Welcome to the Best Retirement Cities in The USA!
We’ve scoured over Forbes Articles, Bankrates, Success Magazine, AARP and others to give you a guide on retiring across the USA. We’d love to hear your opinions, photos and videos if you have them as we continue to build out this site.
St Ives Country Club is a golf community located in Johns Creek, GA. It’s one of the most desirable communities to retire to in Georgia. This gated community features luxury homes that range from $660,000 to $3,300,000. The homes for sale in St Ives are beautifully constructed with special features such as 5-6 spacious bedrooms, luxurious baths, gourmet kitchen, fireplaces, and many more. They also have access to the finest amenities inside the neighborhood.
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Most people have worked so hard for most of their adult lives just so they could put food on the table, send their children to college, and be able to save for the rainy days. And now, after all those years of labor, it’s their time take a break for good. It’s time to find out why Asheville, is One of The Best Retirement Towns in North Carolina.
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Roswell GA – Population 94,000
Voted #6th best place to retire – Roswell, GA has old world charm with amazing proximity to Atlanta. Historic Roswell, founded in 1839, embodies the grace and spirit of the quintessential southern town. The City features a down town district of restored landmark buildings that house antique and gift shops, and award winning parks system, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, which is home to the Atlanta Wind Symphony and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Continue reading “Roswell GA – Voted Best Retirement Community in Georgia”
Do you know which city in the United States has been named one of the Best Places to Retire in 2015 by both Forbes AND Money Magazine? It’s no other than Athens in Georgia! Year after year, more seniors choose to retire in this city, and it is mostly because of their continuous education.
Athens is known to be a university town, and several schools such as the University of Georgia has created a retirement program for those retirees who want to continue learning. Recently, there hundreds of retirees aged 50+ and above who are active in learning that attend UGA. Several administrators of the university had also noted that, aside from the education, a lot of seniors like to attend their events such as concerts and plays.
The city has an organization whose mission is to provide for the well being of the older residents. The Athens Community Council on Aging has 14 programs catered to the retirees’ needs. Programs such as Adult Day Health, Meals on Wheels, GeorgiaCares, Transportation, and more are available to the seniors in the community.
In downtown Athens, there is an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and bars that residents can go to for their dining needs. There are also shopping locations like bookstores and boutiques. There are two award-winning hospitals as well as health spas inside the city for the residents’ medical and wellbeing needs. There are also parks for recreation. In addition, Athens is just over an an hour and half to Atlanta, making it popular for those that wanted to relocate to Atlanta but couldn’t bring themselves to live in a metropolitan area.
Athens is definitely one of the best places to retire. Currently you can expect to pay roughly $139,000 for the average home in Athens, GA. The cost of living in Athens is about 1% less then the national average. However, many people report the cost of living in Athens, GA retirement to be far less than where they moved from.
Looking to retire further south, ckeck out our Retire to Florida page.
Every guide to living and retiring in Detroit, Michigan is littered with recommendations for Ann Arbor, MI. Of course, buying a home in Ann Arbor is the dream for many of those that live in the Detroit area. There are other options for people looking for the Best Suburbs of Detroit To Retire To.
We took a look at the suburbs of Detroit and measured a few things:
- Safety – Crime reports per 100
- Doctors – Doctor to patient ratio
- Senior Amenities Listed
- Cost of Living
- Overall Percent of residents over 65
- Of course, retirement would be retirement without Golf.
Without further ado, here’s our list. Of the best places to retire in Detroit.
Our Top 4 Best Suburbs of Detroit To Retire To
#4. Northville, MI
With a great combination of safety, cost of living and amenities, Northville will not disappoint. In addition, to being a great place to retire, Northville MI is also just a great place to live. Northville is sought after by families as well. A popular retirement spot is the Country Club Village Condos with it’s public 9 hole course and amenities.
#3. Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington Hills makes this list as a small town with the 8th most seniors in the state! There’s over 95 listed senior amenities and it’s convenience and saftey are some of the highest in the state as well. Like Northville, homes for sale in Farmington are more affordable (relatively speaking) and sought after by all, not just retirees.
#2. Livonia, MI
Do you love to golf and/or hockey? Livonia is for you! With multiple options to go golfing it’s no wonder that 17% of the population is at retirement age, making it the 7th in the entire state! During the winter you’ll be able to enjoy the states largest amatuer hockey league! Livonia is a unique town with a feel of a small town with the perks of the city; it is the second largest city in Wayne County and the eighth largest city in Michigan. In addition, homes for sale in Livoinia are only 2 miles from Detroit itself.
#1. Bloomfield, MI
With 21% of the residents of Bloomfield over 65 it comes in as the number 1 suburb to retire to in the Detroit area. There’s golf, top honors in safety and has the number 1 ratio of Doctors to patients. 95% of Bloomfield is actually residential making it one of the perfect places to retire to. The community is centrally located in the Detroit / Oakland metropolitan area. Bloomfield has close proximity to Oakland County parks and rec
Here’s the 4 Best Islands To Retire To in Florida 2017 based on our research of safety (crime ratings and statistics), demographics (what’s the average age here), affordability (the real estate is affordable relative to other beach living) and just overall desirability.
Florida is by far the premiere place to retire, we could write for years about places to retire in Florida. However, there’s something special about living on an Island. While I think many of us dream about retiring to an Island, it’s sometimes feels like a dream. It doesn’t have to be! . So without further ado, here’s our list. Continue reading “4 Best Islands To Retire To in Florida 2017”
Why We Retired to Tampa Bay, Florida
The Tampa Bay area in Florida includes the major cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Tampa is in Hillsborough County and Clearwater and St. Petersburg are in Pinellas County. There is more to this area than just sand, surf and sun. While it is true that the three are the original main attractions of the area, there is so much more to Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Florida real estate is one of the hottest markets available. Homes and condos in this area are hot because they have it all and especially location, location, location!
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