March 30, 2018
Prescott Named Safest City in Arizona to Retire: Northern Arizona City Ranked the Second Safest Amongst 12 Western States
National home security firm, Security Choice® released their 2018 rankings for the safest cities to retire, naming Prescott Arizona’s safest city and #2 amongst 12 western states.* Talking Rock, a private master-planned community 30 minutes outside of Prescott, builds on this reputation by providing residents with the peace of mind a guard-gated entrance affords.
“Prescott boasts a warm climate and a 34 percent population of residents age 65 years and better,” said Security Choice. “Nearby is the Prescott National Forest and several golf destinations, and the city is among the top 25 percent safest cities in America in terms of crime rate.”
Prescott was ranked as the seventh safest city to retire in the nation, second safest city in the west, and the number one safest city to retire in Arizona. To determine the rankings, Security Choice analyzed 495 cities or major metro areas across the U.S. utilizing U.S. Census information, FBI Crime Data, average retirement in a state and the states’ elder abuse laws in place to protect seniors. If a city wasn’t represented in a data source, it was excluded from the analysis.
The top 10 safest cities in the West to retire include:
- Tyler, Texas
- Prescott, Arizona
- Henderson, Nevada
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Sugar Land, Texas
- El Paso Texas
- Mesa, Arizona
- Sierra Vista, Arizona
- Dennison, Texas
- George, Utah
In addition to a private, gated community, and the charm of nearby Prescott, Talking Rock offers its residents access to a Jay Morrish Championship golf course, nine-hole Silent Moon putting course and chipping area and professional-level practice facilities. Members also enjoy clubhouse dining, Morgan’s Bar & Grill, Coop’s Coffee House, regulation-sized pool for lap swimming and water aerobics, state-of-the-art Fitness Barn, tennis, pickleball, bocce courts, dog park, community garden and miles of hiking, biking and running trails.
If you love Prescott, but like your independence, visit Talking Rock talkingrockaz.com
Thirty minutes outside of Prescott, this private, guard-gated master-planned community offers a variety of home sites and new customized homes, whether you want to live on the golf course or adjacent to Arizona State Trust Land. Home sites are ½ to 10-acres in size, and ready-to-move-in homes are also available.