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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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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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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Holiday Island, located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, is a planned community situated at the edge of 53,000 acre Table Ro...

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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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What it's Like to Retire in Portland OR

Choosing Portland, Oregon as your retirement community has many advantages. You get many interesting downtown areas with great public transportation. Many homes or apartments overlook rivers, parks, and mountains. Great skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities are all at your doorstep, as are many cultural programs. The climate is ideal for growing things, especially roses. Opportunities of every description for paid work or volunteering are all around you... more >>

State: Oregon


What it's Like to Retire in Lake Wales

Lake Wales is a small town of about 12,000 in central Florida, near Kissimee and Winter Haven.  People describe it as having a very charming little downtown representing old Florida at the time of the land boom of the 1920's. It's nickname is the "friendliest small town". There are 2 colleges in town, Warner University and Polk State College.Lakes Wales has a beautiful Historic Corridor where you can visit the restored Rhodesbilt Arcade, The Depot Museum and The Scenic Theater... more >>

State: Florida


What it's Like to Retire in Hickory

Hickory is a growing town of about 41,000 people in western North Carolina (Catawba County). The much larger metro comprises several other town.  The town got its name from the first building there, the Hickory Tavern. Hickory was named an "All-American City" three times and was also named the 10th best place to live and raise a family in the United States by Readers Digest... more >>

State: North Carolina


What it's Like to Retire in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake is a resort town in northeastern New York near the Canadian and Vermont borders. The population was 5,400 in 2010. The Village is in the Adirondacks Park and much  fronts on Flower Lake. Many people have summer homes here in the 3 towns that make up Saranac Lake (St.Armand, Harrietstown, and North Elba). The town of Saranac is 30 miles away. Saranac Lake was named the best small town in New York State and also ranked in The 100 Best Small Towns in America... more >>

State: New York


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