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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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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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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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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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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!

Dueling Carolinas: North vs. South Carolina as a Retirement Restination

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What It Is Like to Retire in New York

Even if you haven’t ever visited the Big Apple you probably have an idea what it’s like from movies and TV shows. New York, New York is a great retirement community if you love culture and a bustling scene. New York City (8,000,000 people) is made up of 5 boroughs, plus suburbs. Manhattan is of course the most famous and the most expensive borough. For proximity to more cultural and social activities than a person could do in a lifetime – New York is THE place... more >>

State: New York


What It Is Like to Retire in Southfield

Southfield is a busy suburb of Detroit that is now part of the office market for corporate Detroit. There are 5 golden skyscrapers with over a million sq.ft. of office space.   The population, which has declined in recent years, is just over 75,000.   The city has a wonderful library. The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool. Evergreen Hills Golf Course  is a public golf course. Lawrence Technological University is in Southfield... more >>

State: Michigan


What It Is Like to Retire in Heber City

Heber City is a growing town of about 16,000 residents (2017), and has seen a population increase of 116% since 2000. Located near Park City and Salt Lake City,  it is a rural resort town, with many people settling here or having a vacation home to be near the skiing and mountains.  The downtown has very wide streets and a good commercial sector. Outside of town are many affluent developments and horse farms in the red hills with sweeping views... more >>

State: Utah


What It Is Like to Retire in Holiday Island

Holiday Island, Arkansas is a planned community situated at the edge of 53,000 acre Table Rock Lake.  With 4,500 fully developed acres residents enjoy amenities like two golf courses, a marina, a recreation center, plus a shopping center with over 40 businesses and services. Holiday Island is a vacation getaway, minutes from Eureka Springs, Arkansas and less than an hour from Branson, MO... more >>

State: Arkansas


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