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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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The Grove is an upscale, manufactured home community for active adults 55+, located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, on 40 lush acres of form...

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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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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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Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte!  This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...

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April 22, 2021 – Which Carolina, North or South, is the best place to retire? We get asked that question a lot. To help you make the most informed decision on that topic we have revised our Dueling Carolinas: North vs. South Carolina as a Retirement Restination feature, which is possible the most popular article ever posted on this site. We have updated tax comparisons, cost of living, 65+ population, etc., as well as adding a new section on how each Carolina voted in the 2020 election.

Since originally posted in 2010 it has generated over 660 Comments, and they keep coming in. Reading them is like taking an intensive course on what is like to live in dozens of places in these two great states for retirement. Check it out!

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What It Is Like to Retire in Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Washington is located on the extreme northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Port Townsend was a thriving port settlement before Seattle was founded - unfortunately, the Union Pacific Railroad bypassed it, sending the thriving community into an economic tailspin. While bad for the people who lived here then, this event was serendipitous for the many baby boomer retirees who are now thinking about making it their retirement community... more >>

State: Washington


What It Is Like to Retire in Newport News

Newport News is a busy port, shipbuilding center, and military center in Virginia's Hampton Roads. The population is about 180,000.  Photo of Oyster Point City Center, a redevelopment project, courtesy of Wikipedia and Durrock. The North End is an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has its rough edges as well as its charms. The Victory Arch is a local landmark... more >>

State: Virginia


What It Is Like to Retire in Brookings

Located at the foot of the Klamath mountains on the southern Oregon coast, Brookings is a small outdoorsy town.Once a logging community, Brookings is a now cute seaside town with over fifteen miles of pristine beaches and unusually warm weather year round. Wet and mild winters makes this town incredibly lush; palm trees and bright gardens dominate a lovely color palette here... more >>

State: Oregon


What It Is Like to Retire in Zephyrhills

Zephyrhills is a growing community of over 13,000 people northeast of Tampa and north of Lakeland in central Florida. It is turning out to be popular with retirees as reflected by the average age - 48 years old. Photo courtesy of Wknight94 and Wikipedia, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3... more >>

State: Florida


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