Retiring in Ahwatukee is an Amazing Choice, and Here’s Why

Posted on 09/03/2021

When you’re dreaming of a sunny retirement without the cold, snow, and dreary winters, an Ahwatukee retirement is the best situation. While you’ve been pondering the benefits you want from retirement, a low-maintenance lifestyle that gives you plenty of opportunities for your favorite activities is probably at the top of your wishlist. That’s where a luxury retirement community in sunny Ahwatukee comes into play.

Below are the best reasons to retire in Ahwatukee.

Making the Move to Beautiful Ahwatukee for Retirement

Nestled in the southern part of Phoenix, Ahwatukee sits near beautiful mountains, scenic golf courses, and an array of local dining and shopping options. When you retire in Ahwatukee, you have quick access to everything Phoenix has to offer while staying removed enough from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a slower pace of living.

Outdoor Lifestyles in Ahwatukee:

An Ahwatukee retirement involves a lot of sunshine and few days of rain to spoil your plans. That means the greens will always be ready for your round of golf and hiking trails open to allow you to enjoy the desert landscape.

Explore the different hiking opportunities like Mountain Park Ranch trail and Corona de Loma trail on the north side of town. Make regular tee times to golf at popular sites like Foothills Golf Club, the Arizona Grand Golf Course, and Ocotillo Golf Club. Go for a run or bike ride in the sunshine!

If you’re looking to venture out, the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens are a short drive away and provide outdoor entertainment to get you your Vitamin D during your Ahwatukee retirement.

Ahwatukee Culture:

Arizona sits in the middle of the Southwestern United States, and provides a unique culture over other regions of the country. The state is home to many historical landmarks showing how the first settlers were able to create sustainable communities in the desert.

There are also museums and attractions for art lovers to architecture fans, history buffs to theater followers. Popular destinations include the Phoenix Art Museum and Ballet Arizona downtown. In addition to several community theaters, plays are often performed at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium and the historic Herberger Theater.

Tour the state to find the Grand Canyon and Williams, an old Route 66 town. Travel south to discover the Biodome 2 and Tombstone. There are many mining towns - with some even claiming they’re haunted - to visit as well. Every weekend can bring you a new place to venture to when you retire in Ahwatukee.

Great Healthcare Support:

At some point in your life, healthcare access becomes a bigger part of your decision on where to live. Whether this is from a health scare, retirement, or just general age, having access to quality healthcare closer to home brings peace of mind.

While the famed Mayo Clinic is about an hour’s drive away, retirees in Ahwatukee are close to Dignity Health and Banner Health hospitals and doctor’s offices. Whether emergency or standard check-up, you’ll have access to great healthcare systems nearby.

Moving to an active senior community also gives residents access to healthcare options right in their homes. Many retirees start out in an independent living home and are able to enroll in assisted living services when the time comes. In addition, the luxury senior living community offers memory care neighborhoods if you or a loved one ever needs specialized care.

Local Shopping and Dining:

If you’re looking to have an active retirement, and enjoy great food and shopping, Ahwatukee has plenty of opportunities for you. Keep enjoying the sunshine with the popular Premium Outlets at Wild Horse Pass. Want to window shop in an air-conditioned environment? The Chandler Fashion Center is a short drive away and offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Gourmet dining is an option in your active retirement community, but if you’re looking for options outside of the community, there are plenty of options around. Ahwatukee is peppered with some great local favorite restaurants and is a short drive from Tempe or Downtown Chandler. An Ahwatukee retirement does not leave your shopping and dining cravings wanting.

Taxes in Ahwatukee:

Taxes can take a good portion of your retirement income. At this age, restricted income is usually the norm. Living in Ahwatukee, Arizona offers some great tax benefits, including:

  • No Social Security Income Tax - that means your social security income won’t have taxes taken out by the state.
  • No State Sales Tax for Groceries - which leaves the sales tax to the cities and towns to decide. Many of these municipalities charge a nominal sales tax on grocery items but a few have decided not to. That means you can make the short trip to Mesa or Phoenix for tax-free groceries every week.

Taxes can be tricky, so it’s always best if you sit down with your trusted tax professional to find the benefits your could use in your tax strategy.

Active Senior Living - In Luxury:

Retirement living should be filled with less of the must-do’s and more of the want-to’s. Living in a luxury retirement community in Ahwatukee means taking your retirement lifestyle up a level. Seniors will have access to several care options, including independent living, while saying goodbye to mundane chores like gutter cleaning and yard maintenance.

In addition, resort-inspired communities like LivGenerations Ahwatukee believe in making the most of your retirement living. That’s why they offer gourmet meals that are tasty and healthy, as well as an active community calendar. Residents have the opportunity to explore a variety of activities on-site and participate in community-sponsored events at local destinations.

Ahwatukee retirees living at LivGenerationsl Ahwatukee will have access to resort-inspired amenities like a fabulous pool and high-end fitness equipment. This allows you to keep up with your physical activity, which in turn helps with mobility down the road.

Get ready to make your retirement lifestyle everything you’ve dreamed of. Take a personal tour of LivGenerations Ahwatukee to see how our community provides you the opportunity to enjoy this next phase in your life.