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Best Places to Live & Retire in Arizona

Probably one of the only places where you can always plan on perfect weather, Arizona, also known as the "Grand Canyon State" is known for its warm summers and very mild winters.

Year round, you can enjoy hiking or mountain biking, downhill skiing or viewing the desert sky; there is an outdoor recreation activity for everyone!  If you are considering retiring to, or moving to Arizona, we can help you ready yourself to experience the unique culture that awaits you in Arizona.

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your Ideal Lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination.

Find the best retirement communities in Arizona. This includes gated communities, lake communities, mountain communities, and, of course, golf communities. We can help you gain all this information as well as talk with representatives from the top retirement and resort communities in Arizona.

Arizona is considered one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees, in fact it is one of Kiplinger's 10 most tax-friendly states. The tax benefits of living in Arizona include:

No tax on prescription drugs

Property tax breaks for seniors

No tax on social security income

Retirement income exempt up to $2,500 per person, per year

No inheritance or estate tax

Our free Digital Retirement Guide, Ideal-Living Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers, including much information about the great state of Arizona. If you are looking to retire or relocate to any of the picturesque spots within the state, you’ll find the information you need from Ideal-Living. Our Digital Ideal-Living Magazine includes numerous articles such as the top travel destinations, tips on selling your home, and how to make the most of your retirement.

Homes Built for Comfort and Entertainment

Single-family, one-story homes are the norm in active adult communities. They can be customized to each household’s needs. Homes usually offer layouts and features that are standard in modern homes. Generally, master suites are complete with a spacious closet and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in tub. Newer homes also include office spaces for working seniors.

Houses in these neighborhoods are made for entertaining. Open living spaces, large patios, and screened porches make for ideal social gatherings. Visiting friends and family can stay overnight in the guest bedrooms.

Landscaping maintenance is often provided for all residents.

Elevated Amenities for Residents

While many active adult communities operate independently, some are located within larger master-planned residential developments. Both types of communities offer exclusive amenities such as pools and clubhouses.

Workout facilities deliver classes and programs that cater to all fitness levels. Low-impact aerobics and yoga are some of the most popular programs offered.

Those who would rather be outdoors can take advantage of walking trails, parks, and picnic areas. Pickleball courts, tennis courts, and lawns for croquet and softball games are available for athletic residents to use.

Active adult communities may also include services that cannot be found in regular neighborhoods. Residents can walk to onsite restaurants, golf courses, and water features like lakes or ponds. For those who want services to come to them, hair stylists and physical therapists may be available on-call.

Hubs and Clubs for Various Interests

Activity directors help new residents connect with their neighbors. They organize clubs for community members of various interests such as gardening, cooking, and woodworking.

Residents can keep sharp by attending academic classes and visiting lectures in the community centers. Live concerts and film screenings will appeal to those who love performance arts.

Community service clubs are popular, too. Neighbors can organize charities, drives, and other public service events for the community at large.

Idyllic Communities in Ideal Locations

The best active adult communities are located near town or city landmarks. Hospitals and healthcare facilities, for example, are situated nearby. Residents have easy access to physicians and dentists that specialize in senior wellness.

Prospective residents should choose a community that best fits their lifestyle. Some neighborhoods are only a short walk or ride away from bustling city centers. Others are closer to quieter, small-town shops.

Sample Communities to Discover

Las Palmas Grand | Arizona Active 55 Resort Community | AZ Real Estate

Las Palmas Grand

Mesa, AZ
Pre-Owned Homes from $70's and New Homes from $196K

The Phoenix-metro area, known as the Valley of the Sun, is experiencing an influx of new residents with its rich culture, amazing food, reasonable cost of living, and that iconic southwest landscape. If this sounds like your perfect desert oasis, look no further than Las Palmas Grand.

Located 30 miles east of Phoenix in Mesa, Las Palmas Grand is a 55+ active adults’ community where the young at heart come to live life to the fullest. Although the average age in the area is 33 years old, the residences perfectly combine the youthful Phoenix spirit with the good taste and wisdom that comes with a few extra years.

Slowing down isn’t exactly the style at Las Palmas Grand. They have a full-time activities director who schedules parties, dances, and community outings. The multi-million-dollar, 30,000 square foot clubhouse has all the trimmings expected of a high-end community, including a ballroom, fitness center, heated pool, sauna, and various sport courts. Just outside the gates, there are not one, but ten golf courses nearby. With an average of 300 sunny days per year, you’ll have ample opportunity to play them all.

Back at Las Palmas Grand, you’ll find a wonderful selection of pre-owned homes starting around $80K, with new homes starting a little below $200k. Each is designed for energy efficiency and a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance, so you can make the best use of your time.

With museums, concert venues, fine and performing arts just minutes away, you’ll be in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area without the high cost of living. Arrange your visit to Las Palmas Grand and see why so many people call Phoenix home.

Request more information from Las Palmas Grand below.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Palmas Del Sol East Active 55+ Community in Apache Junction AZ

Palmas Del Sol East

Apache Junction, AZ

Palmas Del Sol East is an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults who want a carefree lifestyle in the year-round Arizona sunshine.

The Palmas Del Sol East Clubhouse offers resort-style amenities, plus meeting space for community clubs and lifelong-learning classes. There’s also a fireside lounge, game rooms, a library, and a full-time activities director. Healthy lifestyle facilities include a fully-equipped fitness center, heated pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, miles of walking and biking paths, and a fishing lagoon.

As a Thesman Community, Palmas Del Sol East features single-family homes that combine quality and affordability. Their custom-built “Palmas Homes” are energy-efficient designs with unique floor plans and low maintenance costs. A selection of completely remodeled and upgraded homes are available.

The nearby town of Apache Junction is just a short drive or complimentary shuttle bus ride away. You’ll find grocery markets, pharmacies, and medical services there, plus convenient shopping centers, golf courses, and other recreational amenities throughout the area. The cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, and world-class health care centers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area are just to the west.

Request more information below to find out about the Arizona resort lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol East.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Palmas Del Sol Active 55+ Community in Mesa AZ

Palmas Del Sol

Mesa, AZ

Designed for retirees and other active adults, Palmas Del Sol is an age-55+ community for those who want affordable luxury living in one of Arizona’s most popular destinations.

Palmas Del Sol has been developed by Thesman Communities and features single-family homes that need only a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance. All of the residences are designed with energy efficient air conditioning systems and appliances in a variety of floor plans with custom accents.

The 12,000-square-foot Palmas Del Sol Clubhouse is the heart of the community’s resort lifestyle. The heated pool and spa, complete fitness center with Yoga and Zumba classes, and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and basketball are among the healthy exercise facilities. There are also walking and biking paths with stops at the pet park and putting green along the way. A community activities director organizes interest clubs, lifelong-learning courses, dances, dinners, and special holiday events.

In the nearby city of Mesa, Palmas Del Sol residents have convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and top-rated medical services. The location just a short drive from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area means that all of the region’s world-class golf courses, natural attractions, and vibrant nightlife are among your year-round entertainment options.

Request more information below and discover the sunny Arizona lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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