Little Known, Highly Desired Retirement Destinations


What will you do when you retire? With so many options available, what are the best ones for you and can you afford to life the life you want after you retire? While Arizona and Florida are popular and might be easy choices, many other destinations can provide the lifestyle you desire at the price you are looking for:

King of Prussia, PA

This little hamlet in eastern Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a hotspot destination for retirement. With the shore and the mountains both less than two hours away and Philadelphia a mere 45 minute drive, King of Prussia (KOP) is centrally located and close to everything. The proximity of Philadelphia provides the added bonus of great healthcare and activities and the state lottery is the only one in the country that devotes all of its proceeds to programs that benefit the elderly. The Delaware Valley, where KOP is located, also boasts a large number of 55 and older age restricted housing communities catering to retired individuals

Albuquerque, NM

While the name may be tricky, the lifestyle options for the retired are numerous and popular. Still considered somewhat small at just over 500,000 residents, the city has been one of the fastest growing areas in the country and seems to be catering to retired individuals with ample opportunities for low cost housing. The low cost of housing means you can afford to put in a big picture window to frame the view of Sandia Peak, which towers over town and turns watermelon red during sunsets.

The amount of shopping, scenic destinations and health coverage has only added to the appeal for the city named one of the top retirement destinations under $40,000 per year. Because of the beautiful weather, the city appeals to those individuals who are looking for more in the way of outdoor activities. With golf courses open 364 days a year, weather permitting, and a myriad of biking and hiking trails, outdoor enthusiasts always seem to have something to do at affordable prices.

Nashville, TN

When most people think of Nashville they think of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, part of why it has been nicknamed Music City, but the city is for more than just aficionados of music. With numerous top quality educational institutions and a city-wide appreciation of the written word, Nashville is quickly becoming the destination choice for lovers of literature and learning. The lack of a state income tax also appeals to retirees on a budget and the cost of living index is one of the lowest in the country. Considering its centralized location within the country, Nashville is also a hub for easier and quicker travel across the nation.

With so many options for quality retirement living, make sure to do your research and find the best destination for you and your family to enjoy the American Dream and spend your Golden Years in peace and luxury.