Phoenix has been a popular retirement destination for some time now, but recently the city has been attracting more people aged 55 and better at a faster rate, according to a report from the Phoenix Business Journal.
The 55+ population grew by 309,606 in Phoenix from 2010 to 2017, making the city rank 9th in the country with this demographic. The Journal used research from CoStar, which used stats from the U.S. Census and Neustar. Although it may be a surprise to some, the Phoenix metro area is where some of the larger and more popular active adult communities are located including Sun Lakes, Sun City, and Sun City West. Large portions of retirees migrate from other parts of the country to the Phoenix-area for retirement. Just behind Phoenix was Philadelphia at number ten, which also has a growing retiree population, while South Florida was ranked at number seven, New York City at number three, and Los Angeles at number one.