Escape Winter in These 5 Top Retirement Cities

With winter on its way, many people are thinking about heading to a warmer destination for their retirement or just to escape the Indiana cold for a few months.

If you’re wondering what place you should head to this winter and why, we’ve put together a brief list for you!

Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota is nestled on the Gulf and averages warm temperatures year-round. The town itself has a thriving downtown area but is also surrounded by smaller communities that allow you to have direct access to the beach.


  • Population: 52,000 (not including metro area)
  • Average January Temperature: Low – 52, High – 71
  • Average Snowfall:  0
  • Unique Benefit: If you’re a fan of music and art, Sarasota is the home of the Ringling Museum of art and the Florida West Coast Symphony.  

Scottsdale, Arizona

Although Scottsdale is a suburb of Phoenix, it has its own atmosphere. The town offers plenty of ways to both relax and be active – with numerous spas, golf courses, hiking areas, and beautiful weather to make you feel alive during the winter months.


  • Population: 227,471
  • Average January Temperature: Low – 43, High – 66
  • Average Snowfall:  0
  • Unique Benefit: If you’re a big fan of culinary delights, the Scottsdale’s Culinary Festival, is one of the longest-running food festivals in the U.S. The event showcases many of the restaurants, wineries, breweries and chefs in the area.

Fredericksburg, Texas

If you’re looking for a warm, small-town to move to, Fredericksburg, Texas could be your place. And although it’s small, it’s relatively close to two big cities – Austin, Texas directly to the east and San Antonio to the south-east.


  • Population: 11,000
  • Average January Temperature: Low – 34, High – 60
  • Average Snowfall:  0
  • Unique Benefit: The town is quaint and packed with history, like the Nimitz Hotel that is now a WWII Museum.

Athens, Georgia

If you’re looking for a town that’s full of energy and activity to move or retire to, Athens is your place. It’s a college town that’s also known for its famous music scene and has a variety of housing options for all ages.


  • Population: Just over 100,000
  • Average January Temperature: Low – 33, High – 54
  • Average Snowfall:  3”
  • Unique Benefit: Fourteen of Athens’ neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A Wildcard: Asheville, North Carolina

Maybe you enjoy winter, but you’re just ready to do it in a different place. Asheville, North Carolina has been one of “10 Best Places to Retire” by US News & World Report. It’s located in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, next to the Great Smoky Mountains, giving you plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities.


  • Population: 224,000
  • Average January Temperature: Low – 28, High – 47
  • Average Snowfall:  13.3”
  • Unique Benefit: Although you’ll have a more temperate winter, in Asheville, you’ll still get all four seasons and the ability to enjoy the snowfall for a bit!

Ready to move? Call us!

When you’re ready to pack your bags and boxes and move to one of these great destinations or another that’s on your own list, we’re ready to help. We offer free quotes on all moves, and we will send one of our moving specialist to come and help you understand the moving process.

Request a free quote at the top of this page or call us at (317) 639-9583/