Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...
Twin Oaks is a 55+ active adult community located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, and brimming with serenity and charm. Our private, pet-fri...
Birchwood at Brambleton is an exciting new community for active adults 55+ located in the heart of Loudoun County, and is intentionally d...
Cresswind Charleston is Charleston-area's BEST active adult lifestyle community. Cresswind inspires active adults to live life to the ful...
Wendell Falls is a new, all-ages community located just minutes from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, and features an eclectic, walkable...
Cadence at Lansdowne is a brand new 55+ active adult community offering a vibrant lifestyle in Lansdowne, Virginia. It's where you can ha...
November 26, 2021 — When it comes to lists of Best Places to Retire, one of the most consistent and “best” sources is US News. Their lists usually make sense, and rarely include bizarre choices in North Dakota or other places that don’t take into account that most retirees looking to relocate want to move to somewhere where winter temperatures are warm. While their new Best Places for 2021-2022 lists uphold their sterling reputation for the most part, the fact that they left off the entire western half of the country seems like a very serious omission.
Florida came out on top on both of their new lists this year – “Best Places” and “Most Affordable Places to Retire”. The Sunshine State garnered 8 of 10 spots on the Best Places to Retire list, and with 4 of the Most Affordable selections. Two of those Florida cities, Daytona Beach and Pensacola, made it onto both lists.
How they were chosen, along with our quibbles(more...)
What It Is Like to Retire in La Jolla
Baby boomers will find a retirement lifestyle in La Jolla, California (population 42,000), that is tops for scenery, climate, and proximity to the rest of the world. La Jolla features magnificent estate homes set atop hills and small mountains, nestled by the ocean in an upscale community. The Village (of La Jolla) is its charming downtown area. La Jolla, population 42,000, is actually part of the city of San Diego... more >>
What It Is Like to Retire in Falmouth
Set at the bottom left base of Cape Cod, this fairly large town is a popular retirement community surrounded on 2 sides by water. Falmouth, Massachusetts (population 32,000) actually consists of a number of villages and unincorporated towns including Woods Hole, Teaticket, and East, West, and North Falmouth. Woods Hole is where one takes the Ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and it is also the home of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution... more >>
What It Is Like to Retire in Independence
Independence is a small town of about 9,400 in southeastern Kansas, very near the Oklahoma border. The town recently received significant fame for its Independence Public Library (pictured above courtesy of the Library's Facebook page), which was named the "Best Small" library in the country by Library Journal. Part of the reason for the prize was the library's hard journey in just a few years from facing a bleak budget picture to a bustling center for the community... more >>
What It Is Like to Retire in Spring City
The town of Spring City is located in Eastern Tennessee, in the Cumberland Plateau, and is home to Watts Bar Lake, a reservoir created in 1942 by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The small town with a population about 2,000 is a popular spot for boating and fishing and provide several access points with docks, marinas, and public boat ramps and campgrounds... more >>
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