Robson Ranch Arizona, located in Eloy, has been awarded a “Best Neighborhood” designation by “Where to Retire,” the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The award recognizes outstanding master-planned and active-adult communities. A profile of the development is in the January/February 2018 issue, which became available nationwide on Dec. 12.
“Where to Retire” Editor Annette Fuller said Robson Ranch Arizona possesses qualities important to today’s retirees.
“Robson Ranch Arizona, a gated 55-plus community, is halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, providing easy access to interstates and international airports. It has a 39,000 square-foot recreation center, an 18-hole championship golf course and a creative arts center, with studios for woodcarving, pottery and painting. A variety of home designs feature outdoor living and open floor plans. In 2017, two models received accolades from the National Association of Home Builders. One happy retiree from Texas told our writer, ‘We haven’t had time to explore Phoenix and Tucson properly, because there’s so much to do right here,’” Fuller said.
A “Best Neighborhood” award winner is featured in each issue of “Where to Retire.” To be considered, the community has to be actively selling homes and have many or most amenities in place. Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.