ARIZONA NEWS

For second year in a row, Arizona ranks among top 10 places to retire

Jan 17, 2018, 4:15 AM
(Flickr/Ian MacKenzie)...
(Flickr/Ian MacKenzie)
(Flickr/Ian MacKenzie)

PHOENIX — If you are considering retirement soon, Arizona is one of the best places to be.

According to WalletHub, Arizona has ranked among the top 10 states in the nation for residents to retire for the second year in a row.

Todd Sanders with the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce said the ranking was a no-brainer because the Grand Canyon state has a lot to offer.

“Clearly, we have some of the best hospital systems in the country,” Sanders said. “One of the other things that makes us attractive is that we are one of the more affordable places to live, to buy a home.”

“Our quality of life, transportation system and health care system are among the best in the country,” he added. “From that perspective, its good to see validation.”

However, it looks like Arizona might be slipping on the list: Last year the state ranked as the eighth best place in the nation to retire before falling to the No. 10 spot this year.

The cause of that lower rank may be due to the workforce that is available to older people: Arizona ranked No. 48 in the nation for the number of people in the workforce who are 65 and older.

KTAR News’ Ashley Flood contributed to this report. 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A fisherman throws a cast net along shore of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, F...
KTAR.com

California holds out as Arizona, other states submit Colorado River water plan

Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River, including Arizona, have agreed on a model to cut water use in the basin.
9 hours ago
(Unsplash Photo)...
KTAR.com

Apache Junction toddler dies of overdose after swallowing fentanyl pill

Police in Apache Junction are investigating the death of a toddler boy they said ingested fentanyl.
9 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation)...
KTAR.com

ASU receives $5.5M in funding to help fill nursing needs

Arizona State University was awarded over $5 million to pay tuition and fees for 104 students, the school announced. 
9 hours ago
(El Mirage Police Department Photos)...
KTAR.com

3 arrested after house tied to human smuggling in El Mirage was targeted

Three people were arrested and a man is dead after a home tied to a human smuggling operation in El Mirage was targeted on Saturday.
9 hours ago
Follow @KTAR923...
KTAR.com

Glendale firefighter honored for life-saving effort by city of Surprise

A Glendale firefighter was honored Monday for life-saving actions he made last August, the city of Surprise announced.
9 hours ago
(Google Maps Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix developer plans to build commerce park in Casa Grande

A Phoenix-based developer recently purchased a 24-acre parcel in Casa Grande and plans to build a commerce park on it.
9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Pexels Photo)...

Sports gambling can be fun for adults, but it’s a dangerous game for children

While adults may find that sports gambling is a way to enhance the experience with more than just fandom on the line, it can be a dangerous proposition if children get involved in the activity.
...
Fiesta Bowl Foundation

Celebrate 50 years of Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade magic!

Since its first production in the early 1970s, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe has been a staple of Valley traditions, bringing family fun and excitement to downtown Phoenix.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
For second year in a row, Arizona ranks among top 10 places to retire