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For many years, Arizona has been a retirement favorite for seniors seeking amenable year-round weather, plenty of outdoor attractions, and beautiful scenery. While some more popular spots are less affordable, there are 10 locales that offer the peace and quiet retirees seek at a more reasonable price.

These are the top 10 affordable retirement places in Arizona:

  • Eloy
  • Douglas
  • Apache Junction
  • Coolidge
  • San Luis
  • Nogales
  • Somerton
  • Bullhead City
  • Yuma
  • Casa Grande

Out of the list, only Yuma can be described as a metropolitan location with city amenities. San Luis and Somerton are small towns close by, just to the south. All are right above the Mexican border and along the Colorado River. Nearby are the Yuma Desert and Casa Grande Mountains.

Along the Mexican border are Nogales and Douglas. Nogales is just south of Tucson and near historic missions and other scenic sites. Douglas is a charming older western town in the southeast corner of the state near the San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge.

Seniors looking for the peace and quiet of an affordable smaller town but proximity to major cities will want to check out Eloy, Coolidge, and Casa Grande. Just east of Phoenix and Mesa is Apache Junction, which is close to mountain trails for hiking and a home for sensational sunsets.

North along the Colorado River and right by the Nevada and California borders is Bullhead City, which enjoys the nearby Colorado River wetlands.

All these Arizona retirement havens offer peace and privacy, with nonexistent humidity, spectacular western desert and mountain scenery, and the safety of lower crime rates than larger cities.

Council of Seniors Works to Make Retirement Easier

More income to fight higher inflation is why Council of Seniors is dedicated to getting Congress to pass The SAVE Benefits Act. This legislation is needed to make up for the annual Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) not paid in several recent years. If it passes, $581 will be returned to seniors.

Signing our petition right away will help us show Congress the urgency of addressing this issue.

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