Best Places to Retire in New York

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State Overview

Although not usually known as a top retirement locale, many retirees have recently been finding themselves in a New York state of mind. The state's natural beauty and access to amenities outweighs a higher cost of living and higher tax rates for many who choose to settle down in the area. From the quaint bayside towns of Long Island and the picturesque Hudson Valley, all the way up to the snowy Adirondacks, there is a huge variety of geographies and accompanying lifestyles within the state. Each region's culture is unique, and those who are fortunate enough to have access to New York City can find themselves at the center of the universe in just a short time. Check out some of the best places to retire in New York to find out more!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

38

Percent of people 65+:

14.4%

Median Household Income:

$ 58,003

Unemployment Rate:

5.5%

Geography

Region:

Northeast

Capital:

Albany

Largest City:

New York

Largest City:

Buffalo

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Empire State

State Mammal:

Beaver

State Food:

Apple

State Song:

"I Love New York"