10 Best Places To Retire In 2021
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Is your retirement age fast approaching? Are you counting down the days when mundane everyday tasks are no longer required? Are you looking for a change of scenery which would allow you to reinvent yourself, try new things and enjoy your diamond (60) or platinum (70) years after retirement? Well you are in luck.
USA Today has provided a list of ten places they guarantee will help you in your search for reinvention.
Just a half an hour’s drive away from the big-city amenities of Austin, this little known gem offers a scenic beauty so rarely experienced. You can thank Lake Georgetown and the nearby Texas Hill Country for that. These two alone would be enough to make you pack your bags and make that move, but add to that the wide array of Texan wines you could sample at one of the local wine bars and you have a winner.
Featuring over 200 acres of parks, Corvallis would be perfect for someone desiring a small city feel with lots of green spaces. Home of Oregon State University, it features a highly educated populace and boasts some big employers, namely Hewlett-Packard. It even has a government genebank. Can you picture yourself relaxing in a beautiful park having just visited one of the more than a dozen wineries in the Willamette Valley? Then Corvallis might be the right option for you.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Eager to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Fort Collins might be a superb destination for you. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of all four seasons in this affordable college town surrounded by lakes, parks and forests. As an added bonus, skiing resorts are just two hours away.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This town featuring high tech companies and a research university also boasts of being within close proximity to 400 square miles of parkland. Its free local bus service is a welcomed bonus too. Could this be the place for you?
How about a city practically surrounded by lakes? This state capital is home to its own university and an increasing number of tech and biotech firms, giving you that perfect blend of nature and modern technology.
Nashua, New Hampshire
Are you on a tight retirement budget? Then Nashua might be the place for you as New Hampshire has no sales tax and the only form of income tax is dividend and interest income. Nashua is located close to Boston and only a short drive away from the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Would you be interested in a vibrant city with quaint cobblestone streets? Then consider Portland. Not only is it in close proximity to mountains that would be perfect for hiking or skiing but if you truly want to reinvent yourself and have considered going back to school, the University of Southern Maine offers a tuition waiver for resident 65 years or older.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Maybe you are an art enthusiast and looking for the perfect destination to indulge your artistic tastes. Santa Fe, with its nearly 300 galleries and dealers and over a dozen major art museums should be at the top of your list. This historic city is full of beautiful Spanish-pueblo architecture styled buildings and is the third largest art market in the United States.
Once again for the money-conscious retiree, Tallahassee is the perfect combination of low cost living, falling housing prices, comprehensive health care and amenities. Not to mention its warm weather. Who could say no to this? In addition, being near to Florida A&M University and Florida State University would delight any sports fans.
Overland Park, Kansas
Another option for those on a tight budget? Who doesn’t like to save money if they can help it. Overland Park may just be what you are looking for. This option boasts reasonable housing prices, affordable cost of living, and many job opportunities. You could relax in the 300 acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens or take in a game at the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
Whatever your heart’s desire, there is something out there for everyone.
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