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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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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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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986...

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Bon Ayre is a 55+ active adult, manufactured home land lease community located in Smyrna, Delaware, a town which was recently ranked 31st...

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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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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

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What It Is Like to Retire in Portland OR

Choosing Portland, Oregon as your retirement community has many advantages. You get many interesting downtown areas with great public transportation. Many homes or apartments overlook rivers, parks, and mountains. Great skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities are all at your doorstep, as are many cultural programs. The climate is ideal for growing things, especially roses. Opportunities of every description for paid work or volunteering are all around you... more >>

State: Oregon

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What It Is Like to Retire in Jacksonville OR

Jacksonville was one of the first gold mining towns in the state of Oregon. Although the gold has long played out, its legacy is a town of great beauty and history.  TheJacksonville Historic District is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark.  This town of 2,800, a few miles west of Medford in the Rogue Valley, attracts affluent people who tend to be a bit older than the Oregon average. The area has excellent outdoor recreation including many top golf courses. Photo of the Frank E... more >>

State: Oregon

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Tados Santos

Approximately 75 miles north of cabo San Lucas on the Baha peninsula of Mexico lies the seacoast town of Tados Santos. While the casual visitor might never suspect that anyone from the USA would be retired here, they would be mistaken. There are several clues that might help explain the presence of these gringos. One is the Hotel California, a surprisingly stylish small hotel on the main drag... more >>

State: MEXICO

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What It Is Like to Retire in Port Orchard

Port Orchard is located on the Sinclair Inlet of the Puget Sound.  This waterfront community of approximately 13,000 people is proud of its amenities.  The downtown offers shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries and dining.  With ferry access from Bremerton and Seattle, an excursion to Port Orchard is an easy day trip or a weekend getaway.   Residents enjoy life on the Kitsap Peninsula with it's over 350 miles of shoreline... more >>

State: Washington

 
 
 
 

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