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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Valencia Bonita by GL Homes introduces a new standard of 55 + living in Bonita Springs, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Homeowners can...

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Traditions of America at Cranberry, located in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, is the first resort-style 55+ community in Cranberry Township! E...

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Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...

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Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...

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Welcome to Cresswind Myrtle Beach, the only fully amenitized active adult community in sought-after Market Common.  Less than one mi...

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Traditions of America at Lititz is an award-winning 55 and older community located in the rolling hills of Lancaster County.  The co...

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What it's Like to Retire in Brattleboro

Brattleboro, Vermont (population 12,000) is an interesting retirement community for active adults who love the outdoors. Although it has many who embrace its wintery climate, many others only live here during the warmer months. This small city along the Connecticut River in southern Vermont has an artsy ambience. The downtown situated close to the river bank is bustling... more >>

State: Vermont


What it's Like to Retire in Ashland-VA

Ashland is a very charming small town of about 7,000 people that is 15 miles north of Richmond.  Ashland was originally developed as a resort for the wealthy of Richmond. It is an interesting mix - there are nice shopping plazas and a large YMCA as you come off of I 95 towards town, followed by the classic old town of Ashland. The main street is split by the main railroad from Washington to Richmond, which creates an unusual but very  pleasant ambiance... more >>

State: Virginia


What it's Like to Retire in Wellesley

Wellesley is an extremely affluent near suburb of Boston. The population is 27,000 and growing.  Wellesley is home to Wellesley College and Babson College, plus a community college. The economy is diverse with several large employers including Sun Life Financial and Roche Brothers. The town has many resources including the famous Wonderful Weekend Festival. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia: Town Center by John Phelan and Wellesley College by Jared and Corin... more >>

State: Massachusetts


What it's Like to Retire in Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores is a small coastal community in the state of Washington, which sits on Point Brown Peninsula, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Grays Harbor.  The community is home to 5,622 residents (2012 census), with over 30% age 65 years and older. Ocean Shores’ six miles of beach and wildlife has made it a popular tourist destination for decades, with close to 4,000,000 visitors each year... more >>

State: Washington


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