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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 Collierville

Collierville is one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee, as well as one of its most affluent suburbs (the average HH income is almost $100,000). This town of 45,000 is located in southwestern Tennessee, 20 miles from Memphis and Alabama.  Retirees are moving to Collierville because of its favorable tax climate, charming downtown, and great recreation. Fedex has a major training facility in town, and there is also a very large mall - Avenue at Carriage Crossing (800,00 sq ft)... more >>

State: Tennessee


What It Is Like to Retire in California

California is a town of 10,000+ people in southern Maryland on a peninsula near the Chesapeake Bay. This part of Maryland is a bit too far to commute comfortable to Baltimore or Washington so it retains a more rural, small town feel than places closer to those Metros.  It is a great place for watersports as the Patuxent River empties into the Chesapeake here.   The Patuxent RIver Naval Air base is a major employer... more >>

State: Maryland


What It Is Like to Retire in Avon Lake

Avon Lake is located in Northern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, approximately 20 miles west of Cleveland, with a population of 22,581 (2010 census). The town’s history has it belonging to three different nations and dates back to the 1600’s when it was inhabited by Wyandots, Eries and Ottowas.  During the Revolutionary War, a direct trail crossed the lake shore through what is now Avon Lake... more >>

State: Ohio


What It Is Like to Retire in Nosara

Nosara is a small village and district in the Nicoya Canton, Guanacaste province of Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast, with a population of close to 6,000. Known as a fishing and agricultural area, it is not as built up as other tourist destinations in Costa Rica, but offers beautiful beaches and is one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country... more >>



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