Retirement Living in Virginia
Virginia is a state steeped in rich history, and Southern living at its best. American pride is carved into every corner of the state, and residents here are proud to call this place home. Retirees seeking to settle down can find their piece of paradise in one of 202 active adult living communities across the state. Active is the key word here because Virginia offers a wealth of opportunity to take your recreation goals to the next level. Hiking, bicycling, or strolling the Virginia Beach boardwalk will make the hardest part about living here planning where to take your next adventure.
Virginia is geographically diverse from forests, wetlands, and mountain regions, to its miles of stunning Atlantic coastline. Agriculture is a mainstay with about 46,000 farms most of which are individually or family owned. The climate here is humid subtropical which is pretty typical in this part of the country, but ample rainfall makes for a lush landscape. The average home value is $231K according to Zillow, and cities like Richmond are one of the 10 hottest markets according to CNN. In terms of tax friendliness, Virginia does not tax social security income, but pension is not exempt. For those over 62 and over, up to $12,000 of this income is tax deductible.
Many of Virginia's 55+ retirement communities offer their residents an array of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and golf courses, however if yours doesn't, never fear because activity, and entertainment is in abundance. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the fact that they live in one of the 25 top golf destinations in the world. Tee time never looked so good! If an afternoon on the greens isn't your style, the state offers some of the best hiking in the nation, as well as ample trails for you cycling gurus out there.
Where to visit? Travel and Leisure named the capital of Richmond one the top destinations in the country, and with good reason. The culinary arts, historic architecture, and museums make it an exciting, and cultural city not to be missed. Colonial Wiliamsburg is Virginia's political capital, and is home to Revolutionary War memorabilia, and live portrayals of those who lived during this pivotal era. You'll also find the largest, and first modern winery that inspired the now 100 vineyards across the state. Visit the home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, and take in the three story mansion's magnificent view of the Potomac. If salty sea air is what you're after, Virginia Beach offers stunning waterfront views, a boardwalk, shopping, and some of the freshest seafood you'll find. Speaking of dining in Virginia, from traditional collard greens and grits, to Ethiopian, and Bavarian fare, there's literally a restaurant to please any palate.
Need more convincing that Virginia should be your next retirement destination? For a complete list of 55+ communities, and homes for sale, visit Active Adult Living's website http://activeadultliving.com/VA/virginia. There is a wealth of information including community details, and links to find your perfect dream home.