The research has been done, so you don’t have to. You’ve worked hard your whole life and now it is time to sit back and relax. You deserve it. Here are the list of cities around the US which are considered the best places for seniors to retire in. Whether you have got a lot of money in your retirement fund, or whether or not you plan to live independently or live in a retirement home, here are the place you’ll be happiest in. So grab your sun hats and get packing. Get ready to make some great new friends while soaking up some sun and love. If you are over 60 and plan to retire soon, here is a list you should definitely be familiar with.
1. Sarasota, Florida
We bet you’re not surprised to see Florida top the list, but Sarasota might be a place you haven’t considered. With constant sun all year around, and a holiday vibe, Florida is the place for seniors to be. Sarasota is located on the Gulf Coast just south of Tampa. The Ringling Brothers Circus originally was located here. Modern art is a very big scene here, which is a bonus to all you art lovers. Also, did we mention the gorgeous beaches that go for miles? With soft sand and shallow waters, it is both safe and beautiful.
2. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
This city is full of history and culture, for those of you who want more than just a beach life to retire in. Of course, it also has plenty of water for anyone who loves boating. The interesting thing about Lancaster is that it is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.
3. San Antonio, Texas
Another place rich in history that is very popular amongst seniors. Again, it is located in Texas so you need to love the sun and the heat in order to live here. It has a museum made of a Spanish mission that dates all the way back to the 18th-century. It is a very trendy place with shops and cafes along the river to walk around.
4. Grand Rapids, Michigan
It seems that rivers and water are a very popular place to retire, and here is yet another example of that. Grand Rapids (as the name might give away) is a city in Michigan with a Grand River along of it. It is located close to Lake Michigan. A perfect place to retire if you are a nature lover. It has many beautiful parks and gardens as well as several art museums. You won’t get bored here in this cultured city which regularly organizes art and events. It is also famous for having many breweries.
5. Daytona Beach, Florida
This list begins and ends with Florida, but are you really surprised? This city located on the Atlantic coast is famous for hosting Daytona 500 NASCAR race every February. If you are a lover of cars, you might really want to consider retiring here. There is also a boardwalk on the beach with rides and arcades as well as free concerts every summer. If that’s not enough, their water park has laser tag, waterslides and go-karts. If you are an adventure seeker, this is the place for you.