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Located just 15 miles northwest of Phoenix, Youngtown, Arizona, has the distinction as the oldest planned retirement community in the country, and is designated as Chapter 1 of the AARP. But Youngtown boasts a number of activities that are suited to apartment residents of all ages.
The community got its start in 1954, when developers started the town on what used to be 320 acres of farmland, dedicating its development solely to house senior citizens. The demographics of the town have changed since 1998, when the town removed its age restrictions, bringing a number of younger families into the area.
The main attraction for Youngtown apartment residents, and those from the surrounding areas as well, is the town's wealth of specialty shops. The state's Department of Commerce says that there are more than 200 shops in the city, which not only attract people from around the area, but also help boost the town's economy.
A number of parks - seven in all - also allow those in Youngtown apartments to enjoy the area's beautiful weather. Each of them offers a unique aspect and draw. For example, the Caliche Catcus Garden features a number of different cactus varieties, which offer a unique look at the local plants. The Maricopa Lake Park offers a more open space, and also offers a lake for fishing, which is stocked by the Game & Fish Department.
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