Worst States for Retirement.  No articles in our history generated as much controversy as our series on the Worst States for Retirement. Read our list - and how they were selected.

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Heritage Shores
Heritage Shores

Life at Heritage Shores is full of amenities, activities and social opportunities. When you live here, each day can be as active or laid back as you want it to be. When the sun goes down...

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Fairfield Glade
Fairfield Glade

Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as it sits on the highest point between the Rocky and Smoky Mountains.  One of the favorite features of this area is the moderate year round temperatures...

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Affinity at Monterrey Village
Affinity at Monterrey Village

Affinity at Monterrey Village in San Antonio, Texas, offers a refreshing new option for the 55+ crowd. Here you can choose from an array of events and activities in which to participate...

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Valencia Lakes
Valencia Lakes

Valencia Lakes in Tampa offers an incredible Florida resort lifestyle and great new home value. Valencia Lakes' waterfront recreation complex, perfect for active retired adults...

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Hot Springs Village
Hot Springs Village

Discover Hot Springs Village – the largest gated community in North America. It’s a wonderful place for active living. Established in 1970...

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Soleil Laurel Canyon
Soleil Laurel Canyon

Welcome to North Georgia's unique active-adult retreat - inspiring resort-style amenities coupled with beautiful homes. Our private and gated...

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What it's Like to Retire in Kissimmee

Kissimmee (pronounced Kiss-sim-ee) is a fast growing town south of Orlando in central Florida. The town grew 30% between 2000 and 2008 before cooling off in the real estate bust of the last few years.  Its population is a relatively young one with an average age of 30.  This popular tourist area promises small-town charm  as well as  theme parks, outdoor adventures, challenging golf, and tranquil beach landscapes... more >>

State: Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Hudson

Hudson is a town near Marlborough and Worcester, about 30 miles west of Boston.  Formerly known as "Shoe Town", at one point Hudson had 17 shoe factories.  As a result of that work it attracted a number of Irish and Portuguese immigrants.  The population is about 14,000.  Photos courtesy of Wikipedia and Marcbela... more >>

State: Massachusetts

 
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What it's Like to Retire in Apple Valley

Apple Valley is a town of about 69,000 that is northeast of San Bernardino and near Victorville. Its big claim to fame is that is was the home of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. It is ranchland and also a far-flung suburb to the LA area.  Apples were once grown here but due to water shortages long ago disappeared. Arrowhead and Lake Arrowhead provide great recreational opportunities here... more >>

State: California

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What it's Like to Retire in Rio Verde

Rio Verde in Arizona is neither a town or a city, but rather  a master planned community and a census-designated place in Maricopa County. The population was 1,811 at the 2010 census.  Rio Verde is an established, member-owned and governed active adult golfing community northeast of Scottsdale. Its location near the Verde River and adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and the Yavapai Nation Indian Reservation provides a scenic setting... more >>

State: Arizona

 
 
 
 

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