5 Reasons Why a Scottsdale Retirement is the Best Choice
Are you dreaming of a retirement life full of sunny days, low responsibility, and plenty of time for your favorite activities like golf or art classes? Whether you’re recently retired or have been for a while, there’s a good chance you know what you want your retirement life to look like, and being snowed in or stuck at home doing yard work is probably not at the top of your list. Perhaps a Scottsdale retirement in a luxury senior living community is right for you.
Here are the top benefits of living in Scottsdale during retirement.
Why Choose Scottsdale Retirement Lifestyle?
On the Northeast border of the Arizona capital lies beautiful Scottsdale. As part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, retirees have access to all of the great cultural events and museums all around the state.
Let’s explore the Scottsdale Retirement benefits closer:
Golf, Hiking, and Other Outdoor Activities:
Scottsdale is home to beautiful weather during the fall, spring, and winter. With a low chance for rain, and even lower chance of snow, to mess with outdoor plans, it’s easy to enjoy your time hiking in nearby McDowell Sonoran Preserve or getting your Vitamin D hanging out by the pool. Or visit the Desert Botanical Gardens and watch a breathtaking sunset surrounded by beautiful desert landscape.
If outdoor sports are your thing, Scottsdale is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country, including nearby TPC Scottsdale that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open every year and the exclusive Whisper Rock private golf club.
Culture in Scottsdale:
Arizona is located in the Southwest United States and provides ample opportunities for exploring local history and culture. Nearby museums include the Phoenix Art Museum, Natural History Museum, and Heard Museum. A short drive will take you to Taliesin West, the home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Explore the state wonders like the Grand Canyon, Montezuma’s Castle, or the Petrified Forest, all within a few hours of your Scottsdale retirement living community. Take a relaxing vacation to red rock country and enjoy the hiking and local restaurant scene in beautiful Sedona. Or, choose to attend the plentiful amount of local festivals like the Fountain Hills Arts Festival or the Native Trails Festivals located in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
As we get older, healthcare options become a bigger priority in where we choose to live. When you retire to Scottsdale, you have access to several highly rated healthcare networks. Mayo Hospital is located just down the street from your active senior living community in Scottsdale. Just a short drive farther is the extensive Mayo Clinic, as well as Mayo Clinic Family practices peppered around the city.
In addition to the patient-centered Mayo Clinic, you also have access to many Honor Health hospitals, both boutique and large scale, nearby to treat a variety of ailments that cannot be handled in-house at your new retirement community in Scottsdale.
For those needing the extra help, assisted living and memory care options are also available at the luxury senior living communities in the area.
World-class Shopping and Dining in Scottsdale:
Whether you prefer to window shop, walk laps at the mall, or shop until you can’t carry anymore, you’ll have your pick of shopping malls to choose from. Down the street from your new active living community are both Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter. The two outdoor malls provide local and national shops, great dining opportunities, and weekly entertainment.
If you’re looking for airconditioned shopping opportunities, Fashion Square Mall is home to three levels of stores and plenty of space to roam. Or, venture outside and down the street to Old Town Scottsdale and explore the Western boutiques, art galleries, and quaint local eateries and shops.
One thing many seniors worry about is making sure their money stretches as far as possible. There are a whole host of tax reasons that make Scottsdale inviting for senior citizens.
First, the state of Arizona doesn't tax social security income. If social security is a big part of your current income as a retiree, this can be a boon in savings. In addition, groceries are only subject to the low city food tax rate, making them less expensive. Travel just a few miles down the road, and you can have your groceries tax-free, as the neighboring city of Phoenix does not have a grocery tax.
County, city, and other local taxes can vary. So, once settled, you want to check with your tax advisor on the best way to manage your funds within the city and state tax codes.
Luxury Senior Living Opportunities:
Enjoy the high life in retirement by choosing a luxury senior living community for your Scottsdale retirement. What better place to spend those retirement years than with others who are like you, ready to learn a new place, make some new friends, and even a few new adventures. It will be nice to start your retirement years with others who are having the shared experience of living in a new place.
Active senior living communities, like LivGenerations Mayo Blvd, offer a low-stress retirement experience with options for independent living, independent casita living, assisted living, memory care, and an exclusive immersive experience in Elevato - our Penthouse Senior Living Lifestyle.
Resort-style amenities and an active community calendar offer a vacation-like living experience every day. Enjoy the beautiful pool, high-end fitness centers, and gourmet dining options all steps from your door.
Your Scottsdale retirement awaits you. With so much to offer seniors, it's no wonder Scottsdale has become a favorite location for retirement.
If you want to learn more about retirement living in an active senior community, give us a call today! We’ll set up your personal tour of the homes, amenities, and lifestyle opportunities that allow you to liv well.