Welcome to Topretirements Best Places Newsletter for September 14. Florida and many islands just got hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Fortunately our home in Key West was spared (we were away), but many people in the Keys and elsewhere in Florida were not so lucky. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected.
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Americans looking for an affordable place to retire with great year round weather and friendly people should consider this popular UNESCO World Heritage trust site. There are a considerable number of expats in this old city on the Equator at 8000 ft. above sea level.
Whether it is better to rent or buy in retirement is always a debatable question. With the devastation of Hurricane Irma on the news and a heartbreak for so many, it seems like a good time to consider the pros and cons of the issue.
When it comes to viewing and getting up close to nature the Galapagos Islands are tip top. Learn why so many baby boomers have these islands and their amazing flora and fauna at the top of their bucket lists.
The commercial and cultural center of Lake Michigan's eastern side, Muskegon is having an amazing renaissance. It has the Muskegon Lakeshore Bike Trails, culture, and a busy downtown. Yachting Magazine named it a "best yachting town".