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September 15, 2021 – Members in a recent Topretirements poll gave us their number 1 considerations for choosing a place to retire. Atop the list by a large margin was climate, followed by affordability, being near friends and family, and good medical.  Much further down the list were taxes and political environment.

These are all important things to think about when choosing a place to retire. But there are other, less obvious considerations that are even more critical. Here are 5 overlooked considerations that we think deserve special attention.

  1. Do you really know the area where you about to relocate?

“Rose”, who retired to Myrtle Beach (SC), listed a perfect example of this situation in our recent poll: “Never retire where you like to visit. There are so many tourists and so much traffic it is unbearable. There is very little here that I was looking for, such as classes and like minded people.” 

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What It Is Like to Retire in Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls is a small town of about 5,000 in east-central Connecticut. It offers a rural setting in Connecticut's hills, yet is only about a half hour drive from either New Haven or Hartford.  Retirees can take a convenient train to New York from New Haven's Union Station. Photo of Tracy S. Lewis House courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain); photo of Home Woolen Company on the National Register of Historic Places courtesy of Wikipedia and Magicpiano (public domain)... more >>

State: Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Ashland

Ashland is a small town of just under 22,000 in very southern Oregon, about 15 miles north of the California border. The town is a cultural mecca, hosting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as Southern Oregon University and its 5000 students. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the largest and most successful festivals in the world, attracting as many as 400,000 visitors over its 9 month duration. Following up on that theme many of the shops in town have an Elizabethan theme... more >>

State: Oregon


What It Is Like to Retire in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke is a city of over 150,000 people in South Florida. It is west of Hollywood and near Miramar. The city is quite affluent for the area with a household income of $60,000... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Matagalpa

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