The 20 Best Places to Retire in 2018

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Close to 10,000 baby boomers retire every single day, which comes out to close to four million every year. That’s a lot of people looking for their right place to retire. And given how many retirement destinations there are in the United States alone, that’s a lot of unknowns and unanswered questions about which place makes the most sense for each and every person.

That’s where 55places.com, the number one resource for active adult communities, comes in. We’ve identified the 20 best places to retire in 2018 by analyzing the cost of living, geographical landmarks, property taxes, economic opportunities, tax breaks available to seniors, access to area amenities, attractions, conveniences, medical facilities, and the overall quality of active adult communities. You can learn more about our methodology here.

While we understand that our list is compiled using objective data and doesn’t take into account the personal needs and requirements of each active adult, we hope it helps inform your search for the ideal retirement destination and 55+ community to fit your lifestyle.

1. Tampa Bay Area

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We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

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