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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 Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a small city of about 200,000 in south central North Carolina.  The city is the home of one of the largest army bases in the U.S., Fort Bragg. The 82nd Airborne is headquartered here.  Fayetteville State University's presence makes this a college town. Although the military is by far the biggest economic and cultural force in the area, there are many retirement communities in the area, as well as many retirees who are former military... more >>

State: North Carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Cocoa

Cocoa is a small town of 18,603 on the central Atlantic coast of Florida. Cocoa Beach on the barrier island to the east from the mainland has 11,700 citizens. Nearby Merritt Island is nearby. Several stories circulate among Cocoa old timers as to how the town got its name. One story says that the mail used to come by river boat and was placed in an empty tin box labeled Baker's Cocoa. The box was nailed to a piling in the river next to downtown... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach is an unusual community on the East Coast of Florida along Hobe Sound, just above Stuart.  There is an interesting and occasionally funky downtown with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Here is a quote we found on from SeetheUSA that seems very apt: "Jensen Beach is a quaint little town. I love the "downtown" area. Very small, but interesting... more >>

State: Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Encinitas

Encinitas is a small city of just over 60,000 people tucked about 25 miles north of San Diego.  We know several younger people who have moved here to escape the bustle and traffic of LA and San Diego but still enjoy living near the beach. In at least one case, their baby boomer parents spend much of the winter in a rental here to be near the grandkids... more >>

State: California


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