Baby Boomers Love Arizona.
Arizona ranked second behind Florida for drawing the most people over 60, according to personal finance firm Smartasset. It analyzed the latest Census data from 2015 and found Arizona grew by 27,576 retirees. It also attributed the state’s low property taxes to the trend. Mesa topped the list for U.S. cities with the most new residents over 60, drawing 3,442. Phoenix ranked No. 4 with 1,470, Chandler No. 5, with 1,458, Peoria No. 7 with 1,310 and Gilbert No. 8 with 1,002. But unlike Florida, Arizona is not filled with seniors. Historically Arizona’s population has been younger than the national average.