Some good locations for snowbirds to rent in Arizona include the cities of Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale, notes MarketWatch.com. Another city for snowbirds to consider is Tuscon, notes USNews.com. Snowbirds are retirees who live in cold climates, such as Massachusetts, but spend winters in warmer climates such as Florida, California, Arizona and Hawaii.
Phoenix has historically been popular with adults age 55 and older. The city has professional sports teams, a sunny climate and a location close to nature. Nearby is the city of Mesa, which is a suburb of Phoenix located near the Superstition Mountains. The city is home to an arts center and several museums. It also is an inexpensive location for snowbirds to rent an apartment, notes MarketWatch.com.
Scottsdale has a large older population and plenty of year-round recreational opportunities to keep retirees active. Its average monthly rent is a bit higher than those in Mesa and Phoenix, as noted in a report by Apartments.com.
Tuscon has an average temperature of 72.2 degrees Fahrenheit and an average humidity of 38.5 percent. Its combination of high temperatures and dry climate makes it a good option for snowbirds. The city also experiences sunny days approximately 85 percent of the year, making it one of the sunniest places in the country.