Arizona has always been a favorite state of retirees, and it has much to offer families and young adults as well. It is a border state rich in culture, art, and history. Winters in Arizona are short and mild, while summers are hot. The low humidity mitigates high summer temperatures for many people, especially those with respiratory illnesses or similar conditions. Property taxes in Arizona are lower than the national average. The cost of living and median income varies widely across the state, so potential new residents can choose the best city or town to fit their budget and preferences.

01Peoria

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Peoria is a small city of 171,237 residents. It is ideal for nature or outdoor recreation enthusiasts and families with children. The town has numerous community centers, museums, and libraries that host regular events for children. Two large lakes in the surrounding area let residents enjoy water sports, fishing, and boating. The Peoria Sports Complex hosts the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres during spring training, and hosts baseball tournaments, festivals, concerts, and other community events throughout the year.