Aging Parents: 4 Places to Consider for Retirement

Once people reach close to retirement age they have many important factors to consider. Not only do they have to think about what to do with funds, but also where they can live. If retired people have enough money saved in their bank accounts, they have several different options for relocation. After years of hard work, it’s always important to relax and wind down a bit.

Daytona Beach, Florida

Famous for on-shore stock-car racing in the past, Daytona Beach has many things to offer retirees. From the sun to the sand, this city boasts warm summer weather and exciting summer nights. According to AARP, median home prices are close to $109,000 dollars, so people may find homes for a steal in this southern town. So with affordable home costs and fantastic weather, Daytona Beach, Florida is a city worth checking into.

Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech and its famed Hokies football team. This town has a favorable climate with warm summers and cool winters, so retirees are sure to witness all four seasons here if this is the sort of weather they admire. Crime and unemployment rates are also low here, so walkability in most neighborhoods should be a plus. The mountainous scenery is also something to be marveled.

Santa Barbara, California

This city has a large amount of retirement communities, so retirees should not have trouble finding a place to live here. Santa Barbara is perhaps one of the best places to retire in. For instance, California retirement for active boomers is all the rage these days. Downtown is booming with life and consists of high-end shopping, reputable colleges and museums, and notable parks. The town is so upscale that billboards are not allowed. This high-end culture is entirely worth experiencing due to the comfortable climate and beaches all. Plus, there are plenty of paid and volunteer jobs to keep the economy booming.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is a great place to experience a number of exciting activities. Famed for its Atlanta Braves baseball team, the city is very big on the sport. Experiencing a game at SunTrust Park is entirely worth it. Plus cost of living is low, even for most big cities in the country.

These are only four great cities that are perfect for retirees. Though there are certainly many more to check out, there are still important aspects to consider for them all. Cost of living and crime rates are perhaps two of the most important factors to consider when relocating during retirement.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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