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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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 Name CantaMia means "my song", and at this exceptional 55+ community in Goodyear, Arizona, we are playing your song.  Nestled in...

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Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.  Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken's tree-lined ...

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Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte!  This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...

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What it's Like to Retire in Charlevoix

Charlevoix, Michigan, referred to here as “Charlevoix the Beautiful”, is an old seasonal town in northwest Michigan. A popular '''retirement community''' for active adults, Charlevoix is located on an isthmus between Lake Michigan and Round Lake, adjacent to the shores of Lake Charlevoix... more >>

State: Michigan


What it's Like to Retire in Flagstaff

Tooling along in your Corvette across Arizona on classic Route 66, you will eventually drive through Flagstaff. This small city of just over 68,000, centered amidst some of the most enchanting physical landmarks in the world, is a top rated community for retirement. At an altitude of 6910 feet the climate is dry and much cooler in the summer than anywhere else in Arizona. Cecil B... more >>

State: Arizona


What it's Like to Retire in Banning

Banning is a  town of 29,000 near the San Gorgonio Pass; north of San Diego and east of Los Angeles. Palm Springs and Riverside are nearby.  It is named for Phineas Banning who was a stagecoach line operator and Father of the Port of Los Angeles.  The area was first settled by the Cahuilla Indians and then as a Spanish mission. Banning has a sister town, Beaumont, which it shares many similarities. The area is quite dry and mountains are nearby... more >>

State: California


What it's Like to Retire in McCormick

McCormick is a very tiny town in western South Carolina near the Georgia border. Its population is about 1500.  McCormick is a very low cost place to retire. Its other attraction is the presence of Lake Thurmond, one of the county's largest man-made lakes. Picture of McCormick County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and K.Armstrong National Scenic Byways Online... more >>

State: South Carolina


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