The Best Spots for Those Over 55 and Retirees to Settle Down

The Best Spots for Those Over 55 and Retirees to Settle Down
  • Written on April 06, 2021 By Stanley Martin

You’ve put in the hard work over the years – whether you’re retired or just looking for somewhere to age in place, it’s time to have some fun! Don’t for a second think we’re talking about that dreaded phrase: retirement home. There are cities on the east coast that are ideal for those over 55 to keep their independence. Here are some of the best places for 55+ and retirees to settle down:

  1. Bluffton, S.C. Retiree-friendly Bluffton, S.C. has what most active adults want: one of the lowest costs of living rates in the nation, driving distance to beautiful beaches and one of the lowest retirement tax rates! The city is known for having some amazing golf courses and has a growing art scene if you’re looking to check out galleries and art shops. Check out neighborhoods that have plenty of amenities like our Oldfield neighborhood along the banks of the Okatie River under a picturesque canopy of live oaks – homebuyers receive a two-year membership to the exclusive Oldfield Club!
  2. Charlotte, N.C. For those who are looking to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the city but still be close to entertainment, take a look at the “Queen City.” Frequently ranked by Forbes as one of the best places to retire, you can see NFL and NBA games in downtown stadiums or spend the day in historic areas outside the city limits. The weather is also ideal for people who love the warmth but not being in constant heat year-round! Retirees can check out downtown or set their sights on one of the many active senior neighborhoods within suburban areas surrounding the city like Denveror Indian Trail.
  3. Northern Virginia. Located right in the middle of the east coast, Northern Virginia is an up-and-coming location to consider for your retirement! Not only is it beautiful, NOVA has some of the lowest overall tax rates in the nation, with all Social Security income being exempt from income tax and property tax rates falling below 1%. Stay outside historical landmarks like Yorktown and Monticello or be closer to the D.C. area in Alexandria and Arlington. Active adult homes in the area are available near Route 50, providing quick access to restaurants, Dulles International Airport, golf clubs, vineyards like The Winery at Bull Run and more.
  4. Raleigh, N.C. Another city in North Carolina, Raleigh has seen an increase in the past 10 years of people moving to see what all the buzz is about – it ranked number seven last year for the best cities in the U.S for retirees to move to! The capitol city is home to renowned restaurants, museums, art centers and within driving distance to both the beach or the mountains in as little as three hours! With over 8,100 acres of parks and miles of bike trails, you can easily get active while staying within city limits.

With all the options available, our only question is: where are you thinking of retiring? If you’re looking for some guidance, feel free to reach out to our sales team for help finding your perfect new forever home.