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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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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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Everything you need to live life to its fullest is now in Peachtree City. With Kolter Homes’ award-winning active adult community, Cressw...

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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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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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Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid ...

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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 Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs (population 415,000) is an extremely popular retirement community due to spectacular scenery, abundant sunshine, and conservative values. Originally built  as a resort city, the town owes part of its growth and history to a huge gold strike nearby. Colorado Springs looks up at Pikes Peak, which towers over the city at 14,115 feet. The United States Air Force Academy, NORAD, Fort Carson are among the military bases also located in the area... more >>

State: Colorado

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What It Is Like to Retire in Providence

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and one of the largest cities in New England.  It was founded by Roger Williams as a place where refugees from Massachusetts could experience religious freedom. It is a jewelry center as well as being home to at least 7 colleges, including Brown University, Providence College, and Johnson & Wales among others.  Part of the attraction of Providence is being a fun college town... more >>

State: Rhode Island

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Glendale

Glendale is a former farming town on the outskirts of Phoenix that in the years since WWII was overwhelmed by and became part of the huge Phoenix Megapolis.  The population has exploded to over 250,000.  During the last world war it hosted a training base for the U.S. Army AIr Corps, home to the Thunderbirds.  That base became the former campus for what is now known as the Thunderbird School of Global Management, now part of ASU and located in Phoenix... more >>

State: Arizona

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What It Is Like to Retire in Provo

Provo is a growing city in central Utah of over 100,000 people.  Located 43 miles south of Salt Lake City, it is home to Brigham Young University, which definitely makes it a college town.  There is a broad and beautiful Main Street into town with nice stores, a huge LDS Temple under restoration, and stately government buildings. At Central Avenue the downtown continues with charming shops, an Art Center, and a plaza with Fresh Market... more >>

State: Utah

 
 
 
 

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