Pictured above: The very cute historic district in Winchester, Virginia
, named one of the top 10 Affordable Cities by AARP.
We are so glad to be back after our 2 week hiatus - a combination of vacation fun and Hurricane Sandy problems. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this horrible storm.
A while back we provided a terrific list of resources where you could research the best places to match your personal weather criteria. This week we've created our own list of the 10 best places to retire for weather, plus some honorable mentions. We think you'll find them interesting, and a few surprise choices.
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This town of 26,000 folks in very northern Virginia does not have high awareness as a retirement destination. But it does have several things that should appeal to retirees: lower real estate prices, the beauty and history of the Shenandoah Valley, plus easy access to Washington, D.C.
Click on a state to see reviews of 889 great retirement towns, plus capsule summaries of 1920 active adult communities.
Half of Retiree Households Will See Declining Standard of Living
The latest update of the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) shows that over half of households may be unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement.
Thanks to the 550 members who responded to our recent survey on Medicare. This article reports on the findings: which Parts you use, as well as your likes and dislikes. We were especially interested to learn how you rated various ideas on how to fix Medicare for future generations - you had some very clear favorites, and some you really don't like!
Out in eastern Washington near the Idaho border, Spokane makes an interesting retirement choice. It has 75 parks, is near 76 lakes, and has 2 universities. The climate is dry and the mountains aren't that far away. Plus, there are a lot of active communities if that interests you.
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