Top spots for retirees

Prescott, Arizona

Address: 1779 Fleet St. E
Price: $235,000
Square feet: 1,596
Price per square foot: $147

This one-story Victorian-style home includes three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It has an open floor plan with generous 9-foot ceilings. The interior has been freshly painted and there's new laminate flooring throughout. The spacious kitchen includes solid surface countertops and standard appliances. There's a gas fireplace in the living room. This home also has a den and a dining room with a bay window. Outside you'll find a covered porch.

Victorian Estates is located in Prescott Valley, 20 minutes east of Prescott. The exercise room, outdoor pool, clubhouse, hot tub and sauna make the community an attractive place to live. It also has hiking trails and daily activities. The age restriction here is 55-plus, but 20% of the residents may be between 42- and 55-years-old. Association fees are $72 per month. Prescott has a decent cost of living, good weather and low crime, according to Forbes.

Barbara Owen: Windermere Real Estate Northern Arizona; 928-273-1981