Top Places to Retire

couple enjoying time in one of the top places to retire

Have you been saving your entire career to retire with sandy beaches and ocean breezes? Or dreamed of spending free time in a remote town away from the hustle and bustle? You’re not alone. Three out of five Americans want to spend their retirement in another city or state. And, 50 percent of people aged 50 to 64 consider moving when it’s time to stop working.*

Your best place to retire really depends on you, but there are some factors that make a place more attractive than others. One is usually taxes. Choosing a tax-friendly city is important to keep as much of your money in your pocket as possible. Another may be options for public transportation or ability to park your car. Finding a suitable place to retire also includes more personal preferences like weather, proximity to family, amenities or access to health care.

If you are looking for warm weather…

Clearwater, Florida
Located in the Tampa Bay area, Clearwater provides retirees with the amenities from having a big city close by, along with numerous communities designated for seniors.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Warm weather, no state income tax and plenty of entertainment activities make Las Vegas a good retirement option. This location is especially ideal for those who want to remain social and take a less traditional retirement route.

Delray Beach, Florida
Located on the east coast of Florida, Delray Beach is home to a vibrant retirement community with many affordable housing options near the beach. It is close to top entertainment and vacation destinations, like Miami. You’ll also find golf courses and many other amenities retirees can enjoy.

Galveston, Texas
Located an hour southeast of Houston, Galveston is close to one of the nation’s biggest cities but far enough away to relax. It is located on the Gulf of Mexico – giving you beach access and milder winters.

If you like cooler weather or remote locations…

Wenatchee, Washington
Located along the Columbia River and in the Cascade Mountain Range, Wenatchee is perfect for those who don’t mind the winter weather. Beautiful scenery and outdoor activities attract retirees as well as professionals and families. This combination creates a thriving city without affecting the more relaxed pace.

Portland, Maine
Though this is the only location listed with an income tax, Portland has also been voted as one of the most affordable places to live. The relaxed lifestyle in nearby Augusta is also ideal for retirees who enjoy cold winters.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This gem is nestled in a valley in the Grand Tetons. Jackson Hole is home to beautiful wildlife and scenic views. A smaller town of around 10,000 people makes this a good option for those seeking a quiet life.

Did these top places to retire inspire your imagination? Think about yourself doing your favorite things and then find the place to make them happen. It may be right in your very own neighborhood. Regardless of your location, make sure you have a game plan for retirement and are sticking to it.

*Bankrate(2015, March 23). Web page: 3 in 5 want to retire somewhere else. Retrieved October 17,2017, from

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