Deciding Where to Retire for an Active Lifestyle

Deciding Where to Retire for an Active Lifestyle

Deciding where you want to retire really depends on your own personal preference, but if you want to move to a new place to do it, you might need a little help.  Believe it or not, the Internet is a great resource when it comes to deciding where to retire.

Whether you prefer the city or the ocean, you may not be sure about relocating for retirement.  The U.S. News Media Group recently released its study, “America’s Best Places to Retire” and it’s chock full of some of the best places to retire.  The issue takes a close look at which communities are best for active retirees.

How were cities selected?  There was a base of criteria that included factors such as the cost of living, crime rates, climate, healthcare, cultural amenities, educational opportunities, and other recreational aspects.  You’ll likely recognize some of the cities that made the list, as they are known for their retirement communities and the numbers of seniors relocating to the area.  However, you might also be surprised at some inclusions.

Here are the ten cities that were featured in the report, in no particular order:

  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Issaquah, Washington
  • Long Meadow, Massachusetts
  • Punta Gorda, Florida
  • Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Green Valley, Arizona
  • Walnut Creek, California
  • Portland, Maine
  • Eden Prairie, Minnesota

The cities chosen were selected mainly because they allow seniors great opportunities for both physical and mental health.  So, if you’re looking to move for your retirement, you may want to consider some of the cities we’ve just mentioned.

Jon Huser