If you’re thinking about retiring, you should also think about relocating to one of these hip cities. Whether your into the outdoors, art or waterfront properties, these cities will nurture your account as well as feed your hunger to dive into those hobbies and keep your edge!
This southwestern Utah town features hundreds of miles of trails for biking and hiking, and Mt. Zion National Park is a few miles away. St. George also remains affordable compared to more well-known retirement destinations such as Palm Springs and Tucson. The median home price here is $195,000.
At the junction of the Yakima and Columbia rivers, Richland is a haven for kayaking, fishing, and boating, For bikers, the 23-mile long Sacagawea Trail winds along the banks of the Columbia while hikers flock to Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. Washington has no state income tax. The median home price: in Richland is $203,350.
A small town 20 miles from Nashville, residents are close enough to enjoy big-city culture along with the affordable amenities that comes with being located on two lakes: Old Hickory and Percy Priest. The median price of a home is $212,000.
Celebrated for its natural wonders, Boise is also rich in culture, including the annual outdoor Shakespeare festival, the art deco Boise Art Museum, the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho and Opera Idaho. Despite a booming economy, Boise has also maintained a low cost of living and median-priced homes for $184,500.
Located in the Appalachian Mountains as well as on the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is home to the annual Riverbend Music Festival, the Tivoli Theater, the Hunter Museum of Art and the Chattanooga Aquarium. The median home price is $128,000 and there is no state income tax.
Home to three championship public golf courses and spectacular views of the Alabama River, Prattville sits in the middle of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail which stretches across 11 sites in Alabama. The median home price is just over $150,000, and the average annual property tax is just $490.
This East Texas town is certified by the state as a retirement community (because it meets key criteria attractive to retirees). Tyler has a low cost of living (98 compared to 100 for the national median) , no state income tax and well-regarded public courses such as Pine Springs Golf Club, which was renovated in 2010.
Just off Hilton Head Island, Bluffton is more quirky charm and artsy, close-knit community than its better-known coastal resort neighbor. Though homes (median price: $230,000) are on the higher side, South Carolina does not tax Social Security, and property taxes here are low.
On the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Sarasota is considered the cultural capital of Florida. It’s home to the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Music Festival, Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Opera. Homes are relatively inexpensive at a median sale price of $136,000, and the state has no income tax.