10 Great Places to Retire for Active Adult Sports Fans

Retirement gives you many options. It leaves you with time to do just about anything you want. So, if you are a serious sports fan and want to live in a city where you can live and breathe basketball or football, or tennis, here are 10 great retirement options.

  • Raleigh – Durham, N.C. – This is an avid spectator sports town if you’re interested in watching extreme sports (Monster Jam), NCAA basketball, NCAA football, NHL hockey they are all available to you here. Another appeal to this city is that it was voted by Forbes Magazine as the number one place in the US for business and careers. Raleigh – Durham offers active adults an abundance of recreational opportunities and cultural attractions.
  • Boston – This is America’s historic and intellectual capital. It also boasts four major pro sports teams which have won seven championships. The quality of life and culture and parks also add to the attraction of Boston. Another perk for retirees: in Massachusetts, most public pensions are tax-free!
  • Minneapolis – St. Paul – Although not exactly known for winning, this sports town goes crazy when a winning streak comes to town, but the people of Minneapolis – St. Paul are happy when they win or lose. If inclement winters are suitable, this is a great place to retire. With the greatest longevity in the country, plenty of parks, and other recreational opportunities, the Twin Cities is a great place sports fans can retire to.
  • Philadelphia – Known for their loud support of sports, Philadelphia is the place to retire to enjoy the NHL Flyers or the MLB Phillies in action. With many outdoor attractions and the Jersey Shore an hour’s drive away, this sports town is a good place to retire to.
  • Phoenix – This is a diverse city in Arizona with an extensive sports menu. This city is home to six of Arizona’s sports franchises and is home to not only events like football, basketball, and baseball, but also to NASCAR. The massive Sun City community which was the birthplace of active adult communities is a suburb of Phoenix.
  • Pittsburg – This is the home of the NFL Steelers. It is also a city that has an abundance of other sports choices and outdoor activities. Rich in history and culture, Pittsburg offers retirees a chance to reinvent their lives and enjoy their choice of sports.
  • Washington, DC – This state capital is famous for its sports arenas and teams. Games can be enjoyed in or near downtown DC which is a super convenience once which fans did not enjoy until late 1990. As well as sports, Washington DC also offers retirees loads of cultural activities, historical places, and recreational opportunities. The nation’s capital is a good place to retire even if you are not a sports fan.
  • Silicon Valley – Best known for technology, surprisingly, Silicon Valley is also a great city to retire to if you are a sports fan. Major draws for sports fans are the Stanford Cardinal football and basketball teams and the NHL San Jose Sharks. As one of the most highly educated regions, this college town is home to one of the best universities in the country, Stanford University.
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan – This city was named by AARP as one of the healthiest cities. It is also ideal for sports fans. The Wolverines from the University of Michigan play in the largest college football stadium. The University is also well-known for its ice hockey championship team and men’s basketball team which on 4 occasions has gone through to the NCAA Final Four.
  • Milwaukee – Our final place for sports fans to retire is Milwaukee. Sports fans can enjoy watching various teams play in town including the NBA Bucks, a hockey squad known as the Admirals, and a number of other teams that play at Miller Park. Milwaukee also boasts of more than 15,000 acres of parks and a number of fine public schools. Lake Michigan coastline offers retirees a load of recreational opportunities too.

If you are considering retiring to any of these 10 great places, you may need to look into finding a home to purchase or rent. Visit our website, ActiveAdultLiving.com®, and you will find information on more than 8,500 active adult communities in and around these areas.

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