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Hawaii is Number 1 Preferred State Among Baby Boomers

Category: Baby Boomer Retirement Issues

October 1 — A new Harris Poll on state living preferences found that baby boomers (aged 43 – 61) would prefer to live in Hawaii over all other states. In this regard they differ from the rest of the U.S. population, which would choose California. Although it was not explicitly asked, it is assumed that baby boomers, given their age, are thinking about states where they would like to retire. Baby boomers’ number 2 choice would be Florida, followed by California. According to Harris, being close to the beach was important in why Hawaii and California are so popular.

Maui Luxury Retirement

Luxury retirement in Maui Hawaii

Favorite city to live in of all age groups is New York City. The Big Apple was followed by San Diego, Seattle, and San Francisco. Here is a list of the top 5 states that baby boomers would prefer most to live in:

  • Hawaii
  • Florida
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Colorado

The question asked in the Harris poll was: “If you could live in any state in the country, except the state you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?”

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Top 10 Most Popular Retirement Towns

Posted by Boomer1 on October 1st, 2007

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