Sunshine, beaches, and a vibrant community…Orlando is one of the best places to retire in Florida in 2016. Plan your retirement in Florida and live a fabulous lifestyle in a city that’s synonymous with fun.
1. Disney World (Plus SeaWorld, Legoland and Universal Orlando)
Disney World is the perfect excursion for the young-at-heart, plus you can even bring your grandchildren along! We kid, of course, but Disney World has plenty of events, performances, and shopping centers that even adults will love. Orlando is also close to SeaWorld and Legoland, which means there are always new rides and attractions to discover. When you live in Orlando, every family visit is just a little more magical.
2. Music & Dance
Disneyland a little too tame? Maybe salsa and bachata are more your speed. If so, you’ll love Orlando’s music hotspots. You can even take lessons at one of Orlando’s many dance studios. Or, catch a rock-and-roll, classical, or pop performance at one of the city’s many music venues.
3. Dazzling Beaches
Close your eyes and picture your ideal retirement. Did you see yourself relaxing on a sunny, pristine beach, gazing out at clear blue waves? Make your vision come true when you plan your retirement in Orlando, Florida. You’ll have easy access to beautiful locales like Cocoa Beach. And just a short drive away, you’ll find peaceful New Smyrna Beach and vibrant Clearwater Beach.
4. Recreation for Everyone
Golf, fishing, games, and more…In Orlando, you’ll never run out of things to do. With Orlando’s beautiful weather, you’ll be able to enjoy the city’s lakeside parks and serene picnic settings all year round. Or for a more adventurous outdoor activity, take an airboat or hot air balloon ride.
5. A Variety of Incredible Cuisine
Paris may have met its match. Whether you’re looking for down-home comfort food or more exotic fare, you’ll have plenty on your plate in Orlando. Sample zesty Cuban fare at Piñones en Orlando, traditional southern dishes at Cask & Larder, and Asian fusion at the restaurant of Masaharu Morimoto (of Iron Chef Fame).
6. Beautiful Weather
Orlando is famous for its sunny skies. Winters in Orlando average around 60 degrees, while even the balmiest summer averages in the 80’s. With weather like this, you’ll be able to enjoy your retirement all year long.
7. Live the Resort Lifestyle
If you’re looking to move into a 55+ community, you’re sure to find a great fit at one of the retirement communities near Orlando Florida. You’ll love living at luxurious gated communities like Esplanade at Highland Ranch, where you can enjoy a game of bocce ball, a dip in the pool, and a refreshing yoga class all in one afternoon.
8. Travel Made Easy
The only thing worse than a long cross-country flight? Having to drive for hours before you even get on the plane. Orlando is home to Orlando International Airport and an easy drive from the Tampa International Airport. Choosing Orlando means simplifying your travel plans. And if you’re the jet-setting type, you can choose from a huge selection of international flights (or cruises!).
9. Beautiful & Affordable Homes
With housing prices that are far below the national average, Orlando is a great place to invest in a house. In Orlando, you’ll find spacious, luxurious homes in a variety of architectural styles…from Craftsman, to modern, to Spanish and Art Deco. Enjoy your retirement in Florida in one of Orlando’s beautiful homes.
10. A City That’s Geared for Retirees
There’s a reason that Florida is a famous destination for retirement. From its tax-friendly status to the abundance of specialized clinics and doctors, it’s a state that takes your concerns seriously. Orlando is home to clinics like The Centre for Aging & Wellness, plus a wealth of highly skilled care providers. And Orlando’s cost of living is much lower than the national average – which means you can spend your money on what matters.
Orlando just might be one of the best cities to retire to. From its beautiful natural surroundings to its wide variety of entertainment and dining, you’re sure to feel at home. Plan your Florida retirement today by visiting one of our luxurious communities.