top 10 retirement places

top 10 retirement places

Top 10 Retirement Places

The top 10 retirement places take account of cities that have beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. They are not big metropolis cities, yet are in easy driving distance of all that huge cities have to offer. As a baby boomer you are an innovator, active as well as entrepreneur. And you don’t consider retirement a place to sit back and see the grass grow. Below are the top 10 retirement places to retire for active baby boomers.  This is where you can live in charming surroundings and have lots of opportunities to be outdoors. There are lots of choices for those who are retiring, but looking for the best place is not always easy. Here are the things to consider if looking at retirement places:

  • Consider your lifestyle
  • Compare locations and communities
  • Confirm with a visit and decide
  1. Deland, Florida

This is only minutes away from stunning beaches and is close to many types of historic culture and architecture. With perfect weather all year round and nearness to the ocean, this metropolis of 25,000 lends itself to many opportunities for water sports and lots of outdoor activities.

Deland provides a great possibility in retirement to lead an active lifestyle.

  1. Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard is dubbed as the Land of Waterfalls because of more than 200 waterfalls which flow from the striking mountain streams. This place also boasts a serene climate, low crime rate as well as moderate housing expenses. This amiable city in the Blue Ridge Mountains is placed to 7,000 inhabitants just a minute drive away to Asheville Regional Airport.

  1. Peoria, Arizona

Peoria is a community of Phoenix, an eminent retirement destination of about 143,000 residents. With warm weather all through the year, this typical town boasts many outdoor activities which include hiking, camping, fishing as well as golf. The view is wonderful, given the closeness of one of the most amazing wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon.

  1. Marco Island

The biggest chain of Islands off the shoreline of Southwest Florida, this island is an extremely popular place to retire with its mild temperatures, outdoor activities as well as nearby nature preserves. Marco Island is place to a casual, easy-paced lifestyle and abundance of opportunities for water activities.


  1. Central Coast of California

This place offers out of these world views of the sea and sunsets which are intended to be enjoyed.

It is also close to fine wineries, dining as well as shopping, and a tranquil beach atmosphere.

  1. Georgetown, South Carolina

This coastal township with a small population is idyllically lodged between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. This place is near major airports as well as shopping, and it has incredible golf opportunities. Georgetown offers a supreme coastal lifestyle with its exceptional historic area as well as recreational amenities.

  1. Largo, FL

Since it has a small population and consistently relaxing weather, Largo is one of the top 10 retirement places to retire. With miles of smooth, white sandy beaches and its closeness to St. Pete and Tampa, you are never far from large city amenities. This is a place for a huge opportunity in retirement to take pleasure in the outdoors all year round.

  1. Green Valley, Arizona

Boasting a small populace, this place provides higher education with an emphasis on recreation and a small crime rate. It is a golf-lovers heaven as well as place to many painting as well as sculpting studios.

  1. Savannah, GA

This city is rich in elegant architecture as well as natural beauty. Due to its old-world charm and abundance of walking trails, Savannah is a metropolis to enjoy making you feel as if you’re living in another era.

  1. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Finally, with its clear climate and Sandia Mountains in the backdrop, this place is home to artists and writers who are drawn to the loveliness of its landscape. This place is also home to Intel and Kirtland Air Force Base that offers stability for the local economy.

Please keep in mind that this top 10 retirement places are all in the United States and very subjective.  Cost of living and warm weather are strong factors for seniors, when it comes to retirement.  With that said, there are also many great retirement options overseas.  What are your top 10 retirement places, please comment below, cheers.


14 thoughts on “top 10 retirement places

  1. Mary Baron says:

    I would love to retire in Florida, however I’m that too sure exactly where yet. Somewhere close to Miami but not too close. However that too far, in case I want a little craziness.

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Mary,
      Maybe you should consider Fort Lauderdale. It’s really close to Miami, but a lot more quiet. It has real nice beaches too, and a nice size population of retirees.

  2. Greg Smyth says:

    Thanks for your list, i hope to travel Australia playing golf in my retirement, if i ever get to the US, i’ll be playing golf too. I noticed you mentioned golf in your article, so i’ll put these places on my list.

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Gerg,
      Playing golf in retirement, now that’s is a luxury! Good for you, Australia seems like a great place to live in retirement. Man, please invite me to play golf some time, cheers!

  3. Neil Brooks says:

    Hi, this is a really good little list and something to think about before I finally retire.

    My parents are now in their early 70s and have been talking about a cross country move for their golden years.

    For me, I really need to think about a warm place to live when I retire, I have always lived in warm climates and usually near the ocean, and open places, which also suits my parents, so I feel I would need to keep these things in my life to feel happy.

    My number one choice here would have to be Florida, I think Sarasota, looks lovely as do a few other places in Florida.

    I also have friends in Austin, and I love the food in Texas so this could be something to consider too.



    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Neil,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes, Florida is a great place to retire, and that’s why it is so popular. No state taxes, yes!!! Cost of living is lower compared to big cities and the weather is warm year round. What more can you ask for?

  4. wendy says:

    Since I have been living in City all my life, my dream retirement would be somewhere where life is at a slower pace, great weather, clean air and clean food and awesome scenery. However, I do need fast internet access haha.

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Wendy,
      I totally agreed with you! When you are retired, you want rest and peace. The city life can be too hectic and not a peasant place for seniors. I’m sure you can get high speed internet in most places these days. cheers.

  5. Dalton says:

    Great call on central California coast. Having grown up in California and being a current lover of wine I would say this should be number 1!

    Thanks for the solid read,


    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Dalton,
      Its always good to go home! Especially if its a place that has warm weather and many activities. The best part about settling now in a place where you grew up is that you might still have family there to visit. Extremely important for retirement.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Nice article! I think you understand what retirees want: beautiful surroundings, a chance to be active, small populations but close to airports and metropolitan areas, and warm weather! You do a good job of offering many options. I think, too, it is good to remind us that we need to see the place for ourselves before many any decision. A good retirement location is such a subjective decision. Thank you!

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      I think there is a consensus on what seniors like for retirement. Warm weather is definitely a plus. Thanks for the positive feedback, cheers.

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