Retirement Locations in US

For a fairly long time, retirement to most people in the USA implied heading to the condo communities in Florida or Arizona. Somehow, this trend doesn't seem to apply to baby boomers who want to live life on their own terms even during the golden years. 

There are many factors that are going to affect your decision to choose a retirement location since this is the place you are going to spend the rest of your life. You need to do your initial homework and decide upon your preferences and priorities to make sure you've found an ideal retirement location for yourself.

Factors to choose a Retirement Location :-

  • Cost-of-living (including home prices)

  • Weather conditions

  • Health care facilities
     
  • Cultural and recreation facilities
     
  • Post retirement work and volunteer activities
     
  • Crime rate
     
  • Transportation facilities
     
  • Nearness to friends and family members more...

 

Before picking a retirement location, ask yourself:

 

  • Does it offers enough amenities for retirees and seniors?
     
  • Does the retirement community support senior lifestyle?
     
  • Are there enough activities that seniors can get involved in?
     
  • How easy or difficult is it to get around the area?
     
  • Can you handle the traffic and pollution?
     
  • What other types of retirees live in the community?

 

Remember - this is your retirement and no one, besides you, knows what sort of a retirement spot will make you truly happy and satisfied! So pick a retirement location where you would feel comfortable living day in and day out for the rest of your life.