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Forbes Magazine Lists Tucson as One of the ‘Best Places To Retire’


May 17, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Last week, Redfin, a real estate company headquartered in Seattle, shared its list of top 10 places to live in Arizona this year and Tucson is their top choice.

This week, Forbes Magazine is spotlighting the city and this time it’s for the retired crowd.

Forbes shared this year’s “Best Places To Retire In 2024” and out of 800 cities across the U.S., they’ve included Tucson in the mix. They gathered their choices by examining everything from housing costs and taxes to healthcare, air quality, crime, climate change, and natural hazard risk. Most of Forbes’ selected cities are drier climates, too.

Forbes shared the following about Tucson:

“High number of primary care doctors per capita. Very bikeable, somewhat walkable. Flat state income tax of 2.5%, with Social Security exempt and no state estate or inheritance tax.”

We’ve all heard of the term “snowbirds” and Tucson has long been a favorite destination for years. However, not everyone in that demographic is stickin’ around temporarily — they’re making a nest here in Tucson and hopefully supporting the local food scene.

So, if you’re reading this and thinking about moving to Tucson, here are a few interactive guides to help you decide where to eat, drink, and mingle with other locals.

You can read about all 25 Best Cities to Retire in 2024 at forbes.com.

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