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Perks of Retiring at Sierra Winds in Arizona

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If you’re considering retiring in Arizona, you’ll want to find just the right senior living community that provides the lifestyle you’re searching for. Sierra Winds in Peoria, AZ, keeps you connected to the best services, resources, and cultural opportunities our state offers, while adding unparalleled hospitality and genuine friendliness all our own.

All the Perks of Choosing Senior Living in Peoria, AZ

Climate and Natural Beauty

The Peoria area is naturally blessed. Over 80% of our days are sunny. The Salt River cuts through stunning cliffs and adds lush vegetation in a desert climate. And the Arizona desert offers relief for seniors who normally suffer from seasonal allergies. But our landscape isn’t entirely desert. Just north of Sierra Winds and Peoria, AZ, you’ll find Peoria West Wing Mountain Preserve, Peoria East Wing Mountain Preserve, Peoria Sunrise Mountain Preserve and Pyramid Peak. You can drive up and go for a hike or pack a picnic and take in the scenery. For those who are retiring in Arizona to escape cold weather, Peoria’s warm climate is a delight. Average temperature in January is around 55.

Tax Savings

Retiring in Arizona is widely popular in part because Arizona does not impose income tax on social security income. The state also does not levy an estate tax, gift tax, or inheritance tax. And the first $2,500 of a federal government pension or a military pension is tax-exempt. All together, these tax policies can increase your nest egg and protect your estate.

Native Culture

The human history of this land goes back 12,000 years, and many American Indian tribes are keeping the heritage alive to this day. Arizona is actually a native word. It means “little spring” in the Tohono O’odham language. Within a short drive from Peoria, you can find the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, and the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

We’re so fortunate to have such a rich cultural tapestry close to our home. Touring cultural centers and tribal lands can be an incredible experience, but remember that each tribe’s land is a sovereign nation with its own government and laws. Some tribes welcome visitors to experience cultural events, and others limit outside interaction to commercial ventures, like their casinos. Before planning a trip, research the tribe and their rules. Contact a representative of the tribe to ask about their policies on photography, sacred spaces and ceremonies.

Easy Access to Urban Life

You may not want to live in a large metropolis, but having the resources and culture nearby is always a plus. In Peoria, you have easy access to Phoenix, including its world-class health care. Plus, California and Nevada are only a daytrip away.

Culture and Leisure

No matter what you’re interested in, life is never boring here. Both the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners come to the Peoria Sports Complex every year for spring training. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts hosts experimental theatrical experiences, traditional theater, concerts, and even large-scale puppet shows. Premier golf courses are all around us, including Quintero Golf & Country Club, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, Blackstone Country Club, Peoria Pines Golf Club, and Westbrook Village Golf Club. You’ll find beautiful parks, including Rio Vista Community Park, Pioneer Community Park, and Paloma Community Park. And when you need to relax, there is a wide array of spas nearby.

A Close-Knit Community of Friends

If you’re looking to enjoy all the benefits of retiring in Arizona, but you’d also like to find interesting friends, enriching activities, and a smart plan for your future, Sierra Winds in Peoria, AZ, offers the complete package. Our maintenance-free lifestyle and joyful approach to wellness create vibrant days and close connections. You can reach out to us. A member of our team would be happy to tell you more about senior living in Peoria, AZ.