Top 5 Best Places to Retire

By RetireMEDiQ

Retiring comes with a long list of tough decisions you will likely have to mull over for quite some time. Where you’ll retire might be one of these difficult choices. Deciding the best place to retire might involve coordinating with your children to be closer to them and your grandchildren, considering what cities have a lower cost of living or warmer weather, or even what communities across the country would suit your hobbies in retirement!

There are a lot of cities to consider, and your preference will depend on many factors. We’ve put together a list of the best places to retire based on a few reasons Baby Boomers choose various cities to retire to. These cities frequently make the lists of best places to retire. Read more about them to see if they could be a good fit for you!

  1. Sarasota, FL

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Median Home Cost:

$254,200

Population:

55,103

Average Temperatures:

64° / 82°

Things to Do:

Golf

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sea Turtle Nesting

 

  1. Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh

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Median Home Cost:

$138,700

Population:

302,400

Average Temperatures:

42° / 61°

Things to Do:

Andy Warhol Museum

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

 

  1. Lakeland, FL

Fountain-and-Lake-Mirror-at-Hollis-Garden-in-Lakeland-Central-Florida

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Median Home Cost:

$164,500

Population:

104,156

Average Temperatures:

63° / 86°

Things to Do:

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market

Polk Museum of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

 

  1. Grand Rapids, MI

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Median Home Cost:

$157,200

Population:

195,355

Average Temperatures:

40° / 58°

Things to Do:

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Beer City, USA: Explore 80+ Local Breweries

 

  1. San Antonio, TX

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Median Home Cost:

$174,200

Population:

1,461,623

Average Temperatures:

90° / 59°

Things to Do:

San Antonio River Walk

The Alamo

Texas Hill Country

 

Which City is Right for You?

What’s most important to you when you picture yourself enjoying your retirement? Are you on a warm beach, in a city that brings you closer to family or friends, or are you in a hustling and bustling city with many activities to partake in daily? Whatever sparks your interest the most may be helpful when narrowing down what city could be the best place to retire for you. You’ll also want to consider how much you can expect to spend in retirement before making any rash judgments or moving across the country. Check out our blog to see how much you should have saved before you retire!

If you end up deciding that moving to a new city is not what you’re looking for, not to worry! Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, as well as cities in Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania were highlighted in the U.S. News’ 100 Best Places to Retire in the USA.

Whether you decide to stay put in your current city or venture out for a new lifestyle, the team at RetireMEDiQ wishes you happiness in retirement!

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