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Best Places to Retire in Arizona

Best Places to Retire in Arizona
Do you want to retire in Arizona? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Arizona. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Nogales, Arizona - Santa Cruz CountyNogales, Arizona - Santa Cruz County, Arizona - Santa Cruz County is located the southernmost central part of Arizona, bordering Mexico and serving as the gateway to North America's most important port of entry, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.


retire in TucsonTucson, Arizona - The Tucson area enjoys the scenic beauty of several different mountain ranges that punctuate the enormously beautiful and mysterious Sonoran Desert. The Tucson region has a population of about one million people and is located just 60 miles north of the border with Mexico. The University of Arizona, one of the few Tier-One research universities in the country, calls Tucson home.

retire in Sedona and the Verde ValleySedona and the Verde Valley, Arizona - The greater Sedona area houses about 20,000 people spread over three communities, all surrounded by public land so growth is limited and the environment highly protected.


retire in PrescottPrescott, Arizona - Prescott is a city of 41,000, total metro area of approximately 120,000. Considered rural by some, but has multiple colleges and most aspects of urban living; 90 minutes north of Phoenix.

retire in Pearce/Sunsites AreaPearce/Sunsites Area, Arizona - The Pearce/Sunsites area is and has been a Retirement location since the 70's. Cochise County is the Old West's History capital of the world. From Doc and Wyatt, to Cochise and Geronimo, to Fort Bowie to Fort Huachucua, the old west comes alive. Sunsites is located about 40 miles from Tombstone.

retire in MaranaMarana, Arizona - Our Town’s history goes back much further than its 1977 incorporation. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of more than 4,000 years of human occupation in what is now known as Marana. Native Americans, European settlers and some of the earliest Americans lived in or passed through Southern Arizona.

retire in KingmanKingman, Arizona - The Kingman Area is a small community made up of the City of Kingman (pop. 29,000) and surrounding unincorporated areas. The area is mostly rural with a commercial hub in the city.

retire in Lake Havasu areaLake Havasu area, Arizona - Lake Havasu City is an oasis in the Mohave Desert and the American home of the London Bridge. The lake itself was formed by the construction of Parker Dam in the mid-1930's. The city was founded by Robert McCulloch who bought the London Bridge from the City of London, shipped it across the ocean block by block and reconstructed the antique, giving Lake Havasu City a lifetime brand.

retire in Benson, AZ Cochise CountyBenson, AZ Cochise County, Arizona - Benson itself is a town of approximately 5000 people. Surrounding communities that rely on Benson are St. David, Pomerene, J-6/Mescal, and Willow Lakes. Including the surrounding communities, the population goes up to around 10,000. There is a new development/community that is in the process of being planned, with ground breaking scheduled in 2016.


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