According to Forbes online, Las Vegas is the #1 city in America for Baby Boomers. This is especially relevant considering the fact that 2011 is the year when the first wave of baby boomers turn 65 years of age. It is a demographic fact that Americans age 65 and older now officially make up 13% of the total population. These seasoned consumers can be expected to influence economic trends across the country (by virtue of their spending power) for decades to come. One of the important ways this economic clout will come into play concerns the choices made for residency in the retirement years. The Las Vegas real estate market presents a highly attractive opportunity for retirees looking for an active lifestyle in a diverse metropolitan environment. Southern Nevada has some of the best weather you can find and the second lowest tax burden in the country after Alaska (where the golfing is seasonal to say the least). Our outdoor recreational opportunities are some of the very best in the southwest and our indoor shopping, dining and gaming venues are world famous as you well know. Las Vegas retirement homes are particularly attractive due to the fact that prices have dropped by as much as 60% over the last three years. Although pricing has adjusted downward dramatically, you can be sure that the quality of the communities and their extensive amenities are still very much in place. For example, in a recent ranking of the Top 10 most luxurious retirement communities in the country, Sun City Anthem in Henderson was rated #1 in the United States. With spectacular golf courses and clubhouses featuring the finest in upscale amenities, Sun City Anthem bested competitors in California, Arizona and Florida for the top spot. As a matter of fact, Southern Nevada features a total of four Del Webb Sun City communities spread across the valley. No matter what lifestyle you may be looking for in your retirement years, Las Vegas has a 55+ community for you. As you can see, we aren’t the number one baby boomer city in America for no reason!