The topic of retirement destination is one of those subjects which most people have an opinion on, even if they’re not of retirement age yet. So, if you’re looking for a place to head off to and retire then you’ll need to have this scaled down from opinions of many to a simple top-five list. This makes it nice and easy for all concerned and ultimately, it is you who makes the decision. This is one of the nicer decisions to make in life and now you have the time to make a choice and find a place where you can enjoy your retirement.
Florida tops many lists of destinations to retire to and of course the attraction is the warm climate; it’s not nick-named the ‘Sunshine State’ for nothing and Florida is the hot favorite for Americans when it comes to retiring. There are many assisted living communities in Florida and there is access to many care organizations. Heading down way past the Orlando attractions is the Gulf Coast and this is where many retirees head to for all that glorious sunshine. The economy is strong in Florida and house prices are still rising despite the financial crisis of 2008.
Augusta – Georgia
Augusta has a quiet pace of life and is not too expensive for seniors with reasonable rental costs and house purchases. It is very popular with seniors and of course it’s the home of the world famous Master’s Golf Championships and golf is a favorite in the senior age-range. The perfect retirement destination if you’re looking to spend days on a golf course.
College Towns of Mississippi and Massachusetts
College towns such as Springfield and New Orleans are great places to retire if you’re looking to do some adult education and these are great places to meet people, helpful if you’re alone. While there are large numbers of young students in college towns, senior communities are strong in numbers as many seniors return to adult education. Public transport is affordable for seniors in college towns for those who no longer wish to drive.
Columbia – South Carolina
South Carolina has a large population of retired people and Columbia is one of the more popular towns. House prices are not too high and rentals are reasonable for seniors. Public transport is cheap and regular and seniors can qualify for free university places over the age of sixty.
Branching out to Europe, Spain has a high percentage of people in the 50+ age-range. Southern Spain is an excellent place and with lovely Mediterranean weather, you’re guaranteed to have copious amounts of sunshine. Spain has a beautiful coastline and is attractive and vibrant with a large proportion of retired people from the UK and other Northern European countries. Other favorites for retirees can be found along the French Riviera and places such as Monaco and Nice, which have gorgeous weather all year round. These are hot-spots for retired people and particularly for those who like to sail.
These are just a few ideas of places which are popular with seniors looking to spend their retirement in warmer climates. Places with coastlines and easy access to beaches are always attractive to seniors as they often dream of relaxing in the sun by the sea.
It’s a monumental step to make the decision to move to a different area when you retire. It might be you’re planning to move closer to your family or that you simply want a fresh start from the hustle and bustle of the busy life you may have experienced in the city. Whatever the reason for choosing to move then there are many places to choose from. Make sure you’ve sourced what you want from your retirement and don’t rush to a place just because it is popular. Assess your circumstances, do your research and then make the decision.