Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!
"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." ~John Gunther
In Depth Review:
In lush western South Carolina, charming Aiken is known for its thriving equestrian culture, bounty of golf courses, stately homes, languid pace and reasonable prices.
A peaceful, casual place with mountains on its east side and seven miles of often empty beach on its west side, scenic Rockaway Beach is a world unto itself.
A laid back city on Texas' southern Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi has an eclectic population, a pretty skyline, a nice bayfront, plenty of beaches and more.
At the western edge of the Okeechobee Waterway, Alva has a landscape of grazing cattle, citrus groves and large oak trees with hanging moss, evoking Old Florida. White sand beaches are less than an hour away.
Kill Devil Hills, a place where pirates once drank rum so vile it could kill the Devil himself, is today one of the Outer Banks' most visited vacation destinations. It has a nice beach, an artists' cooperative, a marionette theater, a nature conservancy and more.
On the edge of pretty Arcata Bay in scenic northern coastal California, Arcata is a very laid back, "granola" kind of place with a university, not to mention a forest and wildlife sanctuary. Mountains, rivers, wild beaches and huge stands of old growth redwoods are just outside of town.
Sandwiched between Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway on Florida's Gulf Coast, Largo is dotted with lakes and has a bustling downtown. Nearby sparkling oceanfront beaches include Maderia Beach and Redington Beach.
Brimming with wisteria, camellias and azaleas, Magnolia Springs is known as one of the prettiest towns in Alabama. It sits at the headwaters of the Magnolia River and has its mail delivered by boat.
Pretty Gloucester is tucked along Mobjack Bay on the southern Virginia coast and brims with history and stately homes. Locals enjoy a farmers' market, abundant festivals, art exhibits, three marinas and more.
Funky little Palmer Lake is tucked against the Pike National Forest in central Colorado and boasts expansive views and a cute downtown.
Along a series of bayous and the Gulf of Mexico, Tarpon Springs boasts a rich Greek culture, a charming tourist area with an eclectic collection of shops and two nearby oceanfront beaches.
Vibrant Ann Arbor, forested and home to the University of Michigan, boasts excellent cultural amenities, fun sporting events, top notch medical facilities, safe neighborhoods and more.
Where Are All the Inexpensive U.S. Beach Towns That Don't Have Hurricanes?
Not all U.S. beach towns experience hurricanes or tropical storms, but inexpensive U.S. beach towns are hard to find. Some are somewhat reasonably priced with prices below the national average, but few are cheap - most have costs above the national average. So a cheap beach town with no hurricanes exists primarily in the imagination.
Choosing a Great Place to Retire
When looking for great places to retire, we consider a number of factors, including cost of living, medical facilities, climate, transportation, crime rates, cultural amenities, education levels, shopping venues, infrastructure, recreational opportunities, housing options, the poverty rate and more. We weigh all of the evidence to decide if a town has enough going for it to make it a top place to retire. We are not affiliated with any of the places that we review.
What is the Difference Between Average Home Price and Median Home Price?
When searching for a place to retire, housing costs are a top concern. So what is the difference between the average home price and the median home price? The average home price is determined by adding together all the prices of homes sold during a specific timeframe and then dividing that amount by the number of homes sold. On the other hand, the median home price is the middle sales price of all the homes sold. In other words, a median price means that half of the homes sold at a price below the median and half sold at a price above the median.
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