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Old 08-23-2017, 05:32 AM
 
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Here is a list from Wallet Hub: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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These list seem to change daily, and there are many of them, each with different results
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Those lists are a joke as they often have a place where it's freezing cold as a good place. Out of the question for me.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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So many variables even within one state. If I take my current state, Massachusetts, sure there are museums but they are in Boston. There is great health care, in Boston. The rest of the state is just like anywhere else in the country, I assume. And yet they make it sound like the state in general has these benefits. Only if you can live in one of the highest COL areas in the entire country: Boston area.

And some states may have higher taxes but older people receive many services.

I guess it's good to know where the best health services are. Other that that, it depends upon your income, your lifestyle (do you like to eat out, like culture, like nature, want to be near the ocean, etc.) and what kind of climate you want, those sorts of things.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Those lists are a joke as they often have a place where it's freezing cold as a good place. Out of the question for me.
Honestly there are very few places it does not get cold some time during the year in US.
Southern California, Southern Florida, Southern Arizona and Hawaii, plus perhaps southern tip of Texas.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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These silly lists all purport to list the "best places to retire" for ALL retirees, often with little or no specific criteria. IMO, they are mostly 'column filler fluff' with no more value than measuring the number of brick homes with green roofs.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have lived in a few of the places on this list. No thanks

After I retired we moved to the state with the highest average age. The 'oldest state' in the nation. With the highest percentage of retirees, yet it rarely gets included in these lists, people keep migrating here though.

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Old 08-24-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I live in a popular retirement area and it is never mentioned in those "lists". Great climate, friendly people and affordable with decent healthcare. Actually I am glad my area is never mentioned in those lists.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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My final 16 years of work life were in the region ranked #1. When this phase ended I immediately anchored in #4. A solid move as AZ offered greater outdoor opportunities with less suffering during morning fitness routines. As no potential of sudden financial lifestyle changes due to weather incidents.
Will warm up to the fact that a winter in the Sunshine State presents far greater comfort than in the SW.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Ya know: people post things things as a help to others. Stop droning on about how insignificant they are and either take what you can from them or leave it alone.
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