How do I afford all this?  Ask a resident… >

Seniors Moving Toward Tranquility: An Arizona Retirement

Relocating to a new home is quite the process, and it can be a little scary, especially long-distance moves for seniors. Moving can be particularly demanding due to a lifetime of accumulated belongings and emotional attachments. Older adults often need support services that meet their retirement plans and changing needs, provided by trained, compassionate caregivers.

The Bluffs of Flagstaff | Senior residents enjoying a meal
These residents chose an Arizona retirement at The Bluffs of Flagstaff and are glad they made the move!

The new community’s location is also important. That’s why many people retire in states with warm temperatures and abundant natural beauty. The Bluffs of Flagstaff offers a picture-perfect setting in Northern Arizona and lifestyle options that meet seniors’ needs. Flagstaff is also one of the country’s most tranquil, sought-after southwestern retirement destinations.

Moving is often difficult, and our team is committed to making it easier for potential residents and their families. Below, we share advice about moving to Arizona, why it’s such a magical place, and relocation tips.

Why Seniors Love to Retire in Arizona

Arizona is truly a remarkable place. Its diverse landscape, from serene deserts to picturesque mountains, offers seniors endless recreational opportunities and scenic beauty. For a small city, Flagstaff has a vibrant cultural scene with exciting shops, sporting events, and concerts.

Arizona is also appealing because of its relatively affordable cost of living, which ensures financial security during retirement years. The state is also committed to senior-friendly outdoor activities and quality healthcare and has thriving retirement communities.

Arizona is Tax-Friendly for Seniors

Arizona has low-income tax rates, especially for Social Security benefits and pensions. Additionally, there’s no inheritance tax. The state offers a moderate sales tax rate. There are exemptions for groceries and prescription drugs, easing financial burdens for seniors.

Arizona property taxes vary by county. They’re determined by assessed property values, supporting local schools, infrastructure, and services.

Advice for Seniors: Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

Moving is always a step-by-step process best accomplished with a clear plan. These tips will put you on the right path to a successful transition in the best possible place.

Approach Downsizing With an Open Mind

Downsizing can be difficult, but purging belongings before moving is important. It will save you time and money in the long run. Even if the new residence is larger than the old one, there’s no reason to keep unused or unneeded items.

Here’s an excellent tip that makes downsizing easier for seniors moving to Arizona. You may be familiar with this process.

Divide the belongings into four categories:

  • Keep
  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Throw away

We recommend doing this with a family member for objective feedback. That way, the ‘keep’ pile won’t be unmanageable. Have an open mind when building the piles, allowing items to change places. Remember, people form strong emotional attachments to their belongings and may be unwilling to part with certain things.

Packing and Labeling: You Don’t Have to Do It All Yourself

The next step of preparing to retire in Arizona involves packing and labeling. You can save money by sourcing supplies like big cardboard boxes from grocery stores and other outlets. You should clearly label the boxes for easier unpacking.

Many resources are available to older adults who are moving:

  • Senior moving companies
  • Senior move managers
  • Online calculators that can help with budgeting

The Bluffs of Flagstaff can assist with relocation services. We can connect you with professional senior move managers and offer moving assistance. Our associates have more tips, like asking for receipts when donating belongings to charitable organizations. They can also help you find a trusted local pharmacy near our community.

Choosing the Right Community

Now that you understand how to plan for a move, let’s consider senior living options in Arizona State. Choosing the right community is key for relocating, so research different areas to find one that fits your lifestyle.

The Bluffs of Flagstaff is a resort-style senior living community with memory care, assisted living, and independent living on Butler Avenue in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. We offer upscale amenities, support services, and activities. Our proximity to the Grand Canyon also makes us the perfect place to call home – the views here are phenomenal.

Here are some of the exceptional amenities that our seniors enjoy:

  • Upscale, pet-friendly apartments with comfortable floor space plans
  • Spacious lobby, common room, and clubhouse
  • On-site salon
  • Activity room
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Putting green
  • Interior courtyard
  • Outdoor garden areas
  • Walking trails
  • Dog yards and dog spa
  • Garages and covered parking
  • Did we mention the mountain views?

Next Up: Housewarming Gifts

Once you or your loved one has settled into an Arizona retirement residence, well-deserved treats are highly recommended. Subscription boxes are a great way to christen a new home on or after moving day, and everyone likes them. They’re a thoughtful way to show that you care, and seniors particularly appreciate the gesture.

These great gifts contain curated selections of products tailored to different interests and hobbies, like:

  • Books
  • Food
  • Beauty products
  • Puzzles
  • Crafts

These tips will help with your Arizona moving experience. If you have any questions, The Bluffs of Flagstaff team is always here to help. We’re happy to answer any of your relocation services inquiries; this is the peace of mind our community provides.

Make the Most of Your Arizona Retirement

Passion Is Our Purpose, and our senior move specialists will gladly assist you through every step of the relocation process. Contact us to learn more about our resources for move management and a fulfilling Arizona state retirement.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Community

The information presented on or through the website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. The information contained herein does not constitute the giving of medical, health, or fitness advice. Users of the website must consult their physicians regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to their conditions. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

This website uses cookies according to our Privacy Policy.