5 Considerations for the Relocating Retiree

The American Dream involves a dynamic retirement … moving to a milder climate, exploring new adventures, partaking in activities and amenities abound, forgetting about work, and simply enjoying your new, carefree lifestyle.

Florida happens to be one of the most popular retirement destinations – and based on this helpful article suggesting five major things to consider before relocating – Florida had it all!

  1. Cost of Living – Florida maintains the national average when it comes to cost of living with two major benefits being the six-percent sales tax rate and the lack of state income tax—one of only seven states. Now, you quite possibly might be shaking your head at working during retirement, but studies show that the number of those choosing to stay involved with work, whether part time or full time, continues to climb.
  2. Weather – Central Florida, where all five of Blair Group’s 55-plus communities are located, has an average annual temperature of 80 degrees with approximately 240 days of sun!
  3. Social Life – Having two major metro areas—Tampa and Orlando—Central Florida is full of things to keep you busy, no matter what age you are! Home to some of the top-rated beaches in the country, the world-renowned Disney theme parks, incredible restaurants, a host of college-level and minor sports teams, as well as five major sports teams, including 16 spring training destinations, you will never run out of things to do if relocating to Central Florida.
  4. Cultural Amenities – From museums to robust city districts, Central Florida is comprised of a diverse culture, which provides the means for limitless entertainment and culinary possibilities!
  5. Access to Great Healthcare – Central Florida, alone, is home to nine hospitals that are ranked as high-performance facilities; three of which rank nationally including Florida Hospital Orlando, Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.

As you consider your retirement and whether it’s the time to relocate, keep these five topics in mind to help guide you in the next chapter of your life.


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