April 2017

Find your retirement happy place

According to Forbes, today’s retirees are finding great places to retire all over the map. Whether you want to save on a new home, catch more concerts or even work part-time, we’ve captured some of the best places to live in retirement.

Just because retirees have traditionally headed south doesn’t mean you have to move someplace sunny. Check out 25 great cities that may provide just what you’re looking for—or inspire you to continue exploring your options.

The best places to retire happy

For decades, retirees who felt the urge to roam ended up in the same sunny locales. But according to Forbes, today’s retirees are finding great places to retire all over the map. And you can do the same – whether you want to save on a new home, catch more concerts, get outdoors, or even work part-time.

Hit the road to find your ideal retirement city,

Sun lovers welcome

If you want to spend the next chapter of your life enjoying sunshine, warm temperatures and beautiful scenery, here are five sunny spots you may not have considered before.

Largo, FL

San Marcos, TX

Cape Coral, FL

Bluffton, SC

Apache Junction, AZ


Home price havens

Want to move into a less expensive home and save the extra money for retirement? Sweet plan. Here are five safe cities with low home prices.*

Mount Airy, NC: $126,000

Bella Vista, AK: $127,000

Apache Junction, AZ: $129,000

Athens, GA: $145,000

Grand Prairie, TX: $146,000

*Lowest median home prices with crime rates below the national average


Workers wanted

Not ready to give up the daily grind? These metro areas boast strong economies (more jobs) and a cost of living below the US national average.

Abilene, TX

Smyma, TN

Lexington, KY

Fargo, ND

Columbus, MO


Cultural hotspots

Whether it’s the arts you crave or the chance to make a difference, a college town may be what you’re looking for. Here are five with vibrant cultural scenes and volunteer opportunities.


Grand Prairie, TX

Lincoln, NE

Walla Walla, WA

Blacksburg, VA

Corvallis, OR


Scenic stunners

When you’re working, your job may dictate where you live. But once you retire, you can indulge your desire for a natural beauty – or a quaint town square- in one of these scenic cities.

Brevard, NC

Traverse City, MI

Bella Vista, AK

Meridian, ID

Colorado Springs, CO


Source: Forbes. The Best Places to Retire in 2016