Best Places to Retire in Arizona

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State Overview

Chances are that if you've been doing some retirement relocation research, Arizona has definitely come across as an option. The state has a variety of geographic areas, ranging from hot summers and mild winters in southern Arizona, to more moderate summer temperatures and winter snowfall in the forests and mountain ranges of northern Arizona. The state is also one of the most tax friendly in the nation, and also has a cost of living which is lower than the national average. In addition to the well known Grand Canyon National park, the state boasts many other national forests, national parks, and national monuments. Overall, the state is popular with retirees for a reason; we encourage you to check out some of the best places to retire in Arizona below to see for yourself!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

35.9

Percent of people 65+:

15.4%

Median Household Income:

$ 49,774

Unemployment Rate:

5.9%

Geography

Region:

West

Capital:

Phoenix

Largest City:

Phoenix

Largest City:

Tuscon

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Grand Canyon State

State Mammal:

Ring-tailed cat

State Food:

State Song:

"Arizona"