Best places to retire
Fortune: Arizona among best places to retire
Many baby boomers approaching retirement are looking for the best places to move to once they've left the workforce. There are no lack of options, and while some may still choose to head south to a warmer climate, others are looking for more. Fortune recently released its list of best retirement places for 2012.
Older adults have long been heading to sunnier locales for their retirement, but these days there are many more options than just Florida. Among the most popular spots is Sedona, Arizona. The mid-size town is home to plenty of hiking opportunities, which is perfect for baby boomers looking to stay active as they get older.
Though Fortune singled out Sedona as a go-to spot in Arizona, the state as a whole is a popular retirement destination for many older adults, and with communities like Sun City Festival it's easy to see why. Located in Buckeye, Arizona, in the Phoenix metro area, the retirement community has everything active baby boomer could want, whether it's lifelong learning opportunities at Arizona State University or a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Arizona was not the only place to score highly on Fortune's list. Cities in South Carolina, Florida and California all earned recognition.
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