Green Valley, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview 

Green Valley is a town located in Southern Arizona. While largely residential, Green Valley is nearby Tucson, providing convenient access to city life when desired. Green Valley offers residents a friendly community with local events such as farmers markets and musical performances.

Climate & Geography

Being in Southern Arizona, Green Valley receives significantly more sunny days than average, significantly less rain than average, and zero snowfall. The climate is warm and dry throughout the year, in a lower, hilly area south of Tucson.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment 

Green Valley Farmers Market is a popular destination for residents to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Open every Wednesday, visitors can enjoy the sunny weather and live music as they shop for handcrafted items from local vendors.

Those who are interested in the arts will enjoy visiting the Community Performance & Art Center (CPAC). CPAC hosts frequent dance, music, and theater performances, as well as art exhibits by local artists.

Historic Hacienda de la Canoa is a museum in Green Valley that was developed from a former ranch. A designated historical landmark, the ranch offers tours to learn more about its history.

Green Valley is home to a variety of both commercial and local restaurants, with stores that provide all of the basic necessities. Downtown Tucson is just a drive away for anyone who wants to experience more extensive shopping and dining opportunities.

Cost of Living & Taxes 

Cost of living in Green Valley is lower than the state and national averages. The lower median home cost makes the biggest difference in the overall cost of living, however, grocery and health costs are lower than the rest of the state and country on average. Sales tax is lower than average at 6.10 percent. Income tax in Arizona can range from 2.59 percent to 4.54 percent.

Health Care 

Gallup’s Well-Being Index rates the Tucson area at about average in comparison to other cities. The state of Arizona is rated on the higher end of average.

As for hospitals, Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital is located in Green Valley, providing residents with close access to health care facilities. Located roughly 35 miles from Green Valley are two state ranked hospitals. TMC Healthcare-Tucson, is ranked No. 7 in the state, and Northwest Medical Center-Tucson is ranked No. 14 in the state.

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