Arizona has become a popular state for people retiring because of all it has to offer. The low cost of living is particularly inviting along with all the social clubs and activities that can be done outdoors. Lake Havasu City is an active community full of spectacular views, fishing, golf and leisure activities.
Lake Havasu has more than 60 miles of waterways with shorelines loaded with coves and no speed limits on the water. Bring your own boat and enjoy the lake for fishing, water and jet skiing, or just lazy days on the water. If you do not have your own boat, you can enjoy a day on the water taking a pleasure cruise to see all the sites.
Boating is not the only activity that active, retired folks enjoy in Arizona. There are plenty of trails for off-road biking, hiking, ultra light flying, and scuba activities. The unbelievable scenery of the mountains and deserts offer you breathtaking views. Arizona has unique sunsets of brilliant yellows and oranges that will amaze you no matter how many times you take in the views.
One disadvantage of Arizona is that it has no oceans. You can enjoy one of the few lakes it does offer instead. Also, Arizona has a lot of dust and dust storms come alone once in a while. Summer time is extremely hot, so activities are mostly indoors if the heat is something that might bother you. From September through May the heat is not too severe and the dryness of the air makes the warmer days more bearable.
Arizona has many retirement communities within the large cities or just outside the city limits. They are affordable and friendly and medical care is excellent with all the medical centers available. Another great advantage about retiring in Arizona is that your Social Security is not taxed by the state. You will enjoy the warmer winters, the dry heat and lack of humidity in Arizona. There are active adult communities of all types and sizes. You can have a mobile home, prefab home, or a sturdy house with all the comforts, at a reasonable price.
Landscaping around your home is made easy. Most communities use stone ground covers with colorful plants that are known to the area. Except for the July to September ‘monsoon” season, rainfall is scarce in Arizona, so plants and shrubs get water with an underground drip system. That means no watering chores and no mowing for the homeowners.
For those who like the gaming life, there is plenty of activities at the tables or electronic slots. You can enjoy blackjack, poker and casino machine games, as well as having a enjoyable night out with a lovely dinner. If you do not like the crowded casinos, then take a cruise on one of the many gambling boats and enjoy the scenes as you play.
You will find Arizona one of the best places to retire for its lower cost of living, pleasant climate, and friendly people throughout the state. Explore all the avenues that Arizona has to offer and choose your place to retire in and enjoy your golden years.