Money Magazine is out with their best places to retire with a focus on smaller cities.
First on the list is Raleigh NC which has long been popular with retirees. There has been an 96% increase in the number of persons 55 and older. Milder weather and four seasons were noted. A lot of the people moved to Florida, then missing the seasons moved half way back home to NC. Strong local economy and affordable senior housing. NC State has a life-long learning program that is very popular with locals. Excellent health care too. Low taxes and lots to do also make Raleigh NC a place to consider for retirement living.
Pittsburgh PA is on the list also. Pittsburgh has a diversified economy and is an economic hub. Affordable retirement housing. Sports and an excellent health care is part of the reasons to retire in Pittsburgh PA.
Retirees want culture and health care but in an affordable smaller city but needs lots to do, not just the sleepy small town of the past. Low taxes are a consideration too.
St. Petersburg Florida is on the list. It has beautiful beaches but it has a lot of culture and art as well. Retirement income is not taxed. Again affordable senior housing is a plus.
The full list of 2014 Best Places to Retire List will be in the new issue of Money Magizine due out this Friday.
By Robert Fowler, author. Circle me on Google +.