Best Cities to Retire With Great College Basketball Teams

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With March Madness approaching, it might be time to consider one of these cities as a place to retire.
With March Madness approaching, it might be time to consider one of these cities as a place to retire.
With March Madness approaching, it might be time to consider one of these cities as a place to retire.

With March Madness approaching, not only are Boomers setting up their winning bracket but they might also be planning to move back to their beloved college town. Retirees who are college basketball fans may want to live in or near a city that is home to their favorite college team, and luckily, many of these college towns are also great retirement destinations.

These cities typically unite the community over the love of a college sport as well as offer small-town vibes, an intellectual culture, and a vibrant social environment. Some cities even have a reasonable tax-climate, affordable housing, and easy access to great medical care. So if you’re looking to root for your own alma mater during college basketball season, then check out these top cities to retire with great college basketball teams.

Austin, TX

Austin was recently named the best city to live in by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. So it’s no surprise that this capital city is also a great retirement location for Boomers seeking a college-town vibe and an exciting social setting. It is home to the University of Texas and their Texas Longhorns college basketball team. When active adults aren’t cheering for their number one team on the court, they can check out Austin’s eclectic art and music scene. The annual South by Southwest festival, Blanton Museum of Art, and Bullock Texas State History Museum are just a few of the cultural offerings in this lively city. If that’s not enough culture, the University of Austin offers retirees the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute where they can take higher education programs for a rich and intellectual experience. Boomers can also live an affordable lifestyle in Austin as the state has no income tax. Fortunately, the Austin area has an abundance of active adult communities, including the ever-popular Sun City Texas, the soon-to-be-open  Kissing Tree, and Taylor Morrison’s Heritage at Vizcaya.

Durham, NC

Durham is synonymous with Duke University. The popular Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team has won 5 NCAA championships, appeared in 11 championship games, and 16 Final Fours. Not only does the city bleed Duke blue and white during the games but retirees will find that Durham is a great place to settle in their Golden Years. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, which allows for residents to have exceptional access to Raleigh and Chapel Hill  as well as numerous colleges and universities, museums and art centers, and top-notch medical centers including Duke University and UNC Health Care. Active adults who choose to live in Durham have two exceptional communities to choose from. The beautiful Creekside at Bethpage and Carolina Arbors, which was named 55places.com’s 2016 Community of the Year.

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