Focus on Florida
Have you been imagining a paradise for 55+ living? Look no further than the Sunshine State. With the highest number of active adult communities in the country at 895, this is truly the place to be. Whether it's fine dining and a stroll along Florida's white sandy beaches, or exploring your wild side in the Everglades, retirement dreams start here!
Bordered only by Georgia, and Alabama, this southeast state is otherwise surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic ocean. Florida became the 27th state in 1845, and is home to the state capital of historic Tallahassee. With year round gorgeous weather, it's no surprise the state flower is the orange blossom, which produces some of the finest citrus crops in the nation. Considering Florida is a hot spot for senior living, home prices average about $198.500 according to Realtor.com, making it an affordable option for retirees looking to settle down. According to the Tax Foundation, Florida has been listed fifth in the country with a low tax burden. Boasting no income tax or taxes on retirement pay, this is the ideal place for those 55+ on a fixed budget.
Looking to escape harsh winters? Blue skies, and balmy coastal breezes is reason enough to bring those seeking senior living communities to sunny Florida. Considered a subtropical climate, there really isn't a bad time of year to enjoy all it has to offer. Summer temperatures average in the 80's and 90's with periodic thunderstorms, and winter highs come in at about 68 degrees.
Florida offers the very latest in medical technology, with access to state of the art hospital facilities. In fact, Florida Hospital with several locations throughout the state, was rated number one by U.S News. Take the headache out of shopping for health coverage by contacting SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs Of Elders) offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Counselors are available to advise you on how to manage your Medicare or Medicaid coverage, as well as how to choose the best commercial coverage to suit your needs. Contact them toll free at (800)963-5337.
Things to Do
From touring the home of Earnest Hemmingway in Key West, to channeling your inner kid at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida's got it all. Golfers will feel they've hit the jackpot with over 1400 courses to choose from. 55+ community residents need look no further than their own backyard to spend a morning on the putting green. Experience the rush of a car race in Daytona, or explore wildlife in the Everglades National Forest. This lush habitat is home to over 300 bird species, the Florida panther, and the endangered manatee. If it's shopping, and affluent living you're after, grab a cocktail and head to South Beach in Miami. Sometimes called the American Riviera, this cultural hub has latin flavor, and bustling night life.
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