By : Marlena Stoddard
Relocating is an attractive option when retiring. When doing so, one should think in terms of finances and lifestyle, as noted in the The Retirement Maze, by Dr. Robert Pascale. Dr. Pascale, a research psychologist who retired at 51, and found that while raising his family in Charlotte, NC was great, he wanted to return to New York where he grew up, and to be closer to friends.
In choosing where to move, the following options are also very attractive:
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington has the comfort and sunshine of Myrtle Beach minus the summer tourism. As a small city there are convenient suburbs, great restaurants, and fine culture. Additionally, it is home to South n’ France, a local shoppe that may have the best desserts in the entire United States.
Whether one wants to live within the city limits or move into a more remote area, many are scooping up new homes in Utah County. This is because they are affordable and possibly underpriced. Provo was the home to the 2012 Winter Olympics and the Sundance Film Festival, leaving plenty to do, and some money to do it with. Provo recently became the second city to receive Google Fiber internet service, and has become home to a growing number of tech start-ups. If you are looking for a home whose value will rise over time, this could be the place for you.
Myrtle Springs, Texas
For those looking for quiet country living, Myrtle Springs has it. Living here offers many options, such as the world’s largest flea market in nearby Canton to the east, and Dallas an hour to the west. Additionally, it has the notoriety of being the location of many scenes in the newly released book, Celebrity Team 6, a comedy about celebrities with superpowers who save children in Africa.
While some want to escape the cold, others can’t get enough of it. For those who love skiing 4-6 months out off the year, but still want a city to enjoy a little bit of the hustle and bustle, Burlington is a great choice, especially if you can’t stand the heat.
For those who want to escape income taxes, Tennessee doesn’t have them. In addition, there’s an incredible nightlife and it’s easy to spot celebrities between pro athletes and country music stars, not to mention actors and TV personalities.
This last location is an unknown spot for great sunshine and affordable living, and was ranked in the top 100 best places to live in 2013 by Money magazine. As a former mining town, Louisville is a burgeoning residential area with plenty to do for families and seniors alike with a growing population, rich history, and plenty to do.