By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Retirement is the prize everyone strives for after years of hard work. A shift to doing the things you love rather than having to adjust your life to the daily grind. A big part of retirement is to think about moving to a place that you can spend years basking in the enjoyment of your life. As a moving company, we are familiar with cities and towns all over the country, so we have a few recommendations of the places in the United States to retire in.
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, although not as mainstream as Dallas or Houston, is an incredible city to live in. It has one of the lowest costs of living in the country, and no income tax. It additionally has a great climate year-round and lots of shops and activities all throughout the city. Even better, you're a quick drive away from Northern Mexico if you want a quick holiday, or a quick flight to Cancún if you want to live life to the fullest.
Nashville can be an expensive city, but Tennessee doesn't have income tax. Additionally, Nashville offers the best country music in the nation. Although, if country music doesn't do it for you, there are other styles you can find easily in the city. It also has arguably some of the best BBQ in the world (next to Texas, of course). So, if food and music are things you can't live without, Nashville should be a top contender for places to retire to. Additionally, it makes a great holiday destination, so if you have family, they can come visit you rather than you visit them.
When people talk about Georgia they usually start with its southern charm. Augusta is the epitome of this feeling. It has year-round mild temperatures and historic British colonial architecture in abundance. Moreover, Augusta is known for having a thriving art scene, so if you enjoy being surrounded by the arts or creating art, you won't be wanting for anything.
Catalina Foothills, Arizona
Catalina Foothills is one of the smaller cities on this list. Located in sunny Arizona, it boasts 300 days of sunshine each year which compliments all the outdoor attractions it holds. These include The Sabino Canyon, which sees over a million visitors a year, and the more local Tucson Botanical. Moreover, the city has a population of just over fifty thousand people and more than half of them are over 50. The area also has some of the best healthcare facilities in the state.
Tulsa is a well-known and polished gem. It has a population of over 400 thousand, so it's a nice sized city offering a ton of attractions. Interestingly, it holds half of the state's parks and a great mix of restaurants. The median house price in Tulsa is a reported $175 thousand, well below the nation average of $280 thousand. So, selling your old home and moving to Tulsa could leave you with plenty of money in the bank to spend on the things you love.
Tulsa also has a lot of startup businesses. So, if you're someone that wants to do business consulting in retirement, Tulsa is a perfect location for you.
Littleton rounds off the list as a top location to pick for retirement. With a population of 40 thousand, Littleton offers all the amenities you could want in a city without all the people. Its proximity to Denver allows for quick daytrips and an international airport. The only downside to Littleton is that it can be a pricier city to live in. However, this is often seen as inconsequential when weighed against its benefits, including an almost non-existent crime rate.
If you are thinking about moving for retirement, these cities are some of the best options. Each holds its own unique charm, but all make a wonderful home. When you're ready to move, you’ll need a professional moving company to assist, contact us for all the moving help you need.
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