The 20 Best Places to Retire in 2016

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What makes a location a wonderful place to retire? Family would be my first guess, but personal preference always wins out in the end. At 32, my husband and I are a long way from retirement, but we already know we want to go somewhere with seasons. Lifelong Floridians, we are quite tired of the constant heat, the never-changing weather and the lack of holiday spirit in shorts and tee shirts. Sure, we could move now, but we have four small kids and all our family is here and that doesn’t seem very fair to the kids. However, one day we might consider one of the best places to retire – even if it won’t be 2016 anymore and these might not be the best places to retire. Right now, those, these are the most recommended cities for retirement based on cost of living, crime rates, taxes, weather and the opportunity for an active lifestyle.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.

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