The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Gilbert Retirement

Posted on 09/03/2021

Does your dream retirement involve sunny days and a hometown feel with the convenience of city living? If so, a Gilbert retirement may be just what you’re looking for. You’ve probably thought a lot about what your dream retirement scenario would be like and it didn’t involve big city noise or extended hours maintaining a house and a yard.

Choosing to retire at a luxury senior community in Gilbert, Arizona is a great way to balance modern city living and small-town familiarity with a vacation-inspired lifestyle.

Keep reading to discover the top reasons why a Gilbert retirement is a great choice.

Take in the Sunshine with Outdoor Activities

Arizona is known for sunshine 300-days out of the year and a plethora of golf courses throughout the state. Gilbert is no exception. Enjoy walks through tree-lined streets and the community gardens at Agritopia. Or, venture a bit further to the Riparian Preserve, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, or even the Desert Botanical Gardens.

If you’ve found peace in being on the golf course, there are plenty of courses nearby for a last-minute round. Greenfield Lakes Golf Course offers a shorter course with mostly par-3’s, and Western Skies Golf Club is a local favorite. Drive a little further to enjoy the desert scenery at Toka Sticks Golf Club or Gold Canyon Golf Resort.

Gilbert Culture

Gilbert has a long history as a farming town. As it’s become more populated, the town has become a family-centric place to live. Nearby is the Natural History Museum. You’ll also discover locally sourced foods every Saturday at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market, and handmade items every other weekend at the Gilbert Art Walk.

The town is also ideally situated for visits to places like Saguaro Lake and the western town Tortilla Flat. A quick drive southeast is the unsuspected Florence wineries. Plus, the freeway system makes it easy to get to the other museums in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Excellent Healthcare

There comes a point in our life where having top-notch healthcare nearby becomes a big part of our decision on where to live. Retiring in Gilbert puts you in close proximity to some of the best hospital networks in the southwest United States.

Mayo Clinic is about 45 minutes away by car while both the Banner and Dignity Health hospital networks are much shorter trips. When your active retirement community is this close to some of the best doctors around, you’ll find peace of mind in knowing you’ll get the right care if you need it.

In addition to great doctors, LivGenerations Agritopia is a luxury retirement community with independent living as well as assisted living and memory care capabilities.

Local Dining and Shopping Opportunities

Gilbert offers many opportunities for unique local dining and shopping. In addition to local favorites like Liberty Market and Joe’s BBQ, Heritage Gilbert offers some state-based popular dining options like Barrio Queen and Culinary Dropout. Walking distance from LivGenerations Agritopia is the farm-to-table Joe’s Farm Grill and Coffee Shop.

Enjoy an outdoor stroll while window shopping (or indulging in retail therapy) at the beautiful SanTan Village Mall. For an air-conditioned experience, Superstition Springs Mall is a great place to go for walks or people-watch.

Tax Benefits of a Gilbert Retirement

Living in Arizona means fewer taxes on your social security income, with no state taxes on the deposits. This allows seniors to make more out of their limited income in retirement.

In addition to no state taxes on social security income, Arizona doesn’t have state taxes for groceries. Shop in Gilbert for a minimal tax rate on your food or take a short drive to Mesa where there is no city tax on groceries as well. This means your food budget can go further or you can save the extra money for something fun!

Make sure to meet with your tax professionals to discuss the best way to get the most of your money with the varying local tax rates in such close proximity to Gilbert.

Vacation-Inspired Living Opportunities

Choose an elevated retirement experience with a luxury senior living located in Gilbert. You’ll discover new friends who are in a similar place in life just steps from your front door.

Active senior living communities, like LivGenerations Agritopia, offer resort-inspired amenities and a varied events calendar to give you plenty of opportunities to explore the things you want to be doing. Move into independent living, or enroll in assisted living services if you need a little extra help with day-to-day care. If you or your loved one is in need of specialized memory care, there are neighborhoods within the community to help as well.

Enjoy activities like wine tastings, tea parties, themed dinners, and holiday events. Take part in local outings to popular destinations. Cook your meals in a well-appointed kitchen or eat gourmet foods prepared by the community chefs. Choosing to live your Gilbert retirement in a luxury retirement community gives you the flexibility to choose how to live your non-working years.

Discover the difference luxury community living makes in your retirement. Schedule your personal tour of LivGenerations Agritopia and liv well in Gilbert today!