Retirement is a great opportunity to relocate, and Forbes Magazine has released its 25 Best Places to Retire list. Since we always choose cities and regions that are great places to live, we’re not too surprised to find that of the picks, six of our locations have made the list! Here’s a little something about each of these communities, shown in alphabetical order.
Sometimes called the Heart of Texas, Austin is the popular and eclectic state capital. Both the city and the greater Austin area offer residents a fun, active lifestyle. Besides the music scene, including Austin City Limits, for which it’s famous, Austin has a wealth of things to do and local interests to enjoy.
Clearwater, Florida made the list because of the area’s low cost of living, agreeable climate, above-average air quality and many doctors. The city sits by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.
College Station, Texas
College Station and the surrounding area are located in East Central Texas, not far from Houston. Known for its location near Texas A&M University, the area offers diversions like Houston Zoo, Sam Houston National Forest and more. Residents enjoy a low cost of living, warm climate and low crime.
Like many on the list, Jacksonville, Florida has a low cost of living, agreeable climate and excellent air quality. Three golf courses, museums, shopping, parks and beaches, and lots of entertainment options are among the many local amenities.
Popular Mesa, Arizona offers warm weather, a moderate cost of living and a low crime rate. But the city and the greater Phoenix area have many other great attributes. Local points of interest include several golf courses, entertainment venues like the Phoenix Zoo and museums, Red Mountain Lake and much more.
Nicknamed Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando, Florida has a low cost of living, good weather, and great air quality. Local amenities in Orlando and the greater Orlando area include world famous Walt Disney World, Universal Orland Resort, SeaWorld, shopping spots like Orlando Premium Outlets and museums, parks and gardens.