Retirees who are interested in living the good life, can find many wonderful communities that offer ideal living conditions. Many of the top retirement communities feature fun activities that are designed to encourage making new friends and staying active. Here are five of the best locations that are perfectly suited for retirees. Choose the place that will give you the most options for your retired life in terms of financial flexibility, new experiences, and fun.
St. Petersburg, Florida
This peaceful city has long been a popular destination for retirees. The beautiful beaches enhance the city’s splendor. Many people also choose to retire in St. Petersburg due to the frequently warm weather, and lack of frigid winter temperatures. You won’t have to worry about sudden weather changes on your health, garden or home. Given the fact that there are so many other local retirees, this city is also a great place to make friends with other like-minded individuals.
Many retirees are attracted to this city due to its low cost of living, and laid-back atmosphere. The downtown section is easily walkable, and features buildings that date back to the city’s founding. Local health care centers provide quality medical services. Abilene is also known for its extensive public parks systems, and community centers. If you are drawn to a laid back, Texas atmosphere, this place may be the one for you.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Located in the southern part of the state along the coast, Bluffton is known for its welcoming locals, and low crime rates. Beautiful trees with draping branches that are found throughout the city give Bluffton an even more peaceful ambiance. People who are interested in learning more about the city’s history, can tour homes and buildings that predate the Civil War. The city also hosts exciting annual events such as the Bluffton Village Festival, and the classic car show known as Shag and Drag.
Palm Springs, California
No list of ideal retirement places would be complete without mentioning this famous desert city. Along with the warm and sunny weather, many retirees enjoy playing golf on the city’s numerous golf courses. Many of the individual living communities within the city feature secured entrances in order to ensure maximum safety for residents. Community centers for retirees feature a wide variety of fun activities are easy to find. Stay active in a place like Palm Springs and it will be easy to make friends as well.
Rancho Santa Fe, California
The pleasant community of Rancho Santa Fe, is situated within the San Diego metropolitan area, and is home to a large number of celebrities in the business, sports, and entertainment industries. Despite its hip and trendy nature, many retirees feel right at home within this community. The local golf courses, tennis courts, and art galleries are always worth visiting.
These communities offer something special for every retiree. Local realtors are available to assist retirees who are looking for new homes within these communities. Take time to look over all your options and choose a retired home perfect for your lifestyle.
About The Author: Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and writing about family, travel, home and fitness. From media sales jobs, to a whole host of other employment opportunities, Brooke has found ways to travel no matter the work. Contact her via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.
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