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There are a few key factors that make a community perfect for retirement. Most important of these is the cost of living. Ideally, it should be lower than where you currently live. This will help stretch your dollar. Another plus is public transportation. As we get older, our independence can become very precious. Having a way to get around without having to drive is a huge benefit. Above all else, it helps to live where you can enjoy a small town feel while still having access to the amenities of a bigger city.
Palm Springs California
The beautiful homes for sale Palm Springs has to offer make it an inviting place to retire. Residents enjoy year round ideal weather with mild winters and less humid summers. The area is easy to travel around. A four hour drive will land you in San Diego, LA, or Las Vegas, while it is only eight hours to San Francisco. The many area national parks and attractions make great day trips. Keep active with the Palm Springs golf courses and events like The International Film Festival and the McCormick Antique Car Auction.
In Tallahassee you’ll find the wonderful Florida temperatures, yet you’re far enough inland to avoid the spring break college-kid invasion each year. The calm winters with temperatures from 40 to 60 degrees and the ideal summers from 70 to 90 degrees make this area always comfortable. A college town, Tallahassee moves at a slower pace. The wonderful antebellum architecture and history adds to its charm. One can stay active by visiting the nearby Alfred B Maclay Garden State Park or Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.
Overland Park Kansas
A suburb of Kansas City, this college town offers residents a low crime rate along with four hospitals to serve the 175,000 residents. Beautiful surroundings, big city amenities, and friendly people are all a plus. Best of all, the cost of living in Overland Park is 12 percent lower than the national average, helping you stretch your dollar even further.
Along with the inherent beauty of New England, Portland has the Holiday Retirement Community. One monthly payment covers utilities, housekeeping, laundry, and an emergency call system. They also offer activities and a fitness membership. Maine helps you stretch you budget by giving seniors 60 and over the opportunity to claim a $750 tax credit for doing volunteer work. The state’s low tax rate also helps one save money on everyday needs.