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With age and retirement comes a change of pace. The kids are out of the house, your busy schedule is winding down, and your life is slowly becoming your own again. With these changes, it may also be time to consider where you want to spend the 10-20 years. Below, are some of the top cities to live for seniors. Some are more expensive than others but all of them have a high rate of senior citizens and a lot of engaging activities. Moving to a senior-friendly city is ideal for making new friends and starting your new phase of life.

Fremont, California

Sunshine, sea and eternal summer, California is the perfect place for seniors to settle. The weather is ideal and you never have to worry about slipping on ice or getting caught in a blizzard. Fremont offers the senior community great museums, more than 50 parks, and many outdoor activities like golfing, hiking and swimming. The area is comprised of over 30% seniors and has a low crime rate, so it’s safe for everyone. The only downside of living in Fremont is the cost of living is high, but with daily sunshine and the ocean nearby, you’ll be California dreamin’ all day long.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

If sunshine and ocean fronts isn’t for you, Colorado is the place to be. With mountain views, warm summers, beautiful autumn colors, and snowy afternoons, Colorado offers activities for all seasons. Right next to the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs has 9,000 acres of parks and over 500 acres of trails for skiing, hiking, and walking. If you love mountain fresh air and being outdoors, Colorado is calling your name.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona is a senior’s paradise. Only a few hours from the Grand Canyon and mountain resorts, Arizona has it all. From snow skiing, swimming to hiking, if you are looking to find a new hobby, Arizona the perfect place to start. Although the temperatures can reach up to 115 degrees in the summer, the winters are mild and beautiful. Scottsdale has two senior citizen centers where you can meet new people and engage in fun games and activities. It also has beautiful golf courses, a low crime rate, and is very affordable.

St. George, Utah

A small city nuzzled in Southern Utah, St. George began as a senior citizen community and is slowly growing into a large city…but with the small town feel. It has numerous golf courses, beautiful weather, and numerous outdoor activities. With the summers of Utah and the winters of Arizona, St. George is perfect for all you outdoorsy seniors or those trying to escape snowy winters. St. George is only minutes from Zion’s National Park, where you can go on amazing hikes that offer some of the prettiest views in the West, and two hours from Las Vegas if you are looking for a fun weekend get away.

Henderson, Nevada

On the outskirts of Las Vegas, Henderson is a perfect place for retiring and spending your senior years. Henderson allows you have both city life and suburban life. If you want to spend some time in the city, it is only minutes from The Strip which offers world class buffets and entertaining shows. However, if the city life isn’t for you, Henderson is only minutes from the Lake Mead and the Colorado river which offers beautiful hikes and float trips.

These are just a few of many cities that are perfect for senior living. Entering a new phase of life allows you to have different experiences and try out new hobbies! Moving to a city that is conducive to your new lifestyle will help you enjoy your senior years.