Among other things, Florida is known for the premier destination for retirees. And there are many reasons for that. But if I had to highlight a few then those would be the lack of the income tax, the weather, and the number and social life of retirees in Florida. Because these reasons are very important we will take them as the most important factors when choosing the best cities to retire in Florida. But don’t worry, more things will be considered. So, after reading this list all that you will have to do is pick one city. Then hire a reliable moving company like Vision Movers FL to organize your move. And finally, start enjoying your hard-earned retirement.
A few words before we go on with the list
Choosing the best cities to retire in Florida is quite hard. For one thing, there are so many cities that are suitable for retirees. And for two, being such a popular place for spending one’s retirement there are many neighborhoods that are “specialized” for retirees. That means that majority of some neighborhoods’ residents are precisely retired people. Therefore, those places have worked hard for adjusting themselves to retirees and working on developing a rich social life for its residents. So, the order of cities on our list will be random.
And we’ll get to our suggestion of the best cities for retirement in Florida shortly. But before that, I’d like to talk a little bit about the relocation itself. I’m guessing that we’re talking about long-distance moving and I have to tell you that it’s a tricky kind of relocation. You will need someone by your side, someone you can trust. So, choose your movers wisely and always make sure that they have all the licenses and accreditation. If you need any kind of help you can always check out our blog for tips and tricks. Or you can ask your movers to give you advice or explain something to you. Now, as for Florida’s top cities for retirement, here’s our list:
- Fort Lauderdale
Best cities to retire in Florida – Naples
Naples can easily compete as the best place to retire in the south and here’s why. As for other rankings, Naples ranks as the second-highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the USA which makes it one of the wealthiest cities in the USA.
But the City of Naples also ranks especially well for its healthcare. It has more than 28 medical centers per 1,000 residents. And that’s a lot considering that the city itself has almost 20,000 residents. Interestingly, 42,3% of those residents are seniors so you can bet that there will be a lot more for you to do than just visit Naples’ exquisite beaches. Located on the right coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples has more than 300 sunny days a year and mostly a pleasant temperature. So, you’ll be able to enjoy nature and the beaches almost every day of the year. And not to mention that it’ll be easier to get your grandchildren to come more often.
Best cities to retire in Florida – Fort Lauderdale
Located close to Miami, Fort Lauderdale is a popular place for seniors. With almost 183 thousand residents, it is certainly not a small city. But for those of you who prefer even bigger cities, Miami is only 25 miles away so you can easily visit it when you miss the big city vibe. The average year-round temperature in Tampa is 75.5 °F. So if you’re moving to Florida to enjoy its warm weather you have that to look forward to. Such a pleasant temperature also attracts many tourists, so if you don’t want to live in a popular tourist destination Fort Lauderdale might not be for you.
However, if you see that as a plus because of rich social life then there’s one thing to do. You need to hire Fort Lauderdale moving services and move into one of the city’s many neighborhoods. Our suggestion would be a neighborhood called Hillsboro Beach. It is a suburban part of the city and it’s ranked as the second on Niche’s list of the best places to retire in Florida.
Best cities to retire in Florida – Tampa
Who would’ve thought that the third-largest city in Florida could end up in the list for the best places for retirement? But with the median home price of $145,300, Tampa is very affordable to seniors. And that’s a great thing given the number of different ways you can find to entertain yourself in Tampa. But luckily for you, you can always take advantage of the big city amenities because the city has a fantastic climate.
Now, living in a big city doesn’t really have to mean that you’ll be living surrounded only by concrete and skyscrapers. There are plenty of neighborhoods in Tampa that are near the beach or somewhere closer to nature. Some of the neighborhoods are very senior-friendly and have many events that are especially interesting for retirees. And the number of retired people in those neighborhoods is high so that means that you’ll have a great social life and easily meet a friend or two. Add to that a great healthcare and you’ll see why Tampa deserves a spot on our list.
A final piece of advice
Now that you know all about the best cities to retire in Florida it’s time to choose one. But take your time and think about this thoroughly. Consider every pro and con of each city before you make your final decision. And after you have the winner you will need that reliable moving company that I’ve talked about. You know you can always count on Vision Movers so contact us to get a free moving quote. And as soon as you do that you can start enjoying your retirement that very moment. Because the professionals will take care of everything!