and after living here for 23 years, it’s time for a change. My wife grew up in São Paulo which makes Phoenix look like a small city and she’s ready for a smaller city also.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Western Asia
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My son's in laws both retire at the end of this month and I do as well, we are all in the Seattle area, and we are both coming down to Phoenix (and Tucson in our case) to see about retiring or at least wintering in Phoenix area in the first month after retiring.






Compared to Seattle, Phoenix is dirt cheap, gets sun obviously, and has all the things you want to do nearby. I still think it's a great place to retire or winter.


I'll have to spend a summer there to see if I truly would want to do year-round living there, not sure.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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I've lived here for 7 years now and I can't even imagine living anywhere else.
I absolutely love waking up to a beautiful sunny day.......every day.
Call me crazy
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