Sun City, Arizona

In 1960 in the U.S., the average life expectancy for all races and sexes was 69.7 years.  In 2010, the average life expectancy increased to 78.7 years.  In 1959, entrepreneur Del Webb built Sun City, Arizona.  Sun City was the first active retirement community for the over-55.  Webb predicted that retirees would flock to a community where they were given more than just a house with a rocking chair in which to sit and wait to die.  (Pics)

 

 

Today’s residents keep their minds and bodies active by socializing at over 120 clubs with activities such as square dancing, ceramics, roller-skating, computers, cheerleading, racquetball and yoga. There are 38,500 residents in the community with an average age 72.4 years.

Via Boston.com

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