What happens when you put all your money in a desert to make an oasis? That’s Nevada. It really needs no introduction but for retirees there are some things to consider if you fancy retiring to Nevada. With no income tax, no social security tax, amazingly moderate weather, and affordability for basic necessities, Nevada actually stands out. Las Vegas and casinos aren’t the only thing in Nevada, and it’s become a destination for families and people in retirement alike. In fact, it’s so attractive that real estate prices making it the 10th most expensive place to live in the nation
Want to retire to Florida but not have the humidity and hurricanes? Nevada might actually be your retirement go to. The number of retirement communities, well, communities in general is astounding. We’re not urban planners, but our assumption is that in the desert you you have to plan your developments and that’s what the suburbs look like in Nevada, planned communities. While that does drive prices up, it’s a boon to retirees that want housing options outside the del Webb type communities. As mentioned, Nevada might be one of the most attractive for those that wanting to take advantage of no income tax.
Nevada has beome more popular with retirees, but all that popularity has realy driven the real estate prices up. The health care system is struggling to keep up with the demand that this new growth is putting on the state. It doesn’t help that you can drive locally and engage in any number of risky health activities. In addition to risky, the closer you are to Las Vegas the more you’ll be close to crime. The suburbs like Sumerlin don’t see nearly as much violent crime, but as it is, Nevada has the 11th worst crime in the country.
Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.