retirement circa 1970

Looking forward to your twilight years? Well, you certainly would be, if your retirement village looked like this. These images are of Youngtown, Arizona, the first-ever retirement community in the States. When LIFE mag took these snaps in 1970, Youngtown had a population of 14,000 oldies who enjoyed tonnes of clubs and activities, dancing, golfing across three courses, and a bit of dating, too. Apparently, the residents loved the fact that they could kick up their heels in this hippie and drug-free oasis.

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