December 13, 2021 — Thanks to everyone who answered last week’s one question, instant poll on retirement location happiness. The bottom line is that the majority of people responding are happy with their choice of a place to retire. A certain minority is less satisfied, or had to move more than once. The results are shown below.
Taking out the 24 people answering who haven’t yet retired, 58% of respondents said they were perfectly happy with their choice – they apparently found their best place to retire. Of those, 42% had moved and 16% did not change locations in retirement. Another 22% were “moderately happy” with their location. Almost 20% said they either moved a second time, or wished they had moved somewhere else. The answer that we hoped to see a small percentage for, “moderately unhappy”, was just that, only about 6%.
It could be a bias where only satisfied people responding to the poll, but the results seem to indicate that people are satisfied with their choices of places to retire. The best parts of the poll were the comments people made about where they retired and why. You can see all the comments here. People talked about retiring to Colorado, Florida, The Villages, Chattanooga, Prescott, and many other places. Please share your thoughts there so we can keep them all together.
PS – if you didn’t take it already, here is where you can add your vote.