Brewer Realty Group has helped many seniors find the perfect retirement area over the years. This study breaks down the top places for Karaoke and Shuffleboard. I was quite surprised to see Orlando at #16. Would you really choose Lancaster PA over Orlando? Either way, see if your top destination is on the list. Sheri and I have decided that we will stay at Brewer Realty Group for a couple more years before heading to Lancaster. Ha!
U.S. News & World Report’s announcement of top retirement destinations says it’s “dominated by Florida metro areas, largely due to affordable homes, low taxes and high ratings for happiness and desirability.”
An increase in Desirability and Job Market scores lifted Sarasota from No. 2 last year to No. 1 this year – but it overtook another Florida city, Fort Myers, which became No. 2. And while Port. St. Lucie’s Housing Affordability score decreased slightly, increases in Desirability, Job Market and Health Care scores helped it jump two places to No. 3.
The 2020-2021 Best Places to Retire were determined based on a methodology that factored in happiness, housing affordability, health care quality, retiree taxes, desirability and job market ratings. These measures were weighted based on a public survey of individuals across the U.S. who are nearing retirement age (ages 45-59) and those who are of retirement age (60 or older) to find out what matters most when considering where to retire. Data sources include the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News rankings of the Best Hospitals.
2020-2021 Best Places to Retire.
Port St. Lucie
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Grand Rapids, Mich.
San Antonio, Texas