Worst States for Retirement.  No articles in our history generated as much controversy as our series on the Worst States for Retirement. Read our list - and how they were selected.

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Woodside
Woodside

Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined streets and you're likely to see thoroughbred horses...

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Holiday Island
Holiday Island

Holiday Island, located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, is a planned community situated at the edge of 53...

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Cresswind at Myrtle Beach
Cresswind at Myrtle Beach

Welcome to Cresswind Myrtle Beach, the only fully amenitized active adult community in sought-after Market Common.  Less than one mile from Myrtle Beach's best retail and dining...

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Cresswind at Lake Lanier
Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Cresswind at Lake Lanier is Georgia’s best-selling, most-awarded active adult community offering quality new homes for sale on the southeast side of Lake Lanier. Located in Gainesville...

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Eagles Bluff
Eagles Bluff

Eagle's Bluff is a private gated community where your dreams become a reality. Located on the shores of Lake Palestine, a stunningly beautiful 26,000 acre lake, and just 20 minutes southwest of Tyler...

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Indian River Colony Club
Indian River Colony Club

Indian River Colony Club, "The Place Patriots Call Home" is an active 55 + community designed for those that desire the country club life style. Our residents consist of a friendly and caring mix of those that served in the US military and non-military patriots...

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What it's Like to Retire in Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire is rated #87 on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live Guide. It is has also won “Best Place to Live in America” twice. This small city/large town of about 84,000 is only 40 miles from Boston. Working people and active adults in retirement seem to appreciate that Nashua is also near the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire and Maine... more >>

State: New Hampshire

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What it's Like to Retire in Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of 3 closely related cities on Florida's Tampa Bay.  The other 2 are Clearwater and Tampa (the largest and most urban of the 3).  St. Pete has been a classic retirement and tourist destination since the 1920's because of its winter warmth, great beaches, and ideal location on a peninsula in Tampa Bay.  One of the prime shopping areas is Baywalk, and there is also the Central Business District (home to wikipedia.org).  There are at least 3 colleges in St... more >>

State: Florida

 
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What it's Like to Retire in Dahlonega

Dahlonega is a small but growing town of about 4,000 in northern Georgia. it is northeast of Atlanta and near Gainesville and Lake Lanier.  The town was the site of the first major gold rush in  the U.S.; the 2nd picture above  is of the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Dahlonega is popular as a tourist town and for residents who want to be near Lake Lanier. There is a  town square filled with shops and galleries and a few really nice festivals each year... more >>

State: Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Cocoa

Cocoa is a small town of 17,000 on the central Atlantic coast of Florida. It is the poor cousin of nearby Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach, which are the barrier islands immediately to Cocoa's east.  The average is 40. Household incomes are relatively low and crime rate high.  Photo of Aviles Building courtesy of Wikipedia and Leonard J. DeFrancisci... more >>

State: Florida

 
 
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