9 Great Places to Retire That Aren’t in Florida

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SA Riverwalk bridge HDR - Version 2When considering places to retire, Florida often boasts many cities that come to mind. However, there are plenty of great places in the U.S. to choose that offer many of the benefits you’ll find in Florida and some unique benefits of their own! Whether you’re looking to retire soon or in a few years, a great new home awaits. Which of these cities below would you choose?

Athens, Georgia

Perhaps because of Athens, Georgia’s youthful and artistic feel, Athens rates extremely high on the Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging. In Athens, you’ll find a warm climate, good taxes for retirees, and a cost of living that’s 8% below U.S. average. Forbes rated Athens as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2017.

Bismarck, North Dakota

Chosen as a top 2017 city for retirement by Livibility, Biskmarck, North Dakota is perfect for retirees who are looking for a more remote and relaxed lifestyle. Although Bismarck lies near the Canadian border and is cold at times, it boasts low crime and cost of living, an attractive downtown area, and lovely local views of the Missouri River.

Boise, Idaho

This scenic, outdoors-oriented state capital was voted one of the top 25 Best Places to Retire by Forbes. The crime rate is low, the Milken Aging Rank is high, and so is the city’s bikeability. You’ll also find that Boise has pretty mild winters with temperatures averaging around the 40s. Another benefit? There’s no state taxation on Social Security benefits and no estate/inheritance tax.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest city and has the architecture and depth to reflect that in a charming way. Rated by U.S. News as one of the Best Places to Retire in 2018, Charleston provides retirees with easy and beautiful access to the ocean and water sports, warm winters in the 60’s and super summers in the 80’s, and strong health care options.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rated as one of the best places to retire in America by Business Insider, Grand Rapids is a dynamic city with strong cultural presence for a mid-sized city (Top Retirements). If you would like to retire near a lake, enjoy winter snows, and also want a vibrant cultural city to enjoy, Grand Rapids could be the retirement spot for you.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rated by U.S. News as the #2 Best Places to Retire in the United States, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is located in scenic Pennsylvania Dutch country and has a small population of 55,000. This college town is home to the private Franklin and Marshall College and the Central Market, the oldest farmers market in the country. Retirees seeking to escape busy city life and enjoy a quaint but lively retirement will enjoy here.

San Antonio, Texas

In the scenic terrain of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find beautiful San Antonio. The warm winters have averages in the mid to high 60’s, and you’ll find sizzling summers in the 90’s. Rated by U.S. News as one of the best places to retire in 2018, San Antonio offers a low cost of living, no state income tax, plentiful and affordable housing, and a variety of health care options.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Featuring warm winters and hot summers, Scottsdale is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the United States to retire in. In 2017, Niche rated it as the #2 City to Retire In and the #26 Best City to Live In in the U.S. Scottsdale has fantastic options for outdoor activities, health and fitness, nightlife, and more, all while maintaining a suburban feel.

Vancouver, Washington

Those seeking perpetually cool weather (think: summers in the 60s), will love the beautful city of Vancouver, Washington. Vancouver has ranked high on lists like Best Cities for Seniors, 100 best Places to Live, and Liveability’s 2017 Best Places to Retire. Other benefits of living in Vancouver include being located near the Columbia River, a downtown that has been recently revitalized and features the art and music community, and homes costs nearly 15% cheaper than in Portland, which lies on the other side of the river.

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