And what do you look for when choosing a place to retire?
Is it affordable housing?
Numerous leisure activities and cultural interests?
Job growth opportunities?
Sunny weather? Sandy beaches? Clean air and surroundings?
Tempting gourmet paradise?
Easy commute system?
Fast and hassle-free access to healthcare?
I think all of the above would be what you are looking for.
If you are considering a place to retire, I would say choose a place with a thriving economy that offers all or most of the “benefits” listed above so that your retirement lifestyle is relaxed and carefree.
I have researched and studied quite a few places that have the “benefits” listed above and I think they may be good candidates for you to pick as one of the top 10 places to retire.
However, the list is not exhaustive and you may have other preferred locations …
- Sarasota, Florida
- Ames, Iowa
- San Diego, California
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Hannover, New Hamsphire
- Anacortes, Washington
- Walla Walla, Washington
- Charlottesville, Virginia
A famous place on the Gulf Coast. It is home to some of the most splendid architecture you can imagine. It is also famous for its more than 30 miles of beautiful beaches and a perfect climate for boating, water skiing, tennis and golf. Nature lovers will enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of pure white sand, exotic birds and plants. Culture buffs would love the operas, ballets, and theaters here. It’s not a big city, but it sure has an urban feel to it, thanks to top-notch entertainment.
It offers a true life in the American Midwest. It is also home to renowned musical acts and touring theater groups. It attracts you with very affordable housing. And a low crime area as well. Life is quiet and peaceful here, just the way you would like it to be.
If you treasure sunny weather and fresh ocean air, San Diego is the place with beautiful weather and white sand beaches, as well as fresh, clean air. Do you want an active lifestyle (full of seas and beaches)? Stunning beaches and the famous Balboa Park are some of the places you can go to play and be entertained. This city reigns as one of the most competitive in the fields of electronics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. However, you need to spend a little on housing. San Diego is not cheap.
Lush surroundings and attractions such as shows at the Lied Center, an active community theater and arts center, a vibrant downtown and a former farmers market, are the attractive trademark of this city. Enough places to go and activities for you to participate in, if you crave an active hobby.
It is famous for being a seaside resort. But what would also attract you is its low cost of living. And it’s a good bargain in terms of housing costs; for example, a single-family home (1,600 to 2,100 square feet) averages $ 135,000 to $ 225,000.
The south is one of the best places to retire. Charleston, in the south, is a charming city where you can enjoy many activities within a thriving economy. It has been dubbed a historic, romantic and beautiful city. But one downside: you have to put up with the summer heat.
A colonial enclave famous for its cross-country skiing that is among the best you can find. The city is also known for its Ivy League lifestyle.
A paradise for water lovers. Its jewel in the crown is Fidalgo Island, a jump, a jump and a short sail to British Columbia. It offers a host of recreational water activities such as sailing, kayaking, and speedboating. You can also opt for other things like golfing, camping, bird watching, and combing your hair on the beach. Its historic center has specialty shops, antique shops and art galleries, as well as bed and breakfasts and gourmet restaurants.
If you want a quiet lifestyle where people meet, this is the place for you. You can escape the rat race and find peace and quiet with its offer of bookstores and art galleries. Local colleges offer many activities, such as lectures and classes for retirees. And if you’re used to big-city prices, you’ll find nice and affordable bargains here.
This city is blessed with the rugged and picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and also an excellent combination of colonialism and 18th century ideals. It would fit well with a relaxing retirement lifestyle: playing golf in serene surroundings; participate in refreshing water sports; browsing the bookstores and antique shops …..
Choose from these 10 best places to retire.
Or do you have other places in mind?
Well, as long as the place has what you want, it’s your best place to retire I’d say.
Most importantly, you must love the place and enjoy your life there.