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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 09-09-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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The 10 most populous cities (in order) in Where to Retire's fifth edition of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire":
1. Phoenix
2. Austin
3. Nashville
4. Greater Portland, Ore.
5. Ocean County, N.J.
6. Albuquerque
7. Lancaster County, Pa.
8. Maryland's Eastern Shore
9. Coachella Valley, Calif.
10. Colorado Springs


Retirement Living: Top metro areas for retirees
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:39 AM
 
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Phoenix is a fantastic retirement city!
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:14 AM
 
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I certainly do not wish to retire here. Interesting no where in Florida made the list. For most tri-state people, Boca Raton is very popular.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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Just stay out of the left lane of the freeway when you get here.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I certainly do not wish to retire here. Interesting no where in Florida made the list. For most tri-state people, Boca Raton is very popular.
I moved here 7 years ago from Boca Raton because of hurricanes and humidity among other factors.
I would never dream of going back, no way. Arizona is wonderful.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The Republic just posted today in the news that PHX was voted number 1 by retirees
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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First of all, your post says that those are the most populous, in order - so that undermines the "best" right there. Second, having seen a similar magazine, they seem like worthless fluff publications. In the same way, it's meaningless that the Republic mentioned it. Third, it would seem to me that any place that was so dependent on cars would be ipso facto a bad place to retire.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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The Republic just posted today in the news that PHX was voted number 1 by retirees
All they did was copy the exact same article from USA Today. I didn't see where it said, "PHX was voted number 1 by retirees." Maybe I missed that part?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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Read it carefully. It does not say Phoenix is number 1. The list is of the 10 most populous cities, in order from largest to smallest that are in the 100 best cities. So Phoenix is the largest of the 100, but its rank as far as being best is NOT number one.

They want $19 to read the entire study so we will just have to guess where Phoenix is in that 100. I say 67th.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Phoenix is the most populous city in Where to Retire's fifth edition of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire" and I would give it 1st place recognition. I have to say it is the nicest place I have ever lived. Nothing in the article indicates it is not the 1st place winner. Based on the current polling I think the majority agree that it is a wonderful place to live

There are
19355 cities in the US and it is pretty cool that Phoenix area is on the top 100 list

These cities were not even on the list

New York, New York (pop 8,213,839)
Los Angeles, California (pop 3,794,640)
Chicago, Illinois (pop 2,824,584)
Houston, Texas (pop 2,076,189)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (pop 1,517,628)


On a side note

Prescott, Mesa and Tucson are also on the "FORBES best places to retire list" so we see a nice pattern here for Arizona.


Prescott, Arizona - In Photos: The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2013 - Forbes
Mesa and Tucson also made the list so AZ had 3 in top 25

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