Map: The Best Places to Retire

Best Retirement Destinations

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Best Retirement Places to Live

Looking to find the best places to retire? We know firsthand that the process can be extremely frustrating. Fortunately for you, we’ve done all of the hard work up front! We've scoured the US to find some of the best retirement destinations, and now we get to share our findings with you. From the warm beaches of Key West, to the mountains of Burlington, we cover some of the best retirement places to live.

We believe that there are a variety of factors that help differentiate some of the best retirement cities from other areas, including weather, quality of healthcare, and cost of living. That being said, the most important factor to consider by far is what matters most to YOU. eRetirements was created with the belief that the best retirement location for someone who loves the snow, most likely won't be the best retirement location for someone who loves the beach. Similarly, a person who loves living in the middle of an urban center will have a much different idea of their best retirement city than a person who wants to get away from it all.

Most individuals spend their entire working lives preparing for retirement financially. They plan, save, and invest to ensure they have financial happiness in their retirement. What they tend to forget is the fact that financial planning for retirement is only half of the battle! An nearly equal amount of thought, time, and effort should be put into answering the “where to retire” question. Even if you had the foresight, planning, and good fortune to be financially stable entering your retirement, it will be more difficult to be truly happy if you are not in an area that matches your interests, and “checks all the boxes”.

So how do you find this perfect retirement location? At eRetirements, there are multiple ways to find your best retirement city. We recommend taking the eRetirements Self Assessment (by clicking “Self Assessment”) on the top of the page. This will allow us to analyze your interests and preferences, and then present you with cities that we think will be an ideal fit for you. Just looking to check out some of the best retirement places in the US? Browse our interactive map above to find the best retirement cities, and the best retirement communities for you, or take a look at some of the best retirement cities and best retirement states on the right hand side of this page.

We are also believers that leveraging the knowledge of others who have been in the same situation is crucial. Because of this, we created The eRetirements Blog: Your Source for Advice to Lead You to a Happy Retirement. In The eRetirements Blog, we post unique content covering a variety of retirement, and pre-retirement related matters. Some examples could include retirement planning, relocation tips, relationship advice, and insightful stories from other recent retirees. Check out The eRetirements Blog by clicking "Blog" in the top toolbar!

Another helpful feature on our site is the My Retirement section. Here, you can find your favorite cities, your past self assessment results, as well as your personal profile. We like to think of the My Retirement section as your personal retirement dashboard, and we'll be adding many new features there in the coming months!

One of the most important aspects of our site, is that of collaboration with other users. We created eRetirements to harness the power and knowledge of the Baby Boomer demographic, who have a variety of shared experiences. Rather than go at it alone, our discussion forums allow users to ask questions, and bounce ideas off of each other. Want to know where the best golf courses are in an area? Ask the eRetirements community! Curious where the locals go during the touristy season? Ask the eRetirements community! Want to hear about some of the best activities in your potential new city? Ask the eRetirements community! The only thing we ask for is that in turn, you contribute back to that community, by answering questions you have insight into as you explore the site. We're well on our way to creating a robust, user focused community, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it!

In a nutshell, eRetirements is here to make your retirement location planning easier. Instead of asking friends or family what works for them, or scrolling through endless "Top 10 places to retire" lists, we worked tirelessly to put relevant, curated information into the hands that matter most: yours. Although we are confident that we are delivering tools and information that our users want, we are ALWAYS looking to improve. If you have any questions, comments, improvements, thoughts, suggestions, or just want to talk about the weather, we want to hear from you! Drop us a line at [email protected], and we will get back to you promptly.

From the whole team at eRetirements, thank you for being a loyal user, and happy exploring!