March generally is the last month that Tucson is home to winter visitors. Easter marks the end of the season, but Easter is late this year in April and April is the time the crocus and daffodils rise from their winter sleep in the northern country.
Those who wintered in Tucson this year, I am sure, were grateful to miss all the snow, the sleet the ice and the difficult winter their stay at home counterparts witnessed.
Home prices now are low as are interest rates and this is an ideal time to think about purchasing a second home.
Many people arrive in November for the holidays, and granted the holidays without snow are different! But hiking, birding, or just plain walking in Tucson's warm air and sunny days with a light jacket is joyous.
Active adult communities abound including golf course communities where the retiree can play a round of golf every day! There is an abundance of private and public golf courses from which to choose including the world famous Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton course, made famous by Accenture Match Play.
For non golfers, Tucson offers a plethora of things to see and do. Those people who opt for an active adult community often have planned activities including book clubs, art lessons, pottery lessons, tennis lesson, culinary lessons, exercise classes, poker and billards rooms and on and on. But you don't have to opt for an active adult community to be party to all of those things.
Tucson has an excellent library system and book clubs abound. For more formal instruction, the University of Arizona and Pima Community College offer classes in literature for the general public, not just students. The Tucson Museum of Art provides art classes as does the Sonora Desert Museum and for people who want to try something new, the Sonoran Glass Art Academy can help you learn to blow glass while you create beautiful items for your home and friends.
The Tucson Park and Recreation Association sponsors pottery classes in different venues in Tucson. You can also learn to salsa dance, play tennis, learn to swim, take up beadwork or any number of hobbies. Golf lessons are also offered!
The Audubon Society has a year's worth of activities for birders and the Sonora Desert Museum also provides classes about the natural habitat of the Sonora Desert. The Tucson Botanical Garden is another popular place to enjoy time and classes as is the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service where one can learn to become a Master Gardener.
Living in an active adult community provides instant activities, but for those who want to customize what to do during retirement, think about a house anyplace, then pick and choose your activities from all that Tucson and its surrounding area has to offer!
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