The 30 Best Places to Retire in America

29. Apache Junction, Arizona

With an average temperate of 71 degrees Fahrenheit (F), Apache Junction is a warm place. It has a small population of only 37,000 and a large portion of the residents are seniors. A full 26 percent of the population is over 65. So there will be many fellow retirees to meet and socialize with here.

The median home price is $129,000. It is perched high above the Sonoran Desert east of Phoenix. There is a rural feel to the town, with an average high of 85 F and low of 65 F. There are 3.83 doctors per capita.

Apache scores 18 on the Walkability index. Surrounded by mountains, you will be 35 miles away from the city in the fast-growing junction. The local economy is vibrant and there is a lot of residential development in the city. One of the negatives to be aware of is that the air quality is not one of the best. With an average rainfall of fewer than 13 inches per year, Apache Junction experiences low rainfall.

Apache Junction may be a place to consider if you enjoy small-town life with the convenience of the city just a short drive away. Many seniors look for a warmer place to escape the snowy and cold winters. Apache Junction will be a town where you can enjoy being warm all year through. There are also special services for seniors.