Reader AI mentioned Patagonia and Sonoita in southern Arizona as two good places to consider, but both are really small – about 1,000 people each. Because most of this audience is made up of city-slickers, I picked a bigger town to feature as an introduction to southern Arizona.
Described by “Where To Retire” magazine as a “four-season Arizona gem”, Sierra Vista is the ideal retirement location. With a year-round temperate climate, low cost of living, affordable housing, and spectacular natural beauty, Sierra Vista has it all. To find out how you can come and sample our beautiful community for $199 for 2 people over 3 days, visit www.RetireSierraVista.com
Here’s what $325,000 will buy you – 2,670sf built in 2002 on 1/4-acre:
Might as well retire to Palmcaster with a tax basis transfer. If you are going desert southwest then best go all the way:
Now that is a retirement spread.
Perhaps I should be clearer. The house in Jim’s post could be anywhere; Palmcaster, IE, Imperial and even rexplosive Phoenix. Maybe some people just want anyoldplace to “retire” or more generally to live in but I’d prefer someplace not anyoldplace. Hyperbole perhaps on my part but what I see in Sierra Vista is close to the Walmart and Cadillac service center and Hometown Buffet.
“Now that is a retirement spread.”
Wow! That’s a great place, if you get along with your wife okay.
Don’t dare buy it if you don’t! If things escalate, you could wind up being buried 100 yards behind the house, with Arizona’s version of Columbo there to solve the case.
Columbo: Oh, and one last question…
Your Wife: Uh… yes?
Columbo: The spanish housekeeper you said your husband must have run off to Mexico with… do you remember her name?
Your Wife: Umm… Juanita?
Columbo: Okay. Just checking. That sound’s pretty spanish. Needed to make sure before I closed the case.
Your Wife: Thank you, Arizona Columbo!
AZ Columbo: Bearcwithbme a moment here. If the garage is full of tools and your missing husband’s home built airplane, why go to the trouble…