It’s common for people to consider moving for retirement. After dedicating your life to raising a family and working a job, it seems fitting to live out your golden years the way you desire. Besides fulfilling a life-long dream, relocation satisfies many physical, emotional, and financial needs, making retirement less stressful and more enjoyable. However, reaping the benefits of moving varies greatly by destination.
Tempe, Arizona, is a thriving, growing neighborhood in the suburbs of Scottsdale and Phoenix. As home to Arizona State University, Tempe has a younger demographic than other suburbs in the area and, as such, is an area that is always bustling and humming with activity. What’s more, Phoenix and the surrounding area is the 5th most populous city in the United States and covers an area of over 500 square miles meaning that there will be a lot to do and see.
With rising prices everywhere, finding a cheaper place to live is becoming much more of a reality for people. In California, the second-straight year saw the Golden State lose more residents than it gained.
Moving to a new town or neighborhood comes with a lot of unknowns. There is the issue of the commute time for those who work away from home or need to drop kids off for childcare. There is the issue of where to get groceries, what the crime rate is like, and if the area is friendly and welcoming or mostly keeps to themselves. Finding the right neighborhood can feel like looking for a diamond in the rough. Fortunately, there are ways to investigate locations before you rent or buy in an area. This can help you find a place that’s conveniently located near your work.
With its arid, warm climate and beautiful landscapes, Arizona is fast becoming one of the best places for seniors to live. In fact, Forbes Magazine ranked Arizona among its top 25 ideal places to retire. Whether you’re already living in the desert Foothills or looking to move here to enjoy your golden years, there are many options available that will make your senior years more comfortable here in Arizona.