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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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Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...

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Embrey Mill® is an all-ages master-planned community located in Stafford, Virginia, just north of Fredericksburg, and offers a totally st...

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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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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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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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December 1, 2021 — Last week in “Slanted Best Places to Retire List” we reported on the US News list of best places to retire. The creators of that one seemed to have not realized that the Mississippi is not the western border of the U.S. Many of the picks it did make came in for strong criticism from our Members. This week we are happy to report on a better list of best places, one you can create yourself.

The NY Times just published an article with the headline, “Is Texas the New California“. Its author, a Californian, was very surprised to find that after taking a quiz designed by the newspaper, 7 of the top picks were in the Lone Star State. They found that on characteristics like more space for your money, racial diversity, and school quality, Texas had some of the highest ranking places to live in America. Although the quiz is geared towards people of all ages, it can be tailored to reflect the priorities of people in retirement. That is, in our opinion, the best thing about this quiz – it takes into account individual priorities rather than those of the authors.

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What It Is Like to Retire in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach is an old town at top of Florida's eastern coast. Amelia Island is just below it,  a 13.5 mile long barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean and the northernmost point of eastern Florida. While Amelia Island Plantation is a private community and resort, Fernandina Beach is the biggest town on the island (11,000 people with an average age of about 46).  Fernandina Beach has a charming downtown with an artsy feel and many quiet neighborhoods featuring Victorian homes... more >>

State: Florida

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What It Is Like to Retire in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the major city in Minnesota with almost 400,000 residents. It has major league sports teams, a vibrant economy, and one of the great public universities, the University of Minnesota.  The city not only has a number of beatiful lakes like Lake Calhoun, but it is also on the Mississippi River. It is one of the Twin Cities; St. Paul is immediately adjacent. A photo of Minneapolis's Longfellow House, built as a smaller replica of the Longfellow House in Cambridge, MA... more >>

State: Minnesota

 
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What It Is Like to Retire in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is a small town of 5,800 that is a short distance west of Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak rises above the town. The downtown is a Victorian sampler that has attracted many people, including a previous generation of hippies. The town is popular with tourists and with retirees for its mountains and scenery.  Many interesting shops and galleries, along with Victorian B & Bs await the weary traveler... more >>

State: Colorado

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What It Is Like to Retire in Muskegon

Muskegon, Michigan, one of the deepest ports in the Great Lakes, is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, with about 38,000 residents (170,000 in the county). It is the commercial center and the county seat of Muskegon County. Located along the shores of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake where boating is popular, it is also home to a civic theater, museums, a State Park, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Bike Trail... more >>

State: Michigan

 
 
 
 

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