Live Well During Retirement in Phoenix West Valley

Live Well During Retirement in Phoenix West Valley

When you find an area to live that surrounds you with natural beauty, fascinating history, multiple opportunities to engage and connect with others, a lively arts scene, and so much more, you might decide it’s just the place for you. That’s what so many older adults are doing: choosing retirement in Phoenix West Valley and loving every minute of it!

At Heritage Communities, we want all our residents to savor everything the region has to offer. Here’s just a few reasons why we think retirement in Phoenix West Valley might just be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Reasons to Consider Retirement in Phoenix West Valley

A great climate

The Phoenix West Valley lies just outside of the Phoenix city limits in Maricopa County. What was once a desert outpost, Phoenix now a thriving and vibrant metropolitan area that is home to 1.7 million people. It’s a wonderful place to retire and escape the snow, ice and cold of northern states. With hot dry summers and warm to cool winters the climate makes life easy for people of all ages.

An energetic vibe

Phoenix West Valley is home to companies like Goodyear and Amazon, and is expanding in the areas of health care, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, aerospace, finance, and technology. There’s a wide range of entertainment, sports, dining, outdoor activities and volunteer opportunities available, as well as excellent shopping and diverse destinations that ensure a never-ending supply of entertainment.

Bottom line, if you want to choose a location where you can explore new passions, keep learning, engage with others, and get the most out of this exciting phase of life, retirement in Phoenix West Valley is for you!

Festivals for fun and new friends

Make the most of Independence Day at the city of Peoria’s All-American Festival featuring free admission, live music, kid’s activities, a cornhole tournament, great food and beverages, and of course, outstanding fireworks to wrap up the celebration.

Enjoy the arts on many levels at the Tempe Festival of the Arts in December. With more than 350 artists from across the country, visitors can choose from arts and crafts, live music shows, wine and spirits tasting, and a variety of food and beverage vendors, all located on the streets of historic Mill Avenue. The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation.

Feel like trying something new for dinner? Join friends and family for 1st Friday West Valley Food Trucks in the Park at Whyman Park in Tolleson for diverse food truck vendors, family-friendly music, and more. A great way to get outside and share some good food!

Destinations that everyone will enjoy

For a one-of-a-kind experience, the Eagle Tail Mountain Wolf Sanctuary is not to be missed. This non-profit organization helps to support the care of abandoned wolves and wolf dogs and teach the public about these native animals. You’ll need to call ahead and make an appointment for a visit October through April.

Another great place to enjoy animals is the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. You’ll find the Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600 separate species, rides, a petting zoo and daily shows. Visitors can ride a train through a Safari Park and see animals from Africa, go underwater at the aquarium with more than 80 exhibits from tropical fish to sharks and rays, and observe a wide variety of animals from around the world in the Zoo, Dragon World and Adventure Land.

Thriving arts that interest and educate

Retirement in Phoenix West Valley means enjoying a climate perfect for community art displays like those in the City of Glendale, where visitors can view murals, sculptures, statues and many more beautiful art forms throughout the city.

Another excellent way to enjoy the arts is at The Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, with live music concerts from rock and roll to symphony and everything in between as well as diverse stage performances spanning cultures, seasons and genres.

For live theater, check out the Sun City Players Community Theater, the community’s premier performance production company community theater venue for more than 60 years It’s a unique opportunity to study and experience all facets of theater. You might decide to audition and see where it goes!

For some of the best Native American art and culture, the Heard Museum in Phoenix offers an amazing array of collections from ancient artifacts to beautifully crafted textiles to sculptures and more. Here, you will encounter the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art. Spend the day, enjoy lunch at the Courtyard Café and shop the authentic arts crafts in the gift shop.

Lifelong learning options abound

Keep your brain in shape and make new friends: lifelong learning is alive and well in retirement in Phoenix West Valley. Three of the best options are the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Arizona State University’s West campus and North Scottsdale campus, Tempe College Connect, and at ALLE Learning. Each offers a full catalog of classes as well as experiential opportunities and social events designed for seniors.

Retirement in Phoenix West Valley has much to offer you. All the ingredients for healthy aging are right here. Plus, living here is a lot of fun!

It’s even better when you become a resident of Orchard Pointe by Heritage Communities, where we empower older adults to advance their own health and well-being by creating vibrant lifestyles that inspire creativity, support choice, protect dignity, and celebrate experience. Let us tell you more.

Everything is in place for living better. And as a resident of one of our communities, you enjoy a carefree lifestyle that matches your wants and needs. Let us tell you more at Senior Living in Phoenix West Valley: Everything You Need to Know. Or contact us today.