55+ communities thrive in the Phoenix area where they originated. Years later, there is a plethora of gated communities full of mature individuals hanging for the winter, meeting new friends, and keeping themselves entertained.
Herein lies the rub: Baby boomers have decided they don’t want to be isolated from the general population. New retirement communities are popping up within larger non-age restricted communities. Baby Boomers are continuing to work and networking is still important to them.
Phoenix, and especially Scottsdale, are known for having a large population of older wealthy individuals that live, work and play there. Things have changed because the area now attracts young entrepreneurs, men, and women who have achieved a high level of success at an early age. Like attract like, and this growing crowd of young entrepreneur CEOs have the means to support a lavish lifestyle shared among fellow entrepreneurs. Older entrepreneurs want to mentor young entrepreneurs with their experience, while being revived by the enthusiasm of youth.
Studies have shown that older brains problem solve faster due to experience and younger brains think faster simply because they are young. Both age groups are wise to tap into the others’ resources.
Phoenix offers immense sporting opportunities from baseball to hockey. Most days are sunny and relatively warm allowing continual enjoyment of hiking along nearby trails, jogging, bicycling, boating, and nightlife. It is an ideal area to semi-retire. For those that still enjoy the race, they can learn from tech savvy young entrepreneur while offering mentorship from someone who has been around the block.
No matter what your age, if you are successful and have the drive to experience life to its fullest, Phoenix is the place to be.