Oh, the Sunshine State. With its hundreds of miles of beaches along both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, myriad barrier islands, and temperate climate, it’s no wonder Florida is a favorite place for retirees to call home. Plus, there’s the hustle and bustle of Miami and the sprawling city of Jacksonville. Indeed, this southern-most state has a lot to offer.
Once you’ve settled on making Florida your retirement abode, you have to choose one of its cities to call home. With so many beautiful places to choose from, this could prove to be a challenge.
Recently, Coastal Living set about to make the choice a little easier when it reported on the top-ten cities in Florida for retirees. The underlying data came from personal finance company SmartAsset and took into consideration such factors as taxes, the percentage of other resident retirees, and the number of doctors, recreation centers, and retirement communities.
Take a look at the list below to see which towns made the cut. Some may surprise you, while others are well-known favorites.
2. New Port Richey
3. Orange Park
6. Vero Beach
10. Sun City Center
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