Choosing a place to retire can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You could look at it as a fun experience that you will face when it comes time to retire. How you pick the best place to retire will be based on a number of factors, including finances, scenery & weather desired, and part of the country you want to be in.
The number of things to think about can be overwhelming, but still very fun, especially when you know that you are making a decision that will affect the rest of your life. Different articles and publications offer lists on what they deem to be the best places to retire. However, all of these lists are still built on preference of the writer, certain statistics, and also have a lot to do with income.
Huffington Posts lists it “10 Best Places to Retire in America in 2013” lists the following places:
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Lexington, Kentucky
- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Boise, Idaho
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Spokane, Washington
- Norfolk, Virginia
These are based on a number of different statistics. You may not like any of these places. However, that’s the fun of it all — picking a place to spend your retirement years is exciting and there are just so many options available to you.
Here are some aspects you may want to consider when deciding on where the best place to retire is for you.
- Best weather
- Fastest growing retirement spots
- Oldest population average
- Social Security places to retire
- Bargain retirement spots
- Best places for military retirees
Again, there is no right or wrong option when it comes to picking a place you want to retire, it is simply about what may be perfect for you!