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Torreon a Top Spot for “Young” Active Retirees

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As younger generations redefine retirement as an earlier goal and a continuation of their active lifestyle, typical retirement hotspots are falling by the wayside in favor of locations rich in outdoor adventures and activities. While younger retirees still favor mild year-round temperatures and easy access to high-quality healthcare, even more important is how they can connect to and explore nature, as well as options for their children that might not yet have left the nest.

1. Show Low, Arizona - Torreon Golf Community
Nestled within the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona, family-friendly Show Low is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Surrounded by the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pine forest in the world, the natural beauty is perfect for active retirees that love to fish, hike, mountain bike, off-road, kayak, hunt and explore. The Torreon Golf Club and community is a growing second home and retirement location for individuals and families attracted to its 36 holes of Championship golf, clubhouse, resort-style pool, arcade room, fishing pond, fitness center and the Torreon Grille offering first-rate food and wine, plus tequila tastings and other culinary experiences.

Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty, wildlife and privacy, young retirees can choose a custom lot overlooking the fairway, a beautiful lakeview lot, or a quick-move-in Golf Villa – a true lock-and-leave home option. Torreon has everything needed for a fantastic retirement at any age. For real estate inquiries, contact Linda Cedarblade, Designated Broker of Cedar Ridge Real Estate. 1-928-532-3030 /
Located on the Mogollon Rim in east central Arizona.

2. Corpus Christi, Texas
Active retirees love the sun, surf, sand, and endless adventures abounding in Corpus Christi, Texas. From magical bike rides along the city’s beautiful bayfront, a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, to hikes along the Nueces River to watch thousands of hawks fly overhead – Corpus Christi is a great choice for those that don’t want to slow down when they retire. 

Located on the South Texas Gulf Coast.

3.  Rio Rancho, New Mexico - Mariposa
The community of Mariposa in Rio Rancho, just north of Albuquerque, isn’t a traditional retirement option as it offers hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and running trails within the adjacent Preserve. With stunning sunset views of the Sandia Mountains and other nearby mountain ranges Mariposa is close to endless outdoor activities, shopping and dining, museums, hot air balloon rides, plus daytrips to fascinating New Mexico parks and monuments. New homes are currently available from respected builder Richmond American Homes.
Located 20 miles north of Albuquerque.

4. Marble Falls, Texas
Close to the excitement of Austin, but away from much of its traffic, Marble Falls is nestled in the famed Texas hill country just west of the city. Great restaurants and shopping in its charming downtown, and space to enjoy an active retirement filled with outdoor and water activities including shooting, fishing, boating, hiking, and biking. Charming festivals, events and arts are also in rich supply in this idyllic Texas town. 

New Pulte Homes are available in Gregg Ranch.
Located 50 miles northwest of Austin.

6. Goodyear, Arizona – Estrella
Young and active retirees love Estrella in Goodyear’s lifestyle and easy access to hiking, biking, and walking in the surrounding Sierra Estrella Mountains. The growing community has more than 7,500 community members that enjoy the peaceful community lakes, 50+ parks, residents’ clubs and restaurants, pools, waterpark – even a golf course – all for an affordable HOA. Within the larger community Estrella also offers a 55+ community, CantaMia, with homes by Taylor Morrison.

Located west of metropolitan Phoenix.

7. San Antonio, Texas
Rich in history, seasonal events and local festivals San Antonio is a great option for those considering an early, but active retirement. Exploring Natural Bridge Caverns, biking along the River Walk, hiking or camping in a plethora of state parks or canoeing down the Guadalupe, Comal, Frio or San Marcos rivers are just a few of the nearly endless outdoor excursions in San Antonio. 

Located about 75 miles southwest of Austin and 190 miles west of Houston.

Wherever and whenever you choose to begin retirement, best wishes on the nest chapter in life surrounded by the people and places that matter most.

Just three hours from Phoenix in Show Low, Ariz., Torreon is a luxury golfing community nestled in the White Mountains. It offers convenience, world-class recreation, and amenities for the entire family. Offering everything from a sprawling outdoor pool, expansive fitness center to award-winning food at Torreon Grille as well as a family and game center, fishing pond and endless trails throughout the community, every member or guest is sure to enjoy time at Torreon. Learn more at

Contact Linda Cedarblade, designated broker for Torreon Realty at (928) 532-3030 or for more information on gorgeous, high country lots nestled in the White Mountains.