Looking for affordable places to retire?

The good news is that there are plenty of affordable places to retire. Affordability is usually a function of cost of living, housing prices, and taxes. In general the south, the Midwest, any anywhere far from the coast is fairly affordable. Housing prices have also been erratic in many parts of the country, which leads to affordability opportunities. Most of south Florida real estate, for example, has been hammered since 2006. The same is true in parts of Arizona further out from Tucson and Phoenix. There are bargains in those regions now that didn’t exist just a few years ago.


Most Affordable Places to Retire - But not Boring!

Below is a list of some of the most affordable towns and cities in America, according to Topretirements.com . To come up with this list we screened on 2 variables – well below average cost of living, and well above cultural rating. The second screen guarantees that these towns can provide an interesting lifestyle, and are not just stuck in a tiny town in the little of nowhere.

You can detailed information about these towns, including active adult communities in them, at Topretirements:

Aiken, SCBowling Green, KY
Branson, MODelaware, OH
Fort Myers, FLHuntsville, AL
Iowa City, IAPhoenix, AZ
Mesa, AZColumbia, MO
Eureka Springs, ARGainesville, FL
Greenville, SCHarrisburg, PA
Tampa, FLPensacola, FL
Tucson, AZMaryville, TN
Knoxville, TNClearwater, FL
Oxford, MSHattiesburg, MS
Myrtle Beach, SCSioux Falls, SD
Corpus Christi, TXMorgantown, WV
Pittsburgh, PABeaufort, SC
Bonita Springs, FLGainesville, GA
Deerfield Beach, FLSt. Mary’s, GA
Waleska, GAWilmington, NC
Venice, FLMt. Juliet, TN
Paris, TNNew Bern, NC
Bluffton, SCSavannah, GA
Garner, NC 

To find more affordable places to retire we suggest you use a free tool called the Retirement Ranger which will allow you to screen on cost of living and 7 other factors such as region and January temperature.


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