According to Portfolio.com, eight out of the Top 10 retirement destinations in the country are in Florida and three out of the Top 5 are in Southwest Florida.
While the warm weather areas dominating the results are no surprise, some of the reports other destinations are quite interesting considering their location.
Here are the Top 10 areas:
- Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
- Prescott, AZ
- Lake Havasu, AZ
- Cape Coral-Ft. Myers, FL
- Naples, FL
- Palm Bay-Melbourne, FL
- Homosassa, FL
- Ocala, FL
- Punta Gorda,FL
- Port St. Lucie, FL
Portfolio.com ranked 157 cities across the country using a 6 part formula that included raw Census Bureau data. In addition, this year the popular business journal's report used metropolitan and micropolitan areas with a minimum senior population of at least 40,000 citizens. The study also pinpointed some of the most popular retirement communities based on size or geographic location.
- Urban Market: Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
- Small Market: Prescott, AZ
- Florida: Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
- Rest of the South: Myrtle Beach, SC
- Northeast: Seaford, DE
- Pacific Coast: Santa Rosa, CA
- Midwest: Rockford, IL
You can view the entire report here.