Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Ranks As a Top Place to Retire; Questions 1, 2 and 3 Will Strengthen City’s Quality of Life

By Recker McDowell —

Scottsdale ranks as one the very best places in the U.S. to retire, according to new research and rankings.

Scottsdale’s high quality of life helps it rank in the top echelon of places to retire, according to financial research firm WalletHub.

Questions 1, 2 and 3 on the November 5th ballot will help Scottsdale enhance its quality of life including for seniors.

Both the Via Linda and Granite Reef Senior Centers will get improvements through the bond questions. The Granite Reef Senior Center will get needed adult day care services so families will have options when caring for loved ones.

Scottsdale ranks high as a retirement destination as well as other livability rankings because it has outstanding parks, recreation and things to do for all ages.

The three questions before voters on November 5th make overdue infrastructure repairs and invest community and assets and gems. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Pinnacle Peak Park, the Scottsdale Tennis Center as well as the Cactus and Eldorado Pools will all get upgrades and improvements in the 58-project, $319 million bond program.

Old Town will get more public parking and pedestrian improvements so visitors and residents can better engage the art galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural events that make Scottsdale special.

The three bond questions have been endorsed by AARP Arizona and a diverse coalition of community groups and leaders.

Scottsdale is a great place to live, work and retire. Questions 1, 2 and 3 invests in our community’s quality of life and future.