5 Ways a Scottsdale Retirement is the Optimal Opportunity
Does a retirement filled with sunshine and lower stress sound like your ideal lifestyle after working for years? Imagine time to do all of your favorite things, like golfing and taking new classes. If you’re considering retirement or have been retired for a while, you probably know what you want to be doing with those highly sought retirement years. Does shoveling snow or spending time trimming plants sound like that vision? If not, a luxury retirement community nestled in the quiet North Scottsdale neighborhood of Pinnacle Peak is the best direction for you.
Keep reading to discover the benefits of a Scottsdale retirement.
Outdoor Activities Like Golf and Hiking:
Nine months of the year, Scottsdale is bathed in gorgeous weather and sunshine. With only a few short weeks of rain, there’s plenty of time to explore the outdoors. Consider enjoying a hike along the McDowell Sonoran Preserve or walk through Desert Botanical Gardens. Even better, get some exercise and Vitamin D in the pool.
Not far away, you’ll find gorgeous golf courses to fill your days on the greens. Play at TPC Scottsdale or watch the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Just 5 minutes away, you’ll find Greyhawk, another beautiful golf course to spend a beautiful day outdoors on.
While cities like Washington D.C. and Philadelphia may jump to your mind when you think of culture in the United States, the Southwest is home to just as rich history worth exploring. The Heard Museum and Natural History Museum are short drives away, as is the Phoenix Art Museum. Another favorite for architecture fans is the Taliesin West Museum, which was previously the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Venture around the state to see historical sites and natural wonders like Montezuma’s Castle and the Grand Canyon. Or take a short drive from your luxury retirement community in Scottsdale to enjoy the beautiful red rocks of Sedona and nearby wineries.
Living in a beautiful community is an amazing thing, but healthcare options become more important as we age. Scottsdale retirement provides some of the top hospital networks in the country within minutes of your location. Honor Health is moments from LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak, with Mayo Hospital a short drive further.
Shop and Dine in Style:
Scottsdale provides plenty of opportunities to shop with gorgeous outdoor and indoor malls. Enjoy the option of walking laps, window shopping, or indulging in some retail therapy with a variety of high-end stores to explore. Some nearby local favorites include Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter.
In addition to those beautiful outdoor malls, you can explore the stores indoors at Fashion Square Mall. For more boutique-style stores and a variety of dining opportunities, venture a bit more South to Old Town Scottsdale. There, you’ll also discover Western-style boutiques and galleries.
Taxes are a big part of budgeting and when you aren’t working for a paycheck, being aware of where every dollar is going is important. Here are some of the tax benefits to retiring in Scottsdale:
- No state social security income tax. Arizona does not tax social security income, which can be big if a large portion of your retirement income is from social security benefits.
- No grocery tax. Another thing Arizona does not tax as a state is the cost of groceries. Food items are only subject to the city tax rate, saving you money. Or, venture about 15 minutes into Phoenix, where there is no city tax on groceries.
In addition to these benefits, make sure to talk with your trusted financial and tax advisors to make the most out of local and state tax codes.
Senior Luxury Living Options:
Choose to elevate your retirement with luxury senior living in Scottsdale. While luxury apartment communities are popping up everywhere, finding one that really prioritizes helping you make the most out of your retirement takes your living experience up a notch. LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak offers opportunities to expand upon your mental, physical, and social health.
Moving to an active senior living community affords you the opportunity to choose independent living or assisted living options, as well as memory care neighborhoods if the need arises. In addition, you can immerse yourself in a new retirement experience with exclusive classes, coaches, and lounges called Elevato.
Residents are afforded the opportunity to learn new hobbies, take new classes, and enjoy an active social calendar that makes your retirement feel like a vacation without the hassle of traveling. Stay fit with a variety of fitness classes or low-impact exercise in the gorgeous pool. Stay healthy with gourmet dining that’s also good for you. It’s all steps from your front door.
Retiring in Scottsdale provides so many options and opportunities, making the move has become an easy choice for many retirees.
Discover the next level in luxury retirement living. Schedule a personal tour of LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak today.