Looking for a place to retire? According to the U.S. census, 15.4 percent of people living in Arizona are 65 years or older, a proportion slightly larger than the national average. It’s no surprise Arizona would be one of the top places to retire, especially since Arizona as a whole is one of the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees, according to Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based business and finance-advice publication.

A recent survey on WallHub, a financial-planning website for consumers and small-business owners, ranked the top-50 best places to retire in the country. Not surprisingly, sunny Arizona made the list multiple times different times. Additionally, the high number of sunny days appeals to many from places pestered by gloomy winter weather. Below are the top 5 Arizona retirement locales according to Wallhub:

1. Scottsdale.
2. Peoria.
3. Tempe.
4. Mesa.
5. Tucson.

These Arizona retirement locations feature recreational centers, golf courses and bowling alleys as well as local grocery stores, banks and restaurants clustered throughout the communities. As the number of retirees climbs nationwide, people beginning a new stage of life are seeking out the best places in Arizona to retire. Whole communities already cater to retirees and other active adults throughout the state. If you’re looking for an Arizona retirement community to call home, please contact Sharon Mason today.