The Phoenix Valley is a great place to live and be healthy. With recreational options abounding and sunshine for 300 days a year, it's no wonder that many people plan to move here. It is a very popular place for 'snowbirds'. There are many large companies offering varied job opportunities that insure a healthy economy for the Phoenix Valley.
There is also a fairly well-kept secret that - once discovered - entices a particular group from all over the world. This secret is an area, located only thirty minutes from downtown Phoenix, which has the largest concentration of year round recreational facilities in the whole United States! Of course the population group that loves it is the retirement community.
Not far from the Sun Dome and the Mayo Clinic is the aptly named Sun City. It boasts eight golf courses of its own from amongst the hundreds in Arizona, three country clubs, Sun Bowl, Viewpoint Lake, two bowling centers and seven recreation centers.
Sun City is the perfect place to retire to and it has even been made easy for you to have a peaceful retirement here! The whole area is a zoned 'adult' community.
This means that at least one resident of a Sun City home must be over 55 years of age and other residents must be over 19 years of age. Most homes in Sun City are single homes, apartments or duplexes, and there is no age restriction on property ownership. House prices in this area start at just over $100,000 and keep going up!
Sun City is a great community - one where, to some extent, you can have more 'say'. For instance, residents voted to have golf carts legalized for street use, and now they are a popular way to travel! This also reduces emissions, speeding cars and traffic jams!
Phoenix has its own International Airport, the 18th busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic. West Jet, Aeromexico and British Airways are among the international carriers alongside all the recognized U.S. carriers.
Not surprisingly, one of the carriers serving Phoenix Airport is Air Canada, supporting the many Canadians who leave their arthritis in the frozen North, and fly south for the warmth and dryness of the Phoenix climate. Phoenix is among the driest cities in the world, so there really are less aching bones and wheezing chests in this nurturing climate.
There are varied and interesting recreation classes offered. You can learn almost anything, from Tuscany Style Cooking to Beginners Boxing! If you are still wondering about basking in all this pleasant heat, there are actually courses to explain to you all about moving and living to the Phoenix Valley.
The state of Arizona supports hundreds of golf courses, many varieties of motor racing, horse shows, horse racing, rodeos and all the major sports. It even caters to the genealogy buffs and the model train addicts. In fact there's everything here in the Phoenix Valley - except you....?