Wher is the best place in florida to live with my mother? she is 84 and I am a 65 year old female
Are taxes high? We now live in kokomo, Indiana
55-Alive! Magazine suggests a number of places they feel are better than average for retirement living. These include a number of US States and... read more
Florida has no income tax, which is one reason it is such a popular retirement destination.
In Florida many of the most popular retirement communities are in the central part of the state, between Tampa and Ocala. If you are budget-minded, you might check out retirement communities such as those near Mt. Dora and The Villages.
If you are super-budget minded , we have seen retirement communities that offer very cheap living near Lake Placid, Florida, and also near Melbourne, Florida.
Walletpop has named Jensen Beach as one of the Top 20 Cities for Retirement in Florida, particularly for its affordability. It is located about 70 miles south of Melbourne, the Number One pick, down the Florida east coast. This part of the coast is called the Treasure Coast, recalling pirate vessels of the 17th Century read more
Palm Harbor has been ranked as a top retirement community in Florida. It is appealing, because Florida has no state income tax and Palm Harbor is not incorporated and therefore, levies few or no taxes of its own in Pinellas County other than by local referendum. read more
Patty Inglish has given you some great info with her hubs. I live on the west coast of Florida, north of Tampa, in fact, very close to Palm Harbor.
This area seems to be somewhat more affordable than the east coast of Fl, which also is quite crowded. There are nice neighborhoods and restaurants, easy access to the three major cities, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Palm Harbor and Dunedin are both close to beautiful beaches, which have been in the best beaches in the world category numerous times, Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island. Either area is close to the Dunedin causeway where many people go to walk, watch the sunset, or sit and enjoy the water.
There are lovely +55 communities or quaint neighborhoods. Dunedin has a beautiful, artsy, cobblestone paved downtown with many shops and restaurants. It is a popular destination for retirees and yet has a blend of youthful vitality with frequent art/craft fairs downtown. Taxes vary depending on what coast you're on if you're going to buy. Prices are decent now to buy. There are plenty of people trying to get rid of very nice condos and homes. hope this helps.
The renowned University of Florida (UF) is located in Gainesville, a Top College Town as well as one of the Top 20 Retirement Cities in Florida. College towns usually are less affected by a recession than are other places, and this is true of Gainesville. read more
Unemployment is BELOW the national average, and an incentive tax structure draws new businesses to the region. Collier County has a lot of new jobs. The working population is growing and retirees find the cost of living low. It sounds like a perfect place to be! read more
The name means "Fat Point" but its inhabitants are very healthy. The point extends into the sea and Charlotte Harbor, where job openings tripled 2010 - 2013. Retirement is great, too! read more
Jupiter is a fun city on the southeast Gold Coast of Florida near the Greater Miami Area, north of Fort Lauderdale and south of Jensen Beach. it is also very near Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. read more
Vero Beach leaders protect city residents and businesses consistently so that they may prosper and enjoy life. Upcale dwellings are joined by more affordable residences in a community of volounteers. read more
Marco Island on the Gulf of Mexico is rated as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire in the state. At the southern part of Florida at the head of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island in Collier County is also a city that is central to good living and a legion of enjoyable activities in retirement, on vacation, and in off-work hours. read more
Walletpop.com evaluates American cities and personal finance, recommending 20 Best Places to Retire. Englewood, Florida is Number One, with huge tax incentives. read more
This is a worthwhile place to go to for vacations, employment, and retirement. It is one of the greatest places in the USA for horse farms as well. read more
Just south of Orlando, Kissimmee supports wildlife reserves, museums, the arts, sports, water parks, airboat rides, golf courses, mini golf, amusement parks, and other touristy destinations, It also offers several unusual attractions to enjoy in retirement that are interesting to singles and families, too. read more
The Florida Panhandle is known for famous UFO sightings, the background for the film "Contact" starring Jody Foster, natural environments, and 100s of companies hiring in the Aviation, Aerospace, Healthcare, IT, and Sales sectors. It's the place to be for the future in career and retirement. read more
Baby Boomers and others are retiring to Florida, many from Ohio leaving the Buckeye State for the warmer climate and retirement jobs. Here are some of the places these travellers are settling, and why. read more
St. Petersburg is great for both work and retirement, with hundred of attractions within just 25 to 30 miles. A wide range of rents is available and the downtown area is in ongoing development. Transportation is readily available in several forms, including mass transit and a nearby airport. read more
Clearwater, Florida is centrally located on the Gulf side of the state, near many conveniences and attractions, and in the center of a good job market. It is also a great place to retire. read more
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