Arizona is known for balmy summer breezes, breathtaking Sonoran Desert views, and the kind of on-the-go lifestyle baby boomers crave. A suburb of the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Peoria is a fast-growing community that’s taking “getting older” out of retirement living. Named one of the top 25 cities to retire by Forbes, this thriving desert community earned the spotlight for livability with its low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and exciting entertainment. Active adults will love this age-friendly city for all the ways they can get involved whether it’s joining a book club, going back to class, or taking up water skiing.
Venturing through mountain trails and enjoying water recreation isn’t the first thing someone envisions when moving to the desert. Lake Pleasant is the go-to spot for everything from boating to jet skiing and features two marinas, a restaurant, and an RV resort. West Wing and Sunrise Mountain offer a spectacular trail excursion for avid hikers, and mountain bikers to elevate their outdoor experience. With over 300 days of glorious sun, golf enthusiasts can get ahead of the game year-round at one of Peoria’s challenging courses including the Westbrook Village Golf Club Lakes Course, and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia.
When temperatures outside reach record highs, active adults can cool off indoors with a wide variety of recreational activities. Peoria’s Park and Recreation Program offers an extensive catalog for those 50+ with everything from crafting, and line dancing, to computer, and yoga classes. It’s the perfect opportunity to participate in lifelong learning and remain socially engaged whether it’s getting the guys together for a game of pool or taking an art class.
From art connoisseurs to sports fanatics, this energetic city has something for everyone. Home to the Peoria Sports Complex, and art venues including the Arizona Broadway Theater, and Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, action, and entertainment can be enjoyed any day of the week. This centrally located desert oasis has an abundant selection of retailers, and restaurants, and is just under thirty minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. As a popular retirement destination and snowbird vacation spot, Peoria tops the charts for its unmatched outdoor recreation, proximity to outstanding healthcare, and limitless amenities
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