So there you have it, the best place to retire in Arizona goes to Florence. Only downside is the 100+ searing heat in the summer, but after all, we ARE in the desert :)Read 22 Reviews, Former Resident: Beautiful small town. Yes, Arizona is a great place for retirees to live and retire. Yes. The scenery in nice, being surrounded by desert is a plus. Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The competition was fierce, however. What other cities should be added to the list? Really impressed with the number of awesome restaurants, quality events and... a great brew pub!Read 47 Reviews, Current Resident: The Santa Catalina mountain range is so lovely to look at while walking, biking or driving in the Foothills. A common misconception is that Arizona is all desert. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. Don't get us started on the great shopping, five star resorts and first class spas in the Scottsdale area. Tourists flock to Paradise Valley from all over the country to experience its renowned golf courses, an attribute rendering the town a perfect retirement community. Furthermore, SLS Communities has great retirement locations in many exciting areas of Arizona. The average property price is pushing $1.5 million dollars and the average household income is approaching $200,000 per annum. They are conveniently located next to everything one might need including terrific restaurants, great shopping, cultural centers, golf courses, medical offices, and sports arenas. We use data, analytics, and a sense of humor to determine quality of life for places across the nation. Thanks to irrigation for sure...Arizona gets very little rain. Youngtown sits right in between Olive Avenue and Grand Avenue on the south side. It is quiet and feels safe in every neighborhood. Arizona is one of the country’s most popular retirement destinations with wonderful options for budget-friendly living. There are a few little shopping areas that definitely speak to a more Euro tone but they are pretty and have higher end shopping. The 10 Best Places to Retire 2016. Best Places to Live in Arizona for Seniors, Senior Living Surprise - Chaparral Winds Retirement Community, Senior Living Sedona - Sedona Winds Retirement Community, Senior Living Peoria - Desert Winds Retirement Community, Senior Living Youngtown, AZ - Ventana Winds Retirement Community, Best Places To Retire In Arizona 2018-2019 - SLS - Senior Living Services. Here Are The 9 Best Cities In Arizona To Retire In. Why did Florence take the top spot? There are also lots of opportunities to be outside with parks and green belts and lots of community members made good use of them. This neighborhood is pretty quiet and peaceful. We have two major grocery stores, a movie theater, countless "ethnic" restaurants and plenty, oh yes, lots of quaint local western stores. We have found a wide variety of places for you to look at when considering your retirement options in Arizona. Arizona Wineries. For example, Sedona is most known for their “Red Rocks“, which were seen in countless western films like, Jimmy Stewart’s “Broken Arrow”. Go figure we are in the middle of the desert and our golf courses are lush year round. You get exposed to a lot of different designs, floor plans, get decorating ideas and so on. This is a good thing if you are antisocial or need a quiet lifestyle. Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1) Adult community; very well kept. There are also the therapy spas, lap pools, and wave pool available. It is nice to see so many people out walking, running, biking, etc. Historical adventures. Catalina as a town just big enough that not everybody knows your name, but just small enough that if you ever needed help somebody would be there.