When looking at the 3 most popular places to retire, you have to consider far more than just the cost of living and climate. There is a balanced consideration of crime rates, taxes, housing prices, and transportation availability as well. Nowadays, there is also a new metric that is becoming more and more important to people, the ability to be employed when retired. Statistics for what areas have the best employment data for retirees is not steadily available, but each of the places below have a history of employment opportunities for seniors, as well as all the other retirement factors you want.
Inland or coastal Georgia can provide you with a temperate climate to enjoy your retirement. Georgia lacks extremes of weather and is a rare site for a hurricane to touch down. The cost of living is low, with the exception of certain areas of Atlanta and Savannah, but there are plenty of affordable retirement communities within reach of both cities that can allow you to have the best of both worlds. Crime is what you would expect in the rural and urban areas, with there being a slightly hirer rate in the city but it is nothing to worry about. There is a strong tourist industry, as well as manufacturing, which offer ample employment opportunities for those with a mature work ethic.
In New Mexico, you get a little bit of everything. One of the most common phrases heard is, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Unlike its neighbor, Arizona, New Mexico does not have the extremes of heat that area experiences. It does have a monsoon season and gets a good amount of snowfall in the winter. The range of climate means you can either be warm or dry, or go skiing and swimming – all without having to travel more than a few hours. It is home to some respected Universities, has a strong a diverse cultural and arts community, and the tax rate is blissfully low. Albuquerque has a lower cost of living than the tonier Sante Fe, but don’t overlook the warmer and dryer southern parts of the state that are even more affordable. Crime can be a little worrisome in certain areas of Albuquerque but overall it is a safe state. There are many part-time job opportunities in a variety of industries that are open to hiring seniors as well. Albuquerque and Sante Fe are both locations of some of the most upscale retirement communities in the nation.
South Carolina is a surprising find for many retirees. While most look towards Mississippi for an affordable and constant cost of living, South Carolina offers a compatible rate. The state taxes are low and the healthcare options available in this state outshine its neighbors. The climate is temperate and mild, lacking extremes in either summer or winter. You can reach the beach easily or go skiing in the mountains. Local industry is diverse and there is good opportunity for part-time employment. Similar to Nathan Carlisle Homes, many of the retirement communities are centered on golf courses as the area is a natural fit for the sport.
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