Authored by Jenny Mango in United States
Published on 01-16-2009
United States is a country known for its youth and vigor but there are a number of places in the country which can be considered as retiree’s havens. While everybody would love to retire to Vegas, in many cases that is not possible. So, here is a look at some of the best places to retire in US that you have for your retired life.
Dunedin is located north of Clearwater, Florida. It was first settled by the Scots in 19th century. The place is very calm and if you talk about the rush of morning, the closest you can get is some joggers and bikers. The city is very less crowded and it is very cheap to stay in. The catch is that being on the shore of Atlantic, there is a slight possibility of hurricanes.
In case you think that the hurricanes would bring a bit too much excitement in your retired life, consider Sequim in Washington. This is a small town that has it all. There are mountains in the city, there is enough water (Its on the shore of Pacific Ocean) and the culture of a small town is there to top it all. Down south are the Olympic mountains which are snow capped. The catch is that if you would like to do swimming, the Pacific might not be too agreeable. Otherwise a 3 bedroom house would not cost you more than $300000.
St. Joseph, Michigan
Naturally in your retired life, you would like to have the best medical facilities and if you are extremely particular about this, consider St. Joseph in Michigan as your place of retirement. Apart from the fact that the city offers good medical facilities, there are a number of things you can do in St. Joseph. There are remarkable beaches of Lake Michigan. The community of this city is pretty welcoming and hospitable. Be mindful that the winds coming over Lake Michigan might make make your winters a bit too coo, and oh, the Windy City is in the neighborhood.
Beaufort, South Carolina
If you are looking for a southern touch in your retired life, Beaufort in South Carolina is the best choice that you have. The town itself is around 300 years old and in case Hollywood wants some scenes of the south, this town is their obvious choice. Even Forrest Gump was shot here. Despite the popularity, this city is still calm and pretty charming. So, what is the catch, you would ask. The catch are taxes! If you do not want to part ways with a lot of your savings very fast, this place is not for you.
Alternatively, you may consider Marble Falls in Texas. The town is 47 miles of Austin, has rather affordable property and no income taxes. The catch is that property taxes are high and so is the temperature of city in the months of summer. Another place to retire is Durango in Colorado. While the houses in the town are a bit expensive, the town can not be described anything short of scenic. The weather of the town is also very mild and friendly.
All on all these are some of the best places to retire in US. You may want to visit every city personally to see which agrees with you the best.