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Weather and Natural Disasters Make Some Places the Worst Places to Retire

Category: Best Retirement Towns and States

Update Sept 19, 2017 – We updated this article. Here is a link to the new one.

May 3, 2011 — When it comes to selecting your best place to retire the weather, climate, and exposure to natural disasters can have a major impact on your retirement enjoyment. We think these are important factors to consider, along with cost of living, taxes, culture, proximity of friends and family, and recreational opportunities.

Before we discuss some regions and cities that rank poorly for weather, let’s talk about the kinds of weather and natural issues that could be detrimental to your retirement. Some of these phenomena are inconvenient, while others are deadly serious:
Sunshine. It’s true, people are generally happier when the sun shines. Rainy day after rainy day does not… (more…)

Posted by John Brady on May 3rd, 2011