Wednesday, December 4, 2013

10 Best US Cities for Early Retirement

If you are looking for a place to retire or you are just day dreaming about it then today's post is for you! Yahoo! Homes came out with this article about the 10 Best US Cities for Early Retirement. You can click the link to read more about each location. I like to think that we'll end up in Hawaii or abroad :) 

10. Honolulu (You can count me in for this city!)
City population: 345,610
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 27.2% (U.S.: 26.2%)
Crime rate: 3.96 crimes per 100 residents (U.S. average: 4.01)
Cost of living: 49% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Mixed

9. Virginia Beach, Va.
City population: 447,021
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 24.9%
Crime rate: 3.27 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 6% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Mixed

8. Midland, Texas (No thanks, I'll pass)
City population: 119,385
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 24.1%
Crime rate: 4.03 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 9% below the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Friendly
 
7. Peoria, Ariz.
City population: 159,789
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 24.1%
Crime rate: 3.16 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 9% below the national average
State's retiree tax picture: One of the most tax-friendly in the U.S.

6. Bellevue, Wash.
City population: 126,439
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 26.2%
Crime rate: 3.29 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 16% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Friendly

5. Sioux Falls, S.D.
City population: 159,908
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 23.9%
Crime rate: 3.19 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 18% below the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Friendly

4. Sandy Springs, Ga.
City population: 99,419
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 24.9%
Crime rate: 3.84 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 5% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: One of the most tax-friendly in the U.S.

3. Alexandria, Va.
City population: 146,294
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 24.6%
Crime rate: 2.45 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 21% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Mixed

2. Cary, N.C.
City population: 145,693
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 26.5%
Crime rate: 1.60 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 2% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Mixed

1. Naperville, Ill.
City population: 143,684
Percentage of population age 45 to 64: 27.8%
Crime rate: 1.66 crimes per 100 residents
Cost of living: 3% above the national average
State's retiree tax picture: Mixed


Do any of these place look good to you? Let me know in the comments!



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