Best Places to Retire

The Phoenix area has been getting a lot of press lately, and unlike the last four years, it’s been good press this year!

That’s right, Forbes magazine isn’t the first to recognize Phoenix in 2012 for its many strong points. Take a look back at some of the other posts I’ve already gotten to write about the Valley of the Sun this year – and it’s only June!

Do you want less stress and a better social life? Move to Phoenix!

Phoenix Makes 2012 List of Best Cities for Hospital Care

Latest Media Coverage of the Phoenix Housing Market Recovery

And now, Phoenix has made Forbes’ list of 25 Best Places to Retire in 2012! But Phoenix didn’t just make the list for its warm weather and mountain views. Besides the usual financial factors, such as average home sales price, cost of living, and tax burden on retirees, the magazine also looked at availability of doctors, serious crime rates, and encouragement for an active retirement. In fact, not only did Arizona rank favorably in the majority of these categories, Forbes said Arizona was one of the best states in the country for retirees from a tax perspective.

Phoenix’s list of notable achievements is growing so fast! I wonder what list it will make next…