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Brookfield Residential at Two Rivers is a brand new community designed for those 55+, and offers an abundance of opportunities for a vibr...

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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 Ruskin

Ruskin is a small town south of Tampa on Florida's west coast. It is an unincorporated community that is part of Hillsborough County. Fed up with over development, the area has petitioned the state to allow it to become a separate, incorporated city. Ruskin was founded as a utopian socialist community inspired by John Ruskin... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Princess Anne

Princess Anne, Maryland is a quaint historic town with two nearby universities, the U of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University. Just 30 minutes to Ocean City and the pristine beaches of Assateague (with the wild horses). 3 hours from Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Williamsburg. Two hours from Annapolis, Wilmington, Cape May and Virginia Beach. There are 300 structures on the National Register of Historic Places in Princess Anne... more >>

State: Maryland


What It Is Like to Retire in Woodstock

Woodstock, Vermont, has been described as “The Prettiest Small Town in America” by Ladies Home Journal Magazine, and few could debate that.  Woodstock Village is a quintessential community that includes a town green surrounded by private homes, churches and the courthouse, with many of these properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places... more >>

State: Vermont


What It Is Like to Retire in Manistee

Manistee, Michigan, is located at the mouth of the Manistee River on Lake Michigan, and is the county seat of Manistee County. The small town is a popular fishing, canoeing and tourist destination as it offers outdoor recreation, and a historic downtown.Manistee is also home to the SS City of Milwaukee, once a Great Lakes railroad car ferry, but now serves as a museum ship and is host to events on the waterfront... more >>

State: Michigan


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