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Embrey Mill® is an all-ages master-planned community located in Stafford, Virginia, just north of Fredericksburg, and offers a totally st...

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Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...

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Reflections on Silver Lake is a popular 55+ Manufactured Home and RV Community in Highlands County, Florida, offering a choice of lifesty...

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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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Cadence at Lansdowne is a brand new 55+ active adult community offering a vibrant lifestyle in Lansdowne, Virginia. It's where you can ha...

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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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April 22, 2021 – Which Carolina, North or South, is the best place to retire? We get asked that question a lot. To help you make the most informed decision on that topic we have revised our Dueling Carolinas: North vs. South Carolina as a Retirement Restination feature, which is possible the most popular article ever posted on this site. We have updated tax comparisons, cost of living, 65+ population, etc., as well as adding a new section on how each Carolina voted in the 2020 election.

Since originally posted in 2010 it has generated over 660 Comments, and they keep coming in. Reading them is like taking an intensive course on what is like to live in dozens of places in these two great states for retirement. Check it out!

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What It Is Like to Retire in Vilcabamba

Vilcabamba is a small village in southern Ecuador, about 42 kilometers from the city of Loja.  The village is renowned as the "Playground of the Incas" used by Incan royalty. From the airport in Loja, the road snakes over a mountain pass into the wonderful town of Vilcabamba. The town has attracted fame due to its energizer bunny - like residents, and has earned the nickname of the ¨Valley of Eternal Youth¨... more >>



What It Is Like to Retire in Stevensville

Stevensville is a very small town of under 2,000 people in western Montana near Missoula. Stevensville is the oldest town in Montana. St. Mary’s Mission was the first permanent white settlement in Montana (founded by Jesuits). This area of the Bitterroot Valley and Sapphire Mountains offers beautiful views, outdoor recreation and a great variety of watchable wildlife.  Photo of Southwestern view of St... more >>

State: Montana


What It Is Like to Retire in Fairfield

Fairfield has a low crime rate, excellent public school system, suburban character, scenic location on the Long Island Sound, and proximity to New York City.  Many residents in Fairfield commute to New York, New Haven, and in between. It is an affluent area with average household income over $100,000. The population is just over 57,000... more >>

State: Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Bourne Lincolnshire

Bourne is a market town on the western edge of the Fens in southern Lincolnshire, England. Bourne means spring, and there are many of those here. The town has a rich history with many beautiful buildings.  Picture of Red Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Rex Needle.  For more about this charming town see the Bourne Wikipedia entry... more >>



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