The number one most popular place to retire at Topretirements.com for 2017 is Green Valley, Arizona. It’ s the first time a town from the west hit the # spot.
Online PR News – 31-July-2017 – A new retirement migration might be in the making. For the first time in the more than 10 years that Topretirements.com has been producing a list of the 100 Best Places to Retire, a town from the west was the number 1 retirement destination. The 2017 winner is Green Valley, Arizona, a sprawling complex of communities south of Tucson. Not only did Green Valley become the first western town at the top of the list, but another town from Arizona, Prescott, joined it at the #2 spot. Does this signify that the western part of the country is attracting more retirees than the east – only time will tell.
A comment by a visitor to topretirements.com sums up why Green Valley was able to wrest the top spot away from last years winner, Sarasota, Florida. Green Valley sells itself more than 70 special interest clubs, great weather (most of the year), no natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. The easiest place I have ever been to meet new people.
Sunbelt and West Rule
Here are the top 10 retirement destinations on the Best 100 list. Pensacola, FL made it into the top 10 for the first time in 2017, squeezing out Ft. Myers, FL.
1. Green Valley, AZ
See the entire 100 Most Popular Places to Retire list at Topretirements.com
How this list was developed