The Best Retirement Places in USA

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Looking for a retirement place is an important part of planning your retirement. Target what is important to your life style before deciding on a location. The beauty of retirement is not being held captive by your job. If your choice turns out to be a mistake you are free to move on.

Do Your Homework

Choosing the right place to retire requires careful thought research and planning. Look for places that have recreational activities such as golf courses, lakes for fishing and outdoor trails. Knowing what you enjoy best assures a better fit for your needs.

Be Realistic

Make sure the place you pick has quality health care facilities that are close to your new home if you need them. It is also important that the area has good long term health care facilities.

Consider Your Budget

When you are choosing the place you plan on living, check the cost of living in that area. It is a good idea to visit the area for a week and see if it really fits your needs.

Top 10 Cities

Listed below are the top 10 cities considered great places to retire. Consider which ones fit your needs and plan a visit before you make your choice.

Tyler, Texas Clarksville, Tennessee Columbia, South Carolina Fayetteville, Arkansas Bowling Green, Kentucky Iowa City, Iowa Greenville, South Carolina Gainesville, Florida Athens, Georgia Lynchburg, Virginia

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About the Author

Based in southern Indiana, Lee Tarrence has been writing since 1980. She was editor of the "Sky Valley News and Review" for seven years. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and regional magazines including the "Journal-America." Tarrence holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.

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