to Retire Happy Wild and
What to Look for When
the Best Places to
According to International Living,
"Once you allow yourself to look beyond U.S. shores for a place to retire, the choices get downright exciting.
Mexico, sure. But how about Panama? Or France? Or Romania? The right spot can allow you to live the life you'd only
dreamed of: crashing surf, mountain air, bustling cities. You can comb beaches to your heart's content, or you can
find a place to learn. You can relax, or you can find new opportunities."
If you are thinking of relocating to one of
the best places to retire in the world, or just one of the best states to retire in, but don't know where, the
questions that arise are, "Where to Retire? What makes a good place to retire?" Anywhere where you can retire rich but die
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Fact is, you must examine your priorities:
What type of climate do you want to live in? What activities do you like, and are they available in your list of
possible cities or countries to relocate to? Are you looking for the cheapest places to retire? Do you care more
about a low cost of living or health care? What about safety?
The following partial checklist that comes
from the international best-selling book on retirement How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free may provide some help.
Top-22 Criteria When
for the Best Places to Retire in the
- Neighborhoods are peaceful and the crime rate is
- A variety of clubs and non-profit organizations welcome your
participation and talents. You can eventually be part of a community of friends with similar
- The climate is exactly what you are looking for.
- The people are friendly - warm smiles and hometown hospitality have never gone out of
- Whether it's the hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests, breathtaking mountains,
pristine lakes, or raging rivers, the beautiful scenery beckons you to reside there.
- You can depend on excellent transportation facilities, including a modern transit
- Regardless of whether you intend to rent or buy, the housing is
- There are a variety of housing options to suit your needs - from a stately house to a
smart new apartment, a townhouse, or a gracious bungalow with the right-sized garden to look
- Many cultural amenities - such as museums, theaters, and concerts - are available
either locally or in a nearby city.
- Just out your back door - either a short drive or a healthy walk from your home - you
can participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, tennis, golf, fly-fishing, and hiking.
Note: For the last 12 items on this list of The Top 22 Things to Look
For and Enjoy in a New Retirement Location that will help you choose where to retire,
see Chapter 8: Relocate to Where Retirement Living Is Best in
the bestselling retirement book on Amazon.com called How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
The Coast Is Not Necessarily One of the Best Places
Where to Retire
Recent research about where to retire released from Queensland's
Griffith University in Australia suggests that a move to the coast may not help retirees realize their dreams or
Indeed, the beach is certainly not one of the best places to
retire for many retirees. Research team leader Michael Davies says city dwellers, adjusting to life after work and
asking the question, "Where is the best place to retire?", can find it difficult to relocate to a quieter place on
Dr Davies claims that people do not understand the shock that can come from leaving a busy work schedule and a
network of friends to move to the beach. "Generally when you're looking at a transition like retirement you need to
think a bit about what that change will mean for you," Dr Davies said.
"I guess for those who don't think long and hard about how they want to retire to maximise their opportunities and
to maximise their lifestyle and well being, then I think there can be some problems."
The Top-10 Best Places
to Retire to
If You Don't Like
If you feel that your city or country is too populated and are looking for
the best places to retire in the world where there are not as many people, following are the ten least populated
countries where to retire in the world based on recent statistics.
1. Cook Islands 21,008
2. Palau 19,717
3. Turks and Caicos Islands 19,350
4. Wallis and Futuna 15,734
5. Anguilla 12,738
6. Nauru 12,570
7. Tuvalu 11,305
8. Montserrat 8,995
9. Saint Helena 7,367
10. Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6,976
Best Places to Retire in North
Here is a recent list of Top 25 best places to
retire in North America according to Topretirements.com:
1. Asheville, North Carolina
2. Sarasota, Florida
3. Prescott, Arizona
4. Paris, Tennessee
5. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
6. Athens, Georgia
7. Green Valley, Arizona
8. San Diego, California
9. Austin, Texas
10. Phoenix, Arizona
11. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
12. Charlottesville, Virginia
13. Fort Myers, Florida
14. Venice, Florida
15. Oxford, Ohio
16. Sedona, Arizona
17. Gainesville, Florida
18. Flagstaff, Arizona
19. San Luis Obispo, California
20. Old Saybrook, Connecticut
21. San Antonio, Texas
22. Mount Airy, North Carolina
23. Beaufort, South Carolina
24. Tucson, Arizona
25. Crossville, Tennessee
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