Best Places to Live After Retirement

The best place for you to live after retirement is a matter of personal choice. Here are some of the factors to consider in making your decision: * Climate. Many people like warmer climates for retirement, hence the term “snowbird.” * Cost of living in the area: from housing to grocery bills to taxes on retirement income. * Proximity to friends and family (and access to airports, trains, for visiting). * Access to recreation and other pursuits that interest you, such as volunteering and taking classes. Do you like spending time outdoors? Do you want to be able to see theater and go to museums without traveling far? * Size of retired population in the area. * Proximity to places of worship and medical facilities. * Availability of public amenities such as public transportation, libraries, and social services for seniors, from free rides to the doctor to free counseling on health benefits and other complex matters.

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