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Why Do So Many Seniors Choose to Live in Phoenix?

Why Do So Many Seniors Choose to Live in Phoenix?

Are you getting ready to leave the 9-to-5 work week behind and start your next phase of life as a retiree? Are you ready to make a change and move to somewhere new that is great for senior living? You have been looking forward to this moment for a long time and are ready to start seeing what your new life will look like.

If you are planning your next adventure and are considering the best places to move to where you can enjoy this next phase of life to its fullest, consider moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Senior living in Phoenix offers so many benefits there is little debate that seniors should make the jump and call Arizona their new home. 

The assisted living advocates at BridgeWater Assisted Living list below why you should choose Phoenix, Arizona, as your home base:

Sunny and Warm Weather

Imagine living in a location that offers days filled with warmth and sunshine, an average of 300 days a year, with an average wintertime temperature of 68 degrees. Your joints will ache less, and your gardens will bloom year-round. There’s no risk of slipping on ice patches or difficulties finding someone to remove the snow from your front porch and driveway just to be able to get the mail or go to the store.

Spending time outside enjoying all of that sunshine will also help increase your body’s vitamin D levels, which tend to naturally decrease as we age. A decrease in vitamin D causes your body more pain, along with many other unpleasant side effects. Senior living in Phoenix brings so many benefits from the weather alone; it is definitely a great place to consider for your next move.

Sporting Events for Everyone

There is always something fun to do and explore in Phoenix. Do you enjoy sporting events or enjoy playing sports? Phoenix hosts the Phoenix Open, the largest professional PGA golf tournament, and boasts nearly 200 golf courses within its city limits. 

If golf is not your sport, there are many other sporting events to choose from, with numerous professional sporting league teams playing right in your new hometown. You can watch sporting events with the Diamondbacks (MLB), the Cardinals (NFL), the Coyotes (NHL), and the Suns (NBA). There is even a large NASCAR following here, and the spring training camps for many major league baseball teams are nearby.

Arts and Cultural Events

If you enjoy art, dance, and music, consider visiting the Phoenix Art Museum, with a large assortment of artwork from famous artists. You could also enjoy a night out listening to the Arizona Opera Company sing or watch Ballet Arizona perform. 

There are a vast array of museums and concert halls to enjoy all around the Phoenix area, plus there are art and music festivals, food fairs, outdoor and indoor concerts, and tons of designer boutiques throughout Phoenix for shopping. The arts culture is rich and vibrant year-round and will never disappoint.

Breathtaking Outdoor Views

Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert within the Salt River Valley and is well-known as the Valley of the Sun due to those previously mentioned sunny days almost year-round. The city is surrounded by numerous mountain ranges, which create a stunning mountain view from almost anywhere in the Phoenix area.

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the South Mountain Park and Preserve, known for being one of the largest municipal parks in the US. Driving through the Phoenix Mountain Preserve along State Route 51 for a relaxing day trip on a warmer day when staying in an air-conditioned car sounds ideal. The Salt River runs through the city, providing a lovely place to take a leisurely walk or enjoy a bike ride on a sunny day.

Tax Exemptions and Assisted Living Benefits Available to Seniors

Saving money is always a bonus, and by living in Arizona, you can save on your taxes with many tax breaks available for seniors. For example, if you or your spouse are 65 or older, you can get a tax exemption, one of the many reasons retirees choose to live in Phoenix in their golden years. 

Suppose you decide that living in an assisted living community is your next step. In that case, you may be eligible for assisted living benefits to help ease the cost of living if you are in the Arizona area. Arizona will also provide tax exemptions for specific health conditions, which can help you save money if you fit the criteria and decide that senior living in Phoenix suits you.

Fewer Allergies in the Desert

If you are an allergy sufferer, rest assured you no longer have to suffer if you move to Arizona! Since Phoenix is in a desert environment, many allergy and asthma sufferers find relief when moving to Phoenix since most allergy-triggering vegetation cannot thrive in such an arid environment. 

Saving money on allergy medicine and significantly improved health and wellness is a great relief for those suffering in other states rife with allergy-triggering vegetation.

Phoenix is Well-Known for Excellent Healthcare

With a high population of retirees and seniors in the Phoenix metropolitan area, there is a high demand for a quality healthcare system, and rest assured, Phoenix has provided just that to its residents. Phoenix houses nearly 60 hospitals, and many are well-renowned healthcare facilities, such as the Mayo Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Arizona Heart Institute, the Barrow Neurological Institute, and Banner Hospital. There are also numerous facilities in nearby cities within Arizona specializing in specific healthcare fields, so quality healthcare is available for anyone and everyone.

If you are planning your move to Phoenix, Arizona, and want to move into an assisted living community, contact BridgeWater Assisted Living today. We would be happy to provide a tour of the community and work with you to find the right home for you!