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Four Most Affordable Retirement Cities For Boomers

Four Most Affordable Retirement Cities For Boomers

If you are one of the many baby boomers who plan to move when you retire, but you don’t have the hefty nest-egg needed to live in some of the most popular retirement destinations, no worries. There are plenty of affordable retirement cities that still have great health care, good weather, and the “wow factor” of regional recreation and cultural activities to fill the days of even the most active and adventurous retirees.

The best and most affordable places to live for aging Boomers offer such benefits as mild or warm climates, low property taxes, lower housing costs, special income-tax rates and breaks for senior citizens, quality healthcare, good public transportation, senior job opportunities, and low crime rates. With a little research, you can find such appealing retirement spots in almost any region of the country. Here are four of our favorites:

·    Louisville, Kentucky – With a median price of only $128,000 for a single family residence, affordable Louisville offers southern hospitality, a pleasantly mild climate, and exciting recreation options such as the famed Louisville Slugger Museum and the Kentucky Derby.

·    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – “Pitt,” as it is fondly called by locals, is a college town (U of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon) with many friendly neighborhoods and an inexpensive lifestyle. The median price of homes in and around Pittsburgh is in the low $120s, and the state of Pennsylvania offers senior-friendly tax breaks.

·    South Bend, Indiana – Another college town, with a serene local campus, South Bend is also just south of Notre Dame, so it appeals to longtime fans of Fighting Irish football. Home prices are remarkably affordable, averaging just over $82,000. Retirees with a penchant for golf will enjoy the numerous courses in the area.

·    Tyler, Texas – With its Rose Festival, the beautiful Azalea Trail, and the bustling University of Texas–Tyler within the city limits, this community is a draw for active baby boomers. While housing prices are a bit higher here with a median price of around $140,000, the state of Texas does have a very senior-friendly tax structure.

In today’s struggling economy, finding an affordable retirement city is more important than ever. The Administration on Aging reports that the median income of men 65 and over is $27,707 – and is only $15,362 for women in that age group. Many baby boomers are facing this money crunch. Although retirement may have reduced your income somewhat, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer a reduced standard of living. If you relocate to the right city in the right state, your retirement dollars can go further.

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Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler is President of Retirement Media Inc. Check out Robert's blog at BoomerPlaces.com

4 thoughts on “Four Most Affordable Retirement Cities For Boomers”

  1. I began my travels from one of the places on the list, Tyler Texas. Admittedly it does have a lot to offer but I found it too be a little stiffeling , both weather wise and culturally, for my taste. I have heard a lot of good things about Louisville but for now, I am living in one of the most affordable, and exciting, places in the world, Thailand!
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  2. Retirement is a period where we leave or are free from all our problems. Its a state where you need to be relaxed and choose for a place to live peacefully. Most of the people after retirement settle down in the same city but many people seek for another peaceful place or city where they can live their rest of their life happily.

    The above post explains us about 4 different cities which are perfectly fit for the people to live after retirement. I guess the option of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is affordable and also some tax benefits for senior citizens.

    Thank you for sharing.
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  3. I am always excited to here my adopted hometown get some love.

    It is a great place, especially for retirees. Now granted we don’t have Florida weather, we do get all four seasons, but no extremes.

    It is an incredible college sports town, and we love parties.

    There are festivals all the time and they are always well attended.

    If you are a golfer, then you will love Louisville. There are a multitude of public courses that are very affordable.

    Locals joke, that it may not be a great place to vacation, but it is a great place to live. It’s definitely a “best kept secret” in the US.
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