In Arizona was built the first age-restricted community in the USA – Youngtown … incorporated as a municipality in 1960. On a much larger scale and attracting the attention of the nation, Sun City by Del Webb started soon thereafter. No doubt these “firsts” are the source of the lingering misconception.
Arizona is an increasingly popular relocation destination for retirees … and why not? Mild climate! Zero natural disasters! Low cost of housing and living! Plus … no hurricanes, high humidity, bugs or alligators as in Florida. But even more younger people are relocating to Arizona, so the median average age is declining.
Plus, as for all of the many retirement communities in the metro-Phoenix area, Sun City residents view their community as “Fun City” … and they all have websites to keep everyone aware of the many ongoing fun activities.