25 Best Places To Retire In 2017

Apache Junction, Arizona

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Growing suburb of 37,000 toward the eastern end of Phoenix metro area.

  • PROS: Good economy, cost of living 6% below national average. Good tax climate for retirees. Median home price $129,000. Low violent crime rate. Scenic terrain, including Superstition Mountain. Warm climate.
  • CONS: Not very walkable, lackluster air quality.
  • TRIVIA: Named for intersection with stagecoach route Apache Trail.