Looking for the perfect place to enjoy retirement? For those over age 55, it doesn’t get much better than Tucson. Monikered as the Old Pueblo, the city has roots dating back thousands of years to some of the most ancient peoples in North America. The Tucson area is no less attractive in modern times–The city maintains a feel of the Old West coupled with city conveniences, warm desert winters, a reasonable cost of living, and a smorgasbord of activities.
No wonder it’s one of the top places to retire in the U.S.!
Cost of Living
You’ll have no trouble getting the most out of your dollar in Tucson retirement communities. Not only does the city’s cost of living rank below average, the state of Arizona is one of the most tax-friendly for retirees. There’s no tax on social security income, gift tax, or estate tax. Housing is 26 percent less expensive than the national average, and utilities are an average of 12 percent cheaper.
It’s also easy to get around Tucson without having to maintain the expense of a car. An award-winning public transit system includes the latest in cutting-edge technology, modern buses and streetcars, and extensive routes throughout the city. If you want to travel under your own steam, you’ll find an expansive network of paths for bicycling and walking.
Enjoy the Arizona sunshine nearly every day of the year–on average, the sun shines about 300 days. Don’t bring your snow shovel when you’re moving to Tucson! Snow is rare and you’ll barely be able to scrape together a snowball before it melts away.
The warm, dry winters are ideal for people suffering from allergies, asthma and arthritis. Enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle year round: While summer days might kiss 100 degrees, cool mornings and evenings let you get outside and get moving.
Tucson’s Rich Heritage
Do you enjoy watching the performing arts? Tucson has about 233 performance dates each year! Enjoy ballet, symphony, opera, and theater throughout the year. You won’t want to miss the Tucson Folk Festival each April where you can listen to more than 20 hours of free folk music.
Impressive & Diverse Museums
Spend the day browsing through one of the city’s wide array of museums. Explore the region’s indigenous cultures at the Arizona State Museum or view more than 80,000 prints at the Center for Creative Photography. Not all Tucson museums are contained in buildings. See Arizona’s varied creatures in re-creations of their natural habitats at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, the state’s second most popular attraction after the Grand Canyon.
Have an Adventure!
Ideal Golf Destinations
When you want to hit a few balls, head out to one of more than 40 golf courses in and around Tucson. The selection includes two dozen championship golf courses with fairways stretching through rocky canyons and native foliage.
Explore Tucson’s Outdoor Adventures
Tucson’s natural spaces make picturesque places for hiking. Watch the sunset from Gates Pass Trail in Tucson Mountain Park or reward yourself with a dip in a natural beach-flanked pool in Sabino Canyon. Saguaro National Park flanks the eastern and western boundaries of the city, with more than 165 miles of trails winding between long-armed cacti. Take a drive up the Catalina Highway. You’ll experience every climate zone from desert to pines in 27 short miles! The road brings you to the top of Mt. Lemmon–the area’s skiing and hiking hotspot.
Life at Desert Pueblo
Wide Selection of Mobile Homes
Ready for retiring in Tucson? You’ll find plenty to do right on site at Desert Pueblo Mobile Home Park, an age 55+ mobile home community. With a variety of mobile homes for sale, you’ll find a single-wide or double-wide mobile home that is perfect for your needs
Affordable Monthly RV Parking
If you can’t live without your RV, fear not, Desert Pueblo age 55+ RV park in Tucson plenty of available spaces reserved for monthly RV parking. There is nothing better than resting your RV in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona after miles of traveling.
Deluxe Amenities & Activities
After your day’s adventure, relax in a Jacuzzi or wrap up your evening with a game of shuffleboard or horseshoes on our lighted courts. You’ll find all the amenities you need for comfortable living at the park, from convenient laundry facilities to spacious lounge and party areas.
Join other residents for a range of on-site activities. Get to know your neighbors at ice cream socials, potluck dinners and Saturday morning coffee or join in aquatic exercise classes, crafts, billiards, bible classes or games.