Monique, Scottsdale is a place where almost everybody comes from somewhere else. It’s not super wealthy but it is affluent. There are a lot of people from their late 50s to early 70s living rather comfortable but active lives that one would associate with people at least 25 years younger. The men seem to gravitate towards weightlifting and riding Harleys. I suspect a lot of them are pumped up on Viagra and testosterone. The women all just try to look good as they can. The town also has a very vibrant club / dance scene that tends to cater to those in the 20s and 30s. Between those two influences, I saw a path to constructing my own transition. Whether this is a typical boomer thing or not, I can’t say, but it is interesting to hear your perspective. Thinking about it a little bit more, I do believe that one of the pervasive characteristics of boomers over decades has been an effort to remake reality, when reality doesn’t fit our vision of what it should be. The boomers will probably be known subsequently as being a generation unwilling to easily surrender to anything without a fight, including time. I believe that attitude has always been a big part of my life, and has probably been the core element of my transition. Yet I don’t see that attitude very prevalent among most the late MtF transitioners, including boomers. They generally seem just interested in living in accordance with traditional cis expectations for their age.
Oh yes, most definitely! Remaking reality "when reality doesn't fit our vision of what it should be" would be as core Boomer as it gets. For better and for worse, I might add. Though if going by the book, I think you're really supposed to be a late Boomer, meaning with a good deal of Xer in you as well. A member of the so-called cusp "Generation Jones", or maybe "Disco Boomer", as it were.
So Scottsdale sounds like the place to be then. I'm happy you're living in such a nice neighbourhood. Considering how some parts of America looks these days, I get the impression you have managed to salvage the American dream.