The authority on retirement relocation, Where to Retire magazine, recently featured Victory at Verrado™ in their Best Neighborhoods November/December 2016 issue. Victory is honored to be standing out among Where to Retire magazine’s finest.
The magazine spent time with current Victory residents to learn what brought these founding visionaries to the unique mountainside community. Rachowiecki (2016) reports that this 55-plus community outside Phoenix offers a relaxed desert ambiance within a larger all-ages development where healthy living and numerous green spaces are a priority.
Wonder what inspired these residents to call Victory their new hometown? For some it’s the hiking and desert mountain theater, or state-of-the-art amenities. For others it’s the sunshine, calm winters or always fun community events. And for most, it also has a lot to do with the caring neighbors they now call friends.
“Narrowing down where to retire was a challenge. We spent a couple of winters in Arizona and knew we didn’t want to be in a big town of retired people. The scenery in Verrado just felt right,” Ray Hayward told Where to Retire. “We woke up one morning and found the neighbor mowing our lawn because we hadn’t had time to buy a lawn mower yet.”
“Our house was rural and pretty isolated. We wanted to retire to a place with a sense of community and this seemed like a great choice,” says Nancy Kapp on her relocation from Kleinfeltersville, PA. “We’re not stuffy country club people. It’s a younger, more fun community here…we often came to Victory happy hours and found the folks here so welcoming and inclusive.”
“We love the family community and excellent schools in neighboring Verrado.” Brad Moore