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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 Union Springs

Union Springs is a very small town on Cayuga Lake of the Finger Lakes region in New York, with a population of about 1,500. The setting on the lake is perfectly beautiful. Syracuse and Ithaca are the nearest cities... more >>

State: New York

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What It Is Like to Retire in Edgewater

Edgewater is a small coastal town of about 21,000 near New Smyrna, Florida (there are actually 3 Edgewaters in FL -here, in Broward County, and a part of Miami).  Hollywood is to the south.  This is a quiet town with an average age of about 42; crime is very low.  The town has great barrier islands on the Atlantic with many wonderful beaches.  Edgewater is a sleeper town - you don't hear much about it but it seems like a nice place to live... more >>

State: Florida

 
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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

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What It Is Like to Retire in Davidson

Davidson is an upscale college town in southwestern North Carolina, home to the elite Davidson College. The population is growing rapidly and is now over 12,000 people. Local downtown businesses, characterized by restaurants and specialty shops, cater to an affluent market. Prestigious, nationally known Davidson College has made the town an intellectual and cultural center, drawing into its orbit professionals and some retirees... more >>

State: North Carolina

 
 
 
 

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