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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Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte!  This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...

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Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...

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Encore at Eastmark, which opened in 2015, is the premier addition to the popular master planned community of Eastmark located in Mesa, Ar...

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Valencia del Sol, is a brand new 55+ active adult community located in the perfect place to soak up the sunshine on Florida’s Gulf Coast....

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Valencia Cay at Riverland brings the best of GL Homes’ famous Valencia 55+ lifestyle to Port St. Lucie on Florida’s East Coast. Homeowner...

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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986...

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What it's Like to Retire in Kingman

Most of the towns that people know about in Arizona are either in the Phoenix, Tucson, or northern areas of Arizona. Kingman, however, is located in the northwestern part of the state, close to California. This town near I 40 and Route 66 of 28,000 grew 37% between 2000 and 2008. There is a community college in town, Mohave Community College. Outdoor sports like hiking are very popular in the nearby mountains... more >>

State: Arizona


What it's Like to Retire in Vista

Vista is a city of 92,000 in southern California, east of Oceanside and Carslbad. it is 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Vista was listed as the seventh-best place in the United States for family life, based on considerations like jobs, business opportunities, education, climate, and cost-of-living.  There are several nice parks.  Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and Michael W... more >>

State: California


What it's Like to Retire in Fishers

Fishers is a fast growing town of 76,000 that is about 13 miles from Indianapolis. The town is both quite affluent (HH income of $76,000) and young (average age 33).  It has an impressive number of parks, highly rated schools, and a roster of big name employers such as Sallie Mae and Roche. Our impression on a recent visit was this might be a good place to raise a family but not a place you would want to retire too, since everything is spread out and you must drive everywhere... more >>

State: Indiana


What it's Like to Retire in Birmingham

The largest city in Alabama,  named for one of the major industrial cities of the United Kingdom, Birmingham, Alabama has been nicknamed The Magic City. Until the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was one of the South's primary industrial centers, producing iron and steel as a major component of the railroad industry. Now, manufacturing is no longer quite as important, but Birmingham today ranks as one of the most prominent business centers in the Southeastern United States... more >>

State: Alabama


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