Retirees have an opportunity to relocate to an area that better suits their interests and budget. The challenge is finding an area which will meet all of your retirement desires. The criteria included information regarding housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market and access to quality health care.
Places to Retire in 2019:
1. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Number one on the list is Lancaster currently the Best Place to Retire due to increases in housing affordability, the overall happiness of its residents and access to health care. This former capital of Pennsylvania is located between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
2. Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers jumped in the 2019 ranking because of increases in desirability and happiness among residents. There’s no state income tax in Florida, which may benefit retirees with taxable income sources.
3. Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota fell from the No. one spot to No. 3, due toa slight decrease in overall happiness and desirability, according to surveys from U.S. News and Gallup-Healthways.
4. Austin, Texas
This state capital city is known for its live music and carefully cultivated unconventional culture. the area contains a diverse economy, and is a hub for tech jobs, with major employers including Apple, Dell, IBM and Samsung. Elizabeth Seton medical center Austin and St. David’s medical center are major health care providers for the area.
Sports fans will spend their retirement years rooting for the various professional sports teams in Pittsburgh, including the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers. The UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside hospital is rated fifteenth within the nation, according to the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.
6. Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is best known for its association with country music. visitors typically attend live performances at the Grand Ole Opry and visit the country music Hall of Fame and museum.